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  • Two suspects charged in Kim Jong Nam murder

    Sepang, MALAYSIA -- Two young women, Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, were charged on Wednesday in the murder of Kim Jong Nam under section 302 of the penal code, which carries the death penalty.The two accused arrived at

    March 1, 2017 09:05 pm JST
  • Metro Pacific doubles capital outlays to $1.6bn for 2017

    MANILA -- Philippine infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments is doubling its capital expenditure to 79 billion pesos ($1.57 billion) this year, mainly to beef up its water, power and toll road ventures.Maynilad Water Services, a utilit

    March 1, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • Jakarta pursues 'smart' answers to urban problems

    JAKARTA -- Indonesia's sprawling capital believes it is gaining ground in the battle against corruption and bureaucratic inefficiency, thanks to the smart use of information technology. Launched in 2014, the Jakarta Smart City project aims to harnes

    March 1, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Indonesia inflation rate rises to 3.83% in February - stats bureau

    JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesia's annual inflation rate increased in February, mainly due to higher prices for processed and raw foods as well as healthcare, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday.February's annual headline rate was 3.83 percent, th

    March 1, 2017 01:30 pm JST
  • ASEAN PMI inches up to 50.3 in February

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose slightly to 50.3 in February from 50.0 in January.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. February's PMI re

    March 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Indonesia's PMI returns to contraction in February

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 49.3 in February from 50.4 in January.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points toward contraction.January's reading showed firs

    March 1, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Uniqlo operator publicizes nearly 150 suppliers

    TOKYO -- Fast Retailing on Tuesday disclosed the 146 garment factories that supply its Uniqlo clothing chain, following the lead of Western peers in responding to growing human-rights concerns.The Japanese casual clothing retailer released the names

    March 1, 2017 06:54 am JST
  • Asia needs $26tn for infrastructure through 2030: ADB report

    MANILA -- Asia will need $26 trillion of infrastructure investment in the 15 years from 2016 to 2030, said a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.According to the report, titled Meeting Asia's Infrastructure Needs, the region ne

    February 28, 2017 01:23 pm JST
  • ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spending

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to spend up to $1.7 trillion a year, or $26 trillion through 2030, to meet their infrastructure needs and to maintain the region's growth momentum, the Asian Developme

    February 28, 2017 12:35 pm JST
  • Mitsubishi, Nissan team up on logistics in Thailand

    MANILA -- Mitsubishi Motors has begun operating a joint logistics channel with Nissan Motor in Thailand and aims to take it global for groupwide cost savings, Mitsubishi Motors President Osamu Masuko said here Monday.Masuko was interviewed at a prod

    February 28, 2017 07:33 am JST
  • Indonesian police link Bandung terror incident to Islamic State

    JAKARTA -- A man killed on Monday after detonating an explosive device in a park in the city of Bandung, West Java Province, belonged to a local terror cell known to support the extremist group Islamic State in Syria.Police said the dead man was a m

    February 27, 2017 11:45 pm JST
  • Brisk car sales carry Astra International through finance slump

    JAKARTA -- Astra International, Indonesia's largest listed conglomerate, on Monday reported a 5% increase in its net profit for 2016, to 15.16 trillion rupiah ($1.14 billion). Though its banking unit was mired in a slump, the group's automotive and

    February 27, 2017 10:57 pm JST
  • Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after standoff

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian police say they have shot a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight.West Java province police chief

    February 27, 2017 02:18 pm JST
  • Mitsubishi Motors plots Southeast Asian expansion

    MANILA -- Mitsubishi Motors plans to broaden its dealership network by 20% and double its maintenance staff across the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand by 2020, aiming to hone its edge in a region with bright growth prospects.Dealerships in the P

    February 27, 2017 04:35 am JST
  • Australian and Indonesian leaders boost relations

    JAKARTA -- Two neighbors with a fractious history sought to put recent disputes behind them as Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed at the weekend to restore military cooperation and reduce restricti

    February 26, 2017 11:30 pm JST
  • Indonesia, Australia agree to closer naval cooperation

    SYDNEY (AP) -- Indonesian and Australian leaders on Sunday committed to free trade and closer naval cooperation as they urged countries in the Asia-Pacific region with competing territorial claims to obey international law.Indonesian President Joko

    February 26, 2017 12:36 pm JST
  • Kim Jong Nam attacker was paid $90

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Siti Aisyah, one of the three detained suspects in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, was paid 400 ringgit ($90) and told she would appear on a reality show applying "baby oil" on Kim, an Indonesian diplomat said on Saturday.Before t

    February 25, 2017 10:20 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    Global Mediacom's TV arm faces Indonesian soap opera war

    JAKARTA -- Every night, millions of Indonesians turn on their TVs to watch local soap operas or music talent shows. At the pinnacle of this lucrative industry is Hary Tanoesoedibjo, the media mogul who has built ties with U.S. President Donald Trump

    February 25, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • Japan, China play for 'swing states' in regional trade game

    TOKYO -- Top negotiators from 16 Asia-Pacific countries representing roughly half the world's population and around a third of global trade will meet in Kobe next week to discuss a trade deal that some, like Japan, hope will bear fruit amid the grow

    February 25, 2017 04:00 am JST
  • United Tractors sees signs of recovery after five years

    JAKARTA -- United Tractors, the mining arm of Indonesian conglomerate Astra International and the exclusive local distributor of Komatsu heavy machinery, said on Friday that equipment sales rose in 2016 for the first time in five years due to renewe

    February 24, 2017 11:00 pm JST