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 2018-08-15 09:54 

Jakarta Post

Asian Games torch relay route in Jakarta...

After being carried in 53 cities throughout Indonesia in the past month, the 2018 Asian Games torch will be relayed in the capital from Aug. 15 to 18....

 2018-08-15 09:47 

Korea Times

[INTERVIEW] Esports entering mainstream...

Esports will make a historic debut at the upcoming Asian Games scheduled to kick off Aug. 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, where they will be held as a demonstration event for the first time....

 2018-08-15 09:16 

Hindustan Times

Asian Games 2018: History-chasing Vikas Krishan feels no pressure...

Should Vikas Krishan achieve the feat in Jakarta, he will surpass, at least in medal count, a certain legend who went by the name of Hawa Singh and Vijender Singh, who now plies his trade in the professional circuit after being a trailblazer in the amateu...

 2018-08-15 09:04 

Channel NewsAsia

Tarnished weightlifting fights for Olympic survival at Asian Games...

JAKARTA: Doping-ravaged weightlifting begins its Asian Games competition on Monday (Aug 13) without a banned traditional powerhouse and with the ......

 2018-08-15 08:51 

Malay Mail Online

Indonesia central bank hikes rates as Turkey crisis bites...

JAKARTA, Aug 15 — Indonesia's central bank hiked interest rates today in a bid to shield the slumping rupiah from a selloff in emerging market currencies as Turkey's financial crisis roils global markets. Bank Indonesia raised its benchmark....

 2018-08-15 08:21 

Nikkei Asian Review

Turkey crisis pushes Indonesia to raise rates again...

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's central bank raised its key interest rate for the fourth time in five meetings, partly in response to the Turkish currency cris...

 2018-08-15 07:57 

Markets Insider

SportsHero Indonesia Announcing Competition Winner of #FootballHero 2018...

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Took place at Aroma Sedap Restaurant, Menteng, Jakarta, SportsHero Indonesia held an event called "Pengumuman Pemenang Kompetisi Pesta Bola Dunia #FootballHero 2018" or "The announcement of Wor...

 2018-08-15 07:39 

The Strait Times

April 17, 2019 will be a referendum on Jokowi: Jakarta Post columnist...

The writer says President Joko Widodo stands a good chance of winning the upcoming Presidential elections.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-15 07:29 

Press Trust of India

Sports Schedule for Wednesday, August 15...

CRICKET: *Stories related India's tour of England. *Other stories related to international cricket. CHESS: Abu Dhabi Masters. ASIAN GAMES: Stories related to Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang....

 2018-08-15 06:54 

The Strait Times

Top Indonesia fund manager sees more losses after two-day US$27b stock rout...

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - More than US$27 billion (S$37.21 billion) of Indonesian equity value has vanished in two days, and the rout may not be over yet, the manager of one of the nation's best-performing funds said on Wednesday (Aug 15).. Read more at s...

 2018-08-15 06:52 

Philippine Star

'Siklab Atleta' sweetens Asiad medal pot...

Siklab Atleta Sports Foundation announced it will add P1 million to an already rich bounty for a gold medal in the Asian Games set August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. by Joey Villar...

 2018-08-15 06:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Ambitious Iran look to grapple their way to Jakarta success...

HONG KONG: Iran's delegation will arrive at Jakarta's Asian Games with eyes set firmly on a move back into the continent's leading quartet of ......

 2018-08-15 06:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Asian Games: Ambitious Iran look to grapple their way to Jakarta success...

HONG KONG: Iran's delegation will arrive at Jakarta's Asian Games with eyes set firmly on a move back into the continent's leading quartet of ......

 2018-08-15 06:10 

MehrNews.com

Iran's handball team starts 2018 Asian Games with victory...

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (MNA) Iranian men's national handball team defeated Malaysia in its first step in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia....

 2018-08-15 05:26 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Asian Games-bound Clarkson thankful ahead of PH debut...

Filipin0-American Jordan Clarkson couldn't be more grateful for being allowed to finally represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a post on Facebook, Clarkson thanked the people who worked together to make his dream o...

 2018-08-15 04:38 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Jakarta index regains strength up in opening trade...

