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      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 the...

    2. 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 election...

    1. 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 cent, a...

    2. 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 quarter and...

    3. 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 headlines...

    4. 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 most...

    5. 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 obscurity...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Subianto offers olive branch to Indonesia rival Widodo

      Indonesia’s tangled political drama took another twist on Friday when failed presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto ended...

    11. 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...

    12. September 26, 2014

      Indonesian lawmakers scrap direct local elections

      Indonesian lawmakers on Friday voted to abolish direct elections for regional leaders in a move that president-elect Joko...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. August 13, 2014

      Indonesia prepares for Isis backlash from returning jihadis

      Indonesia is intensifying its counter-terrorism efforts to combat a possible backlash from Indonesians and other southeast...

    17. 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...

    18. July 23, 2014

      Prabowo Subianto to challenge Indonesia poll result

      Defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto plans to file an appeal in Indonesia’s constitutional court, according to...

    19. July 10, 2014

      Rivals swap rigging accusations as Indonesia awaits poll outcome

      Indonesia goes to the polls The two camps in Indonesia’s presidential election stand-off dug in their heels on Thursday –...

    20. July 10, 2014

      Q&A: Indonesia’s election deadlock

      Both candidates in Indonesia’s closely fought presidential election have claimed victory based on unofficial “quick counts”,...

    21. July 9, 2014

      Candidates both claim win in Indonesia presidential race

      Indonesia goes to the polls Joko Widodo, the reformist governor of Jakarta, and Prabowo Subianto, a self-styled military...

    22. July 7, 2014

      Investor nerves fray as Indonesia presidential race tightens

      Having wowed investors with election-fuelled stock market rallies, Asia’s golden couple – India and Indonesia – appears to...

    23. July 4, 2014

      Indonesia’s strongman Prabowo makes final election push

      Indonesia’s elite politicians are rallying around former general and self-styled strongman Prabowo Subianto as he makes a...

    24. July 3, 2014

      Indonesia becomes latest EM to tap eurobond market

      Indonesia has become the latest emerging economy country to tap the euro debt market, as it looks to diversify its funding...

    25. June 30, 2014

      Rupiah stages rally ahead of Indonesian elections

      The rupiah gained strongly yesterday, extending a rally that began on Friday as volatility hit Indonesia’s markets in the...

    26. June 30, 2014

      Jokowi confident of victory despite squandering poll lead

      In spite of squandering a huge poll lead over his rival for the Indonesian presidency, frontrunner Joko Widodo is “very...

    27. June 24, 2014

      Indonesia strongman Prabowo closes gap on rival ahead of poll

      Former special forces general Prabowo Subianto is closing in on presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo as his fiery,...

    28. June 5, 2014

      Indonesia media barons line up for election fight

      Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto was only giving out the prizes at the recent final of Indonesian Idol but he was...

    29. May 5, 2014

      Indonesia growth slows to five-year low

      Economic growth in Indonesia fell to the slowest pace in five years as the government ban on the export of unprocessed...

    30. April 15, 2014

      Jokowi fever highlights Indonesia’s political vacuum

      Indonesian voters and foreign investors alike are abuzz about the potential of presidential frontrunner Joko Widodo, known...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. March 14, 2014

      Joko Widodo to contest Indonesian presidency

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

    37. February 27, 2014

      Presidential hopefuls jostle for position in Indonesia

      It is 7am in the bustling port city of Balikpapan and Dahlan Iskan, Indonesia’s 62-year-old minister for state-owned...

    38. 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...

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