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SoftBank's Son eyes further Indonesia investment

10 Jan 2020

JAKARTA/TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp founder and chief executive, Masayoshi Son, said on Friday he wants to expand his tech conglomerate's investments in Indonesia, in remarks following a meeting with President Joko Widodo.

Indonesia plans fixed fees for e-wallet transactions - sources

31 Dec 2019

JAKARTA, Dec 31 Indonesia plans to impose fixed fees on some e-wallet transactions, five people familiar with the matter said, in a move that could choke a key revenue stream and raise costs for payment startups backed by the likes of Alibaba's Ant Financial.

Exclusive: Ant Financial takes stake in Vietnam's eMonkey: sources

19 Dec 2019

JAKARTA China's Ant Financial, a fintech affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , has quietly acquired a sizable stake in a Vietnamese e-wallet eMonkey, people familiar with the matter said.

Factbox: 'Fly up' co-pilot urges in final moments of fatal Lion Air crash

25 Oct 2019

JAKARTA A final Indonesian report on the fatal crash of Lion Air flight 610 published on Friday details stress and confusion in the cockpit as the Boeing 737 MAX's MCAS software, misled by faulty sensor readings, repeatedly lowered the plane's nose.

FACTBOX-'Fly up' co-pilot urges in final moments of fatal Lion Air crash

25 Oct 2019

JAKARTA, Oct 25 A final Indonesian report on the fatal crash of Lion Air flight 610 published on Friday details stress and confusion in the cockpit as the Boeing 737 MAX's MCAS software, misled by faulty sensor readings, repeatedly lowered the plane's nose.

Ex-CEO of Indonesia's Gojek to keep stake as 'passive shareholder': spokesman

22 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Gojek's ex-CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim, who is leaving the Indonesian ride-hailing and payments company to join President Joko Widodo's cabinet, will keep his stake but without any advisory or executive role, a Gojek spokesman said on Tuesday.

Gojek CEO quits to join Indonesian cabinet, replacements named

21 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned to join Indonesia's new cabinet, and the ride-hailing and payments company said two senior executives would jointly take over running operations of the $10 billion firm.

Exclusive: U.S. helps Mastercard, Visa score victory in Indonesia in global lobbying effort

04 Oct 2019

JAKARTA/NEW DELHI U.S. trade officials, at the request of card networks Mastercard and Visa , convinced Indonesia late last year to loosen rules governing its new domestic payment network, according to Indonesian government and industry sources, and emails reviewed by Reuters.

Hashtags and Hong Kong protest tips: How Indonesian students mobilised to stop new laws

27 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian students who took to the streets this week to block new laws they feared would threaten hard-won reforms mobilised amid a flurry of online activity that included tips and advice from pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Indonesian ride-hailer Gojek takes on Netflix with video-streaming platform

26 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek launched a video streaming service featuring original movies and TV shows on Thursday , as the firm makes a big push into online content in Southeast Asia's largest economy, its entertainment chief said.

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