Widodo: end ‘embarrassing’ business record

Sunda Kelapa, old harbour of Jakarta. Indonesia is keen to open up to the outside world. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo says there is...

35 detained in Java anti-terror raids

Central Java’s Mount Sumbing. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia’s police claim to have detained numerous suspected Islamic extremists on Java, many of whom were reported to be...

Widodo demands monetarist reforms

Indonesia President Joko Widodo wants more economic liberalisation. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia will further open its markets and lift obstacles for foreign investors, President Joko Widodo told...

Indonesia looks to ban gay emojis

Gay emojis sit uncomfortably with increasingly conservative Indonesia. Source: Flickr Jakarta wants social networking sites operating in the diverse archipelago to remove any emojis representing...

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...

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