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  • A money changer counts Rupiah banknotes October 17, 2002 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The rupiah is at a six month low, 9,200 against the U.S. dollar, following concerns over the bomb blast on the tourist island of Bali.

    Plans by Indonesia to ban exports of some raw minerals from 2014 and impose a 25 percent export tax on coal and base metals this year will stifle foreign direct investment, hurting growth prospects in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

  • Attractive Indonesian Stocks

    James Thom, Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management says Astra International and Holcim Indonesia are great opportunities for investors looking to gain exposure to the Indonesian market.

  • Indonesia's Economy to Grow 6.8% in 2012

    Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays Capital discusses her growth outlook for Indonesia. Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics, Credit Suisse joins in the discussion.

  • Indonesia Earthquake Update

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports the details of the aftershock Indonesia is facing since the earthquake.

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    Indonesia's quake hits the rupiah and Cambodia tries to de-dollarize - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Shares of DBS Group Holdings fell almost 4 percent Tuesday after it said that it will buy Indonesia's Bank Danamon for $7.2 billion, prompting markets to question whether it is paying too much to become the country’s fifth biggest lender.

  • DBS's acquisition of Indonesia's Bank Danamon is transformational, the Chairman of the Singapore-based lender told CNBC on Monday.

  • Danamon Stake to Bring More Asia Coverage: DBS Chairman

    Peter Seah, Chairman, DBS, says the Danamon acquisition will provide DBS a greater coverage of the greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asian markets. He explains why Indonesia will not elevate risk in the bank's profile.

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    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.

  • Supporters of Presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono hold a poster showing their idol on June 27, 2004 during a large rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Tens of thousands of Indonesian supporters came to the rally the last one in Jakarta before voters go to the polls on July 5.

    Indonesia's recent policy measures, like capping foreign ownership in mines, has not gone down well with investors and the policy uncertainty is going to continue, says one expert as Southeast Asia's largest economy prepares for elections in 2014.

  • A money changer counts Rupiah banknotes October 17, 2002 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The rupiah is at a six month low, 9,200 against the U.S. dollar, following concerns over the bomb blast on the tourist island of Bali.

    Indonesia's economy expanded 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, as surging domestic consumption and investment offset weakening exports growth, giving the central bank room to hold rates steady this week.

  • A man walks past PT Bank Central Asia automatic teller machines (ATM), photographed with a tilt-shift lens, at the company's headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Indonesia's loan growth will probably surpass the central bank's estimate this year as low interest rates help drive demand in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, the nation's largest lender said.

    The CEO of Bank Negara Indonesia, Indonesia’s fourth-largest lender, says it’s searching for suitable buyers for a 25 percent stake in its life insurance business. He was responding to recent reports the bank is in talks with Japanese investors.

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    The Indonesian government's approval of a long-awaited land acquisition bill in December will speed up land purchases for public infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia's largest economy and boost the country's cement space, according to one analyst. 

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    Business is booming for Indonesia’s luxury jet charter firm Enggang Air Services and the company’s CEO Donnie Armand tells CNBC he is planning to expand his fleet size by 50 percent this year — a reflection of the country’s surging demand for private jet travel.

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    Nearly two-thirds of married couples and people with a significant other say their partner is the most important source of happiness in their lives, according to a new global poll released on Valentine's Day.

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    The Indonesian airline industry has made progress toward mending its reputation — amid soaring demand — after a series of spectacular crashes in recent years drew international attention to the country’s poor safety record. Now it has a new problem to deal with: drug abuse among its pilots. The NYT reports.

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    Greek talks go down to the wire, and central banks hold steady - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    Rising wealth lifts demand for exotic pets and delicacies in Asia. Meanwhile, enforcers are stretched thin.

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    The Greeks talk to creditors, the British have a jobs problem, and Indonesia gets a lift - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Indonesia's newly appointed Minster for Creative Economy tells CNBC she hopes the sector will contribute 11% to Indonesia’s GDP in 10 years time.