More than two weeks after Indonesia's export ban, the price of cooking oil remains far above the retail price ceiling.
Indonesia is the world's biggest palm oil producer but its erratic export policies have pushed Indian consumers to increase their dependence on Malaysia.
As urban traffic gets more miserable, entrepreneurs are looking to a future in which commuters hop into "air taxis" that whisk them over clogged roads.
Most manufacturing industries have suffered, leaving only mining and raw-material producers to shine during these challenging times.
Western businesses have found themselves in an increasingly precarious position in Hong Kong, especially as geopolitical tensions have risen with China.
The ministry previously instructed regional administrations to nominate candidates without revealing how many names each region must offer.
The paper says Asean has done much to put pressure on the Myanmar junta, and the NUG needs to move beyond condemnation, regret and criticism.
A key problem that Indonesia is currently facing in its G20 presidency is a low level of economic engagement with other G20 countries.
Simple packaged cooking oil prices have risen 28 percent to-date due to high global crude palm oil prices, according to Trade Ministry data.
The overall manufacturing PMI for ASEAN grew 1.1 points to 52.8 in the seventh consecutive month of improving figures.