[JAKARTA] As losses from an erupting volcano in Bali nears US$1 billion, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his deputy will visit the island to show the world that it's a safe destination for...

FOR a city of its huge size - 10 million people - and economic heft, Jakarta lacked many things one might expect of a thriving Asian metropolis: a metro system, for one, as well as a major...

AS revellers filed into the Empirica nightclub on a recent Friday night in Jakarta's business district, just a stone's throw from the stock exchange, manager Joe Chen was counting on a good...

THE newly installed government of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is considering a dramatic increase in the use of private money to help fund expansion at the city's state-owned companies as...

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FEW central banks have been busier over the last 22 months than Indonesia's. Despite eight easing moves, however, growth in South-east Asia's largest economy is stuck at 5 per cent, lagging...

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo swore in a former education minister as Jakarta's governor on Monday, months after an election that opened up religious and ethnic divisions in the world's...

[JAKARTA] Jakarta swore in a new Muslim governor Monday after a divisive election campaign marked by mass protests against his Christian opponent which raised fears for pluralism in Indonesia.

AT local elections in April this year, Anies Baswedan, Jakarta's incoming governor, won by a landslide partly due to promises that he would shield the poor from harsh evictions, while doling out...

[JAKARTA] Indonesian police arrested three people on Friday suspected of being linked to suicide bombings in Jakarta, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed...

[JAKARTA] Two blasts rocked a public transport terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday and caused casualties, police said.