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Bernadette Christina

Coconut and palm oil industries at loggerheads over environmental impact

28 Aug 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA A report highlighting the harmful environmental impact of coconut oil production by a researcher with links to the palm oil industry has sparked a heated debate over coveted green credentials in the multibillion dollar industries.

Spice is right as Indonesian startups eye value in vanilla

13 Aug 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian Sofa Arbiyanto had a manufacturing job in South Korea two years ago when he learned about the high price of vanilla on the global market, and decided to try his luck at growing it.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia B40 biodiesel plan back on track as crude oil prices pick up

30 Jul 2020

JAKARTA, July 30 Indonesia's plans to raise the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% - known as B40 - is back on schedule with a target for implementation by July 2021, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on Thursday.

Indonesia oil and gas lifting underperform as COVID-19 hits demand

17 Jul 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's oil and gas lifting in the first half of this year was lower than targeted as the coronavirus pandemic continued to dampen demand, the chairman of regulator SKK Migas said Friday.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia oil and gas lifting underperform as COVID-19 hits demand

17 Jul 2020

JAKARTA, July 17 Indonesia's oil and gas lifting in the first half of this year was lower than targeted as the coronavirus pandemic continued to dampen demand, the chairman of regulator SKK Migas said Friday.

Indonesian tycoon Salim risks rare deal defeat over valuation, governance questions

16 Jul 2020

HONG KONG/JAKARTA One of Indonesia’s biggest tycoons, Anthoni Salim, risks a rare setback if a $3 billion deal between companies he controls is rejected by shareholders on Friday.

Coronavirus cuts force Indonesia to scale back forest protection

25 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests ahead of the worst season for fires because of budget cuts due to the coronavirus, the environment ministry said.

Indonesia anti-trust agency finds seven airlines guilty over ticket prices

24 Jun 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's anti-trust agency has found seven airlines guilty of hurting consumers by lifting airfares at the same time last year, but the carriers were not found to be acting as a cartel, the agency said in a statement late on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia anti-trust agency finds 7 airlines guilty over ticket prices

24 Jun 2020

JAKARTA, June 24 Indonesia's anti-trust agency has found seven airlines guilty of hurting consumers by lifting airfares at the same time last year, but the carriers were not found to be acting as a cartel, the agency said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Indonesia passes new mining law revisions, met with praise and protest

12 May 2020

JAKARTA, May 12 Indonesia's parliament passed revisions to its mining law on Tuesday that will allow miners to extend permits and seek expansion of mining areas beyond current legal limits.

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