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Fransiska Nangoy

Indonesia defends palm oil after EU targets 2030 phase-out in road fuel

13 Feb 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia, the world's biggest producer of palm oil, will not accept an EU plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation, and argued that its higher production yield made it better placed to meet global demand, a senior Indonesian official said.

Fed, elections, oil align to revive demand for Philippine, Indonesian stocks

07 Feb 2019

JAKARTA/MANILA Bruised by global political and economic turbulence last year, foreign investors are now returning to Southeast Asian markets, encouraged by easing trade frictions, a more benign interest rate outlook and prospects of increased infrastructure spending.

Fed, elections, oil align to revive demand for Philippine, Indonesian stocks

07 Feb 2019

JAKARTA/MANILA, Feb 7 Bruised by global political and economic turbulence last year, foreign investors are now returning to Southeast Asian markets, encouraged by easing trade frictions, a more benign interest rate outlook and prospects of increased infrastructure spending.

RPT-Indonesia to challenge 'discriminative' EU directive on palm oil

01 Feb 2019

JAKARTA, Jan 31 Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organization, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

Indonesia to challenge 'discriminative' EU directive on palm oil

31 Jan 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organization, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment

16 Jan 2019

JAKARTA An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world's top producer to lift yields and fend off attacks on the sustainability of the crop.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia to drop palm oil levy as farmers hit by price fall

26 Nov 2018

JAKARTA, Nov 26 Top exporter Indonesia said on Monday it will temporarily remove a levy on palm oil after a sharp drop in prices which has hit farmers.

Palm oil analysts see price rise as China demand shifts; output growth eases

02 Nov 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Palm oil prices are expected to improve next year, top industry analysts said, as production growth will ease and China shifts some of its vegetable oil demand to palm due to its trade dispute with the United States.

Indonesia divers, underwater beacons hunt for air crash victims, wreckage

30 Oct 2018

* Pilot asked to turn back but lost contact minutes after takeoff

Egypt minister sees no threats attached to China investment

14 Oct 2018

NUSA DUA, Indonesia Egypt is only accepting Chinese investments in projects that are mutually beneficial, its investment minister said on Sunday, amid growing scepticism in some countries about risks tied to 'Belt and Road' investments.

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