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Indonesia surprises with second rate cut in a row, eyes global slowdown

3:07pm IST

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, hoping it can spur faster growth at home despite a global slowdown, surprisingly cut its key interest rate for a second time in two months on Thursday.

Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

19 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the country's easternmost region.

Indonesia president proposes $178 billion budget for 2020 with focus on education

16 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday proposed a 2,528.8 trillion rupiah ($177.56 billion) budget to parliament for 2020, focusing spending on human resources, which was central in his re-election campaign.

Indonesia president proposes $178 billion budget for 2020 with focus on education

16 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday proposed a 2,528.8 trillion rupiah ($177.56 billion) budget to parliament for 2020, focusing spending on human resources, which was central in his re-election campaign.

RPT-Indonesia woos Instagram generation for hip new bond raisings

07 Aug 2019

JAKARTA, Aug 6 Indonesia's push to cut its reliance on foreign funds to fill the yawning current account gap has prompted it to chase a new and growing source of funding -- digitally savvy millennials.

Indonesia woos Instagram generation for hip new bond raisings

06 Aug 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's push to cut its reliance on foreign funds to fill the yawning current account gap has prompted it to chase a new and growing source of funding -- digitally savvy millennials.

Applause as Indonesia pardons woman jailed after reporting harassment

25 Jul 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament approved on Thursday an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outrage and warnings that it could discourage victims of sexual abuse from speaking out.

Indonesia to close island in bid to save Komodo dragons

23 Jul 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia plans to close its eastern island of Komodo to the public next year in a bid to conserve rare Komodo dragons, the largest living species of lizard, a provincial official said on Tuesday.

Indonesia central bank cuts rates for first time in nearly two years to fire up growth

18 Jul 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly two years on Thursday in a bid to lift sluggish economic growth, moving as expected ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

'We're not Chinese officers': Indonesia fights anti-China disinformation

24 May 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police arrested a man on Friday accused of creating an anti-Chinese disinformation campaign to incite racial hatred, amid a proliferation of rumours alleging Chinese involvement in post-election unrest that has raised fears of ethnic violence.

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