Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

World / Politics Jul 23, 2014

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job. The Elections Commission announced Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had won ...

World / Politics Jul 16, 2014

U.K.'s Cameron promotes women

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Euroskeptics to senior roles in an appeal to voters in next May's national election. After last minute adjustments, women will now make up ...

National / Politics Apr 1, 2014

Japan starts compiling minutes of Cabinet meetings

The government began compiling the minutes of Tuesday's Cabinet meeting in preparation of making them public for the first time. The minutes of each meeting, with date, place, the name of the participants and their statements, will be put on the website of the prime ...

Cabinet to mull bitcoin regulation 'if necessary'

Business Mar 18, 2014

Cabinet to mull bitcoin regulation 'if necessary'

The Abe administration decided Tuesday to consider taking steps to regulate bitcoin trading, if necessary, after obtaining more information about the digital currency. But the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not say whether it will immediately seek a legal system to regulate bitcoins, ...

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

World Feb 25, 2014

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Egypt's interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation's military chief to leave his defense minister's post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi's military-backed government was sworn ...

National / Politics Sep 17, 2013

Abe keeps LDP leadership lineup; minor Cabinet change seen

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe maintained the lineup of his Liberal Democratic Party executives Tuesday, though he is expected to reshuffle lower-ranking members of the Cabinet later this month, party lawmakers said. The party's general council backed Abe's decision to keep Shigeru Ishiba as secretary-general and ...