Nilufar Rizki

Indonesia's third quarter GDP growth slows as consumer, export sectors struggle

05 Nov 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's economic growth slowed in the third quarter, losing momentum from the previous three months and pointing to tougher conditions for the Southeast Asian economy, which has struggled with capital outflows and weaker exports and household spending.

Indonesia hikes rates, plans import curbs to contain currency contagion

15 Aug 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank stepped up its battle to defend a beleaguered currency on Wednesday, raising interest rates for the fourth time since mid-May on top of government import curbs as Turkey's financial crisis ripples across emerging markets.

Unofficial counts show regional Indonesia polls favouring President Widodo

27 Jun 2018

DEPOK, Indonesia Unofficial counts in Indonesia's regional elections on Wednesday put candidates favouring President Joko Widodo ahead in three provinces on Java island, home to more than half of the population of the world's third-largest democracy.

Indonesia escalates fight to aid rupiah, flags chance of more rate hikes

30 May 2018

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday and flagged more possible hikes as it escalated a battle to boost the fragile rupiah and contain capital outflows.

Indonesia ends militant jail siege after five officers 'sadistically' killed

10 May 2018

DEPOK, Indonesia A hostage crisis at a high-security jail in Indonesia ended on Thursday after Islamist militant prisoners who killed five police surrendered and released an officer they were holding, authorities said. | Video

Indonesia central bank keeps rates steady, sees slower second-quarter growth

21 Jul 2017

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank on Thursday held its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a ninth straight policy meeting, although it said the economy likely grew more slowly than initially expected in the second quarter.

Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand

01 Jul 2017

JAKARTA A leader of Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organisation has called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying that the international coffee chain's pro-gay stand risks ruining the "religious and cultured" core of the Southeast Asian nation.

Indonesia central bank stands pat, keeps wary eye on a range of risks

18 May 2017

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, wary of risks including a "big chance" U.S. interest rates will rise in June, on Thursday kept its benchmark where it has been since October and its monetary policy neutral.

Indonesia's first-quarter GDP growth edges up on higher exports

05 May 2017

JAKARTA Indonesia's economic growth picked up a touch in the first quarter on firmer export prices of some commodities and stronger demand in major trading partners, though analysts were split on how far this momentum will carry through to the rest of the year.

Indonesia penalizes JPMorgan for negative report in latest emerging markets skirmish

04 Jan 2017

JAKARTA/NEW YORK Indonesia has cut some ties with JPMorgan Chase & Co after the bank's research analysts issued a negative report on the country, the latest in a series of skirmishes between Wall Street banks and governments in emerging markets.

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