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  • NEWS

    US vice president hails $10bn in Indonesia deals

    Published on 21/04/2017

    » US Vice President Mike Pence announced 11 major deals valued at more than US$10 billion between US and Indonesian companies, mostly in energy and defence.

  • BUSINESS

    Indonesia weighs changes needed to join TPP

    Asia focus, Published on 23/05/2016

    » Six months after the full text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was made public in November, Indonesia is still examining the roughly 6,000 pages of trade provisions as it assesses its compatibility with the deal.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks Gain as US job market roars back

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved up at the end of the week as US jobs data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in non-farm payrolls in October after two months of weakness. As well, a drop in the unemployment rate to 5% increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in almost a decade. The Thai market also advanced.

  • OPINION

    Diplomacy at the summit

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/02/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left on Sunday and arrives back home tomorrow from California. He is attending the first formal meeting between US and Asean leaders ever held outside the region. President Barack Obama hosted the meeting so he could get across his thoughts on China's actions in the South China Sea and also on the fight against rising terrorist threats in the region. It was such a good idea it should go on the diplomatic calendar.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares drift lower in thin Pre-Holiday trade

    Business, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Recap: The oil price retreat and lack of positive market-moving factors weighed on Asian stocks last week. Thai shares also tracked the fall in the regional bourses, but buying in tax-saving funds ahead of the year-end limited the downside.

  • OPINION

    US discovers SE Asia

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/04/2017

    » One hundred days into the Donald Trump presidency, the United States has realised there is a part of the world it ignored. Vice-President Mike Pence has been in Indonesia, praising its "moderate" Muslims. Mr Trump will attend all three big East Asia summits in November. He also will make official visits to Vietnam and the Philippines. They are the hosts of the summits of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (Asean), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), and East Asia.

  • NEWS

    US trade rep urges Indonesia to lift beef import ban

    AFP, Published on 26/04/2012

    » The US trade representative on Thursday called for Indonesia to lift its import ban on some American beef products, saying there was "no evidence" that a Californian mad cow case had tainted food markets.

  • NEWS

    Indonesia posts first trade deficit in 12 months

    Published on 15/12/2015

    » JAKARTA — Indonesia posted its first trade deficit in 12 months in November, highlighting persistently weak demand at home and abroad and the growing impact of slumping prices on economies of the world's major commodity exporters.

  • NEWS

    Indonesia’s garlic shortage explained

    Published on 15/03/2013

    » Import restrictions on an extensive list of fruit and vegetables have forced the price of garlic to rocket in Indonesia, up by an average of 31% in February.

  • BUSINESS

    TPP dividend foreseen

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 29/08/2016

    » The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the gigantic free-trade agreement signed by 12 countries including the United States, has brightened the outlook of American businesses in Southeast Asia as they expect it to spur more US trade and investment in the region.

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