* C.bank keeps benchmark rate at 3.50% for 7th straight
JAKARTA Even as Indonesia wins cautious praise from some green groups for ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal shows no sign of weaning itself off the polluting fuel any time soon.
JAKARTA (Reuters) -Indonesia's exports hit a record high of $21.42 billion in August, boosted by surging commodity shipments, helping Southeast Asia's biggest economy post its largest ever monthly trade surplus, official data showed.
JAKARTA Indonesia's plans to raise the mandatory bio-content in its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% may face further delays, after the high price of the vegetable oil has made the programme too costly, a senior government official told Reuters.
* Rise of Delta variant the main reason of new agreement
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JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at a record low on Thursday as it tries to continue to support the economy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic without adding downward pressure on the rupiah currency.
* 2022 budget deficit f'cast at 4.85% of GDP; vs 5.82% in
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JAKARTA, Aug 6 Indonesia's plans to gradually
taper its pandemic-induced fiscal support will not change, even
though the government has had to adjust spending plans to fight
a devastating new COVID-19 wave, its finance minister told
Reuters on Friday.
JAKARTA, Aug 6 Indonesian financial authorities
are assessing the economic impact of a surge in COVID-19 cases,
including the effect on the corporate sector and the spillover
risk to the financial system, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani
Indrawati said on Friday.
JAKARTA (Reuters) -Indonesia pulled out of recession in the second quarter, reporting its strongest annual growth rate in 17 years, but analysts warned its economic recovery will suffer a setback due to a recent surge in COVID-19 infections.