Economy

Indonesia barters coffee, palm oil for Russian fighter jets

Aug 7, 2017

Indonesia says it will barter coffee, palm oil and other commodities for 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets

Malaysia seizes ivory, pangolin scales from Africa

Aug 2, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they've seized 23 pieces of elephant tusks and 301 kilograms (664 pounds) of pangolin scales believed to have been smuggled from Africa in a haul worth nearly $1 million

Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling

May 18, 2017

Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists says is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country

Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention

Apr 21, 2017

Southeast Asia, a focus of past U.S. presidents, has been a blip thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia is a sign of change and the president will follow him to the region later this year

The Latest: Pence says Trump to attend Asian summit in Nov

Apr 20, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be attending a summit with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the Philippines in November

Indonesia arrests man who bought orangutan, leopard, bear

Apr 4, 2017

Indonesian police say they saved a sun bear, a clouded leopard and a baby orangutan from the wildlife trade after a tip from conservationists who tracked the illegal activities through Instagram

France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visits

Mar 29, 2017

France has pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit by President Francois Hollande

Hollande: Europe can beat protectionism by working with Asia

Mar 27, 2017

French President Francois Hollande says European countries can fight protectionism in trade and other forms by standing united and reaching out to Asia

France's Hollande looks to strengthen ties with Singapore

Mar 26, 2017

French President Francois Hollande, on a state visit to Singapore, has expressed a desire to strengthen France's partnership with the Southeast Asian city-state

Saudi Arabia announces Indonesia investments as king visits

Mar 1, 2017

Saudi Arabia pledged $1 billion in development finance for Indonesia and expanded cooperation in other areas, deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy as the Saudi king and a huge entourage began a 9-day visit