* Plan could offset slowing exports -analyst
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* Bankers see move as "helpful"
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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.
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.
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.
* Global investors watching closely to see if terms watered
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.
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.
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.
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.