The Jakarta composite index (IHSG) regained some strength opening 0.22 percent higher on Wednesday after sharp fall earlier.The index of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) rose 12.50 points to 5,782.38 points with the index ......

 2018-08-15 04:13 

The Strait Times

World Peace Forum in Jakarta proposes 'middle path' approach to counter extremism...

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The world should not be trapped in extremities based on religious beliefs or national ideologies; instead, it should take the...

 2018-08-15 04:00 

Taiwan News

Jakarta could be 90% underwater by 2050...

Parts of Jakarta are sinking twice as fast as the global average.A report made by BBC Indonesia on Aug. 13 details the rapidly worsening infrastructure conditions in Jakarta as it begins to slump underwater....

 2018-08-15 04:00 

Taiwan Today

Taiwan percussion group wows audiences at Indonesia festival...

Taipei City-based Ju Percussion Group is showcasing diverse aspects of Taiwan culture in two shows at the Salihara International Performing-arts Festival (SIPFest) Aug.14-15 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The performances are supported by the Ministry of Culture ...

 2018-08-15 03:25 

The Strait Times

Indonesia promises haze-free Asian Games, stepping up on forest and land fires prevention...

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The government is determined to carry out all necessary measures to prevent forest and land fires from spreading on the island of Sumatra, as the Asian Games are set to kick off on Aug 18 in Jakarta and Palem...

 2018-08-15 03:18 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Asian Games (water polo) - Indonesia aims to finish in top five...

Indonesia aims to finish in the top five in the men's water polo at the Asian Games 2018 due to take place at the Gelora Bung Karno Aquatic Stadium in Jakarta."We are 90 percent ready for it. We will only finalize the ......

 2018-08-15 03:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Asian Games: Thailand banks on sepaktakraw returns for medals boost...

JAKARTA: Thailand's sepaktakraw players will have little room for error at the Asian Games in Indonesia if the nation are to improve on the 12 ......

 2018-08-15 02:43 

Jakarta Post

Erdogan to boycott iPhones as Turkey's feud with US escalates...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boycott iPhones in a demonstration of defiance as the US held firm to its demand that Turkey release an evangelical pastor and Turkish executives called for action to bolster the lira....

 2018-08-15 02:04 

Jakarta Post

Italy interior minister says around 30 dead in bridge collapse...

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Monday that...

 2018-08-15 02:00 

Markets Insider

Bargain Hunting Expected To Lift Indonesia Shares...

(RTTNews) - The Indonesia stock market has finished lower in two straight sessions, plunging more than 300 points or 5 percent in that span. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,770-point plateau although it's expected to find its ...

 2018-08-15 01:36 

Jakarta Post

US stocks bounce as Turkish lira rises...

Wall Street stocks gained early Tuesday as a bounce in the embattled Turkish currency tempered worries about emerging economies....

 2018-08-15 01:15 

Jakarta Post

Trump slams former White House aide Omarosa as 'dog'...

President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at his former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman in especially angry terms, slamming her as a...

 2018-08-14 23:53 

Jakarta Post

'Immense tragedy' as Italy giant motorway bridge collapses...

A section of a giant motorway bridge collapsed Tuesday in Genoa, injuring several people in what Italy's transport minister said was an...

 2018-08-14 23:19 

Jakarta Post

Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden...

Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said Tuesday, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election....

 2018-08-14 23:01 

Jakarta Post

Online 'ojek' drivers to stage rally despite fare increase...

Ride-hailing app Go-Jek has increased its per kilometer fare for ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers in Greater Jakarta, says a company representative....

 2018-08-14 22:32 

Jakarta Post

Banten sect Jellyfish Kingdom ruffles MUI's feathers...

The Serang Police and the local chapter of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in Banten are investigating a religious cult called the Jellyfish Kingdom, which locals believe to be "heretical" for their beliefs that Prophet Muhammad was a woman....

 2018-08-14 22:28 

Jakarta Post

Jambi resident catches croc in river...

A resident of Jelutung district in Jambi city, Jambi, has caught one of three crocodiles seen swimming in the Asam River after fears that they might attack residents....

 2018-08-14 22:18 

Jakarta Post

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent...

Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and a host of La Liga stars will be beamed for free to viewers in the Indian subcontinent as part of a landmark deal with Facebook to broadcast live matches, the Spanish top flight division said Tuesday....

