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Gayatri Suroyo

Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

16 Feb 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products.

RPT-Indonesia to challenge 'discriminative' EU directive on palm oil

31 Jan 2019

JAKARTA, Jan 31 Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organization, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

Indonesia to challenge 'discriminative' EU directive on palm oil

31 Jan 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organization, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

Indonesia posts record trade gap in 2018, December exports sink

15 Jan 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia posted wider-than-expected trade deficit in December, bringing the gap for 2018 to the largest ever, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

In Indonesia, splits emerge over efforts to stem plastic tide

21 Dec 2018

JAKARTA As Indonesia struggles with mountains of plastic waste going into landfill and polluting its rivers and oceans, business groups are pushing to overturn restrictions on importing plastic scrap into Southeast Asia's biggest economy. | Video

UPDATE 1-Indonesia to strengthen rules on repatriating revenue from resource exports

16 Nov 2018

JAKARTA, Nov 16 Indonesia's government is tightening requirements to force companies to repatriate revenue from the export of natural resources, a minister said on Friday, as authorities seek to support a fragile rupiah currency.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia c.bank surprises with 6th rate hike to shore up rupiah

15 Nov 2018

* Many analysts expect further hikes by BI (Adds details, quotes)

Exclusive: Pilot radioed alert on doomed Indonesian jet's previous flight

02 Nov 2018

JAKARTA The pilot of a Lion Air flight from Indonesia's Bali island on Sunday made a radio alert minutes after take-off due to technical problems, but they were overcome and he pushed on to Jakarta. The same jet crashed on another flight hours later, killing all 189 people on board. | Video

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Pilot radioed alert on doomed Indonesian jet's previous flight

02 Nov 2018

* Pilot on previous flight made "Pan-Pan" call, asked to return

CORRECTED-Pilot radioed alert on doomed Indonesian jet's previous flight

01 Nov 2018

* Pilot on previous flight made "Pan-Pan" call, asked to return

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