Edition:
India

Bernadette Christina

Coronavirus cuts force Indonesia to scale back forest protection

25 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests ahead of the worst season for fires because of budget cuts due to the coronavirus, the environment ministry said.

Indonesia anti-trust agency finds seven airlines guilty over ticket prices

24 Jun 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's anti-trust agency has found seven airlines guilty of hurting consumers by lifting airfares at the same time last year, but the carriers were not found to be acting as a cartel, the agency said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Indonesia passes new mining law revisions, met with praise and protest

12 May 2020

JAKARTA, May 12 Indonesia's parliament passed revisions to its mining law on Tuesday that will allow miners to extend permits and seek expansion of mining areas beyond current legal limits.

Hit by oil crash, Indonesia set to delay B40 biodiesel, stay with B30 for now

08 May 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia is likely to delay plans to raise bio-content in palm oil-based biodiesel to 40%, and keep going with an already ambitious 30% content, a senior official said, amid speculation that low crude prices could force a government re-think.

Malaysia changes heart over palm contaminants, urges Indonesia to follow suit

23 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer, has agreed to accept a European Union proposal to set two separate limits on the presence of food processing contaminant 3-MCPD in edible oils and fats, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.

Malaysia changes heart over palm contaminants, urges Indonesia to follow suit

23 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer, has agreed to accept a European Union proposal to set two separate limits on the presence of food processing contaminant 3-MCPD in edible oils and fats, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.

Indonesia plans to relax budget deficit limit amid coronavirus

31 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia is planning to issue an emergency regulation to allow the government to manage a wider fiscal deficit and increase spending in response to COVID-19, a move that will effectively revise the state finances law, a minister said on Tuesday.

Indonesia, in major shift, to allow lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar

27 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud MD said on Friday the national government would allow regional authorities to impose lockdowns to control the coronavirus, in a major shift in strategy after previously resisting tougher restrictions.

Indonesia, in major shift, to allow lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar

27 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud MD said on Friday the national government would allow regional authorities to impose lockdowns to control the coronavirus, in a major shift in strategy after previously resisting tougher restrictions.

As virus cases soar, Indonesian province challenges lockdown ban

27 Mar 2020

JAKARTA, March 27 Indonesia's government has over-ruled efforts by a province to lockdown its borders to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, highlighting the country's reluctance to embrace the strict containment strategies of other nations.

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