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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 14 WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund's head Christine Lagarde speaks at Center for Global Development in Washington on "Redoubling our Resolve for Global Development". PRETORIA- South African central bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo speaks at South Africa's first ever Public Economics Winter School, where tax policy, industrial...

  • Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. does not want to see a rise in tensions but "freedom of navigation" must be respected.

  • SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Vice President Philip Bennett visits Bosnia. MANILA- Philippines central bank governor Amando Tetangco to speak at the central bank's luncheon for stakeholders- 0200 GMT. SARAJEVO- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Bosnia to sign a 71 million euro infrastructure loan- 0730 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, JULY 12 JOHANNESBURG- South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at a South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting- 0730 GMT. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes of its June board meeting- 0700 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • JAKARTA, July 11- Indonesian state power firm PLN says it cannot comply with government rules on burning diesel with a bio content of at least 30 percent as it would damage generators, potentially curbing demand for biofuel ingredient palm oil in the world's top producer of that commodity. Under regulations released in 2015, Jakarta mandated that the power...

  • An image of a Jakarta blast site from the metro police Twitter account

    A suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a police station in the Indonesian city of Solo on Tuesday, killing himself and wounding a police officer.

  • Brexit Asia Impact

    Thailand, Philippine and Indonesia have offered more than ten percent returns year-to-date in dollar terms, says Ecognosis Advisory's Andrew Freris.

  • Emerging Markets

    Fed hike is off the table this year which means emerging markets might be more comfortable to cut rates, reckons Aviva Investors' Mary Nicola.

  • *Newmont to get $1.3 bln from sale, Sumitomo over $550 mln. JAKARTA/ TORONTO, July 1- An Indonesian investor group consisting of oil and gas tycoon Arifin Panigoro and banker Agus Projosasmito will spend $2.6 billion to buy 82.2 percent of Newmont Nusa Tenggara, which operates Indonesia's second-biggest copper and gold mine. Newmont will get $920 million when the...

  • *Indonesia lacks data on permits and reclamation funds. SAMARINDA, Indonesia, June 29- Thousands of mines are closing in Indonesia's tropical coal belt as prices languish and seams run dry. Abandoned mine pits dot the bare, treeless hillsides in Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan province on Indonesia's part of Borneo island.

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, June 30- An Indonesian investor group consisting of oil and gas tycoon Arifin Panigoro and banker Agus Projosasmito will spend $2.6 billion to buy 82.2 percent of Newmont Nusa Tenggara, which operates Indonesia's second-biggest copper and gold mine. Newmont will get $920 million when the deal closes and $403 million triggered by higher...