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  1. July 22, 2014

    Rupiah rises to 2-month high after Widodo wins Indonesia election

    The rupiah climbed to a two-month high on Wednesday after Joko Widodo, the reformist governor of Jakarta, was elected as the...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 9, 2014

    Papuans vote in Indonesia

    Liva Lazoreliva/AFP/Getty Papuan tribesmen in traditional costume sport a banner bearing the portrait of presidential...

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    June 10, 2014

    Indonesian frontrunner shines in presidential debate

    For a frontrunner whose campaign has been floundering, the first of Indonesia’s televised presidential debates did not start...

  2. May 19, 2014

    Battle lines drawn for Indonesia’s presidential election

    The battle lines in Indonesia’s transformative presidential election finally became clear on Monday after weeks of...

  3. June 21, 2013

    ‘It was wrong but we had to do it’

    Wearing white trousers and a garish green shirt, Anwar Congo does the cha-cha-cha across a roof terrace in Medan, Indonesia,...

  4. January 16, 2011

    The rise of the MBA politicians

    Business and politics: Hank Paulson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School What do William Hague, Hank Paulson and P....

  5. October 1, 2009

    Sumatra quake kills scores and traps thousands

    Thousands of people lay trapped beneath rubble and at least 75 were killed after a powerful earthquake devastated swathes...

  6. September 30, 2009

    Thousands feared dead after Indonesia quake

    Another powerful earthquake hit Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Thursday as thousands were feared trapped beneath...

  7. August 13, 2009

    Indonesia poll challenge rejected

    Indonesia's constitutional court has rejected a challenge to July's presidential elections by the two losing candidates in...

  8. August 13, 2009

    Indonesia poll challenge rejected

    Indonesia’s constitutional court has rejected a challenge to July’s presidential elections by the two losing candidates in a...

  9. July 28, 2009

    Indonesian opposition challenges vote result

    Both of Indonesia’s losing presidential candidates have challenged official results showing Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono winning...

  10. July 24, 2009

    Yudhoyono confirmed as Indonesia president

    Indonesia’s election commission on Friday confirmed poll projections showing that Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono sailed to victory...

  11. July 9, 2009

    Indonesian leader poised for second term

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was on course for decisive victory in Indonesia's presidential election last night after...

  12. July 9, 2009

    Indonesian president set for second term

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was on course for decisive victory in Indonesia's presidential election last night after early...

  13. July 8, 2009

    Yudhoyono set to win second term

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was on course for decisive victory in Indonesia’s presidential election on Wednesday...

  14. July 6, 2009

    Indonesia's politicians must mind the gap

    When the local chapter of Indonesia's ruling Democrat party wanted to mobilise support for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's...

  15. July 5, 2009

    Indonesian candidates must mind the gap

    When the local chapter of Indonesia’s ruling Democrat party wanted to mobilise support for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s...

  16. June 30, 2009

    Yudhoyono's 'silent revolution' sets scene for second term

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono knew exactly how to win over Wahid, a businessman in the city of Padang on the island of Sumatra,...

  17. June 29, 2009

    Yudhoyono sets scene for second term

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono knew exactly how to win over Wahid, a businessman in the city of Padang on the island of Sumatra,...

  18. June 12, 2009

    Indonesia's Yudhoyono on course for re-election

    Formal campaigning for Indonesia's July 8 presidential election began yesterday with incumbent Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

  19. June 11, 2009

    Indonesia’s Yudhoyono on course for re-election

    Formal campaigning for Indonesia’s July 8 presidential election began on Thursday with incumbent Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono...

  20. June 5, 2009

    Jakarta drawn in as furore greets libel case

    An Indonesian woman who e-mailed friends to complain about a hospital went on trial yesterday charged with defamation....

  21. June 4, 2009

    E-mail prosecution sparks outcry in Indonesia

    Authorities in Indonesia were scrambling on Thursday to justify draconian defamation laws after a public outcry over the...

  22. May 20, 2009

    Indonesia’s Yudhoyono eyes 7% growth by 2014

    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono outlined yesterday his domestic agenda for the next five years, predicting...

  23. May 16, 2009

    President picks central banker as running mate

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia chose the central bank governor, Boediono, as his running mate for July's...

  24. May 16, 2009

    Indonesian president picks running mate

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia, on Friday chose the central bank governor, Boediono, as his running...

  25. April 10, 2009

    Indonesia president takes poll lead

    Following early parliamentary election results giving strong backing to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian...

  26. April 9, 2009

    Indonesian president wins voters’ approval

    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received a strong endorsement on Thursday after his Democrat Party almost...

  27. April 9, 2009

    Economic issues critical in Indonesian poll

    Indonesians headed to the polls on Thursday for legislative elections that will determine the upcoming presidential ballot...

  28. August 2, 2008

    Indonesia's parliamentary elections look set to be family affair

    Indonesia's parliamentary elections are shaping up to be a family affair, with the children of political leaders featuring...

  29. January 12, 2008

    Fight to keep Suharto alive

    Indonesia's former dictator Suharto was put on a ventilator last night to keep him alive after suffering multiple organ...

  30. January 11, 2008

    Fight to keep Suharto alive

    Indonesia’s former dictator Suharto was put on a ventilator last night to keep him alive after suffering multiple organ...

  31. January 11, 2008

    Health of former Indonesian dictator critical

    Indonesia’s former dictator Suharto was put on a ventilator on Friday to keep him alive after suffering multiple organ...

  32. January 7, 2008

    Jakarta's leaders soften their stance towards ailing Suharto

    The powerful speaker of Indonesia's parliament has called for legal proceedings to be dropped against Suharto, the...

  33. January 6, 2008

    Jakarta leaders soften line on Suharto

    The powerful speaker of Indonesia’s parliament has called for legal proceedings to be dropped against Suharto, the...

  34. November 22, 2007

    Indonesia warns Temasek to abide by ruling

    Indonesia's vice-president yesterday warned Temasek not to try to finagle its way out of obeying a business competition...

  35. May 1, 2007

    Indonesia seeks to curb expat bank jobs

    Plans by Indonesia’s central bank to limit the number of expatriates allowed to work in banks and to restrict outsourcing of...

  36. March 10, 2007

    Experts divided on aviation sector woes in Indonesia

    When Hatta Rajassa, Indonesia's transport minister, sat down with the Financial Times for an interview last month he was...

  37. February 14, 2007

    I ndonesia eases rice imports ban

    Indonesia relaxed its ban on rice imports yesterday, saying it would be one of several instruments to control rising prices...

  38. January 7, 2007

    US officials probe Indonesia jet mystery

    The arrival of a team of US crash investigators on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi gave new hope at the weekend to the...

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