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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.

Indonesia protests endanger president's pledge of tough reforms

01 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's biggest student demonstrations in decades will test President Joko Widodo's pledge to go all out in his second term to boost growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy, a former finance minister and a government adviser say.

RPT-Change to Indonesia c.bank monetary operations to help lift growth - official

26 Sep 2019

JAKARTA, Sept 25 Bank Indonesia's (BI) plan to no longer issue 12-month notes in its monetary operations will help its efforts to lift economic growth by guiding liquidity away from the popular instrument and back to the market, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Change to Indonesia c.bank monetary operations to help lift growth - official

25 Sep 2019

JAKARTA, Sept 25 Bank Indonesia's (BI) plan to no longer issue 12-month notes in its monetary operations will help its efforts to lift economic growth by guiding liquidity away from the popular instrument and back to the market, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Indonesia postpones vote on bill criminalizing sex outside marriage

20 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's president ordered parliament on Friday to delay voting on a bill to criminalise extra-marital and gay sex, amid protests and criticism from rights groups and after major tourist market Australia warned its citizens about the plan.

Indonesia's 'Good Palm' drive enflames anger as smoke clouds skies

18 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia is facing a backlash over an online campaign backing palm oil at a time when forest fires, often linked to slash-and-burn land clearance, have spread choking smoke across the region, raising growing concern about damage to health.

Indonesia pledges $40 billion to modernise Jakarta ahead of new capital - minister

29 Aug 2019

JAKARTA The Indonesian government is not abandoning Jakarta after announcing plans to move the country's capital, its planning minister said, pledging to spend $40 billion to save the slowly sinking city in the next decade.

Ground shifts in Indonesia's economy as conservative Islam takes root

28 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly and - back then - was a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim.

Ground shifts in Indonesia's economy as conservative Islam takes root

28 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly and - back then - was a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim.

INSIGHT-Ground shifts in Indonesia's economy as conservative Islam takes root

28 Aug 2019

JAKARTA, Aug 28 Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly and - back then - was a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim.

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