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  • Markets unperturbed by Jakarta blasts: CLSA Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 12:09 AM ET
    Markets unperturbed by Jakarta blasts: CLSA

    Markets did not react much to Jakarta blasts, in part because it was offset by the BI rate cut, says Sarina Lesmina, head of Indonesia research at CLSA.

  • JAKARTA, Jan 15- Indonesia's trade balance moved back into surplus in 2015, after three years of deficits, but the turnaround mostly showed how sluggish the economy has been. In 2014, Indonesia had a deficit of $2.2 billion. Export will remain flat "for some time", Wai Ho Leong of Barclays in Singapore said, but with infrastructure spending picking up, "we believe the...

  • Why Indonesia’s markets kept calm and carried on Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 11:11 PM ET

    Indonesia’s markets have shrugged off the concerted terrorist attack on its capital, with the currency and shares recovering quickly.

  • Are markets affected by Indonesia attacks? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:32 PM ET
    Are markets affected by Indonesia attacks?

    Based on the past four major attacks, 2002 was the only time markets had a negative reaction, states Isnaputra Iskandar, head of research at Maybank Kim Eng Securities.

  • 'Indonesia responded rapidly and professionally' Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 9:32 PM ET
    'Indonesia responded rapidly and professionally'

    International investors and business leaders were reassured by Indonesia's swift response to the attacks, says Douglas Ramage, MD at BowerGroupAsia

  • Indonesia's economy will be unaffected: BMI Research Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:45 PM ET
    Indonesia's economy will be unaffected: BMI Research

    Cedric Chehab, head of Asia research at BMI Research, explains that Indonesia's economy won't be affected because the attack was away from tourist spots and the central bank cut rates Thursday.

  • Are businesses in Indonesia concerned? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:10 PM ET
    Are businesses in Indonesia concerned?

    Lin Neumann, MD at Amcham Indonesia, says that businesses are not worried, because they have already factored in the risk of potential attacks in Indonesia.

  • Jakarta attacks are part of larger picture: Oliver Wyman

    Recent attacks in Jakarta, Istanbul and Paris are all part of global societal distress, says David Howard-Jones, partner at Oliver Wyman.

  • Markets shrugged off the terror attack: Strategist Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:12 PM ET
    Markets shrugged off the terror attack: Strategist

    Attacks like Thursday's Jakarta blasts have very small economic or market impacts, explains Geoff Lewis, global market strategist at Manulife Asset Management.

  • Can Bank Indonesia's rate cut help to calm sentiments? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 6:32 PM ET
    Can Bank Indonesia's rate cut help to calm sentiments?

    Divya Devesh, Asia FX strategist at Standard Chartered, said Bank Indonesia's rate cut helped stabilize sentiment on Indonesia.

  • Indonesia's identified the Jakarta attacks mastermind Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:46 PM ET
    Indonesia's identified the Jakarta attacks mastermind

    Sri Jegarajah reports on the latest developments in Jakarta attacks, including the suspected culprits.

  • Jemaah Islamiyah offshoot likely behind Jakarta attacks Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 5:23 PM ET
    Jemaah Islamiyah offshoot likely behind Jakarta attacks

    Jonah Blank, senior political scientist at RAND, says Islamic State has been trying to take over the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Jemaah Islamiyah terror network in the region.

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta attack Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:38 AM ET
    Indonesian police hold rifles while walking behind a car for protection in Jakarta January 14, 2016. Several explosions went off and gunfire broke out in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday and police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one the blasts.

    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terrorist bomb and gun attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to Reuters.

  • BENGALURU, Jan 14- Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the world. Elwin de Groot, senior market economist at Rabobank, warned that the world could no longer rely...

  • Terrorists attack Jakarta Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 9:01 AM ET
    Terrorists attack Jakarta

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla provides an update on the terror attack in Indonesia leaving at least seven people dead.

  • *Oil back above $30 a barrel. LONDON, Jan 14- Share markets and heavily commodity-dependent currencies took a fresh beating on Thursday, having been floored again by the latest plunge in oil prices, this time to below $30 a barrel. MSCI's 46- country world index was down for its 10th day in the last 11 and Europe took another 2 percent hit, as worries that French...

  • Jan 14- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after a sharp fall the day before, as JPMorgan kicked off earnings for big banks with better-than-expected results. *Global shares fell as Brent crude hovered near 12- year lows on the looming prospect of higher supplies from Iran. *JPMorgan shares were up 1.6 percent premarket at $58.25 after the...

  • MILAN, Jan 14- European equities slumped to a 13- month low on Thursday, with the automobile sector leading the market lower after Renault shares tumbled following reports that fraud investigators searched its offices. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 2.8 percent, also under pressure following a Reuters report saying many European Central Bank...

  • Jakarta police chief says deadly blast definitely ISIS Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 7:01 AM ET
    Jakarta police chief says deadly blast definitely ISIS

    CNBC's Susan Li reports the latest details on the deadly attack in Indonesia that left seven people dead.

  • LONDON, Jan 14- Emerging assets took another dive on Thursday with stocks plumbing fresh 6-1/ 2 year lows and currencies slipping as oil dipped below a key threshold and fresh investor concerns over global growth. "The worries about China aren't over yet- there might be a respite, or a calmer period now the Chinese authorities are intervening," he said, adding that any...