Indonesia prepares to open economy even as COVID-19 risk lingers

Indonesia prepares to open economy even as COVID-19 risk lingers

JAKARTA — “The new normal” is the catchphrase among Indonesian government officials seeking an exit from partial lockdowns across the sprawling archipelago. But with the country still contending with a high number of new daily cases, policymakers are...
Coronavirus latest: Indonesia reports surge in new infections

Coronavirus latest: Indonesia reports surge in new infections

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 5,584,400, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 350,453. To see how the disease has...
Indonesia coronavirus cases spike towards end of Ramadan

Indonesia coronavirus cases spike towards end of Ramadan

JAKARTA — Indonesia has seen two of its biggest daily spikes in coronavirus cases this week, but the worst may yet to come with concerns rising over further contagion surrounding the celebration of the Islamic holiday of Idul Fitri, due to fall on Sunday. On...
Coronavirus latest: Indonesia logs biggest daily rise in new cases

Coronavirus latest: Indonesia logs biggest daily rise in new cases

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 5,000,561, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 328,191. To see how the disease has...
Indonesia and Philippine central banks cross the Rubicon

Indonesia and Philippine central banks cross the Rubicon

JAKARTA/HONG KONG — Economic infection from the new coronavirus has pushed some central banks in developing Asia to cross the Rubicon and buy bonds directly from governments. Known as debt monetization, these bond purchases by Indonesia and the Philippines...