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UPDATE 1-Indonesia c.bank holds key rate as rupiah worries block a cut

May 16 2019

JAKARTA, May 16 Indonesia's central bank on Thursday kept its key interest rate unchanged as expected, while the governor hinted he wants to cut but cannot do it yet given the country's current account gap and global uncertainties.

Corrected: Indonesia first-quarter GDP growth slower than expected as investment cools

May 06 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's gross domestic product grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter of this year, as investment dropped and prices of its main commodities softened, data from the statistics bureau showed on Monday.

Indonesia first-quarter GDP growth misses forecast as investment cools

May 06 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's economy expanded more slowly than expected in the first quarter of this year, as investment dropped ahead of elections and campaign spending failed to sustain growth momentum.

Indonesia president declares poll win as rival does too, complaining of fraud

Apr 18 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had won and complained of widespread cheating. | Video

RPT-As Indonesia's Widodo seeks a second term, rural voters have some doubts

Apr 14 2019

GRINTING, Indonesia, April 14 Two months ago, Indonesian farmer Tama harvested several tonnes of shallots from a small plot of land he had rented in the village of Grinting in central Java.

As Indonesia's Widodo seeks a second term, rural voters have some doubts

Apr 14 2019

GRINTING, Indonesia Two months ago, Indonesian farmer Tama harvested several tonnes of shallots from a small plot of land he had rented in the village of Grinting in central Java.

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.

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.

Indonesia banks warn of liquidity squeeze from govt bond issuance

Jan 31 2019

JAKARTA, Jan 31 Two of Indonesia's biggest banks have warned that a government strategy of frontloading bond issuance and selling more debt to retail investors is draining cash in Southeast Asia's largest economy and risks undermining efforts to boost bank lending.

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