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Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

Aug 19 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the country's easternmost region.

Indonesia president proposes $178 billion budget for 2020 with focus on education

Aug 16 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday proposed a 2,528.8 trillion rupiah ($177.56 billion) budget to parliament for 2020, focusing spending on human resources, which was central in his re-election campaign.

RPT-Indonesia woos Instagram generation for hip new bond raisings

Aug 06 2019

JAKARTA, Aug 6 Indonesia's push to cut its reliance on foreign funds to fill the yawning current account gap has prompted it to chase a new and growing source of funding -- digitally savvy millennials.

Indonesia woos Instagram generation for hip new bond raisings

Aug 06 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's push to cut its reliance on foreign funds to fill the yawning current account gap has prompted it to chase a new and growing source of funding -- digitally savvy millennials.

Applause as Indonesia pardons woman jailed after reporting harassment

Jul 25 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's parliament approved on Thursday an amnesty for a woman who was jailed after recording lewd phone calls from her boss in a case that has caused outrage and warnings that it could discourage victims of sexual abuse from speaking out.

Indonesia to close island in bid to save Komodo dragons

Jul 23 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia plans to close its eastern island of Komodo to the public next year in a bid to conserve rare Komodo dragons, the largest living species of lizard, a provincial official said on Tuesday.

Indonesia central bank cuts rates for first time in nearly two years to fire up growth

Jul 18 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly two years on Thursday in a bid to lift sluggish economic growth, moving as expected ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

"We're not Chinese officers": Indonesia fights anti-China disinformation

May 24 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police arrested a man on Friday accused of creating an anti-Chinese disinformation campaign to incite racial hatred, amid a proliferation of rumors alleging Chinese involvement in post-election unrest that has raised fears of ethnic violence.

UPDATE 4-Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president's re-election

May 21 2019

* Opponent Prabowo's campaign vows lawsuit in constitutional court

Jakarta's plan to up stakes may need $30 billion in investment: minister

Apr 30 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia's plan to move its capital off the main island of Java will require investment of about $20 billion to $30 billion, a minister said on Tuesday, even though the government has yet to decide on a new location.

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