Mar 7, 2016

Widodo urges Muslim world to unite on Palestine

Indonesia’s president urged a summit of Muslim nations to be part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rather than part of the problem. Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who heads the world’s most populous Muslim nation, said Monday the entire world is concerned by the ...

Indonesia to join TPP, president says after meeting Obama

Oct 27, 2015

Indonesia to join TPP, president says after meeting Obama

Indonesia’s leader looked to cement his nation’s growing ties with the United States, declaring after a meeting Monday with President Barack Obama that Southeast Asia’s largest economy intended to join a sweeping U.S.-backed Pacific Rim trade deal. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is making his ...

Sep 3, 2015

Bidders Japan, China await decision on Jakarta high-speed rail line

Indonesian ministers assigned to evaluate feasibility studies of bids by Japan and China to build the nation’s first high-speed rail line on Wednesday prepared to submit recommendations to President Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s top economic minister said. “We have already had the recommendations and we ...

Aug 28, 2015

Abe sends envoy to Jakarta in high-speed rail bid

Shinzo Abe has sent an envoy to Indonesia to offer a sweeter deal to build a high-speed railway, a Japanese Embassy official said on Thursday, highlighting the importance of the multibillion dollar project that China also wants to win. The two Asian giants are ...

Jokowi returns to Jakarta with $74 billion in business deals

Mar 30, 2015

Jokowi returns to Jakarta with $74 billion in business deals

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has brought back business commitments worth a total of $74.34 billion in various planned projects and investments, following state visits to Japan and China over the past week, a senior government official said. Upon arriving in Jakarta after accompanying the ...