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Major quake and tsunami cause deaths in Indonesian city

Sep 28 2018

JAKARTA A tsunami caused deaths when it hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday after a major quake, collapsing buildings and cutting off power, officials said, although the exact number of casualties was not clear.

RPT-A call to the boss: Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders

Sep 23 2018

JAKARTA/BEIJING Sept 21 Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending.

A call to the boss: Indonesia contends with aggressive Chinese online lenders

Sep 21 2018

JAKARTA/BEIJING Indonesian authorities have generally opened their arms to fintech companies offering online loans in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, viewing them as a way of getting credit to tens of millions of people often unable to access bank lending.

Indonesia restaurant chain seeks 'rupiah warriors' as economic worries grow

Sep 07 2018

JAKARTA As Indonesia's currency trades at its weakest levels since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, a local restaurant chain is offering free meals to clients who can prove they have exchanged holdings of U.S. dollars for the ailing rupiah.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Indonesia raises import taxes on 1,000-plus goods to support rupiah

Sep 05 2018

JAKARTA, Sept 5 Indonesia will raise import taxes on more than 1,000 goods ranging from cosmetics to cars, as part of measures aimed at cutting imports and supporting a weak rupiah, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Indonesia stocks sink most in nearly two years as emerging markets slump

Sep 05 2018

JAKARTA Indonesian stocks tumbled the most in nearly two years on Wednesday and authorities intervened "decisively" to support the currency and bond markets as a global rout in emerging market assets intensified.

UPDATE 1-Indonesia raises import taxes on 1,000-plus goods to support rupiah

Sep 05 2018

* Goods range from cosmetics to appliances and cars (Adds quotes, details)

UPDATE 3-Indonesia warns speculators of "firm action" as rupiah hits 20-year low

Sep 04 2018

* Govt will act firmly against speculators - finance minister

Asian Games - Some grumbles over tickets, transport as Indonesia works on fixes

Aug 20 2018

JAKARTA Some spectators had complaints ranging from problems with the ticketing systems to transport arrangements on the third day of competition at the 18th Asian Games as organisers in Indonesia pledged quick fixes.

Asian Games: Hosts Indonesia hope for 16 gold medals

Aug 15 2018

JAKARTA As Indonesia gears up to host the Asian Games this month the Southeast Asian nation hopes to capitalize on home advantage and a range of new disciplines to break into the top 10 in the medal table for the first time since 1990.

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