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  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

    As protests against a U.S. made anti-Islam video continue across the world, the president of Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, seeks to reassure investors that all steps will be taken to ensure stability and promote economic growth in his country.

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

    The country’s economy continues to grow even in the face of a global economic slowdown, the country’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Monday.

  • Indonesian President: Free Speech Is a Human Right

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, discusses the violence in the Middle East, shares his opinions on free speech, and makes the case for investing in his country. "There is a limitation in exercising a human right," he says.

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    Fed meeting news awaits and Asian central banks stand pat — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.

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    Think Asian currencies are primed to rise? Think again.

  • Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    This strategist sees emerging trading opportunities in emerging market currencies.

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

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.