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      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...

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      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...

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    1. 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 is...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      April 7, 2015

      Jakarta riverbank

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

    3. 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...

    4. 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 from a...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 boost...

    7. 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 ...

    8. 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 La...

    9. 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, the...

    10. 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 roads...

    11. 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 air...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 Privacy...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 city was...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      October 16, 2014

      Picking an existence

      Tatan Syuflana/AP A ragpicker looks for recyclable items on a pile of garbage at a landfill in Depok on the outskirts of...

    20. October 16, 2014

      Ikea unpacks in Indonesia

      Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture seller, has opened its first store in Indonesia in a move that highlights the...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. September 24, 2014

      Indonesia looks to retail investors of the future

      He is not a securities litigator or quantitative analyst, but Stephanus Cahyanto Kristiadi has one of the toughest jobs in...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 22, 2014

      Breaking metal

      Darren Whiteside/Reuters Workers chat while they break up part of an old ship for scrap metal near Tanjung Priok port,...

    25. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2014

      China's loss may be Indonesia's gain in Japan chicken spat

      Japanese fast food lovers: Indonesian yakitori and chicken nuggets may be coming to a table near you soon as Southeast...

    26. 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...

    27. September 14, 2014

      Feedback: Liveable cities

      Michael Skapinker’s column last week argued that “liveable cities” such as Melbourne were inferior to London and New York –...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. August 21, 2014

      Indonesian election result challenge dismissed

      Indonesia’s constitutional court has dismissed a challenge to the presidential election result, paving the way for Jakarta...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      August 21, 2014

      Indonesia election protest

      Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty images Indonesian riot police stand guard as former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s...

    33. August 19, 2014

      Australia and Indonesia to resume intelligence co-operation

      Australia and Indonesia are close to signing an agreement to end a rift over revelations last year that the Australian...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 18, 2014

      Independence Day

      Darren Whiteside/Reuters An Indonesian dancer waits for the start of a cultural parade marking the country’s 69th...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      August 8, 2014

      Subianto supporters Jakarta

      Darren Whiteside/Reuters A boy takes part in a protest by supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, who...

    36. August 6, 2014

      Indonesia pushes Central Java as Asian low-cost manufacturing hub

      A revolution is brewing in the shadow of Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia’s most mystical and active volcanoes. The sleepy...

    37. August 4, 2014

      Nickel rises as stockpile concerns recede

      Nickel bounced from a one-month low on Monday as analysts said concerns about rising stockpiles outside China had been...

    38. August 3, 2014

      End impunity in Indonesia

      Sander Thoenes was 30 years old when he was murdered in East Timor, as Indonesia evacuated the former Portuguese colony in...

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