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 ...

Indonesia's Jokowi may visit Japan soon

Mar 2, 2015

Indonesia's Jokowi may visit Japan soon

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, may visit Japan as part of a trip that will also take him to Singapore and China, senior Indonesian officials and a diplomatic source said over the weekend. No final decision has been made, but it ...

Abbott strikes conciliatory note with Widodo over Indonesia executions

Feb 26, 2015

Abbott strikes conciliatory note with Widodo over Indonesia executions

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers. Abbott said he spoke with his “friend” Widodo on Wednesday evening, adding that the Indonesian leader ...