Senin, 26 September 2016

Indonesia presidential candidates spar over corruption scandals in final debate

Indonesia's presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and Hatta Rajasa walk during a televised debate with his opponent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Yusuf Kalla in Jakarta Thomson Reuters By Kanupriya Kapoor and Michael Taylor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Four days before Indonesia's presidential election, the two candidates and their running mates traded barbs over food security and graft in their final television debate on Saturday. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former general Prabowo Subianto are running neck-in-neck to be the new leader of the world's third-largest democracy. The debate was the last day to get their message across to voters before the elections body imposed a so-called quiet period leading up to the July 9 poll. Food, energy, and the environment were the topics under discussion in the debate, and both presidential candidates looked to win over undecided voters, which one survey estimated at around 20 percent.

New Kings Of The Road: Big Motorbike Makers Rev Up In Southeast Asia

The Saint Peter's Basilica is reflected on a Harley-Davidson bike tank in Rome Thomson Reuters By Yantoultra Ngui KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Roads in Southeast Asia have been getting a little louder lately as motorcycle makers, an aspiring middle class and easy bank credit come together to breed a new genus of motorcyclists - the big-bike rider. Traffic in urban centers such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City has long been characterized by swarms of small motorbikes and scooters. Honda Motor and Yamaha Motor , the world's biggest motorbike makers, have dominated this sprawling regional market. The landscape is slowly shifting as the Southeast Asian market, the world's third-largest after China and India, undergoes a structural change. In Malaysia and Vietnam, motorbikes with bigger engine capacities are outselling their smaller cousins. Italy's Ducati Motor Holding [DUMTG.UL], Japan's Kawasaki and Austria's KTM are among motorbike makers looking to build a new axis of growth in this market of 600 million people as orders for larger bikes in first-world countries slow.