Business

Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami

Oct 1, 2018

An early warning system that might have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday is stalled in the testing phase

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations

Sep 21, 2018

Indonesia's president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation

Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands

Sep 19, 2018

Greenpeace says global consumer brands continue to buy palm oil from companies that are cutting down Indonesia's rainforests despite repeated pledges to clean up their supply chains

Aceh region bans unmarried couples at same table in cafes

Sep 5, 2018

A district in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has banned unmarried couples from sitting at the same table in restaurants, cafes or coffee shops

Australia's new leader hopes to be best mates with Jokowi

Aug 31, 2018

Australia's new prime minister says he wants to be best mates with his Indonesian counterpart and deepen the lagging economic relationship between the two countries

Mixed relay makes Asian Games debut; China back atop medals

Aug 28, 2018

Bahrain has won the first 4x400-meter mixed relay at the Asian Games and three runners narrowly avoided a collision when India's Hima Das dropped on the track at the last baton exchange

Badminton star Sindhu makes millions on Olympic silver medal

Aug 25, 2018

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu turned an Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro two years ago into millions of dollars in income and endorsements

Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giant

Aug 16, 2018

Forests group halts plan to restore endorsement for Indonesian paper giant

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

Aug 13, 2018

The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars

Indonesia returning yacht at center of Malaysia graft probe

Aug 5, 2018

A police official says Indonesia is returning a luxury yacht allegedly bought with funds stolen from a Malaysian state investment company