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3 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Joko Widodo's push to raise Indonesia fuel prices suffers setback: Antara

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono meets president-elect Joko Widodo in Nusa Dua, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Aug 27, 2014, to discuss a smooth government transition programme.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Nikkei Net Interactive

Developer Lippo Karawaci turns its sights to Indonesia's smaller cities

Through years of economic growth, Indonesia's capital has become increasingly crowded with high-rise apartments, office buildings and shopping malls.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Travel, Asia Travel, Indonesia Travel, Jakarta, Indonesia Travel,

Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Legal barrier to geothermal development in Indonesia removed

Indonesia's House of Representatives passed on Tuesday the new Geothermal Law, eliminating the legal barrier for the development of the country's geothermal resources, which are among the largest in the world.

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Geothermal Power

The Baltimore Sun

Shambolic election campaign leaves Indonesia's president-elect much to prove

When he was nominated in March as a candidate for Indonesia's presidential election, polls showed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had a 30-point lead over the man who would become his main challenger, former army general Prabowo Subianto.

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Bloomberg

Top Indonesia Fund Sees Jokowi Fueling 17% Stock Advance

Joko Widodo, the outgoing Jakarta governor known as Jokowi, takes office in October after pledging to prioritize spending on health care, education and infrastructure while cutting government energy subsidies that have swelled the budget deficit.

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The Age

Australia and Indonesia to sign code of conduct to avoid another spying scandal

Nusa Dua: Australia and Indonesia are ready to patch up their relationship with a code of conduct that should ensure last year's damaging spy scandal is not repeated.

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Daily Reporter

4 Indonesians in rape case retract confessions

Four janitors charged with raping a kindergartner at a prestigious international school in Indonesia retracted their confessions Wednesday, saying they were tortured by police during questioning.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Hotels in Indonesia fully booked for total eclipse in April 2016

A total eclipse of the sun is expected to occur in Indonesia in April 2016, with the provinces of Bengkulu, South Sumatra, South Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi seen as potential viewing sites for the phenomenon.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Bracing for the Asean Community

The establishment of the Asean Economic Community should be viewed as a transformation of Asean's connectivity through the widespread use of information and communication technologies as prescribed by the Asean ICT Master Plan of 2015 and its slogan: "We go higher when we are connected."

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Channelnewsasia.com

Miner Newmont drops action against Indonesia over ore ban

US mining giant Newmont said it has withdrawn an international arbitration claim against Indonesia over a controversial mineral ore export ban after a breakthrough in talks with the government.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Jakarta School Sex-Abuse Trial Continues After...

JAKARTA, Indonesia-Four of five janitors at the prestigious Jakarta International School go on trial today for the alleged sexual abuse of a kindergarten boy, then aged 5, in a campus restroom.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesian police probe trafficking of underage girls

Indonesia's National Police are investigating a human trafficking fugitive, identified as Farida Zaharina, aka Ina, who allegedly forced 16 underage Indonesian girls into sex trade in Malaysia.

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Skift

Uber Takes On GetTaxi in Tel Aviv Launch

Uber faces an uphill battle in Israel where it will battle a well-funded startup, GetTaxi, that is already well-established in the country.

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Windsor Beacon

Child rape trial starts for Indonesia school janitor

A closed-door trial began Tuesday for the first of five janitors accused of raping a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school in Indonesia's capital that is facing a storm of controversy following more abuse allegations.

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Bloomberg

Sugar Imports Rising 29% in Indonesia as Drinks Demand Booms

Customers shop inside a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia. Food and beverage sales are set to grow 11 percent to 1,000 trillion rupiah this year from 900 trillion rupiah a year earlier, Investor Daily Indonesia reported yesterday.

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ABC News

Indonesia Janitor on Trial in School Sex Case

The first of five janitors went on trial in Indonesia's capital on charges he raped a kindergartner in a bathroom at a prestigious international school facing a storm of controversy following allegations of more abuse.

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Asia News Network

JAKARTA: Indonesia's first lady implicated in graft case

Graft convict and former Indonesia Democratic Party treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin caused a stir at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Monday, when he hinted that First Lady Ani Yudhoyono knew about a disputed project in Malang that was allegedly under the supervision of graft suspect and former party chairman Anas Urbaningrum.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Reuters

Indonesia Press-Bni expands Hong Kong operations-Jakarta Globe

State-controlled lender Bank Negara Indonesia is focusing on the growing population of Indonesian workers in Hong Kong in its quest for international expansion.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Indonesia's president satisfied on leaving office

Indonesia's outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Tuesday he leaves office with a sense of satisfaction after strengthening democracy and the economy during a decade in power.

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The Star Online

Amicable: Joko in discussion with Kalla in Jakarta. - AFP

JAKARTA: President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has denied talk that a rift has occurred between him and his deputy Jusuf Kalla over the structure of the incoming Cabinet.

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