Maikel Jefriando

UPDATE 2-Indonesia president orders ministers to target lower exports of raw coal

23 Oct 2020

* Plan could offset slowing exports -analyst (Adds coal miners association comment, detail)

UPDATE 1-Indonesia to extend loan restructuring incentives for banks to March 2022

23 Oct 2020

* Bankers see move as "helpful" (Adds details, economist, bankers' comments)

Indonesian president warns not to rush vaccines amid halal concern

19 Oct 2020

JAKARTA The president of the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, Joko Widodo, called on Monday for Indonesia not to rush the rollout of vaccines, citing concerns over public awareness about whether they were halal.

Indonesia parliament passes flagship jobs bill, critics vow protests

05 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament passed into law President Joko Widodo's flagship "Job Creation" bill on Monday that aims to boost investment in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, but critics ranging from unions to environmental groups pledged protests.

Indonesian parliamentary committee finishes deliberating contentious jobs bill

04 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia moved a step closer to passing President Joko Widodo's contentious "Job Creation" bill after parliament's legislation committee and government ministers on Saturday approved the latest version for a vote next week.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia unions threaten strike over government's labour reforms

28 Sep 2020

* Global investors watching closely to see if terms watered down

Indonesia books 50 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Sinovac

21 Aug 2020

JAKARTA China's Sinovac Biotech has committed to provide 50 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine candidate to Indonesia's government from November to March, a minister and Indonesia's state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma said.

Indonesia books 40 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Sinovac

21 Aug 2020

JAKARTA China's Sinovac Biotech has committed to provide up to 40 million coronavirus vaccine doses to Indonesia's government between November and March, a minister said, as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to secure its supply as cases rise unabated.

Spotlight on Indonesia's slow stimulus as economy shrinks

06 Aug 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's efforts to support its economy through the coronavirus crisis were being hampered by the slow disbursement of a $50 billion stimulus plan, economists said.The World Bank and Indonesian government have warned that millions more people risk being plunged into poverty amid the pandemic, as data showed the economy shrank for the first time since 1999 in the second quarter.

Indonesian economy shrinks for first time since 1999 in second quarter

05 Aug 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's economy had its first quarterly contraction in over two decades, official data showed on Wednesday, with the government promising faster stimulus spending in coming months after a battering from the coronavirus pandemic.

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