Indonesia unveils $70bn road-building plans

Indonesia’s re-elected president, Joko Widodo, is reportedly planning a US$70-billion investment on toll highways spanning 5,400km, almost tripling the current network.Danang Parikesit, head...

Indonesia sends back US trash 

Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

Indonesia poised to cut interest rate

The Bank Indonesia is set to ease monetary policy to counter the global economic slowdown sparked by the US-China trade war, according to Indonesia’s...

Indonesia restricts social media to end riots

Indonesia has restricted access to Facebook and WhatsApp after rioting broke out in Jakarta in the wake of the presidential election results.Blocking social media...

Widodo officially named Indonesia president as rival cries foul 

Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has officially won re-election as president although his rival Prabowo Subianto alleged widespread cheating.Fears about unrest and demonstrations in response...

Indonesia unveils $400bn investment plans 

Indonesia has unveiled plans for more than US$400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to developing power stations in an attempt to...

Indonesia reveals huge April deficit

Indonesia has posted one of the widest monthly trade deficits in its history for April as exports have slumped and the expected fall in...

Deforestation and dams threaten Sumatran orangutan

The Leuser rainforest on the giant Indonesian island of Sumatra is home to the endangered Sumatran tiger, Javan rhinoceros, Sumatran elephant and Sumatran orangutan...

Jakarta scoffs at plans to move capital 

Indonesia’s long-running debate about moving its capital has been reinvigorated by President Joko Widodo, who has approved a plan to abandon sinking Jakarta.Widodo and...

Prabowo defies unofficial results to claim victory

Indonesian presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto has claimed victory in yesterday’s (Wednesday) election, despite unofficial results indicating a comfortable win for President Joko Widodo.The financial...

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