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Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in U.N. address

Sep 22 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's President Joko Widodo used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn on Wednesday that global stability and peace could be "destroyed" if growing geo-political rivalries persist.

World Bank's IFC warns of Asia-Pacific 'financial crisis'

Sep 17 2020

JAKARTA The Asia-Pacific region risks a damaging financial crisis from a surge of non-performing loans caused by rising insolvencies, a senior official from the World Bank Group's private sector arm said on Thursday.

Indonesia to U.S., China: Don't trap us in your rivalry

Sep 08 2020

JAKARTA Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi cautioned the United States and China on Tuesday not to entangle her country in their regional struggle for influence, telling the two superpowers: "We don't want to get trapped by this rivalry."

Coronavirus cases to peak this month in Indonesia, says president

Sep 01 2020

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak will likely peak this month, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday, adding he was "very confident" about access to a safe and effective vaccine by the end of this year.

Indonesian president pledges central bank to remain independent

Sep 01 2020

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged on Tuesday that the country's central bank would remain independent, a day after a panel of experts advising parliament recommended that government ministers be given voting rights at policy meetings.

Endless first wave: how Indonesia failed to control coronavirus

Aug 20 2020

JAKARTA/SYDNEY Only last week Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s maritime minister and close confidant of the country’s president, touted herbal mangosteen juice as a coronavirus remedy.

Southeast Asia poverty to surge in 'socio-economic crisis': U.N.

Jul 30 2020

JAKARTA Southeast Asia is on the brink of a "socio-economic crisis" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that could reverse decades of poverty reduction, the United Nations has warned.

Exclusive: Indonesia, major advocate of hydroxychloroquine, told by WHO to stop using it

May 26 2020

The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world's biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar with the advice told Reuters on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Huge fentanyl haul seized in Asia's biggest-ever drugs bust

May 20 2020

(This May 18 story corrects to show Zaw Lin could not confirm which country the methylfentanyl came from, not declined to identify it, paragraph 25.)

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