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Indonesia faces huge coronavirus surge, say experts, as capital declares emergency

20 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia likely faces a large surge in coronavirus cases after a slow government response masked the scale of the epidemic in the world's fourth most populous country, health experts say, as the capital, Jakarta, declared a state of emergency on Friday.

Indonesia faces huge coronavirus surge, say experts, as capital declares emergency

20 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia likely faces a large surge in coronavirus cases after a slow government response masked the scale of the epidemic in the world's fourth most populous country, health experts say, as the capital, Jakarta, declared a state of emergency on Friday.

Indonesia should 'prepare for the worst' on coronavirus, Red Cross says

19 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia is likely to have a far higher number of coronavirus cases than it has reported due to low levels of testing and needs to consider tougher measures like lockdowns, the head of the country's Red Cross told Reuters.

CORRECTED-Indonesia should 'prepare for the worst' on coronavirus, Red Cross says

19 Mar 2020

JAKARTA, March 19 Indonesia is likely to have a far higher number of coronavirus cases than it has reported due to low levels of testing and needs to consider tougher measures like lockdowns, the head of the country's Red Cross told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia c.bank has "many instruments" to support growth amid virus spread

04 Mar 2020

* BI's baseline scenario is for "mild" virus impact (Adds direct quote, context, changes slug)

Indonesia accused of putting profit ahead of the environment with new bill

13 Feb 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's plans to relax environmental rules to encourage investment have drawn criticism from activists who say the government is putting profit ahead of protecting the archipelago's rich natural surroundings.

European liquor off the menu in Indonesia as trade row escalates

22 Dec 2019

JAKARTA/BRUSSELS What started as a spat with the European Union over Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute with imported European spirits and now dairy products caught in the crossfire.  

Indonesia files WTO palm oil suit as tensions with EU grow

16 Dec 2019

JAKARTA/BRUSSELS Indonesia has filed a lawsuit at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union, claiming the bloc's restrictions on palm oil-based biofuel are unfair, the latest in a series of disputes between the two sides.

China-backed AIIB offers to help fund Indonesia's capital relocation

26 Nov 2019

JAKARTA, Nov 26 The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is prepared to help finance Indonesia's plan to move its capital from congested Jakarta to an area on the eastern side of Borneo island, the president of the Beijing-backed bank said on Tuesday.

RPT-Indonesia needs to urgently establish data protection law - minister

18 Nov 2019

JAKARTA, Nov 16 Indonesia aims to bring in a new law to protect personal data by next year as it follows in the footsteps of Southeast Asian neighbours such as Singapore and also the European Union, the country's new communications minister told Reuters.

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