 2018-08-14 21:58 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia promises haze-free Asian Games...

The government is determined to carry out all necessary measures to prevent forest and land fires from spreading on the island of Sumatra, as the Asia Games are set to kick off on Aug. 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, at the peak of the dry sea...

 2018-08-14 21:42 

Jakarta Post

Kramat Jati market revitalization comes to completion...

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inaugurated on Tuesday the completion of the Kramat Jati wholesale market revitalization project in East Jakarta, which had been running since 2015....

 2018-08-14 21:15 

Jakarta Post

Investment growth recorded at 3.1 percent in second quarter...

The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) announced on Tuesday that investment growth was recorded at 3.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter, compared to 12 percent yoy in the corresponding period, last year....

 2018-08-14 21:08 

Jakarta Globe

Indonesia, UK Strengthen Cooperation in Cybersecurity, Trade...

As Great Britain prepares to leave the European Union, it seeks to strengthen relations with Southeast Asian countries. With Indonesia it agreed on Tuesday (14/08) to cooperate more closely on trade, cybersecurity and maritime affairs....

 2018-08-14 21:08 

Jakarta Post

New VAT refund rule expected to take effect during Asian Games...

The Finance Ministry is accelerating the ongoing revision of the value-added tax (VA) refund for tourists to gain benefit from the visit of foreign athletes, officials and spectators of the Asian Games 2018, which will take place from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 i...

 2018-08-14 21:07 

Jakarta Post

Jakarta drops plan on tollgates closure during Asian Games...

The city government has dropped a plan to close seven tollgates to ease traffic during the Asian Games, police said....

 2018-08-14 21:00 

The Strait Times

More than just Asiad gold at stake for Son...

JAKARTA Son Heung-min has lit up the World Cup and the Premier League but, unnervingly, it is the Asian Games in Indonesia that could make or break the career of the prolific South Korean forward.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-14 21:00 

The Strait Times

Jokowi challenger Prabowo trails in social media popularity...

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo's lone challenger in next year's election, Mr Prabowo Subianto, has a long way to go to catch up with the incumbent's social media popularity as the candidates seek to seize early campaign momentum.. Re...

 2018-08-14 20:54 

Jakarta Post

Serena Williams breezes past Gavrilova, Pouille ousts Murray...

Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday....

 2018-08-14 20:15 

Jakarta Post

Monas turns into narrative wall to welcome festivities...

The National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta came alive on Monday night, as artwork and historical photos were projected onto it for a 15-minute show to promote the city and the upcoming Asian Games....

 2018-08-14 19:21 

Jakarta Post

'Number of pedestrians' injured by car outside UK parliament: Police...

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 2018-08-14 19:15 

Nikkei Asian Review

Indonesia suffers double-digit decline in foreign investment...

JAKARTA -- Foreign direct investment in Indonesia shrank 12.9% on the year in the April-June quarter as companies wary of policy shifts ahead of...

 2018-08-14 18:39 

Jakarta Post

40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: New Red Cross toll...

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday....

 2018-08-14 18:37 

Jakarta Post

JCX performance down 0.43% midday Tuesday...

The Jakarta Composite Index (JCX) had fallen 0.43 percent to 5,836.15 by midday on Tuesday, following a sharp drop of 3.55 percent the previous day....

 2018-08-14 18:34 

Jakarta Post

Prosecutors demand 1.5 years for Buddhist woman on 'azan' blasphemy charge...

A Chinese-Indonesian woman of the Buddhist faith in Tanjung Balai, North Sumatra, faces a possible 1.5-year prison sentence after she was charged with blasphemy for saying that the azan (the Islamic call to prayer) that was blasted from a speaker of a mos...

 2018-08-14 18:19 

Jakarta Post

City raises rent for low-cost apartments...

The Jakarta administration has raised the monthly rent for 15 low-cost apartments in the capital by an average 20 percent....

 2018-08-14 17:48 

Press Trust of India

We'll know how good we are at Asiad: Nieva...

New Delhi, Aug 14 (PTI) Indian boxers will know their global standing from their Asian Games show, High Performance Director Santiago Nieva said today and reckoned the draw could play a crucial role in how well the pugilists perform in Jakarta. Seven men ...

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