Widodo asks for lower interest rates

Indonesia is looking to end its protectionist tradition. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is hoping to boost economic growth and create a stronger industrial sector...

Jakarta trumpets surprise growth figures

Jakarta’s economy and politics are looking more stable. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s economy grew faster than expected at the end of last year as President Joko...

China’s Java high-speed rail project hits buffers

It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: Flickr The Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

China’s Java high-speed rail project hits buffers

It is easy to see why Indonesians might want to find alternative forms of transport. Source: Flickr The Chinese US$5.5 billion high-speed rail project in...

Ford admits failure in Indonesia and Japan

The Ford Ranger has had the most success in Indonesia. Source: Wikimedia US car manufacturing giant Ford has announced it will abandon its operations in...

Sect members shipped to Java camps

A video shows a mob burning down the Borneo settlement on January 19. Source: Brisbane Times Jakarta’s Social Affairs Ministry has transported around 1,300 former...

Suspect’s brother urges caution

Police are on alert across Asean. Source: Pixabay   Police in Jakarta say a man called Muhammad Bahrun Naim, believed to be in Syria with Isis,...

Three arrested in Jakarta

Indonesia’s authorities impressed analysts with their fast response. Source: Wikimedia Indonesian police have arrested three men suspected of having links to the coordinated bomb and...

Indonesia looks to lift FDI restrictions

Indonesia is always in need of foreign investment. Source: Flickr Jakarta is revamping its foreign-investment rules to allow foreign firms to take bigger stakes in...

Isis claims responsibility for Jakarta attack

Jakarta was taken by surprise by the attacks. Source Wikimedia   Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in central...

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Rare good news for Asean media

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