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  • "A typical estimate is that a 1 percent loss in GDP is associated with a 4 percent reduction in house prices," San Francisco Fed President John Williams said in remarks prepared for delivery in Jakarta. Williams's own research and his interpretation of a range of other studies presented at the Bank Indonesia-BIS Conference bolster the argument that it should...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sept 2 Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. SEOUL, South Korea- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before the "Macroeconomic Policy and Price Measurement Issues in a Low Inflation...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 2 Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank holds Executive Board Meeting- 1100 GMT. BERKELEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on "Pensions and...

  • SUKABUMI, Indonesia, Aug 20- Poor infrastructure makes stable pricing difficult at the best of times in Indonesia, but the rural poor are increasingly pinning the blame for wild fluctuations in the price of staples on the policies and unmet promises of President Joko Widodo. With Southeast Asia's biggest economy growing at its slowest pace in six years, and half...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Some major emerging currencies took a breather on Wednesday after a bruising few days, but many smaller ones were still suffering, while stocks hit fresh multi-year lows on reverberations from the weakening yuan. Russia's rouble ended six straight days of losses to gain 0.2 percent against the dollar, while South Africa's rand matched those...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept. 1 Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will speak on Current Monetary Policy and the Economic Situation- 0700 GMT. BERKELEY, United States-...

  • Trade data reflect problem in Indonesia: Pro Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Trade data reflect problem in Indonesia: Pro

    Nizam Idris, head of fixed income and currencies at Macquarie, says Indonesia's wider-than-expected trade surplus underscores issues in the economy, which could further pressurize the rupiah.

  • What's weighing on Asian exports Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:10 AM ET
    What's weighing on Asian exports

    Adrian Zuercher, executive director, Head Asset Allocation Asia at UBS, says Asia is seeing declining export figures amid slowing growth in China and an inventory adjustment process in the U.S.

  • BI to keep rates steady due to weak rupiah: DBS Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 11:50 PM ET
    BI to keep rates steady due to weak rupiah: DBS

    Maynard Arif, VP of Research at DBS Vickers Securities Indonesia, expects the Indonesian central bank to keep its interest rate unchanged at 7.50 percent given the recent pressure on the rupiah.

  • Thai baht will extend losses in the near term: Pro Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Thai baht will extend losses in the near term: Pro

    Following the deadly explosion, markets will be monitoring the impact on Thailand's tourism sector, says Callum Henderson, global head of FX research at Standard Chartered.

  • BI has 'very little space to move': OCBC Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    BI has 'very little space to move': OCBC

    Wellian Wiranto, economist at OCBC, says it's not a good time for Bank Indonesia to cut interest rates due to the volatility induced by China's yuan devaluation and a looming Fed rate hike.

  • SINGAPORE/ JAKARTA, Aug 18- Singapore- based wealth managers, already under pressure from a global move towards tax information sharing, face a more immediate threat as Asian countries including Indonesia and India look to chase undeclared money in the low-tax city state. Indonesia, Singapore's main source of wealth assets, is considering offering a tax...

  • How China's yuan move hurts emerging markets Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    A vendor holds Chinese Yuan notes at a market in Beijing.

    China's move to devalue the yuan will impact emerging markets in several ways and investors should beware, says UBS's Jorge Mariscal.

  • Missing Indonesian plane found crashed: Official Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 9:53 AM ET
    Trigana Air flight TGN 267, which used an ATR 42-300 turboprop, went missing in the Papua region Sunday. This picture, dated September 1994, shows a French ATR-42-500, a similar model, landing at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The aircraft pictured is not flight TGN 267.

    An Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control, and was found crashed, officials say.

  • *Joko Widodo seeks to consolidate position by promoting ally. *Some Investors say confused, political opposition angered. JAKARTA, Aug 13- The biggest, and possibly riskiest, move in Indonesian President Joko Widodo's cabinet reshuffle this week was the appointment of Luhut Pandjaitan as coordinating minister for security and political affairs.

  • *Economy expected to stay resilient- c.bank gov. KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13- Malaysia's economy grew more strongly than expected in the second quarter, welcome news for embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak, but its battered currency slipped on Thursday in spite of the growth and the central bank ruling out capital controls. Analysts say one reason is reduced...

  • JAKARTA, Aug 12- Thomas Lembong has mingled for years with bankers and private equity executives, but on Wednesday swapped that to take up the post of Indonesia's trade minister, an appointment designed to shore up investor faith in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Now in his early 40 s, Lembong worked at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley before co-founding...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Aug 25 Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PERTH- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Shann Memorial Lecture hosted by the University of Western Australia Business School- 1030 GMT. ROCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Rochester Business Alliance on the local economy and the benefits of workforce...

  • SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Aug 11- Global policymakers, including those at some of Asia's most intervention-minded central banks, are holding the line on their currency policies after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan. But so far policymakers from South Korea, India, Indonesia and Japan see no reason for tit-for-tat trade-war policies. China is its largest...

  • SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Aug 11- Global policymakers, including those at some of Asia's most intervention-minded central banks, are holding the line on their currency policies after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan. But so far policymakers from South Korea, India, Indonesia and Japan see no reason for tit-for-tat trade-war policies. China is its largest...