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Indonesia central bank holds rates, eases a liquidity rule as Fed signals no hikes

Mar 21 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank, welcoming the Federal Reserve's forecast of no U.S. rate hikes this year, on Thursday kept its benchmark on hold to maintain financial stability while tweaking some rules to try to encourage more lending.

Job skills for young Indonesians a key concern ahead of election

Mar 19 2019

JAKARTA Rival campaigners in Indonesia's elections next month are sparring over ways to fix the education system in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, which is widely blamed for failing to equip students with the skills to find jobs.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia c.bank aims for more lending while holding key rate

Feb 21 2019

JAKARTA, Feb 21 Indonesia's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Thursday and said it was looking at ways to boost loan growth, but indicated it was in no hurry to start rolling back last year's six benchmark hikes.

Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

Feb 15 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos and threaten supplies of life-saving vaccines and other products.

RPT-Indonesia to challenge 'discriminative' EU directive on palm oil

Jan 31 2019

JAKARTA, Jan 31 Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organization, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

Indonesia to challenge 'discriminative' EU directive on palm oil

Jan 31 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia intends to challenge an EU directive on renewable energy at the World Trade Organization, arguing the plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation will unfairly target palm oil, a senior Indonesian official told Reuters.

Indonesia posts record trade gap in 2018, December exports sink

Jan 15 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia posted wider-than-expected trade deficit in December, bringing the gap for 2018 to the largest ever, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

In Indonesia, splits emerge over efforts to stem plastic tide

Dec 21 2018

JAKARTA As Indonesia struggles with mountains of plastic waste going into landfill and polluting its rivers and oceans, business groups are pushing to overturn restrictions on importing plastic scrap into Southeast Asia's biggest economy. | Video

UPDATE 1-Indonesia to strengthen rules on repatriating revenue from resource exports

Nov 16 2018

JAKARTA, Nov 16 Indonesia's government is tightening requirements to force companies to repatriate revenue from the export of natural resources, a minister said on Friday, as authorities seek to support a fragile rupiah currency.

UPDATE 2-Indonesia c.bank surprises with 6th rate hike to shore up rupiah

Nov 15 2018

* Many analysts expect further hikes by BI (Adds details, quotes)

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