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      ‘Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century’, by Hamish McDonald

      Last October Joko Widodo became president of Indonesia, completing a rise from small-time furniture salesman to leader of...

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      January 22, 2015

      Getting rid of fuel subsidies

      There are very few things on which economists overwhelmingly agree: free trade and apple pie are about it. But almost all of...

    1. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    2. January 13, 2015

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo pledges to accelerate reforms

      Indonesian president Joko Widodo vowed to accelerate reforms after abolishing $18bn of fuel subsidies and neutralising...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Guest post: a reform scorecard for EM in 2015

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources As reform has become the principal touchstone for emerging markets (EM), the importance...

    4. January 2, 2015

      Euro undermined by Draghi comments

      Friday 21.00 GMT. Mario Draghi’s latest comments provided the main focus for global markets as 2015 got under way, with the...

    5. December 31, 2014

      AirAsia flight QZ8501: recovery suspended due to bad weather

      Bad weather suspends AirAsia jet search Stormy weather forced authorities to suspend efforts to search for wreckage, bodies...

    6. December 30, 2014

      AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Search teams find debris and bodies

      AirAsia jet search — Day 3 Indonesian search and rescue teams looking for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, which...

    7. November 27, 2014

      Reform hopes send Indonesian bond yields to year-low

      Indonesian bond yields have fallen to a one-year low as foreign investors bet that reforms will shield the country from...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Malaysia follows Indonesia and abolishes fuel subsidies

      Anything you can do, we can do better. Malaysian policymakers might not be fans of the hit song from the musical Annie, but...

    9. November 18, 2014

      Bank Indonesia lifts rates to offset impact of fuel price rise

      Indonesia’s central bank has acted swiftly to offset the inflationary impact of a fuel price rise by increasing benchmark...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2014

      Indonesian fuel protest

      Tatan Syuflana/AP Students perform a skit outside the presidential palace in Jakarta during a protest against the fuel price...

    11. November 18, 2014

      Rupiah rises after fuel subsidy cut

      The Indonesian rupiah made strong gains on Tuesday after the country’s new president Joko Widodo fulfilled a key election...

    12. November 17, 2014

      Joko Widodo raises Indonesia’s subsidised petrol price

      Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, on Monday raised the government-subsidised petrol price by more than 30 per cent, a...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 17, 2014

      Indonesia's fuel subsidies: politician keeps promise shock

      Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has kept his election promise to cut subsidies on fuel. He announced that prices will...

    14. November 5, 2014

      Indonesia slowdown highlights challenges facing Widodo

      Economic growth in formerly booming Indonesia slowed further, hitting a five-year low of 5 per cent in the third quarter and...

    15. November 4, 2014

      Satay seller case shows Indonesia’s draconian laws

      He has become Indonesia’s most famous satay seller but not by virtue of his peanut sauce. Muhamad Arsyad hit the headlines...

    16. November 2, 2014

      Jokowi should act swiftly on reform agenda

      The election of Joko Widodo as president of Indonesia marks a potentially positive development for the world’s fourth most...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 31, 2014

      Volcanic damage

      Sutana Aditya/AFP/Getty In this photograph a house is in ruins and partly buried by volcanic ash and lava from the eruption...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2014

      Elections and reformers in the Fragile Five

      And now the hurly burly’s done. With Brazil’s presidential run-off last weekend, this year’s elections in the five big...

    19. October 29, 2014

      Indonesia’s Jokowi can outdo Obama

      Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s leader, is often compared with Barack Obama. Like the US president, Mr Widodo rose from obscurity...

    20. October 27, 2014

      Five ministers to watch in Widodo cabinet

      Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, revealed a solid if underwhelming cabinet on Sunday, combining respected...

    21. October 26, 2014

      Joko Widodo shows caution in choice of new Indonesian cabinet

      Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo revealed his cabinet on Sunday, a mix of technocrats, businesspeople and political...

    22. October 23, 2014

      Widodo cabinet selections vetoed by anti-corruption commission

      Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has delayed the eagerly awaited announcement of his cabinet after the country’s...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Malaysia revs up for re-run of "Asean car" dream

      The dream of an “Asean car” was first floated, in broad terms, by former prime minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, when...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      October 20, 2014

      New face of Indonesia

      Mohammad Ali/EPA Indonesians celebrate the inauguration of President Joko Widodo in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia on Monday. ...

    25. October 20, 2014

      Widodo pledges ‘work, work, work’ as he takes office in Indonesia

      Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has taken office as Indonesia’s seventh president, calling on the...

    26. October 19, 2014

      Hopes rise that Widodo will inject new life into Indonesia reform

      At the weekend, Ignasius Jonan likes to visit Indonesia’s crowded railway stations, watching the locomotives come and go. He...

    27. October 17, 2014

      Subianto offers olive branch to Indonesia rival Widodo

      Indonesia’s tangled political drama took another twist on Friday when failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto ended...

    28. October 13, 2014

      Indonesia: Now for the hard part

      Widodo’s in-tray Indonesia’s economy is growing at its slowest pace for five years, the budget is being consumed by a...

    29. October 8, 2014

      Joko Widodo reform hopes hit as Indonesia opposition fights back

      Hopes that president-elect Joko Widodo can push through much-needed economic reforms in Indonesia have been hit after...

    30. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Guest post: pressure mounts on Indonesia as global liquidity tightens

      By Maarten-Jan Bakkum, ING Investment Management Few emerging economies have been under so much pressure lately as...

    31. September 28, 2014

      Presidential poll: Race for Brazil’s driving seat

      Marlly Maués Maciel has little doubt about how her poor riverside community is likely to vote in Brazil’s presidential...

    32. September 26, 2014

      Indonesian lawmakers scrap direct local elections

      Indonesian lawmakers on Friday voted to abolish direct elections for regional leaders in a move that president-elect Joko...

    33. September 25, 2014

      Joko Widodo seeks to pin old Jakarta on to the tourist map

      New look for Jakarta’s Old Town? Travelling through Jakarta’s chaotic mix of skyscrapers and slums, open sewers and...

    34. September 24, 2014

      Fuel subsidies hand an opportunity to Modi but a burden to Widodo

      Of all the problems facing the newly minted leaders of India and Indonesia, few are as contentious as fuel subsidies, on...

    35. September 15, 2014

      Indonesian finance minister urges Widodo to fast-track reform

      Indonesia’s finance minister has urged incoming president Joko Widodo to implement much-needed reform as soon as possible or...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2014

      "Only god" could make do on these rail fares, complains Indonesia rail chief

      Few, if any, Indonesians have heard of Gerald Ratner, the former British jewellery chain executive who became notorious for...

    37. September 10, 2014

      Indonesia moves to abolish direct elections for local governors

      Indonesian lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to abolish direct elections for mayors and regional governors in what...

    38. September 8, 2014

      Indonesia bourse hits record high

      The Indonesian stock market hit a fresh record high on Monday, with investors betting that incoming president Joko Widodo...

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