Pompeo to visit Indonesia after spy plane rebuff

JAKARTA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Indonesia next week, his first trip to the country since its leadership rejected a U.S. proposal to host its spy planes.FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S. October 21, 2020.… Continue reading Pompeo to visit Indonesia after spy plane rebuff

AirAsia X to Liquidate Indonesia Operations Amid Woes, Star Says

In this article AirAsia X Bhd. is liquidating its Indonesian arm in a bid to survive the virus pandemic that has left the low-cost airline’s planes grounded since late March. The long-haul arm of AirAsia Group Bhd. has also written down its 49% stake in Thai AirAsia X, the airline’s deputy chairman Lim Kian Onn… Continue reading AirAsia X to Liquidate Indonesia Operations Amid Woes, Star Says

Indonesia Islamic groups, students join movement to scrap jobs law

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Wearing white Islamic garb and waving red and white Indonesian flags, more than 1,000 protesters from Islamic and student groups gathered in the world’s most populous Muslim nation on Tuesday to show discontent over a divisive new jobs law.Slideshow ( 4 images )Conservative Islamic groups are among the latest to join the… Continue reading Indonesia Islamic groups, students join movement to scrap jobs law

Indonesia to create firm to build up electric vehicle battery industry

FILE PHOTO: A worker poses with a handful of nickel ore at the nickel mining factory of PT Vale Tbk, near Sorowako, Indonesia, January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Yusuf AhmadJAKARTA (Reuters) – A group of Indonesian state-owned companies will form a venture to make batteries to power electric vehicles, the Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID) chief executive… Continue reading Indonesia to create firm to build up electric vehicle battery industry

Indonesia Plans to Vaccinate 160 Million People by End of 2021

Sign up here for our daily coronavirus newsletter on what you need to know, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis. Indonesia looks to vaccinate 160 million people against the coronavirus by the end of next year, an ambitious plan targeting more than half of the population of a nation… Continue reading Indonesia Plans to Vaccinate 160 Million People by End of 2021

Jakarta to Isolate Positive Virus Cases in Official Facilities

Residents of Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta who tested positive for the coronavirus will be isolated in official facilities and can no longer be quarantined at home, the city’s governor said ahead of tighter restrictions that take effect on Monday. Isolation at home must be avoided to limit contagion, Anies Baswedan said at a press conference… Continue reading Jakarta to Isolate Positive Virus Cases in Official Facilities

Indonesia Sees Solid Post-Pandemic Recovery in 2021

Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. Indonesia’s president said the economy will rebound next year and the fiscal deficit will narrow as the outlook improves from this year’s coronavirus pandemic. The economy is forecast to grow 4.5%-5.5% next year, while the fiscal deficit is expected to narrow… Continue reading Indonesia Sees Solid Post-Pandemic Recovery in 2021

Jakarta Keeps Loose Social Distancing Measures as Cases Surge

Indonesia’s capital will remain under some social distancing rules for two more weeks after new coronavirus cases surged since the easing of a partial lockdown a month ago. The transition period to completely exit a so-called large scale social distancing rules to contain the virus will be extended to July 30, Governor Anies Baswedan said… Continue reading Jakarta Keeps Loose Social Distancing Measures as Cases Surge

Indonesia consumer confidence index falls to 84.8 in April, lowest in 12 years

JAKARTA, May 6 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s consumer confidence index plunged to its lowest level in 12 years in April, with consumers turning pessimistic for the first time since 2015 amid the coronavirus pandemic, a central bank survey showed on Wednesday. The index dove to 84.8 in April from 113.8 in the previous month. Any level… Continue reading Indonesia consumer confidence index falls to 84.8 in April, lowest in 12 years

Police arrest eight after violent protests at Indonesia's new nickel hub

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Police in Indonesia’s North Maluku province have arrested 8 people linked to a workers’ demonstration that turned violent at a nickel project run by France’s Eramet and China’s Tsingshan Holding Group, a police spokesman said on Sunday. A rally on May 1 demanding, among other things, a lockdown at the Indonesia Weda… Continue reading Police arrest eight after violent protests at Indonesia's new nickel hub

Indonesian Stocks Trim Losses After Trading Halt Lifted

Indonesian stocks trimmed losses slightly after the exchanged lifted a 30-minute trading halt triggered by a 5% plunge. The Jakarta Composite Index was down 4.6% as of 11:10 a.m. Jakarta time, snapping a two-day winning streak. The benchmark gauge soared 15% in two days through Friday, the best gain since 1999 as investors bet that… Continue reading Indonesian Stocks Trim Losses After Trading Halt Lifted

Jakarta hit by serious flooding for second time this year

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday, paralyzing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety. Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones that brought bad weather to southern parts of the archipelago.… Continue reading Jakarta hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Floods in Indonesia capital paralyze parts of city, cut power

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Flooding caused by torrential rain paralyzed large parts of Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday, as major streets were inundated with murky, brown flood water and power supplies cut in certain parts of the city. Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones in Australia and in the Indian ocean that had caused… Continue reading Floods in Indonesia capital paralyze parts of city, cut power

Can Indonesia take on other disasters after year of tragedy?

