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Indonesian police question Islamist leader as authorities warn over extremism

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JAKARTA Indonesian police on Wednesday said they were investigating whether the controversial leader of a hardline Islamist group insulted the country's secular state ideology, as concern grows over the clout of fundamentalist groups.

PREVIEW-Indonesia c.bank seen holding benchmark on rupiah, inflation concerns 5:28am GMT

* BI deputy gov: Room remains for easing, but monitoring inflation

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Greenpeace slams HSBC for funding destructive Indonesian palm oil firms 17 Jan 2017

JAKARTA Environmental group Greenpeace International on Tuesday slammed HSBC Holdings Plc for allegedly funding palm oil companies in Indonesia that it says have destroyed tropical rainforests.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia's Pertamina looks to U.S. for LPG imports 17 Jan 2017

* Indonesia expected to import 70 pct of LPG in 2017 -Pertamina

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JPMorgan upgrades Indonesian stocks to 'neutral' after row 16 Jan 2017

JAKARTA JPMorgan Chase & Co upgraded its investment recommendation on Indonesian stocks to "neutral" from "underweight" on Monday, partially reversing a move it made in November that upset the government.

Indonesia bourse to issue new regulations on margin trading in Feb 16 Jan 2017

JAKARTA, Jan 16 The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will issue new regulations in February to expand margin trading on the bourse, a senior official at the country's capital market regulator told reporters on Monday.

Indonesian tycoon Tahir seeks Bank Permata starting with StanChart stake 16 Jan 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian tycoon Tahir said on Monday he is interested in buying all of PT Bank Permata Tbk and merging it with PT Bank Mayapada Internasional Tbk , starting with the stake held by Asia-focused lender Standard Chartered Plc .

Indonesian tycoon Tahir seeks Bank Permata starting with StanChart stake 16 Jan 2017

JAKARTA Indonesian tycoon Tahir said on Monday he is interested in buying all of PT Bank Permata Tbk and merging it with PT Bank Mayapada Internasional Tbk , starting with the stake held by Asia-focused lender Standard Chartered Plc .

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Indonesia, Japan discuss maritime security, railway project 16 Jan 2017

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesia and Japan have agreed to step up maritime security and start discussions on a major railway project to link the Southeast Asian nation's capital and second-biggest city, the leaders of both countries said on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia, Japan discuss maritime security, railway project 15 Jan 2017

* Abe: important to solve South China Sea conflict peacefully

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EU leaders welcome Brexit clarity, Merkel says EU united ahead of talks

BERLIN EU leaders on Wednesday welcomed clarity from Britain over what it wants from Brexit talks, with Germany's Angela Merkel promising a united front in what will be "very intensive" negotiations.