Indonesia reveals huge April deficit

Indonesia has posted one of the widest monthly trade deficits in its history for April as exports have slumped and the expected fall in...

Deforestation and dams threaten Sumatran orangutan

The Leuser rainforest on the giant Indonesian island of Sumatra is home to the endangered Sumatran tiger, Javan rhinoceros, Sumatran elephant and Sumatran orangutan...

Jakarta scoffs at plans to move capital 

Indonesia’s long-running debate about moving its capital has been reinvigorated by President Joko Widodo, who has approved a plan to abandon sinking Jakarta. Widodo and...

Prabowo defies unofficial results to claim victory

Indonesian presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto has claimed victory in yesterday’s (Wednesday) election, despite unofficial results indicating a comfortable win for President Joko Widodo. The financial...

245,000 Indonesian candidates seek election

Indonesian voters are currently choosing between either President Joko Widodo and former army general Prabowo Subianto (pictured) in what is described as the most...

Papuans poised to boycott Indonesia election

Papuan representatives have called for an Indonesian election boycott and a referendum on independence instead. It is hardly a surprise as successive Indonesian elections...

Indonesian challenger alleges electoral fraud

The Indonesian election commission has ordered a probe before the April 17 election into allegations that thousands of ballots have been cast by expats...

Indonesia presidential hopeful raises rhetoric ahead of vote

Indonesia’s opposition presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto, has criticised his opponent’s economic record and heavy infrastructural spending ahead of next week’s election. The largely uninspiring...

Malaysia, Indonesia threaten EU over palm oil ban

The European Union risks a trade war with Malaysia over its "grossly unfair" policies aimed at palm oil exports, according to nationalist Prime Minister...

Indonesia unveils plans for green growth

Indonesia’s planning minister, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has unveiled plans for sustainable economic development from 2020 that could deliver growth of up to 6 per cent...

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