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  • JAKARTA, Jan 20- Indonesia will reach a decision on whether to accept Freeport McMoRan Inc's $1.7 billion divestment price for its unit in the country by the end of the first quarter, a mines ministry official said on Wednesday. Under agreements reached in 2014, the U.S. mining giant must sell the government a greater share of the Grasberg copper and gold mine in...

  • *Freeport faces difficult journey to extend mining contract. Freeport's long-held desire to continue mining in Indonesia beyond 2021 has been beset by controversy, including cabinet infighting, resignations and a major political scandal that led to the resignation of the parliamentary speaker. "The last couple of months have been a total disaster for...

  • Indonesia's central bank sees room for further easing Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 10:44 PM ET
    Indonesia's central bank sees room for further easing

    Hendar, deputy governor of Bank Indonesia, says the timing of further BI policy easing will depend on market and macro-economic stability.

  • How Indonesian jails are breeding jihadis Monday, 18 Jan 2016 | 8:29 PM ET
    Indonesia's Cipinang prison in the capital city Jakarta.

    Afif was an inmate in a high-security Indonesian jail when he transformed from aspiring radical Islamist to soldier for Islamic State.

  • Freeport, which operates one of the world's largest copper and gold mines in Indonesia's far-eastern Papua region, is a key source of resource revenue for the country, and the issue of its operations and contract to operate are politically sensitive. Freeport has started a process to replace Sjamsuddin, Eric Kinneberg, a spokesman at Freeport's head office in...

  • Jakarta attacks had limited impact: CT Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 10:06 PM ET
    Jakarta attacks had limited impact on markets: CT

    Chairul Tanjung, founder and chairman of CT Corp, says ISIS's attack in Jakarta had a limited effect because Indonesia's majority are against radicalism, and the BI had cut interest rates.

  • Southeast Asia at risk as ISIS 'glocalizes' Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Southeast Asia at risk as ISIS 'glocalizes'

    Islamic State could be mobilizing local terror groups to establish a global Islamic polity.

  • Jakarta blasts complicates market sentiment: Investor Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 12:17 AM ET
    Jakarta blasts complicates market sentiment: Investor

    Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors, says the Jakarta blasts could dampen market sentiment although the impact is hard to quantify.

  • 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.