Search for Jakarta and
    1. February 5, 2016

      Indonesia GDP growth accelerates amid public spending boost

      The Indonesian economy expanded faster than expected in the final months of last year as President Joko Widodo’s...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Indonesia sect’s ‘re-education’ raises persecution fears

      Indonesia is preparing to “re-educate” thousands of members of a minority sect, raising fresh concerns over religious...

    1. February 1, 2016

      Terror: The globalisation of extremism

      Gunmen hunting foreigners kill a Japanese farm expert in northern Bangladesh and an Italian aid worker in the capital...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Indonesia: Tolerant nation wary of extremist trends

      When Isis-linked terrorists launched an attack on central Jakarta last month, social media was soon buzzing with...

    3. January 29, 2016

      How a ruin in central Jakarta was turned into a modernist haven

      FT starchitects edition Journalists do not like making the news. We prefer to stay behind the camera, notebook and...

    4. January 28, 2016

      Chinese $5.5bn high-speed rail project held up in Indonesia

      China’s $5.5bn high-speed rail project in Indonesia has been halted a week after its groundbreaking ceremony in a...

    5. January 20, 2016

      Jakarta attacks test Widodo policy response

      When terrorists launched an attack in central Jakarta last week, Joko Widodo visited the scene of the blasts within...

    6. January 15, 2016

      Isis must be challenged by a united global front

      Ever since November’s jihadi assault on Paris, and Isis bombings before that in Ankara and Beirut, it was certain that...

    7. January 15, 2016

      Jakarta defiant in aftermath of attack

      A day after terrorists launched an attack on central Jakarta, a sense of defiant camaraderie hung over Indonesia’s...

    8. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Asian stocks in late plunge, oil dips

      Whatever sense of stabilisation was felt this morning has already been forgotten. Asian markets started the final day...

    9. January 14, 2016

      Jakarta attacks not sign of country tipping into fundamentalism

      A small group of young men armed with guns and explosives attacked a Starbucks coffee shop and a police post in the...

    10. January 14, 2016

      Jakarta bomb attacks: Indonesian capital rocked by explosions

      Seven people including five terrorists were killed as explosions and gunfire hit central Jakarta on Thursday in an...

    11. January 14, 2016

      Explainer: the Jakarta attacks

      Blasts rock central Jakarta At least seven people were killed in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in attacks...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      January 14, 2016

      Jakarta attacks

      Indonesian police take position behind a vehicle as they pursue suspects after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia...

    13. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Indonesia attacks add to Asian market's woes

      Asian markets, already struggling to shake off the negative overnight lead from Wall Street and weak oil prices, have...

    14. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Indonesian markets drop on Jakarta blast reports

      Indonesian shares and the rupiah have slumped following reports of multiple bomb blasts in Jakarta. The Jakarta...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 8, 2016

      Track trading

      A customer asks for the price of a bittergourd at Duri market on a railway track in Jakarta, on Friday ...

    16. December 27, 2015

      Guinness goes alcohol-free in Indonesia

      Diageo has been forced to change tack in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country with the introduction of...

    17. December 23, 2015

      Indonesia’s silent history of slaughter

      The National Museum of Indonesia is packed with ceramics, maps and schoolchildren. When I visit, in search of...

    18. December 22, 2015

      Go-Jek: opening the throttle in Indonesia

      Peering down from one of Jak­arta’s many skyscrapers the city’s infamous traffic looks like a tangle of spaghetti, with...

    19. December 21, 2015

      Indonesia says it foiled New Year terror attack

      Indonesian authorities said they have foiled a terrorist bombing planned for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period,...

    20. December 18, 2015

      Indonesia backtracks on ride-hailing rules

      Indonesia’s taxi industry was thrown into confusion on Friday as policymakers flip-flopped on regulation of...

    21. December 8, 2015

      Uber wins approval to operate in Jakarta

      Jakarta has officially given Uber the green light to operate in the Indonesian capital, recognising the legality of the...

    22. December 8, 2015

      Indonesia caps campaign funding in bid to level playing field

      The elevation of President Joko Widodo, a small town mayor and former governor of Jakarta now at the helm of Indonesia,...

    23. December 3, 2015

      Freeport-McMoRan suffers licence setback in Indonesia

      Freeport-McMoRan has suffered a setback after a senior Indonesian minister said Jakarta would refuse to take a quick...

    24. December 2, 2015

      WhatsApp calling in Jakarta

      Try to WhatsApp call someone in the UK and they will probably assume it is a mistake. The service is scarcely used and...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Papuan protest

      Papuan activists clash with riot police officers during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Hundreds of...

    26. December 1, 2015

      Joko Widodo enters firefight to damp climate censure

      Shortly after taking office last year, Joko Widodo visited Indonesia’s Riau province, where he pulled on a pair of...

    27. November 22, 2015

      Women in Business — Noni Purnomo

      Noni Purnomo is president director of Blue Bird Group, a taxi company started in the garage of her family’s home in Jl...

    28. November 19, 2015

      Indonesia launches probe into Freeport-McMoRan extortion claims

      Indonesia has launched an investigation into alleged attempts by senior officials to extort a stake in...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      October 30, 2015

      Labour protest in Jakarta

      Indonesian workers stands near barbed wire during a rally outside the Presidential Merdeka Palace in Jakarta,...

    30. October 22, 2015

      SE Asia haze set to persist for a month

      The Indonesian forest fires that have left much of Southeast Asia shrouded in toxic smog are unlikely to be...

    31. October 20, 2015

      Indonesia eyes new trade agreements

      Indonesia is poised to reveal a series of new trade agreements in the coming months, as Jakarta struggles to draw a...

    32. October 15, 2015

      Carlyle axes Indonesia unit chief for insider trading

      Carlyle, the US private equity group, has axed the head of its Indonesian unit after he was fined by authorities in...

    33. October 13, 2015

      Manoj Punjabi: champion of Indonesian movies

      Soaring skyscrapers dominate the Jakarta skyline but one relatively low-rise building holds its own in their midst. The...

    34. October 9, 2015

      Cargill asks Indonesia to help end deforestation

      Cargill’s chief executive has called on the Indonesian government to support efforts to end deforestation linked to the...

    35. October 9, 2015

      China and Japan battle for Indonesian projects

      Although Sino-Japanese rivalry over a mooted high-speed rail project between Jakarta and Bandung in Indonesia has...

    36. October 8, 2015

      Indonesia clamps down on critics of economic policies

      A clampdown on critics of the Indonesian government has cast doubt on the reform credentials of President Joko Widodo...

    37. October 7, 2015

      Widodo announces further stimulus to revive economy

      President Joko Widodo announced the third instalment of his ambitious economic stimulus package on Wednesday, cutting...

    38. October 1, 2015

      Indonesia under pressure to combat forest fire pollution

      The Indonesian government is facing rising pressure to tackle illegal land clearance as pollution from forest fires...

    Search for Jakarta and