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  • GRINTING, Indonesia, April 14- Two months ago, Indonesian farmer Tama harvested several tonnes of shallots from a small plot of land he had rented in the village of Grinting in central Java. Tama's shallots were transported to the capital, Jakarta, 250 kilometres to the west, on a new toll road that was part of an infrastructure drive the president led.

  • JAKARTA, April 14- At a recent election rally, former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto repeatedly banged his hand on a podium while urging the boisterous crowd to defend the country against foreign interests. Such fiery rhetoric, a strongman image, and strong ties with hardline Islamist groups have bolstered support for Prabowo, 67, who is taking on...

  • GRINTING, Indonesia, April 14- Two months ago, Indonesian farmer Tama harvested several tonnes of shallots from a small plot of land he had rented in the village of Grinting in central Java. Tama's shallots were transported to the capital, Jakarta, 250 kilometers to the west, on a new toll road that was part of an infrastructure drive the president led.

  • JAKARTA, April 14- At a recent election rally, former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto repeatedly banged his hand on a podium while urging the boisterous crowd to defend the country against foreign interests. Such fiery rhetoric, a strongman image, and strong ties with hardline Islamist groups have bolstered support for Prabowo, 67, who is taking on...

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 16 WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia releases the minutes of April monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank Deputy Governor Ferenc Gerhardt's six-year term in the nine-member Monetary Council expires.

  • JAKARTA April 11- Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his challenger, Prabowo Subianto. They and other fact-checkers are fighting a running battle against fake news and propaganda ahead of an April 17 election in the world's third-biggest...

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Presentation by Melissa Hope, Head of Note Issue Department at the Currency Conference, Dubai, UAE 0430 GMT. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Panel Participation by Lindsay Boulton, Assistant Governor, at the Currency Conference, Dubai, UAE 1115 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its March 2019...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Bank of England's Chief Cashier Sarah John: Panelist at the Currency Conference 2019, Dubai 1000 GMT. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Presentation by Melissa Hope, Head of Note Issue Department at the Currency Conference, Dubai, UAE 0430 GMT. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Panel Participation by Lindsay Boulton, Assistant...

  • BUCHAREST- European Central Bank Vice-President Luis de Guindos participates in Informal ECOFIN meeting in Bucharest, Romania. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its March 2019 monetary policy meeting. MONDAY, APRIL 8 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Bank of England's Chief Cashier Sarah John: Panellist at the Currency Conference 2019, Dubai...

  • Chinese laborers work at a construction site at sunset in Chongqing, China.

    Ruchir Sharma, chief global strategist and head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" team to break down where emerging markets are headed.

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- European spirits makers say they are facing difficulties exporting drinks to Indonesia amid tension after Jakarta said it was unhappy with an EU decision that palm oil should not be considered a green fuel. The European Commission, which oversees trade policy for the 28 EU countries, decided in March that palm oil cultivation in general...

  • BUCHAREST- European Central Bank Vice-President Luis de Guindos participates in Informal ECOFIN meeting in Bucharest, Romania. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its March 2019 monetary policy meeting. CHIANG RAI, THAILAND- The 23rd ASEAN finance ministers' meeting, and the 5th ASEAN finance ministers and central bank governors' meeting...

  • WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds monetary policy council meeting. MOSCOW- Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina, Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov are among the Russian officials taking part in a forum organized by the Moscow Exchange. BUCHAREST- European Central Bank Vice-President Luis de Guindos...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- U.S. safety investigators have reviewed data from the flight recorders or black boxes that were aboard crashed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, four people briefed on the investigation told Reuters. It followed an October crash of a 737 MAX operated by Indonesia's Lion Air, which plunged into the Java Sea after takeoff from Jakarta, killing...

  • PRETORIA- South Africa Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico to publish Monetary policy statement. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank holds monetary policy meeting.

  • PRETORIA- South Africa Reserve Bank starts its three-day monetary policy committee meeting. BEIJING- Governor of the People's Bank of China Yi Gang and Finance Minister Liu Kun speak at the annual Boao Forum. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico to publish Monetary policy statement.

  • *Indonesia slaps up to 20 pct duty on China flat-rolled products. *China to impose duties on stainless steel from Indonesia, EU. JAKARTA, March 22- Indonesia and China on Friday slapped anti-dumping import duties on each other's steel products in an escalation of a global tariff row involving one of the world's most widely used metals.

  • Russia@ JAKARTA, March 22- Indonesia on Friday made public a set of anti-dumping import duties of up to 20 percent for a number of flat-rolled iron and steel products from seven countries, including China and Russia. Indonesia also imposed the tax on imports from India, Taiwan, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Also on Friday, China's commerce ministry said it will...

  • *Boeing to retrofit older planes, install safety alert- sources. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, March 21- Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

  • *Ralph Nader joins campaign for answers. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, March 21- Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the doomed Ethiopian and Indonesian plane crashes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said Thursday. The March 10 Ethiopian Airlines...