Indonesia’s finance minister proposed on Wednesday new duties on sweetened drinks, vehicles that emit carbon dioxide and plastic bags, to control consumption of the products in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Several thousand Indonesian workers held a rally on Monday outside parliament to protest against planned changes to labor laws as part of government reforms aimed at creating jobs and boosting investment in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
Indonesia’s central bank expects the nation’s currency to notch up further gains after it rallied to the highest level in almost 21 months on the improved outlook for Southeast Asia’s largest economy and growing risk appetite among global investors.
Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 53 and fears grew about the possibility of more torrential rain.
Indonesian Ambassador to Tehran Octavino Alimudin voiced his country's willingness to increase trade and economic exchanges with Iran, and said that he will do his best to help boost mutual cooperation.