JAKARTA - As monsoon rains swept the stadium, the chanting grew louder. "Indonesia! Indonesia!"
* Monthly diesel imports down by as much as 20 pct from last year
JAKARTA, May 23 - Indonesia's chief financial regulator, who will have oversight of the bank sector from next year, said a new banking law was certain to come into force in 2014.
JAKARTA, May 23 - Indonesia's energy regulator says the country's oil production target next year is too optimistic, and wants it scaled back between roughly 4 percent and 8 percent, domestic media reported on Thursday.
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA - Southeast Asia's largest bank merger now depends largely on cooperation between Singaporean authorities and Indonesian politicians.
JAKARTA, May 22 - Indonesian MPs said they want a new banking law, under discussion since late last year, to limit foreign ownership to a maximum of 50 to 51 percent and suggested it could make it to the statute books by next year.
JAKARTA - Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc said it will not restart production at the world's second-largest copper mine in Indonesia after a tunnel collapse that killed 28 workers until it is convinced of the mine's safety.
* Full DBS takeover of Danamon may take 18 months (Adds MAS statement, analyst quotes, background)
MELBOURNE, May 21 - An Indonesian tycoon who owns a big stake in a huge copper and gold prospect taken from Australia's Intrepid Mines last year is willing to resolve the ownership dispute, he said in a letter to an investor looking to oust the company's board.
* Basri is protege of former finance minister (Updates with reaction, context)
ISTANBUL - The Syrian opposition in exile met on Thursday to decide whether to attend a peace conference that the United States and Russia see as a crucial path to ending two years of civil war.
Ethiopia and Eritrea are still at each others’ throats. The two neighbours fought hammer and tongs in sun-baked trenches during a two-year war over a decade ago, before a peace deal ended their World War I-style conflict in 2000. Furious veRed Sea, UNrbal battles, however, have continued to this day.