[BENGKULU] Indonesian officials are forcing social distancing violators to recite Koran verses, stay in "haunted" houses and submit to public shaming on social media as the country battles to...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia will step up coronavirus testing and isolation of suspected patients in East Java, home to the nation's second-largest city and a major industrial hub that's emerged as a new...

THE rise of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan in Indonesian politics has been phenomenal. It would not be an exaggeration to say that he is the second most...

[JAKARTA] Thousands of Indonesians made a late dash to leave Jakarta for their hometowns this week, even as authorities sought to stem the traditional mass exodus at the end of the Muslim fasting...

[TOKYO] Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co is considering a sale of its majority stake in PT Paiton Energy, one of Indonesia's biggest independent power producers, people with knowledge of the...

DEBT DEALS

THE true action in Indonesia these days lies in the debt capital markets, as a double-digit number of public listings in the first four months of 2020 came alongside a year-on-year fall in the...

FOR the past decade or so, the foray of the digital economy has hogged headlines around the world. Consumers and investors alike have been bowled over by the likes of Uber, Airbnb, WeWork and,...

INDONESIA is planning an US$8.6 billion bailout for 12 state-owned firms, to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, mostly as cash compensation and working capital investments, according to...

[HONG KONG] BNP Paribas' insurance arm is in talks to buy a significant minority stake in PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia's life insurer, according to people familiar with the matter.

ASEAN BUSINESS

INDONESIA has joined a growing number of countries around the world that are preparing to reopen their economies to prevent large-scale social and economic impairment.