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  • Tokyo's Nikkei 225 declined 0.5 percent to 20,485.56 and Seoul's Kospi lost 0.8 percent to 2,013.43. Australia's S&P ASX 200 retreated 0.5 percent to 5,673.30 and Taiwan, Singapore and Jakarta also declined. On Friday on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3 percent and the Standard& Poor's 500 index shed 0.2 percent while the Nasdaq composite...

  • JAKARTA, July 28- British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to forge closer business ties with Indonesia on Tuesday, saying British investment could easily double if deals can be clinched on infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast Asia to spur lucrative business deals and encourage new...

  • China stocks fall for second day, Europe rises Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 1:09 AM ET

    BEIJING— Chinese stocks fell further Tuesday after suffering their biggest drop in eight years the previous day while most other Asian markets declined and Europe rose. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9 percent at 11,150.48 and France's CAC-40 gained 0.8 percent to 4,967.18. CHINA'S PLUNGE: The Shanghai index fell 8.5 percent on Monday, its biggest one-day...

  • The trip, which begins in earnest on Monday, is expected to take in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and will be Cameron's first outside Europe since he won an unexpectedly convincing election victory in May. Around 500 people from Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, and 200 from Malaysia are believed to have joined the...

  • TORONTO/ JAKARTA, July 25- Shares of diversified miner and energy producer Freeport-McMoRan sank for a second session on Friday, as uncertainty around Indonesian mining contracts added to worries about spending plans, high debt and falling commodity prices. "They haven't completed the terms," Coal and Minerals director general Bambang Gatot told reporters...

  • Bank Mandiri: Rupiah hurt by psychological factors Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 PM ET
    Bank Mandiri: Rupiah hurt by psychological factors

    Low confidence in the market is weighing on the Indonesian rupiah, says Budi Sadikin, CEO of Bank Mandiri.

  • Indonesia president tries to tame infrastructure delays Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:04 PM ET

    Frustrated with his bureaucrats over delayed infrastructure projects, Indonesia's Widodo is pushing to find officials who can deliver on time.

  • MANILA, Philippines— Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown's departure from Manila was delayed Wednesday because of fraud allegations against him and his promoter for a canceled concert last New Year's Eve. The recording artist, who performed at a packed concert Tuesday night in Manila, was prevented from leaving on a private plane Wednesday pending...

  • CNBC update: Egg McMuffins for all! Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Egg McMuffins for all!

    Defense secretary Ash Carter arrives in Saudi Arabia for scheduled meetings with King Salman; one of Indonesia's busiest international airports closes due to a volcanic eruption; and McDonald's could start offering all day breakfast, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Interesting FX moves in Indonesia and India Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    Interesting FX moves in Indonesia and India

    Claudio Piron, head of Asia FX research at Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the rupiah and the rupee, which are perceived to be riskier currencies, are seeing less option volatility.

  • What's weighing on Indonesia's economy? Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    What's weighing on Indonesia's economy?

    There were evident signs of a slowdown in Indonesia since the second half of 2014 due to external factors such as slower growth in China, says Mari Pangestu, former Minister of Trade for Indonesia.

  • JAKARTA, July 19- Investors hoping for President Joko Widodo to speed work on Indonesia's infrastructure projects have been disappointed, with a plan for a $2- billion airport railway line in the capital spotlighting the delays and bureaucratic infighting involved. "Somebody has to coordinate the orchestra of stakeholders," said Emma Sri Martini, head of...

  • Bank Indonesia trying to steady the ship: Nomura Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 12:40 AM ET
    Bank Indonesia trying to steady the ship: Nomura

    Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director & Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura, doesn't expect any action from Indonesia's central bank.

  • Bank Indonesia to stay on hold all year: MS Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:55 PM ET
    Bank Indonesia stay on hold all year: MS

    Even though Indonesian growth has been falling, inflation remains high so the central bank is unlikely to step in, warns Deyi Tan, ASEAN Economist at Morgan Stanley.

  • Asia's most impressive renewable energy projects Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    Flood water is released from spillways of the Three Gorges Dam

    Asia has become the world leader in adding renewable capacity amid growing energy demand. These are Asia's most impressive renewable energy projects.

  • *Flag carrier Garuda cancels all flights to and from Bali. DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 10- Nearly 20,000 passengers were left stranded on Friday at one of Indonesia's busiest international airports on the resort island of Bali after it was forced to close because of a volcanic eruption, an airport official said. "Bali airport will remain closed until noon on...

  • LONDON, July 10- Tin spreads on the London Metal Exchange have flared into backwardation this week. That's largely down to a collective negative reassessment of this market's dynamics after the unexpected emergence of a major new supply source in the shape of Myanmar. So, has anything really changed or is this just a storm in the tea-cup that is the London tin...

  • Eruption of Indonesian volcano sparks travel chaos Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    Passengers crowd the international terminal at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport as volcanic ash has caused flight delays

    Ash spewing from a volcano on Indonesia's island of Java has sparked chaos for tourists as airports close and airlines cancel flights.

  • JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Shares in AirAsia Bhd recovered from five-year-lows after the Indonesian government on Thursday eased investors' fears that the Malaysian budget carrier's local affiliate could be grounded for a lack of funds. Shares in AirAsia, which took a beating in recent weeks after a Hong Kong- based research firm questioned its accounting,...

  • *AirAsia among carriers told to bolster balance sheet. *AirAsia CEO says not giving up Indonesian market. JAKARTA/ KUALA LUMPUR, July 9- Indonesia's transport ministry said it would help airlines struggling to meet a deadline to improve their finances, softening its stance after concerns about the measures sent AirAsia Bhd's shares plunging to five-year lows.