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Indonesia central bank intervenes with 'sizeable amount' to defend rupiah

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank has been buying sovereign bonds and selling foreign currency in "quite a sizeable amount" to halt the rupiah's depreciation since last week and will continue to stabilise the currency, its governor said on Tuesday.

13 Apr 2018

Shell asks Indonesia to reconsider new fuel pricing policy

JAKARTA Royal Dutch Shell has asked Indonesia to rethink a policy allowing the government to control domestic fuel pricing, a company official said, an area "fundamental" to its fuel distribution business.

13 Apr 2018

Shell asks Indonesia to reconsider new fuel pricing policy

JAKARTA, April 13 Royal Dutch Shell has asked Indonesia to rethink a policy allowing the government to control domestic fuel pricing, a company official said, an area "fundamental" to its fuel distribution business.

13 Apr 2018

Moody's upgrades Indonesia's sovereign rating in boost to Widodo's economic agenda

JAKARTA Moody's Investors Services on Friday upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit ratings a notch above its lowest investment grade, citing effective policies to support broad economic stability, in a boost to President Joko Widodo's drive to rev-up growth.

12 Apr 2018

World Bank raises East Asia's 2018 GDP outlook, but wary of trade war

JAKARTA The World Bank raised its growth forecast for East Asia and the Pacific for 2018, but warned that a possible U.S.-China trade war could harm growth in countries that are part of the Chinese goods supply chain.

04 Apr 2018

Indonesia goes hi-tech in hunt for tax assets after amnesty

JAKARTA Indonesia's tax office plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to update its outdated technology to boost low tax compliance and raise revenue collection in Southeast's largest economy, the country's tax chief told Reuters.

15 Mar 2018

Rescue plan for Indonesia insurer Bumiputera falls through

JAKARTA A rescue plan for Indonesian life insurer Bumiputera has collapsed after it failed to agree with Evergreen Invesco - its planned white knight - over the size of a capital injection.

30 Nov 2017

Farmer wages may offer clues as weak demand baffles Indonesian officials

JAKARTA In trying to solve a major economic headache, large fluctuations in food prices, Indonesia may have unintentionally exacerbated another: domestic demand, the archipelago's main economic engine, which remains stubbornly sluggish.

20 Oct 2017

Private sector left in dust in Indonesia's infrastructure push

JAKARTA Soon after Indonesian President Joko Widodo took office in 2014, he ordered his ministers to give private companies first pick of profitable infrastructure projects, until then usually grabbed by state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

19 Oct 2017

U.S. knew of Indonesian anti-communist massacre as it unfolded

JAKARTA The U.S. government had intimate knowledge of the mass killing of alleged communists in Indonesia in the mid 1960s even as it failed to publicly reveal the slaughter, newly declassified U.S. documents show.The documents also reveal that Indonesian army intermediaries told Western embassies they were considering toppling then president Sukarno less than a fortnight after the killing of six generals by rebel military personnel that sparked the bloodletting. | Video

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