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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.
Apart from T-shirts, unique hand signs are also part of the tools used in Indonesia's presidential race. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.
Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, describes the influence of Jokowi on Indonesian markets. He also predicts three possible market reactions depending on election results.
Douglas Ramage, Country Representative for Indonesia at BowerGroupAsia, says the fact that both candidates hail from opposition camps is unusual for Indonesian politics.
Pahala Mansury, CFO of Bank Mandiri, highlights energy and food security, as well as fiscal policy, as the burning issues that Indonesia's new government will need to tackle.
A high voter turnout of nearly 75 percent is expected at polling stations as voting for Indonesia's new president begins. CNBC's Martin Soong reports from Jakarta with the latest.
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