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Indonesian unions cancel rally as president delays labour rules debate

24 Apr 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian trade unions on Friday called off a rally planned for next week after President Joko Widodo said he would postpone a parliamentary discussion on changes to labour rules.

Indonesia bans traditional Ramadan exodus to rein in coronavirus

21 Apr 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia will ban its traditional annual exodus by people streaming out of cities at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, as the Southeast Asian nation looks to curb the spread of coronavirus, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday.

Indonesia sells Asia's first 50-year dollar bond to fight pandemic

07 Apr 2020

HONG KONG/JAKARTA Indonesia has raised $4.3 billion, including the longest-dated U.S dollar bond ever issued by an Asian nation, to help the government fund its battle against coronavirus, the country's finance minister said.

Indonesia virus death toll rises to highest in Asia outside China

02 Apr 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's coronavirus death toll rose to 170 on Thursday as the world's fourth most populous nation passed South Korea as the country with the highest number of recorded fatalities in Asia after China.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia virus death toll rises to highest in Asia outside China

02 Apr 2020

JAKARTA, April 2 Indonesia's coronavirus death toll rose to 170 on Thursday as the world's fourth most populous nation passed South Korea as the country with the highest number of recorded fatalities in Asia after China.

Indonesia rolls out nearly $25 billion more spending for coronavirus

31 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday and said an additional $24.9 billion would be spent to cushion its impact on Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Indonesia invokes emergency measures in Jakarta, bonuses for doctors

23 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's capital Jakarta shut cinemas and other public entertainment on Monday at the start of a two-week emergency period to try to slow the accelerating spread of the coronavirus in Southeast Asia's biggest city.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia raises crisis protocol status, warns risk of no GDP growth

20 Mar 2020

* Finance minister pledges measures for stabilisation (Adds direct quote, context)

Indonesia rations purchases of staples, eyes fuel price cuts

18 Mar 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian police have ordered retailers to ration purchases of staple foods to contain panic buying amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the Southeast Asian country, while the president weighed up a cut in fuel prices to reflect tumbling oil prices.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia rations purchases of staples, eyes fuel price cuts

18 Mar 2020

JAKARTA, March 18 Indonesian police have ordered retailers to ration purchases of staple foods to contain panic buying amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the Southeast Asian country, while the president weighed up a cut in fuel prices to reflect tumbling oil prices.

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