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  • WASHINGTON, July 16- The United States will insist that India and other World Trade Organization members stick to promises around a global deal to lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs, a top trade official said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- The United States will insist that fellow World Trade Organization members stick to promises around a global deal to lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs, a top trade official said on Wednesday.

  • U.S. to press for Bali trade deal to proceed as promised Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 16- The United States will insist that fellow World Trade Organization members stick to promises around a global deal to lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs, a top trade official said on Wednesday.

  • JAKARTA, July 16- Indonesia's likely next president signaled a conciliatory approach to the country's contract dispute with Newmont Mining Corp a day after the outgoing government threatened to end the U.S. miner's contract over a legal challenge.

  • 'Lot of value' in Indonesian bonds: Pro     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Rajeev De Mello, head of Asian fixed income at Schroders, says there is a lot of value to be found Indonesian government bonds, and advises taking a medium-term view to deal with volatility.

  • JAKARTA, July 15- Indonesia could terminate Newmont Mining Corp's copper mine contract if the U.S.-based firm does not withdraw a legal challenge to the country's export taxes, a government official said on Tuesday. The firm, along with U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold, has halted copper exports for the last six months.

  • Leaders of the BRICS group- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- are meeting in Brazil this week to launch a development bank and emergency reserves fund that would loosen the stranglehold that Western-run multilaterals have had over global finances since the end of World War Two. >China pushes for developing world rights at BRICS summit.

  • The deal struck in December in Bali to lower trade barriers was the World Trade Organization's first global agreement since it was created in 1995 and revived global talks after the failure of the Doha round.

  • John Caparusso, MD & Head of Banks Research at Standard Chartered Bank, says the country's new banking bill is "a normal part of risk management."

  • FORTALEZA, Brazil, July 14- The BRICS group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security, Brazil's trade minister said on Monday.

  • Why Indonesia needs to cut fuel subsidies     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

    Vera Eve Lim, CFO of Bank Danamon, says a cut in the government's fuel subsidy program needs to be done even if it means short-term pain.

  • Role of nationalism in Indonesia's election     Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 8:09 PM ET

    Glenn Maguire, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at ANZ, explains why nationalistic campaign calls won't materialize after Indonesia's new president takes office.

  • Jokowi win is likely outcome for Indonesia: Pro     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:33 PM ET

    Steve Norris, Senior Southeast Asia Analyst at Control Risks, says the quick count results which indicate a Jokowin win are more credible than the ones that predict a Prabowo win.

  • Perry Warjiyo, Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, highlights the current account deficit and inflation as the main factors impacting monetary policy.

  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology this week said Pacific Ocean surface temperatures are at levels associated with a weak El Nino, but the threshold for the weather event has not yet been breached. El Nino could bring dry weather to Australia, which is already struggling with a drought, and it could also curb its wheat, sugar and cotton production.

  • JAKARTA, July 10- Indonesian shares and the rupiah rose on Thursday on the prospect of a presidential election victory for Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, widely seen as more business-friendly than his rival, former general Prabowo Subianto.

  • JAKARTA, July 10- The man most likely elected Indonesia's new president warned on Thursday against tampering with ballots ahead of a final count of votes later this month.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Still shaky despite Fed assurance Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    *Earnings, valuations concerns dominate in Europe. *Asia up as Wall St rises with Fed in no hurry to end QE. LONDON, July 10- European shares were back in negative territory on Thursday, a brief lift from U.S.

  • Indonesia deadlock: court may decide new president Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia— After Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election ended with both sides declaring victory, front-running candidate Joko Widodo called on his supporters to refrain from celebrating out of fear that it could incite violence by his rival's supporters while the nation waits for official results.

  • The appointment of the cabinet is the first thing that investors will be looking out for after the election, says Andrew White, Managing Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Jakarta.