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Indonesia's c.bank issues new repo rules for banks to get yuan

JAKARTA, May 27 Indonesia's central bank has issued new regulations for repurchase agreements of rupiah-denominated bonds with banks for them to get Chinese yuan.

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After sea spat, China pledges deeper defence ties with Indonesia 27 May 2016

BEIJING China wants deeper military ties with Indonesia and will strengthen cooperation on bilateral and multilateral issues, China's defence minister told his Indonesian counterpart, after a recent diplomatic spat in the South China Sea.

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Haryanto has funding until 11th race, says manager 25 May 2016

MONACO Indonesian Formula One driver Rio Haryanto needs more money to keep his seat at the Manor Racing team, but he is safe for the first half of the season, his manager said on Wednesday.

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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers 25 May 2016

PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia. | Video

Motor racing-Haryanto has funding until 11th race, says manager 25 May 2016

MONACO, May 25 Indonesian Formula One driver Rio Haryanto needs more money to keep his seat at the Manor Racing team, but he is safe for the first half of the season, his manager said on Wednesday.

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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers 25 May 2016

PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia. | Video

Indonesia child rapists could face death penalty 25 May 2016

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday approved a law prescribing the death penalty as the maximum sentence for child rapists, after several brutal gang rapes sparked public outrage.

Indonesia Lippo says to build $14 bln industrial park with China firms 25 May 2016

JAKARTA, May 25 Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group said it will partner two Chinese firms to build a 190 trillion rupiah ($13.95 billion) industrial park in West Java.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia eases foreign ownership in "Big-Bang" liberalisation 24 May 2016

* Eases department store ownership rule, cap small e-commerce

Indonesian capital to allow small stores to sell beer again 24 May 2016

JAKARTA Indonesia's capital Jakarta is bringing beer back to its mini-marts, the city's governor said on Tuesday, more than a year after sales of the alcoholic drink were banned in small retailers in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

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At G7, Cameron keeps lid on press pack's 'Brexit' probing

ISE-SHIMA, Japan In Japan, ostensibly to cover Prime Minister David Cameron's talks with other G7 leaders, travelling reporters had other things on their minds -- mainly next month's vote on whether Britain should ditch its membership of the European Union.