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UPDATE 1 -Indonesia makes 4th straight rate cut to help lift sluggish growth

24 Oct 2019

JAKARTA, Oct 24 Indonesia's central bank stepped up efforts to boost Southeast Asia's largest economy on Thursday by cutting its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time in four months, while saying growth in the third quarter may be slower than expected.

Indonesia president taps opposition, start-up founder for new cabinet

23 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced his second-term cabinet on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the opposition leader as he seeks to push through reforms.

Indonesia's Indrawati to stay on as finance minister, cheering rupiah

22 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday she had been asked by President Joko Widodo to stay in her post in his new cabinet, and the rupiah strengthened on expectations fiscal discipline would be maintained.

Indonesian president taps opposition rival, tech CEO for reform cabinet

21 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked opposition leader Prabowo Subianto on Monday to join his new cabinet for a second term, while the co-founder of tech start-up Gojek and a former chairman of Inter Milan soccer club were also tapped for posts.

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.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia makes 3rd rate cut since July, eases lending rules

19 Sep 2019

* C.bank has rolled back 75 bps of 2018's 175 bps in rate hikes

Indonesia finance minister defends plan to raise cigarette prices

16 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's finance minister defended on Monday a plan to raise cigarette prices by more than a third from next year to reduce smoking rates, after some in the tobacco industry said it would encourage illegal manufacturing and threaten jobs.

Indonesia finance minister defends plan to raise cigarette prices

16 Sep 2019

JAKARTA, Sept 16 Indonesia's finance minister defended on Monday a plan to raise cigarette prices by more than a third from next year to reduce smoking rates, after some in the tobacco industry said it would encourage illegal manufacturing and threaten jobs.

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