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    1. February 11, 2016

      Indonesia launches ‘big bang’ liberalisation

      Indonesia has announced plans to liberalise rules on foreign investment in a number of industries, as President Joko...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. October 1, 2015

      Japan cries foul after Indonesia awards rail contract to China

      Corporate Japan longs to build infrastructure for Asia but the country’s officials are despondent this week after China...

    8. September 21, 2015

      Indonesian president plays catch up on policy as support falls

      Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, won over voters with his image as a man of the people. The former furniture...

    9. September 8, 2015

      Indonesia close to goal of rejoining Opec

      Indonesia is close to rejoining Opec despite a continuing decline in crude output in Southeast Asia’s largest economy....

    10. 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...

    11. August 26, 2015

      Indonesia: A challenge to tradition

      With roofs swooping to the sky like the horns of a buffalo, the traditional homes of the Minangkabau people in West...

    12. August 12, 2015

      Indonesian court orders Suharto foundation to repay millions

      Indonesia’s Supreme Court has ordered the repayment of millions of dollars embezzled by the late President Suharto,...

    13. August 12, 2015

      Joko Widodo criticised over coal power expansion plans

      President Joko Widodo’s ambitious plans to ramp up Indonesia’s investment in coal-fired power stations have been...

    14. August 12, 2015

      Widodo shakes up cabinet as Indonesian growth falters

      Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a major overhaul of his cabinet on Wednesday, as he struggles to assert his...

    15. 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...

    16. August 5, 2015

      Indonesia feels brunt of commodities slump

      Economic growth in Indonesia slowed in the second quarter, compounding concerns that President Joko Widodo is...

    17. 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...

    18. July 16, 2015

      Indonesia on alert over lure of Isis

      A large gang of men, dressed in camouflage and wielding heavy machine guns, smile at the camera. One waves a black...

    19. May 20, 2015

      Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge for thousands of migrants

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of...

    20. May 20, 2015

      Rohingya boat people are becoming the Jews of Asia

      On May 13 1939 the SS St Louis, a German ocean liner, set sail from Hamburg. On board were 915 Jewish refugees hoping...

    21. May 17, 2015

      Indonesia set for cabinet reshuffle

      Joko Widodo is preparing to reshuffle his cabinet barely half a year into his presidency as he seeks to address a drop...

    22. 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...

    23. April 12, 2015

      Indonesian beer sales could go flat for Diageo and Heineken

      Heineken and Diageo are braced for sales of beer in Indonesia to go flat when a government clampdown comes into force...

    24. March 9, 2015

      Australia’s Julie Bishop warns Indonesia over drugs executions

      Australia’s foreign minister has warned of diplomatic consequences should two of its citizens convicted of drugs...

    25. February 5, 2015

      Indonesia’s Widodo stumbles into crisis over police chief nominee

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was swept into power in October promising widespread reforms and action to stamp out corruption...

    26. January 21, 2015

      Southeast Asia’s religious tolerance is deceptive

      Indonesia and Malaysia have often been put forward as examples of modern and moderate Muslim states. While both have...

    27. January 13, 2015

      Indonesia’s Joko Widodo pledges to accelerate reforms

      Indonesian president Joko Widodo vowed to accelerate reforms after abolishing $18bn of fuel subsidies and neutralising...

    28. January 2, 2015

      Indonesia fisheries chief hooks public imagination

      Although they inhabit the world’s largest archipelago nation and millions live off the sea, few Indonesians could ever...

    29. December 18, 2014

      Indian Ocean tsunami: Building blocks

      Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years on: Reconstruction in Aceh When the sea suddenly receded on Boxing Day 2004 after one of...

    30. November 18, 2014

      Rupiah rises after fuel subsidy cut

      The Indonesian rupiah made strong gains on Tuesday after the country’s new president Joko Widodo fulfilled a key...

    31. November 17, 2014

      Joko Widodo raises Indonesia’s subsidised petrol price

      Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, on Monday raised the government-subsidised petrol price by more than 30 per...

    32. November 5, 2014

      Indonesia slowdown highlights challenges facing Widodo

      Economic growth in formerly booming Indonesia slowed further, hitting a five-year low of 5 per cent in the third...

    33. November 4, 2014

      Satay seller case shows Indonesia’s draconian laws

      He has become Indonesia’s most famous satay seller but not by virtue of his peanut sauce. Muhamad Arsyad hit the...

    34. November 2, 2014

      Jokowi should act swiftly on reform agenda

      The election of Joko Widodo as president of Indonesia marks a potentially positive development for the world’s fourth...

    35. October 29, 2014

      Indonesia’s Jokowi can outdo Obama

      Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s leader, is often compared with Barack Obama. Like the US president, Mr Widodo rose from...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. October 23, 2014

      Widodo cabinet selections vetoed by anti-corruption commission

      Indonesia’s new president Joko Widodo has delayed the eagerly awaited announcement of his cabinet after the country’s...

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