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  • SINGAPORE- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on "View From the Federal Reserve" before the Global Interdependence Center "Central Bank Series: Singapore" event- 0115 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland...

  • NEW YORK— Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto, sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Yet now, across the world there are people left behind by globalization, and movements for withdrawing from global connection, "Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, wrote in...

  • Supporters of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, take a selfie with a cardboard cutout during the voting on February 15, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Race and religion will continue to influence regional elections in Jakarta, according to an analyst.

  • Ahok good for investment in Jakarta: Economist

    Song Seng Wun, economist at CIMB Research, gives his views on the Jakarta gubernatorial election and its impact on investment in Jakarta.

  • The race to become governor of Indonesia's capital was neck and neck in early counting on Wednesday sample counts showed.

  • CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum- 2230 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting.

  • Ahok performed better than expected: Teneo

    However, racial and religious sentiments are likely to continue influencing votes, says Roberto Herrera-Lim, MD at Teneo Intelligence.

  • Jakarta votes for new governor

    The heavily populated city of Jakarta holds elections to pick a new governor amid tensions.

  • Voting underway in Jakarta's gubernatorial election

    Yohanes Sulaiman, lecturer at Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani, weighs in on the threeway race in the regional election.

  • Jakarta's extraordinary election

    Ross Tapsell, lecturer at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, talks about the role of religion influencing the gubernatorial elections in Jakarta.

  • Workers of the Escondida copper mine start an indefinite strike in Antofagasta, Chile, on February 9, 2017.

    After rallying to a 20-month high, copper prices are now coming off as a workers’ strike shows signs of easing.

  • NPLs will be reduced by year-end: Bank Mandiri CFO

    Pahala Mansury, CFO of Bank Mandiri, says 2017 will be a better year for the bank when it comes to tackling the level of non-performing loans.

  • Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama at his final campaign rally in Jakarta on February 11, 2017.

    Jakarta will choose a new governor on Wednesday in a fevered election marked by religious tensions.

  • BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob and National Economic and Social Development Board head, Porametee Vimolsiri, to speak about the Thai economy- 0600 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt monetary policy committee meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe to speak at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum-...

  • *Freeport hopes to gain new investment guarantees. JAKARTA, Feb 14- Freeport-McMoRan Inc has halted production of concentrate at the world's second-largest copper mine in Indonesia and has begun to send workers home, a spokesman for the company's local unit said on Tuesday. Freeport previously said the suspension of concentrate exports would require the...

  • JAKARTA, Feb 14- Freeport-McMoRan Inc has halted production of copper concentrate in Indonesia and has begun to send home workers at Grasberg, the world's second-largest copper mine, a spokesman for the company's local unit said. Indonesia introduced rules on Jan 12 that restrict copper concentrate exports from the country in an effort to promote the...

  • Political concerns in Indonesia

    Alastair Newton of Alavan Business Advisory weighs in on the Jakarta gubernatorial election and other risks to consider when investing in the country.

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, Feb 10- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Friday that an export ban remains in place at its copper mine in Indonesia, the world's second-biggest, because it has not yet reached agreement with the government on a new mining permit. The government banned copper concentrate exports Jan. 12 to try and boost Indonesia's smelter industry.

  • JAKARTA/ TORONTO, Feb 10- Freeport-McMoRan Inc said on Friday an export ban remains in place on its copper mine in Indonesia, the world's second-biggest, because it has not yet reached agreement with the government on a new mining permit. The southeast Asian country banned copper concentrate exports Jan. 12 to try and boost the local smelter industry.

  • *Solid demand from China, SEAsia underpinning market. SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Many a swan song has been sung for thermal coal markets as renewable power generation and a push towards using more natural gas have gained traction. "We are pleased to see the improvement in thermal coal market dynamics on the back of supply cuts in China and sustained demand," said Febriati...