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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.

Southeast Asian nations weigh unified approach to regulating Big Tech

24 Sep 2019

BANGKOK/JAKARTA Southeast Asian governments are banding together to take on global tech giants on issues including "fake news" and taxation, marking a new stage in the region's approach to the internet's explosive growth.

Exclusive: Grab in talks to merge Indonesian payment firms to overtake Gojek - sources

11 Sep 2019

JAKARTA SoftBank-backed ride hailer Grab is in talks to merge OVO, an Indonesian digital payments firm in which it owns shares, with an Ant Financial-backed local peer to build heft and power ahead of archrival Gojek, people familiar with the matter said.

Xiaomi banks on phone data for finance play in India

23 Aug 2019

JAKARTA/MUMBAI China's Xiaomi is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks, making an ambitious tilt at the booming financial services market where data privacy concerns and fierce competition present formidable challenges.

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