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Indonesia's presidential hopefuls woo millennials, Muslims as election in focus

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JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia's biggest economy sails into choppy waters.

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A call to the boss: Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders 21 Sep 2018

JAKARTA/BEIJING Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending.

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A call to the boss - Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders 21 Sep 2018

JAKARTA/BEIJING Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending.

A call to the boss: Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders 21 Sep 2018

JAKARTA/BEIJING Sept 21 Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia aims to coax, not compel, exporters to convert dollar revenue –finmin 20 Sep 2018

* Confusion over plans after trade min says need to convert FX

Indonesian import-cutting measures could dent growth - World Bank 20 Sep 2018

JAKARTA, Sept 20 Efforts by Indonesian authorities to significantly narrow the current account deficit to help the rupiah might not be effective and could crimp economic growth, the World Bank said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia issues new rules for commodity exporters as rupiah slides - trade ministry 18 Sep 2018

* Indonesia issues letter of credit rules on commodity exports * Government to require new documentation from onshore banks (Add details of commodities) By Bernadette Christina Munthe JAKARTA, Sept 18 Indonesia has laid out new rules for commodities exporters to guarantee funding for shipments through Indonesian banks or branches of foreign banks in the country, the trade minister said on Tuesday, part of a bid to prop up the ailing rupiah. The Indonesian curren

Indonesian health insurer seeks $1 bln government capital injection 18 Sep 2018

JAKARTA, Sept 18 Indonesia's state health insurance provider has requested a 16.5 trillion rupiah ($1.11 billion) government bailout, after a ballooning budget deficit left hospitals and pharmaceutical firms complaining of unpaid bills.

Indonesia woos millennials with 7.3 trln rupiah online retail savings bonds 18 Sep 2018

JAKARTA, Sept 18 Indonesian government sold 7.32 trillion rupiah ($490.5 million) worth of bonds to local retail investors through online offering, the finance ministry's financing and risk management office said on late on Monday.

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Go-Jek aims to raise $2 billion for Southeast Asia expansion: sources 17 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek is seeking to raise about $2 billion from existing investors, including Tencent Holdings Ltd and JD.com, to fund its expansion plans in Southeast Asia, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf states for military parade attack

DUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. | Video