From duck eggs to fiscal deficit, the journey by Indonesia's economics minister


JAKARTA - Born in poverty in a rebel stronghold, Indonesia's new chief economics minister once sold duck eggs on the street to pay his school fees.

Indonesian president orders new cabinet to get to work

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo held his first cabinet meeting on Monday and gave his top four ministers until the end of the week to identify policy changes that would remove growth bottlenecks.

World, 27 Oct 2014

Indonesia president appoints technocrats to top economic posts

JAKARTA - Indonesia's new president on Sunday named professional technocrats to lead the top economic ministries and implement much-needed reforms that address costly fuel subsidies, cooling investment and creaky infrastructure in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

World, 26 Oct 2014

Factbox: Who's who among Indonesia's new cabinet ministers

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who took office on Oct. 20, announced his cabinet of 34 ministers on Sunday.

World, 26 Oct 2014

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

SHANGHAI - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders.

In emerging Indonesia, Honda's Mobilio muscles in on Toyota's turf

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE - Honda Motor's Mobilio, a spacious yet affordable multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), has nearly doubled its market share this year, triggering a price war with Toyota Motor in Indonesia, the latest battleground for global carmakers.

23 Oct 2014

Indonesia president submits new cabinet list for anti-graft review

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo submitted a revised list of cabinet ministers to the country's anti-graft agency on Thursday, in the hope that his new ministerial team will be considered free of corruption.

World, 23 Oct 2014

Indonesian cabinet delayed after anti-graft body blocks candidates

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo failed to finalize his cabinet on Wednesday after the country's anti-corruption agency rejected eight candidates, underlining the challenge he faces in fulfilling election promises of a government free from graft.

World, 22 Oct 2014

Australia drops investigation into Indonesia 'Balibo Five' murders

SYDNEY - Australian police said on Tuesday they were dropping a long-running war crimes investigation into the deaths of five Australian journalists, killed during Indonesia's invasion of East Timor in 1975.

World, Australia, Tony Abbott 21 Oct 2014

Indonesian president ponders some cabinet picks on anti-graft concern

JAKARTA - New Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday he was re-evaluating some of his choices for cabinet jobs after an anti-graft agency raised concern about possible problems with some candidates.

World, 21 Oct 2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

SURUC Turkey - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. | Video