*Baghdad authorities halt cargo flights to Kurdish capital Arbil. BAGHDAD, July 10- Kurdish ministers said they were boycotting meetings of Iraq's caretaker cabinet and authorities in Baghdad halted cargo flights to two Kurdish cities, in an escalating row between the Shi'ite-led central government and Kurdish leaders.» Read More
SEOUL, South Korea— Global markets were mixed Thursday with a slight pickup in China's exports failing to give a lift to European stocks after most Asian indexes closed up. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.4 percent to 6,693.71.
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.
With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
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.
JAKARTA, July 10- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the two candidates in Wednesday's disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check during what will be an agonisisng two-week wait for an official result. The Election Commission is due to announce the official result on July 22.
Tigor Siahaan, Chief Country Officer, Citi Indonesia, says investors expect a Jokowi win based on early counts. He also explains why unrest is unlikely in the event of a tight or contested result.
Edimon Ginting, Deputy Country Director, Indonesia, ADB, says now is the time for the Indonesian government to focus on domestic reforms.
Vasu Menon, President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, says Jokowi's reform agenda makes him a favorite among investors and describes how his victory will give markets a boost.
Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman, Indonesian Employers Association, says authorities must monitor the possibility of vote manipulation and discusses the risk of social unrest.
Shaun Levine, Senior Analyst at Eurasia, says Indonesia is in a "wait and see" phase before official results are released but based on early counts, Jokowi may have won the election.
After Brazil's brutal World Cup loss, its populace could focus on the tournament's costs amid a flagging economy.
JAKARTA, July 10- Indonesia's stock market is expected to come under pressure on Thursday after both presidential candidates claimed victory in a tightly fought election.
TRIPOLI, July 9- Libya's oil industry hopes life will return to normal now that a wave of protests has ebbed, but it will take months to ramp up production and more unrest is in prospect as political chaos spreads in the North African country.
The Nevada Democrat used Senate procedures to prevent votes on any amendments to a bipartisan measure expanding hunters' access to public lands and renewing land conservation programs.
Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he is leaning toward opposing an August ballot measure that would insert a right to farm in the Missouri Constitution, ending his silence on the subject.
*Kurds in Turkey seek greater autonomy, not independence. ISTANBUL, July 9- What has long been a dream for the Middle East's Kurds, an independent state, is within reach in Iraq, but Turkey's Kurds, wearied by a 30- year conflict with Ankara, see a brighter future at home, where negotiations could deliver the rights they have fought for.
After a month of intense campaigning, Indonesians voted on July 9 to elect their first new president in a decade.
JAKARTA, Indonesia— The rival candidates in Indonesia's presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago. According to the three most reputable quick-count surveys, soft-spoken Jakarta Gov.
Anies Baswedan, Campaign Manager for Joko Widodo, elaborates on the presidential candidate's stance on issues like fuel subsidies and food security.
Sandiaga Uno, Spokesman for Prabowo Subianto's presidential campaign, says the candidate represents a "clear, firm and decisive government" that has political support to push for economic reform.
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