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  • THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT. COLOMBO- Central Bank of Srilanka monetary policy committee meeting- 1230 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech Banking Association holds a press conference on the updated macroeconomic forecast- 0800 GMT.

  • *Sri Mulyani Indrawati back in post held under last president. JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesian President Joko Widodo pleased market reform advocates on Wednesday by bringing home the World Bank's managing director to be finance minister and upset human rights activists by naming a controversial ex-general as security chief. In 2010, Indrawati joined the World...

  • *Sri Mulyani Indrawati back in post held under last president. JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesian President Joko Widodo pleased market reform advocates by bringing home the World Bank's managing director to be finance minister and upset human rights activists by naming a controversial ex-general as security chief. In 2010, Indrawati joined the World Bank after...

  • *Sri Mulyani Indrawati back in post held under last president. JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesia's president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country's finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team. The new cabinet, which will be inaugurated later on Wednesday,...

  • JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesia's president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country's new finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team. Former Indonesian army general Wiranto will replace Luhut Pandjaitan as the chief security minister.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was finance minister from 2005-2010, is returning to the role from her current position as...

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • LONDON, July 25- China's imports of base metals were once the bullish drumbeat to which the global market marched. Graphic on China's net imports of refined metals:. Graphic on China's imports of raw materials:.

  • *Indonesia seeks to boost revenues via tax amnesty bill. *About $200 bln of Indonesian assets are in Singapore. Around $200 billion of Indonesian money that may not have been declared to the tax authorities in Jakarta has been squirreled away in Singapore, according to private banking sources.

  • NAIROBI- Central bank of Kenya monetary policy meeting- 0000 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 26 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at Nedbank group's annual investment summit on "the role of business in securing a more prosperous and inclusive future for all South Africans"- 0700 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank to publish quarterly inflation...

  • *Indonesians using proxy location to access game. JAKARTA, July 21- Avid players of smash-hit mobile phone game Pokemon GO in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, are not letting religious decrees or security warnings get in the way of their mission to catch their next cartoon creature. Saudi Arabia's top clerical body issued a fatwa, or...

  • July 21- Confidence in prospects for the global economy has been dented following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, with a growing view that monetary policy is a fading force and many governments now need to borrow and spend, Reuters polls showed. "Given how fragile the global economy is nearly eight years after the start of the global financial crisis,...

  • Asean Economies

    The Indonesian central bank is likely to cut the reference and 7-day reverse repo rate by 25 basis points, says BNP Paribas' Philip McNicholas.

  • SYDNEY— A flight from Sydney to Thailand was diverted to Indonesia to offload six rowdy passengers, the airline said on Thursday. Jetstar Flight JQ27 was diverted to Bali on Wednesday night after the six who were traveling together to the tourist island of Phuket became "extremely disruptive among themselves" and refused requests from the crew, the Australian...

  • Bank of Indonesia

    Morgan Stanley's Deyi Tan says Bank of Indonesia will have to keep a conservative real policy rate because the country still has a current account deficit.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— Indonesian officials have banned the playing of "Pokemon Go" from the presidential palace. Hastily printed warnings that say "Playing or hunting Pokemon prohibited in the palace area" were put up around the palace complex in Jakarta on Wednesday. Police have been banned from playing the game while on duty, and local media reported that Defense...

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 BEIJING- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit China. THURSDAY, JULY 21 JAKARTA- Indonesia central bank rate decision- 0700 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank rate decision- 1300 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Turkey central bank monetary policy meeting- 1100 GMT. PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting.

  • JAKARTA, July 15- Indonesia on Friday ordered an immediate overhaul of the food and drug monitoring agency, a month after police uncovered a syndicate selling fake imported child vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies and clinics over the past decade. Investigators continue to unravel how widespread the reach of a drug-making ring that sold fake booster vaccines...

  • FRIDAY, JULY 15 ANKARA- Launch of OECD Economic Survey of Turkey. PHNOM PENH- International Monetary Fund representative in Cambodia holds press conference about economy- 0600 GMT. TUESDAY, JULY 19 LONDON- International Monetary Fund publishes update to World Economic Outlook, including new UK growth forecasts- 1300 GMT.