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Boeing Co. is preparing to send a safety warning to operators of its new 737 Max jets in response to the investigation of last week’s fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia that left 189 dead, said a person familiar with the matter. The bulletin from Boeing will alert airlines that erroneous readings from a […]

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has voided principle permits to stop work on 13 man-made islands in the controversial Jakarta Bay land reclamation project. Anies said that the decision on Wednesday was made after hearing a recommendation from the Northern Coast Management Coordinating Agency (BKP-Pantura). “Based on the recommendation, we can assure you that we will […]

Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over domestic helpers. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than […]

Social networking and photo-sharing app Path is set to terminate its service on Oct. 18. Following rumors that spread over the weekend, the team officially announced the plan on Monday, sharing the shutdown schedule on its website. “It is with deep regret that we announce that we will stop providing our beloved service, Path. We started […]

Go-Jek, the Indonesian ride-hailing app, kicked off its maiden operation in Vietnam on Wednesday, the first step of the company’s plan to expand into Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, Go-Jek is collaborating with a local team led by digital entrepreneur Nguyen Vu Duc under the brand Go-Viet. “We are very impressed with Go-Jek’s influence and we […]

The rupiah weakened slightly on Wednesday to Rp 14,863 per US dollar, from Rp 14, 835 on Monday, according to Bank Indonesia’s Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate (JISDOR). Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia economist Ahmad Mikail said the weakening trend might continue should the dollar index remain at 95. He said the dollar was still in a […]

Ready to run: A light rapid transit (LRT) train is ready to depart for a test run from Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/David Caessarre)About 10 meters above the ground, a silver train glided on elevated light rapid transit (LRT) railway connecting Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, and Kelapa Gading Station […]

The European Union is set to ban the use of halogen bulbs and households are expected to switch to more energy-efficient lights, starting next month. A continent-wide switchover to light-emitting diodes (known as LEDs) is underway that will slash emissions and energy bills, according to industry, campaigners and experts. LEDs consume five times less energy […]

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday before keenly awaited trade talks between China and the United States, while early worries over a double whammy for Donald Trump also eased. While not expecting a major deal when officials from Beijing and Washington meet, investors are hopeful they can find a way out of the months-long row that […]

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani has said that Indonesia should be aggressive in looking for new palm oil markets because of various problems in the traditional markets, such as negative campaigns against the commodity and the impact of the ongoing trade war. “We should not act defensively or just wait and see,” said Sri Mulyani when […]

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