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  1. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Indonesia's fragile middle: close to the edge

    Management consultants at McKinsey say the Indonesian middle class consists of 45m people, while their rivals at Boston...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Jokowi embarks on ‘political safari’ to seek Indonesia coalition

    Indonesian presidential favourite Joko Widodo embarked on a scramble to find coalition partners over the weekend after his...

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  1. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Indonesia elections: who look to be the winners?

    While the “quick count” results from Wednesday’s five-yearly legislative election are only preliminary, it seems clear that...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Mixed Indonesia poll raises investor concerns over lack of direction

    The failure by the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) to secure a resounding victory in Wednesday’s legislative...

  3. April 9, 2014

    Widodo’s party set to win Indonesia parliamentary election

    The opposition Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P) came out on top in the five-yearly legislative election on...

  4. April 8, 2014

    ‘Widodo factor’ to prove crucial in Indonesia poll

    Joko Widodo is expected to move closer to Indonesia’s presidency on Wednesday with his Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Indonesia elections: a user’s guide

    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia is stepping down this year after reaching a two-term limit. With his country...

  6. April 2, 2014

    Indonesia wrestles with election logistics

    slideshow: Indonesia’s election in numbers Fears about vote buying and poll manipulation are widespread as Indonesia...

  7. April 2, 2014

    Indonesian presidential hopefuls jostle for supremacy before poll

    Sixteen years after the fall of long-ruling dictator Suharto, Indonesia has developed into a thriving, boisterous democracy,...

  8. April 1, 2014

    Indonesia a stand-out in post-tapering world

    Whether political or financial, rallies are all the rage in this crucial election year in Indonesia. Just as voters herd...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    Indonesia elections: the first-timers offering hope for change

    With Indonesia’s parliament and political parties having earned a popular reputation for corruption, waste and venality,...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    Indonesia elections: Prabowo fights back

    By helicopter, by jeep and on horseback, former special forces general Prabowo Subianto came storming into a rally at...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Indonesia elections: Five reasons investors like Jokowi

    While Joko Widodo, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta, just about managed to restrain his euphoria when he was finally...

  12. March 14, 2014

    Five reasons for Joko Widodo’s popularity in Indonesia

    Joko Widodo, governor of Jakarta and Indonesia’s most popular politician, has been selected the presidential candidate for...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Bourses hit by China and Ukraine fears | Asian markets lost momentum amid heightened uncertainty over...

  14. March 14, 2014

    Joko Widodo to contest Indonesian presidency

    Megawati Sukarnoputri, former Indonesian president, has ended months of speculation by selecting Joko Widodo, Jakarta...

  15. March 11, 2014

    Jardines’ influence in Asia quiet but widespread

    For such a storied company, Jardines’ influence is far quieter but far more widespread in Asia than most of its customers...

  16. March 6, 2014

    Asia’s currency rollercoaster creates winners and losers

    Hits and misses in Asia’s currency wars Mickey Mouse has emerged as one of the big beneficiaries of Abenomics but South...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    February 21, 2014

    Indonesian fashion week

    Achmad Ibrahim/AP Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia ...

  18. February 17, 2014

    John Kerry warns on threat to Asian stability

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, warned on Monday that the future stability of the Asia-Pacific region will depend on...

  19. February 16, 2014

    John Kerry warns on catastrophic climate change

    US secretary of state, John Kerry, has issued a dramatic plea for action on global warming, saying it was as big a threat as...

  20. February 13, 2014

    Kerry takes a long and winding road to Asia

    You might be forgiven for thinking when John Kerry became US secretary of state a year ago that the top item in his inbox...

  21. February 11, 2014

    Indonesia counts on election spending to maintain economic pace

    Asrul Mahdi, like many Indonesians, thinks that most politicians are venal, self-serving snobs. But political vanity and...

  22. February 10, 2014

    Southeast Asian markets confound EM sceptics

    If the “Fragile Five” were a boy band, then at least one of its founding members appears to be going solo: Indonesia. During...

  23. February 7, 2014

    Indonesia: Indo shopping

    Big current account deficit? Yup. Member of the “fragile five”, the latest irritating grouping of emerging markets? Check....

  24. February 5, 2014

    Indonesia’s Q4 growth helps reassure jittery investors

    Indonesia’s economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2013, one of several recent data releases that has...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Japan draws up plan to lift Indonesia's nickel export ban

    As you’d expect, Indonesia’s new restrictions on raw-mineral exports have gone down badly overseas. US mining majors Newmont...

  26. beyondbrics

    January 27, 2014

    EM sell-off: whatever happened to differentiation?

    For all the talk of differentiation, emerging markets are having a bad Monday. Major currencies, such as the Turkish lira...

  27. January 24, 2014

    Jakarta: high-rise property prices and lower expectations

    Surrounded by putrid water and at risk from floods during the rainy season, seafront living in Jakarta has traditionally...

  28. January 23, 2014

    Australia accuses Snowden of ‘treachery’

    Australia has accused Edward Snowden of “unprecedented treachery” and defended Canberra’s intelligence co-operation with...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    January 21, 2014

    Bridge over troubled quarters

    Adek Berryadek/AFP A man plays a guitar as people affected by a flood seek refuge under a bridge in Jakarta. More than 4,300...

  30. January 17, 2014

    Australia apologises to Indonesia for entering its waters

    Australia has apologised to Indonesia for breaching its territorial waters during navy operations to turn back boats...

  31. January 15, 2014

    CIMB: popularity contest

    At least CIMB is not the most disliked bank in Asia (it’s second, to Singapore’s OCBC, according to Bloomberg data). But...

  32. January 15, 2014

    Blue Bird taxis flying high with $2bn IPO valuation

    In the sprawling city of 12m that is Jakarta – heavy on traffic, low on decent public transport – everyone from local office...

  33. January 14, 2014

    Bank Rakyat: major micro player

    Micro can be macro. Consider microfinance in Indonesia. The country’s 250m citizens are widely dispersed, so banks such as...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    January 13, 2014

    Horse power v floodwaters

    Adi Weda/EPA People ride on a horse-drawn carriage through floodwaters in Jakarta on Monday. Thousands of residents have...

  35. January 12, 2014

    Indonesia slaps ban on mineral exports

    Indonesia has implemented a hotly contested ban on the export of unprocessed minerals after agreeing last minute carve-outs...

  36. January 10, 2014

    Nickel gains ahead of Indonesia ban

    Nickel saw its biggest one day gain since October as traders unwound short positions before the introduction of Indonesia’s...

  37. January 8, 2014

    Indonesia ore ban to hit metals markets

    It is a law that few people in the commodities industry expected to be enacted. But it now looks likely that Indonesia, one...

  38. January 6, 2014

    Indonesia mayor strikes fear into Surabaya’s loafing bureaucrats

    After praying and cooking breakfast for her family at the crack of dawn, Tri Risma Harini often stops on the way to work to...

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