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  • Palm oil sector falls victim to SEAsia's haze crisis Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    Palm oil sector falls victim to SEAsia's haze crisis

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of research at Religare Capital Markets Singapore, says the Southeast Asian haze crisis will have an impact on palm oil productivity.

  • Volcanic eruption stranding Bali travelers Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Volcanic eruption stranding Bali travelers

    Thousands of tourists are stranded on three Indonesian islands after Mount Rinjani volcano erupted on Wednesday

  • *Indonesia palm oil output has risen consecutively since 1998. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4- Palm yields in Indonesia's key producing areas are expected to fall as much as 20 percent in the first half of 2016 due to an ongoing El Nino weather event, although total annual output may remain steady as new plantations mature, a Reuters survey shows. "To say production will drop is...

  • Could a rate cut happen this month in Indonesia? Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 10:39 PM ET

    Indonesia's chief economic minister said the central bank has room to cut interest rates after inflation eased to 6.25 percent in October.

  • LONDON, Nov 3- A 15- year high for tech stocks on the Nasdaq helped world shares to a 2-1/ 2 month peak on Tuesday, though more engine trouble for Volkswagen and a $5.1 billion cash call by Standard Chartered left Europe feeling flat. Europe's FTSEurofirst dipped 0.1 percent though MSCI's 45- country All World index remained just about in positive territory after 1...

  • European stocks are set to open higher with spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open up 0.4 percent, Germany's DAX was seen 0.2 percent higher, and France's CAC 40 up 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan broke a five-day losing streak, rising 1.4 percent. But there as signs of a potential headwind for Asia in the...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 2- In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. WCRW is just one of a growing number of stations across the world through which Beijing is broadcasting China- friendly news and programming. Many of these stations primarily broadcast content created or...

  • Why is Indonesia so hard to manage? Sunday, 1 Nov 2015 | 7:08 PM ET
    Why is Indonesia so hard to manage?

    Joshua Crabb, the head of Asian Equities at Old Mutual Global Investors, outlines the difficulty in managing Indonesia.

  • Indonesia has the largest digital economy in the region: Minister

    E-commerce in Indonesia will reach a $130B by 2020, according to Rudiantra, Indonesia's Minister of Information and Communication.

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Emerging market equities slid to three-week lows on Thursday and currencies weakened after the U.S. MSCI's emerging equity index retreated 1.4 percent to its lowest level since Oct. 8 after the Fed left interest rates unchanged at its October meeting but failed to repeat earlier warnings about the impact of slower global growth on the U.S....

  • Here's how to play El Nino Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 11:48 PM ET
    In this handout provided by NASA from the the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, weather system Arthur travels up the east coast of the United States, July 2, 2014.

    The El Nino weather pattern sweeping the globe is causing a slew of disruptions, and across markets it's creating some clear winners and losers.

  • Investing in China's two-tiered economy Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 1:07 AM ET
    Investing in China's two-tiered economy

    Wong Kok Hoi, MD and CIO at APS Asset Management, says stocks related to China's old, manufacturing-based economy will continue to struggle while new, service-based economy stocks will perform well.

  • The hazy reason why Apple’s CEO got stood up Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 7:37 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

    Indonesia's president cut short his maiden U.S. trip, standing up Apple's CEO, amid increasing political pressure over raging forest fires.

  • Can Jokowi convince foreign investors? Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 1:32 AM ET
    Can Jokowi convince foreign investors?

    Bhavya Sehgal, head of research for Asia Pacific at Frontier Strategy Group, says it will be difficult for PM Joko Widodo to alter investors' perceptions of Indonesia.

  • Jokowi: Indonesia will join TPP trade deal Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 9:43 PM ET
    Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo said his country intends to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership the U.S. has forged with 11 other countries.

  • Shifting loan trends hit Danamon's profits Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 9:17 PM ET
    Shifting loan trends hit Danamon's profits

    Vera Eve Lim, CFO of Bank Danamon and a member of CNBC's CFO Council, says net profits for the first three quarters were lower on changes in loan trends, but that there were also positive trends emerging.

  • Indonesian tech leaders court Silicon Valley Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Indonesian tech leaders court Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley is not aware how attractive Indonesia's tech environment is, says Naveen Menon, partner and Asia Pacific head of communications in media and technology practice at A.T. Kearney.

  • GENEVA, Oct 26- The benefits of a treaty that will cut red tape at borders and standardize customs procedures are much larger than previously thought and could add $3.6 trillion to annual global exports, the World Trade Organization said in a report on Monday. The WTO's trade facilitation agreement, struck at a ministerial conference in Bali in December 2013,...

  • Watch out for news of Indonesia-US FDI Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Watch out for news of Indonesia-US FDI

    Indonesia's PM has to reduce reliance on imported goods and boost domestic upstream manufacturing, says Harry Su, head of corporate strategy and research at Bahana Securities.

  • Banyan Tree debuts its fourth hotel brand Sunday, 25 Oct 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    Banyan Tree debuts its fourth hotel brand

    Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman at Banyan Tree Group, says Banyan's recently launched hotel brand, Dhawa, caters to increasing numbers of Chinese middle-class, inbound travelers.