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    1. FT Photo Diary

      September 1, 2015

      Jakarta rally

      Indonesian workers shout slogans during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday. Thousands of factory workers staged...

    2. September 1, 2015

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo struggles to extend power base

      When Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman and small-town mayor, swept to victory in last year’s polls, many...

    1. August 30, 2015

      Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start in Indonesia

      Fuganto Widjaja loves being in Singapore. There, his family name is an oddity, not a burden. By contrast, anyone in...

    2. August 25, 2015

      Founders: Indonesia’s Lion Air magnate Rusdi Kirana

      In a rundown tower block in a part of Jakarta better known for seedy nightclubs than corporate headquarters, is the...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      August 20, 2015

      Eviction protest

      A municipal police officer throws a stone back at protesting residents of Kampung Pulo after clashes erupted during an...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      August 20, 2015

      Forced eviction

      An injured resident of Kampung Pulo is being carried by police officers during clashes over eviction in Jakarta,...

    5. August 18, 2015

      A currency skirmish that was not made in China

      There was a time when young beggars in the countryside outside Jakarta shunned dollars in favour of Japanese yen....

    6. FT Photo Diary

      August 17, 2015

      Climbing the greasy pole

      Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to get to the...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      August 17, 2015

      Gebuk kasur fight

      Boys play a pillow-fighting game called “gebuk kasur” during celebrations for Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day along...

    8. August 6, 2015

      In search of Jakarta’s rumoured hedonism

      The Stadium nightclub may seem to have been an anomaly in the capital of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority...

    9. August 5, 2015

      Indonesia struggles to boost foreign investment

      Red cranes hover over the vast skeleton of a 660 megawatt coal-fired power plant under construction on the dusty coast...

    10. August 4, 2015

      Carmakers braced for more pain in Indonesia

      Car sales tend to boom in Indonesia during the holy month of Ramadan, typically a time of big spending among the large...

    11. July 28, 2015

      Rocket satellite Lazada gains altitude

      When one Lazada customer opened his package a few weeks ago to discover a bar of soap in place of the iPhone he had...

    12. July 27, 2015

      UK prime minister puts £1bn towards infrastructure in Indonesia

      David Cameron pledged £1bn in financing for Indonesian infrastructure projects from sewage treatment to geothermal...

    13. July 23, 2015

      Indonesia boosts taxes on imported goods

      Indonesia has boosted import duties on a range of consumer goods, in an effort to support local industry as economic...

    14. July 8, 2015

      Uber bids to turn itself into ecommerce group in Indonesia

      Uber has announced plans to establish itself as an ecommerce business in Indonesia in an attempt to sidestep the...

    15. July 3, 2015

      Jakarta warns AirAsia affiliate over negative equity

      The Indonesian affiliate of AirAsia, the low-cost carrier, has four weeks to raise new equity or risk withdrawal of its...

    16. June 30, 2015

      Indonesia households feel pinch amid search for new growth engine

      The holy month of Ramadan is normally a time of big spending in Indonesia but this year Puji Lestari says she will not...

    17. June 24, 2015

      Indonesia police launch Uber investigation

      Police in Jakarta have launched an investigation into Uber after local taxi companies filed a complaint against the...

    18. June 3, 2015

      Japan squares up to China over Asian infrastructure

      A tussle is heating up between China and Japan to secure big-ticket infrastructure projects and assert their influence...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 29, 2015

      Asean Economic Community is here - now to make it work

      By Lim Cheng Teck, Standard Chartered Bank There was a lot of excitement recently at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in...

    20. May 22, 2015

      Ousted CEO digs in in lockout at Asia Resource Minerals

      It has all the elements of a corporate thriller. An ousted chief executive occupies the company’s headquarters, takes...

    21. May 3, 2015

      Indonesia: No more Mr nice guy

      Known domestically as a reformer with a winning smile and a common touch, it is ironic that internationally Joko Widodo...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      April 7, 2015

      Jakarta riverbank

      A man squats by the riverbank next to shanty houses in downtown Jakarta   ...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Aburizal Bakrie sues in attempt to block Indonesian coalition

      Aburizal Bakrie, the Indonesian tycoon turned politician, is taking legal action against the government in Jakarta to...

    24. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support...

    25. February 27, 2015

      GM faces reality check in Southeast Asia

      When Stefan Jacoby took over 18 months ago as head of General Motors operations from the Middle East to Australia, the...

    26. February 27, 2015

      Widodo drug policy threatens foreign ties

      Joko Widodo’s election to Indonesia’s presidency in October raised optimism among foreign leaders that his pledges to...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Waste not want not

      A customer browses through used items at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia ...

    28. January 22, 2015

      Indonesians turn to ‘fine English cider’ — made in Bali

      Skimpily dressed women and designer-clothed men mingle in the darkly lit club, drinking and smoking as they wait for De...

    29. December 31, 2014

      Indonesia to scrap petrol subsidy and float prices

      JAKARTA — Indonesia will ditch petrol subsidies and link the retail prices to international oil markets from January 1,...

    30. December 13, 2014

      At least 24 dead in Java landslide

      JAKARTA, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear...

    31. November 28, 2014

      Why Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo is an admirer of Putin

      Indonesian tycoons usually prefer to live outside the centre of ugly, traffic-clogged Jakarta. Somewhere with cleaner...

    32. 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...

    33. November 17, 2014

      Hermitage, Jakarta

      Where: Jalan Cilacap 1, Menteng WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Some Price of espresso: Rp45,000 ($3.70) Open: 10am-midnight...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      October 27, 2014

      Indonesian ministers prepare for family photo

      Dita Alangkara/AP Indonesian maritime and fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti, centre, adjusts her sunglasses as she...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. October 21, 2014

      Jakarta: ripe for a tech start-up take-off

      Population 30m Internet users in Indonesia (predicted 2015) 125m Singapore to Jakarta: 1 hour, 45 minutes If ever a...

    38. 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...

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