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Indonesia bans arrivals from 8 African countries due to Omicron variant

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An empty view of Ngurah Rai International Airport is seen as Indonesia’s resort island of Bali reopens for international flights, following border closures brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Badung, Bali, Indonesia October 14, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto/Fikri Yusuf/via REUTERS/File Photo Register now......

Top U.S. diplomat for Asia to visit four ASEAN countries

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink attend a meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 26, 2019. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Nov......

After shaking up nickel, China’s Tsingshan sets sights on lithium

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An electric car is charged at a roadside EV charge point, London, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 26 (Reuters) – Tsingshan Holding Group, the Chinese firm that shook the nickel world by rapidly boosting output in Indonesia, is......

Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials to sell aluminium business to U.S. fund

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TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials Corp (5711.T) said on Thursday it will sell its aluminium business, used for beverage cans and automotive parts, to U.S. investment fund Apollo Global Management for an undisclosed sum. Although the aluminium market is expected to grow globally, Mitsubishi Materials has decided......

Coal stocks lose ground after Glasgow climate deal

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Smoke billows from a chimney at a coking factory in Hefei, Anhui province October 2, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo Coal miners down in Asia Selling crimps long rally amid energy squeeze Oil, gas steady; China coal futures sink amid output surge SYDNEY, Nov 15 (Reuters) – An international agreement to reduce......

Fire at Indonesia’s Pertamina refinery complex extinguished

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JAKARTA, Nov 14 (Reuters) – A fire at Pertamina’s refinery complex in Cilacap, Central Java province, has been fully extinguished without disrupting production activity, the chief executive of the Indonesian energy company said on Sunday. The fire started around 7:20 p.m. (1220 GMT) on Saturday at a fuel storage unit.......

Indonesia could phase out coal by 2040 with financial help -minister

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LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Indonesia could phase out coal-fired power plants by 2040 if the country gets sufficient financial help from the international community, its finance minister told Reuters on Tuesday. The Southeast Asian archipelago is the world’s fourth most populous country and eighth biggest greenhouse gas emitter with......

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine receives first emergency use authorization

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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Nov 1 (Reuters) – Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) and partner Serum Institute of India said on Monday they received......

Indonesian researchers breed ‘good’ mosquitoes to combat dengue

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YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Researchers in Indonesia have found a way to fight disease-bearing mosquitoes by breeding a species of the insect which carries a kind of bacteria that prevents viruses like dengue from growing inside them. Wolbachia is a common bacteria that occurs naturally in 60% of......

Exxon Mobil keen to build carbon storage hubs in SE Asia, similar to Houston project

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An Exxon gas station is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) wants to build carbon capture storage (CCS) hubs in Southeast Asia, similar to its project in Houston, Texas, and has started talks with some countries with......

China energy crunch triggers shutdowns, pleas for more coal

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Governor of Jilin province urges more coal imports Environmental checks, surging prices sap electricity generation Fears as power cuts hit traffic lights, 3G networks, factories State Grid Corp seeks to reassure residents on winter heating SHANGHAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – China faces mounting pressure to ramp up coal imports and......

Indonesia finmin warns of ripple effect from China’s Evergrande debt woes

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Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani wearing a protective mask reacts during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities are monitoring the financial market situation in China, finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Thursday,......

Under pressure, U.S. donates half billion more COVID-19 vaccine doses to world

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WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday promised to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries as it comes under increasing pressure to share its supply with the rest of the world. President Joe Biden made the announcement during a virtual summit......

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

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U.S. and EU plan pledge to cut methane Biden asks other world leaders to join Britain says it will sign up to the pledge WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden urged world leaders on Friday to join the United States and European Union in a pledge to......

Indonesia court finds president negligent in air pollution lawsuit

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Plants are seen on a rooftop as smog covers Jakarta, Indonesia, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – An Indonesian court ordered on Thursday President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding themguilty of environmental......

Rats, drought and labour shortages eat into global edible oil recovery

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Rodents relish palm fruits in Malaysia amid labour shortage Palm oil prices seen remaining near all-time high Dry weather in Canada’s canola areas seen curbing output High prices to encourage soybean planting in Brazil PERAK, Malaysia/SINGAPORE, Sept 5 (Reuters) – In a sprawling oil palm plantation in the Malaysian state......

Panamanian-flagged tanker seized in Indonesian waters

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JAKARTA, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The Indonesian Navy says it has seized a Panamanian-flagged tanker in the waters off Riau islands after the foreign vessel was found to be carrying more than 4,000 tons of oil without valid permits. Indonesion Navy commander admiral Arsyad Abdullah said in a statement late......

Indonesia probes suspected data breach on COVID-19 app

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People wearing protective face masks queue up to receive a vaccine dose against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a mass vaccination program at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana JAKARTA, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Indonesia is investigating a suspected security flaw in a COVID-19......

Indonesia to allow restaurants, shops to reopen in Jakarta

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A worker wearing a face shield and a mask wipes a protective screen on a table at a restaurant, as the Indonesian capital kicks off a two-week “transitional” period of eased restrictions, after the pace of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections slowed over the last two weeks, in Jakarta, Indonesia,......

Bukalapak up 25% after raising $1.5 bln in Indonesia’s biggest IPO

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The app logo of Indonesian e-commerce company Bukalapak is seen on a mobile phone next to a stock graph displayed in this illustration picture taken July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration JAKARTA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Shares in Indonesia’s first listed tech unicorn, PT Bukalapak.com (BUKA.JK), surged nearly 25% on their......

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