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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.
JAKARTA A leader of Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organization 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.
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.
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.
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.
JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, concluding a policy meeting shortly after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates, on Thursday held its benchmark steady and said it was on guard against "reversals" of capital flows into the country.
JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, citing "escalating" global economic uncertainty, on Thursday held its key interest rate steady as expected and trimmed its growth forecast for 2017.
JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank on Thursday held its benchmark interest rate, contrary to expectations for a fifth cut this year, and said previous easing moves are helping the sluggish economy improve.
JAKARTA An Indonesian suicide bomber believed to be a supporter of the Islamic State militant group attacked a police station in the city of Solo on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding a police officer, security officials said.
JAKARTA Indonesia reported lower than expected growth in the first quarter, but many economists still expect enough of a rebound this year that the country can avoid further slowing and grow more than 5 percent in 2016.