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Indonesian Muslim and union groups to fight new jobs law in court

09 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo came under increasing pressure to repeal his new controversial jobs law on Friday, with union and Muslim groups preparing to challenge it in court and some regional leaders publicly opposing the legislation. | Video

Jakarta governor to take protesters' demand to repeal labour law to President Widodo

09 Oct 2020

JAKARTA, Oct 9 The governor of Indonesia's capital on Friday said he would inform President Joko Widodo of protesters' demand for a polarising new labour law to be repealed, as a growing number of regional leaders oppose the new legislation.

Hundreds held in Indonesia as tempers flare on second day of protests

07 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Indonesian police detained nearly 400 protesters on Wednesday, some armed with molotov cocktails and sharp weapons, on a second day of heated demonstrations over a controversial new jobs law in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

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.

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 scraps plans to cut severance pay in new bill

27 Sep 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia reversed earlier plans to cut severance pay, parliament's legislative committee said late on Sunday, ahead of the expected passing on Oct. 9 of a controversial "jobs creation" bill aimed at improving the investment climate.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia c.bank holds rates to underpin rupiah

17 Sep 2020

JAKARTA, Sept 17 Indonesia's central bank held its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday to keep the rupiah currency stable, as the governor stressed that quantitative easing was a better way to support an economy tipping into recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesia parliament hears testimonies backing wider c.bank mandate

15 Sep 2020

JAKARTA, Sept 15 An Indonesian parliamentary committee overseeing the drafting of a central bank law amendment on Tuesday heard recommendations from experts who called for the expansion of Bank Indonesia's (BI) mandate, but insisted it must remain independent.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia parliament body, govt agree to widen 2021 fiscal deficit to 5.7% of GDP

11 Sep 2020

* Budget committee chairman asks govt not to widen 2021 deficit further (Adds details)

Indonesia minister says economic policies must align better to tackle crisis

09 Sep 2020

JAKARTA, Sept 9 Indonesia must synchronise monetary and fiscal policies better to tackle economic pressures caused by the pandemic, although the government does not back a proposal for a monetary board to oversee the country's central bank, a top minister told Reuters.

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Thai royalists rally to counter surging protests

A few dozen Thai royalists held a rally in Bangkok on Wednesday in the face of protests against the government and the monarchy that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets in defiance of an official ban.