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  • Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation.

  • NEW DELHI, July 29- With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. Party officials are confident New Delhi's tough line at World Trade Organization talks in Geneva will accomplish that.

  • FACTBOX-India's food stockpiling and WTO stand-off Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    July 29- India threatened to block a worldwide reform of custom rules last week, saying it wants an agreement on food subsidies and stockholding to run parallel to the trade facilitation pact.

  • NEW DELHI, July 29- With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. Party officials are confident New Delhi's tough line at World Trade Organization talks in Geneva will accomplish that.

  • JAKARTA, July 25- Freeport-McMoRan Inc clinched a deal with the Indonesian government on Friday allowing the miner to resume copper concentrate exports from the country, effectively ending a six-month tax dispute and paving the way for more miners to follow suit.

  • Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Friday backsliding on a World Trade Organization deal struck in Bali last December threatened a serious blow to the credibility of the global trading system.

  • JAKARTA, July 25- Indonesia's outgoing president is in talks with his successor to increase heavily subsidised fuel prices before the new leader takes power, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. Subsidies are seen by many as the most urgent issue facing Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

  • GENEVA, July 24- India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically.

  • *Indonesia to revise rules on mineral export taxes next month. LONDON, July 24- Copper climbed to its highest level in 10 days and zinc hit a near three-year peak after better-than-expected Chinese factory data calmed fears about economic growth in the world's biggest metals consumer.

  • JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia will revise its rules on mineral export taxes next month, paving the way for the country's multi-billion dollar mining industry to resume full production after months of layoffs and stalled output, a senior official said on Thursday.

  • Prabowo's court appeal will be rejected: Pro     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:33 PM ET

    Given the gap in votes, Indonesia's Constitutional Court will likely reject Prabowo's challenge to the election results, says Andreas Harsono, Indonesia Researcher at Human Rights Watch.

  • Why Prabowo's legal challenge will be futile     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Shaun Levine, Senior Analyst, Asia at Eurasia Group, outlines issues with the Indonesian presidential candidate's claims about mass cheating.

  • *To file criminal changes against Alstom imminently. David Green, who announced on Monday that the SFO would join U.S. prosecutors and regulators worldwide in investigating allegations of misconduct in the $5.3 trillion- per-day foreign exchange market, said he had "reasonable grounds" to suspect that an offence of serious or complex fraud was involved.

  • LONDON, July 23- Emerging equities hit new 17- month highs on Wednesday, buoyed by strong post-election gains in Indonesia and a rise in Russian stocks after a conciliatory tone from the Kremlin over the downed Malaysian Airlines jet.

  • Indonesian election positive for equities: Pro     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Wilianto Le, head of research at Maybank Kim Eng Securities, says the Indonesian election has been "transparent" and the result will be positive for stocks.

  • Is Indonesia on the brink of political unrest?     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Adrian Vickers, Asian Studies Program Director at University of Sydney, discusses the threat from Prabowo's decision to challenge election results in the Constitutional Court.

  • What is Indonesia's Prabowo hoping for?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 PM ET

    Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman of Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO), says Prabowo is talking about mounting a legal challenge because he knows he is losing the presidential elections.

  • What stands in the way of Jokowi's reforms?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer, says Jokowi's reform course may be challenged by a less than 20 percent representation in Indonesia's parliament.

  • What a Jokowi victory means for Indonesia     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Cameron Hume, Former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, explains why he's not expecting radical reform, but gradual change from the country's new leader.

  • JAKARTA, July 22- Indonesia's new president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he wants to sit down with mining companies and other parties in a bid to resolve a row over mining policies that has halted $500 million of metal exports a month in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.