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  • *Sri Mulyani Indrawati back in post held under last president. JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesian President Joko Widodo pleased market reform advocates on Wednesday by bringing home the World Bank's managing director to be finance minister and upset human rights activists by naming a controversial ex-general as security chief. In 2010, Indrawati joined the World...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday it has agreed to buy up to 50 Boeing Max planes in a deal worth $2.75 billion as part of its fleet renewal and said it hopes to relist on the stock exchange by 2019.. Bellew, Ryanair's former director of flight operations, took over July 1 from Christoph Mueller, a turnaround veteran who recently resigned...

  • *Sri Mulyani Indrawati back in post held under last president. JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesian President Joko Widodo pleased market reform advocates by bringing home the World Bank's managing director to be finance minister and upset human rights activists by naming a controversial ex-general as security chief. In 2010, Indrawati joined the World Bank after...

  • NEW DELHI— "Pokemon Go" has yet to officially arrive in India, but that's not stopping people there from playing the highly addictive online game. Many fans of the augmented-reality-based game have managed to download the app even though it has not been launched in India yet. Organized "pokewalks" are becoming common in cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi, where...

  • *Sri Mulyani Indrawati back in post held under last president. JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesia's president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country's finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team. The new cabinet, which will be inaugurated later on Wednesday,...

  • JAKARTA, July 27- Indonesia's president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country's new finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team. Former Indonesian army general Wiranto will replace Luhut Pandjaitan as the chief security minister.

  • TOKYO— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans Wednesday for a fresh barrage of economic stimulus to help revive stalling growth. That would be nearly 6 percent of Japan's GDP. The proposed package is due to be approved by the Cabinet on Aug. 2, the Kyodo news service reported.

  • JAKARTA, Indonesia— Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was finance minister from 2005-2010, is returning to the role from her current position as...

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. POLOKWANE, South Africa- South African central bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele speaks at a business breakfast event in the city of Polokwane- 0700 GMT. THURSDAY, JULY 28 KIEV- National Bank of Ukraine monetary policy meeting- 0700 GMT.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said he aimed to convene a new round of Syria peace talks toward the end of August, quietly scrapping a previous Aug. 1 deadline while keeping some...

  • HYDERABAD, India _ Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $18.9 million. The Hyderabad, India- based company said it had net income of 11 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Now, the head of Turkey's second army, responsible for its borders with Syria and Iraq, is in prison in Duzce, some 216 km east of Istanbul, the most senior serving general arrested for suspected involvement in a failed military coup. But it exposed and exacerbated divisions within the second largest military in the NATO alliance, raising questions about its...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. Australia's BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, along with Brazil's Vale, have embarked on massive expansion programs in recent years to supply the Chinese market. China is the world's biggest...

  • SHANGHAI, July 26- Chinese iron ore miners have called for an anti-dumping investigation into imports of the steelmaking raw material from top suppliers Australia and Brazil. China is the world's biggest steel producer and iron ore consumer, but growing supplies from Australia and Brazil and the low quality of ore mined locally has increased Beijing's...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he hoped to announce in early August details of a U.S. plan for closer military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria. Kerry has defended the proposal despite deep skepticism among top American military and intelligence officials, including Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and chairman of the...

  • YANGON, July 26- Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party will offer a glimpse of its plans for Myanmar's economy this week, in a long-awaited announcement that seeks to reassure businesses and investors who have grown increasingly worried by a lack of firm policy detail. A burgeoning private sector had hoped the National League for Democracy's emphatic triumph in a...

  • LONDON, July 25- China's imports of base metals were once the bullish drumbeat to which the global market marched. Graphic on China's net imports of refined metals:. Graphic on China's imports of raw materials:.

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Tran Dai Quang was sworn in as Vietnam's president for the second time in four months after being re-elected Monday by the country's rubber-stamp National Assembly. Quang, who was first elected president in early April by the outgoing assembly, won 485 votes from the 494 deputies of the Communist Party- dominated assembly, the government said on...

  • *Indonesia seeks to boost revenues via tax amnesty bill. *About $200 bln of Indonesian assets are in Singapore. Around $200 billion of Indonesian money that may not have been declared to the tax authorities in Jakarta has been squirreled away in Singapore, according to private banking sources.

  • VIENTIANE, Laos— China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia's main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions. Most significantly, it failed to mention a recent ruling by an international arbitration panel in a...