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  • Jakarta governor-elect Anis Baswedan (R) and his deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Una (L) hold hands during a press conference in Jakarta on April 19, 2017.

    Former Indonesian education minister Anies Baswedan won the race for Jakarta governor after a polarizing campaign.

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

    Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Indonesia on April 20, as part of his 10-day visit to Asia.

  • Indonesia needs to have a peaceful transition until new governor Anies Baswedan takes power, warns Song Seng Wun of CIMB Private Banking.

  • Jakarta gubernatorial election: 'Anything could happen'

    Ross Tapsell, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, says it's hard to tell whether Ahok or Anies Baswedan will win the top job in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • NEW YORK- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure at C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics in New York 1200 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- European Central Bank board member Peter Praet will give a speech at the " Levy Economics Institute's 26th annual Hyman P. Minsky conference" 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of Canada Senior...

  • NEW YORK- European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure at C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics in New York 1200 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- European Central Bank board member Peter Praet will give a speech at the " Levy Economics Institute's 26th annual Hyman P. Minsky conference" 1400 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of Canada Senior...

  • BEIJING, April 18- China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation, the Italian prime minister. President Xi Jinping has championed what China formally calls the "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR, initiative to build a new...

  • *Japan, U.S. agree dialog should produce concrete results. *Japan had a $69- bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday kicked off talks with Japan that the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure investment, putting Tokyo on notice that Washington wants results soon.

  • *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence kicked off talks with Japan on Tuesday the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure investment, after seeking to reassure Washington's key ally amid rising tensions over North Korea. "When President Trump agreed to this dialogue, he...

  • *Pence begins Japan leg of tour with working lunch with PM Abe. *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence kicked off talks with Japan on Tuesday the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure investment, after seeking to reassure Washington's key ally amid rising tensions over North...

  • Xi has championed what China formally calls the "One Belt, One Road" or OBOR initiative to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids. China has dedicated $40 billion to a Silk Road Fund and the idea was the driving force behind the...

  • *Pence to begin Japan leg with working lunch with PM Abe. *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence landed in Tokyo on Tuesday, where he is expected to reassure Washington's ally amid tensions over North Korea, while also holding talks the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure...

  • *Pence to begin Japan leg with working lunch with PM Abe. *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence will meet Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo the White House hopes will open doors for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese infrastructure investment in the United...

  • Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese investment for infrastructure projects in the United States. Last year, Japan had a $69 billion trade surplus with the United States, the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington- 1830 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- Esther George, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College's 26th Annual Minsky Conference 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of April...

  • WASHINGTON- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim participates in a discussion in Washington- 1830 GMT. ANNANDALE- ON- HUDSON, New York- Esther George, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks before the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College's 26th Annual Minsky Conference 1300 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of April...

  • Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese investment for infrastructure projects in the United States. Last year, Japan had a $69 billion trade surplus with the United States, the U.S....

  • Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese investment for infrastructure projects in the United States. Tokyo is the second stop on Pence's 10- day tour of Asia, a trip aimed at emphasizing...

  • Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading 'Pukkuksong' during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.

    North Korea revealed what appeared to be new intercontinental ballistic missiles over the weekend, but that doesn't mean it will use them.

  • Even if leading candidate Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, aka Ahok, wins the vote, he may get arrested on blasphemy charges, Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank warns.