Indonesia doubles disaster relief budget, but many say more efforts are needed to tackle challenges posed by disasters. Medan, Indonesia – When a fatal tsunami last month battered the coastlines of the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra during a long holiday weekend days before Christmas, many on the shore could do little more than… Continue reading Can Indonesia take on other disasters after year of tragedy?

U.S. environmental reporter arrested in Indonesia for visa violation

JAKARTA (Reuters) – An American journalist who has covered stories exposing environmental destruction in Indonesia has been arrested on Borneo island for alleged visa violations, his lawyer and the environmental news outlet he works for said on Wednesday. Philip Jacobson, 30, was first detained in Palangkaraya, the provincial capital of Central Kalimantan in Borneo, on… Continue reading U.S. environmental reporter arrested in Indonesia for visa violation

Indonesia mobilises fishermen in maritime stand-off with China

Jakarta: Indonesia will mobilise fishermen to join warships in the South China Sea to help defend against Chinese vessels, the government said, as the biggest stand-off with China for years escalated off south-east Asia's largest country. In an unusually strong statement, President Joko Widodo has told reporters "There is no negotiation when it comes to… Continue reading Indonesia mobilises fishermen in maritime stand-off with China

Boeing Chairman Says CEO Won’t Get Bonus Following Plane Crashes

Boeing’s new chairman gave embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg a vote of confidence Tuesday and said the chief executive is giving up any bonus this year. David Calhoun said the Boeing board believes Muilenburg “has done everything right” and is positioning the Chicago company to return the 737 Max to service after two accidents killed 346… Continue reading Boeing Chairman Says CEO Won’t Get Bonus Following Plane Crashes

Indonesian leader behind 2002 Bali bombings to be freed: Lawyer

Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, 80, has served eight years of his 15-year sentence and sought early release on health grounds. A lawyer for the ailing Muslim leader who inspired the 2002 bombings in Bali has said the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. The lawyer, Muhammad Mahendradatta, said on Friday that the decision… Continue reading Indonesian leader behind 2002 Bali bombings to be freed: Lawyer

Huobi Indonesia Launches Trading Between Indonesian Rupiah and Tether

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is launching a fiat gateway in Indonesia to enable fiat-to-crypto trading between the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) and Tether (USDT). In a Dec. 27 press release, the Huobi Group announced that the launch of the new fiat-currency gateway will make it possible for Indonesian investors to utilize the IDR to trade more than… Continue reading Huobi Indonesia Launches Trading Between Indonesian Rupiah and Tether

Dozens killed in Indonesia after bus plunges into ravine

At least 24 killed and 13 others others when a passenger bus plunged 150 metres down a ravine in southern Sumatra. At least 24 passengers were killed and 13 other injured in Indonesia after a bus plunged into a ravine in the southern part of Sumatra island, Indonesian media reported on Tuesday. Antara state news… Continue reading Dozens killed in Indonesia after bus plunges into ravine

Look Back 2019: PM Lee reaches out to Singapore's key partners

Against the backdrop of airspace and maritime disputes in the months beforehand, and ongoing adjustments following the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s surprise win last year, came the ninth Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in April in Putrajaya. It marked the first retreat together as heads of government for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir… Continue reading Look Back 2019: PM Lee reaches out to Singapore's key partners

Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance Problems Blamed For Lion Air Crash That Killed 189 People

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian investigation found a Lion Air flight that crashed and killed 189 people a year ago was doomed by a combination of aircraft design flaws, inadequate training and maintenance problems. A final accident report released Friday said Lion Air flight 610, from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to the island of Sumatra,… Continue reading Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance Problems Blamed For Lion Air Crash That Killed 189 People

Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance Problems Blamed For Lion Air Crash That Killed 189 People

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian investigation found a Lion Air flight that crashed and killed 189 people a year ago was doomed by a combination of aircraft design flaws, inadequate training and maintenance problems. A final accident report released Friday said Lion Air flight 610, from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta to the island of Sumatra,… Continue reading Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance Problems Blamed For Lion Air Crash That Killed 189 People

Boeing Chairman Says CEO Won’t Get Bonus Following Plane Crashes

Boeing’s new chairman gave embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg a vote of confidence Tuesday and said the chief executive is giving up any bonus this year. David Calhoun said the Boeing board believes Muilenburg “has done everything right” and is positioning the Chicago company to return the 737 Max to service after two accidents killed 346… Continue reading Boeing Chairman Says CEO Won’t Get Bonus Following Plane Crashes