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  • Indian minister wants to hike food handouts - paper Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 2:12 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Sept 23- India should increase handouts of subsidized grain, its food minister was quoted as saying, in a move that would backtrack on long-term commitments to reduce food stockpiling and undermine vestigial hopes of salvaging a global trade accord.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

  • Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 3:44 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark. From India to Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, overcrowded cities have become studies in extremes of deprivation and wealth.

  • Mentor swears in new Southeast Asia ambassador Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 PM ET

    Judge Harry Pregerson, who is 91 and one of the longest-serving members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, swore in Nina Hachigian as American envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN.

  • Sandiaga Uno, president director of Saratoga Capital, says there are opportunities to invest in Indonesia's private sector.

  • Northstar backs fuel subsidy cut in Indonesia     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:15 PM ET

    Speaking to CNBC at the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore, Patrick Walujo, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at the Northstar Group, explains why a fuel subsidy cut will benefit Indonesia.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The United States said on Wednesday it will press India's new prime minister to end his blockage of a global trade pact when he visits Washington this month, something that could dampen the mood of a trip aimed at revitalizing strategic ties.

  • BERLIN, Sept 17- Oliver Samwer and his brothers Marc and Alexander are on the brink of becoming Germany's newest billionaires with the flotations of Rocket Internet and the European online fashion site Zalando it helped launch in 2008..

  • Why it's so hard to call the end of a drought Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Unlike a hurricane, tornado or snowstorm, the ends and beginning of droughts are very hard to predict.

  • Mitsubishi to build new car plant in Indonesia Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:19 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will build a new car factory in Indonesia as part of a plan to raise its production capacity in the country from 160,000 to 240,000 vehicles per year. He said construction is expected to begin in May next year in Bekasi, a West Java town just east of the capital Jakarta.

  • Dangerous waters: Meet the new face of piracy Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Indonesian pirates push a boat out of a mangrove swamp where they hide before planning pirate attacks and ambushes on the Strait of Malacca.

    Piracy is exploding in the world’s most heavily trafficked commercial waterway, and organized crime is the force behind it.

  • Asian stocks tumble on disappointing China data Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:30 PM ET

    KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.8 percent to 24,392.86 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 percent to 5,496.20. China's Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.3 percent to 2,326.06. Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta and Taipei also fell.

  • DANYANG, China, Sept 12- Amid a revival in sales of Japanese goods in China and talk of renewed investment from some big firms such as Toyota, a dusty industrial park near Nanjing offers a cold reality check on the health of ties between Asia's two biggest economies.

  • DANYANG, China, Sept 12- Amid a revival in sales of Japanese goods in China and talk of renewed investment from some big firms such as Toyota, a dusty industrial park near Nanjing offers a cold reality check on the health of ties between Asia's two biggest economies.

  • SINGAPORE/ MOSCOW/ BERLIN, Sept 5- Germany's Rocket Internet faces daunting logistical challenges and rising local competition from Lagos to Laos as it races to capture customers in emerging markets before e-commerce titans Amazon and Alibaba can catch up.

  • After stripping out the base effects, the underlying trend in the inflation data does not reflect a downtrend, says Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 1- In the high-stakes poker game being played between the Indonesian government and mining companies, it has come as a bit of a surprise that Jakarta appears to be playing the winning hand.

  • Indonesia's August PMI drops to 1-year low     Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    The fall in Indonesia's purchasing managers' index for August indicates that the country's manufacturing sector is facing challenges, says Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC.

  • Chinese naval push could affect global trade Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Coast guard vessels from China (rear) and Vietnam in a disputed part of the South China Sea near China's oil drilling rig, May 14, 2014.

    Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 28-' Open data'- the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses- isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.