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A Swedish trade mission led by the nation’s Trade Minister Ewa Björling is currently in Jakarta to explore new business opportunities in Indonesia, one of Sweden’s important business partners in Asia.

During her four-day visit to Jakarta, wrapping up on Wednesday, Björling was accompanied by representatives from 23 Swedish companies working on the telecommunications, energy, clean technology and transportation sectors. The firms included telecommunications giant Ericsson, appliances producer Electrolux and truck manufacturer Volvo.

Read more: Swedish trade mission offers green technology

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The price of chilly pepper has increased by 120%, fruits and vegetables have skyrocketed. Fishermen grounded by extreme weather, rice production is not enough to feed the entire population. The Government speaks of serious "threat"; economists promote research.

Jakarta - Climate change and "extreme" weather conditions are likely to cripple the food industry in Indonesia. This danger has been confirmed by the Minister for National Development Planning, who speaks of serious "threat" to the nation's food supply. The chilly pepper has reached exorbitant prices, the cost of fruit and vegetables increases continuously, even the quantity of fish has fallen while rice production is not sufficient to meet the needs of the population.

Read more: Indonesia sounds alarm, climate change will affect food production

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JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia wants to build a huge dike to protect its sprawling capital from rising seas.

Jakarta Gov. Fauzi Bowo said Thursday that construction should be finished by 2025, though details of its exact size and cost will be hammered out during meetings next month.

Flooding in the city of 13 million kills dozens every year.

Read more: Indonesia plans dike to protect sinking capital

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