Asia Top News and Analysis Indonesia

  • fx_fix_1_200.jpg

    Crisis mode continues in Europe and the Swedish krona is flying high — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • 113813942_opt.jpg

    If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Packaged minced pork sold in supermarkets

    Pork and chicken will join beef on the menu of expensive meats as drought and US ethanol policy combine in a corn “disaster”, the head of the world’s largest pork producer has said. The FT reports.

  • Pedestrians cross a street in Jakarta's modern business district.

    When Jakarta-based Saratoga Capital sought to raise $400 million for its new private equity fund in recent months, investors generously offered $1.3 billion instead. Brazil has slowed dramatically, China continues to look weak despite interest rate and reserve requirement cuts, India’s growth has fallen to multiyear lows and Russia remains dependent on volatile oil prices for its prosperity.

  • fx_fix_1_200.jpg

    Bernanke's testimony looms and British inflation sinks — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • fx_fix_1_200.jpg

    Risk aversion reigns and Korea tries to head off the slowdown storm — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index

    The Indonesian stock market has been the worst performer in Southeast Asia this year, owing to recent declines, but Citigroup says it’s time to take advantage of the low valuations, forecasting over 15 percent upside for the country’s equities over the rest of 2012.

  • An investor smiles at a stock exchange hall on August 10, 2011 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China.

    Stocks in emerging economies such as China and Indonesia have underperformed this year in comparison to some developed markets, but the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, says they are set to take off in the second half amid higher volatility in the United States and Europe.

  • Sold sign

    Indonesian property stocks have fallen 18 percent this year from their peaks, but one of the country's biggest property developers, Lippo Karawaci says the real estate sector is in its prime.

  • 11 Aug 2006 -- Palu, INDONESIA: Armed soldiers patrol Palu city a day before the execution of three Christians by a firing squad 11 August 2006. Hundreds of Indonesians rallied to protest the imminent execution of three christians found guilty of instigating attacks on Muslims in religiously-divided Sulawesi, a Christian leader said. The three men -- Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus da Silva and Marianus Riwu -- are due to be executed by a firing squad of 12 police on 11 August, a spokesman for the atto

    Indonesia’s tax office has come up with an unconventional response to pressure to raise the paltry tax take and shed its reputation for corruption in the form of a military boot camp for tax collectors. The FT reports.

  • emerging_markets_200.jpg

    The worsening outlook for the BRIC nations  – Brazil, Russia, India and China – has put into question whether these leading emerging economies can continue to power global growth.

  • 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.

    The Indonesian Rupiah has been under pressure since the beginning of the year, falling close to 4 percent, as investors look to exit riskier assets.

  • 3 Emerging Markets: Philippines, Indonesia & Poland

    With Europe imploding and the U.S. markets teetering, Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley, offers insight on three emerging markets.

  • fx_fix_1_200.jpg

    Euro Slips, Pound Trips, Asian Central Banks Intervene — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • While India's economic growth has hit a rough spot, Indonesia has won favor with investors, prompting calls for it to be included among the lineup of top global emerging markets.

  • 120509_Missing_Jet_Takeoff_200x150.jpg

    A new Russian passenger plane went missing in Indonesia while on a demonstration flight arranged for potential buyers. Fifty people were on board, including diplomats, businesspeople and journalists.

  • Turkey and Indonesia could be the next economies to reach $1 trillion-status, Ruchir Sharma, author of "Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles", told CNBC.

  • Copper coil

    Copper miner Freeport-McMoran isn't for sale, and won't be buying any of its competitors anytime soon, CEO Richard Adkerson told CNBC Thursday.

  • FCX CEO on Mining in Volatile Markets

    Richard Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan CEO, discusses the impact the Grasberg strike had on his company and whether a vulnerability exists amid takeover speculation.

  • 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.