Indonesia Morning News For June 16

Indonesia Morning News For June 16

Indonesia morning news

Indonesia launches web monitor to keep check on food price inflation
In a move designed to help keep food prices stable and inflation in line with official targets, Indonesian officials have launched a website to monitor the prices of the 10 main food commodities.
— Food Navigator Asia

Indonesia emerges as Vietnam’s largest auto exporter
Indonesia overtook Thailand as Vietnam’s biggest exporter of cars under nine seats in May, said the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
— VietNamNet Bridge

BPS: Non – Oil and Gas Exports Increase by 6.37 Percent
The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reports that non – oil and gas exports in May hit US$13.02 billion or increased by 6.37 percent on a month-on-month basis and 23.34 percent increase on a year-on-year basis.

Indonesia offers Bali railway project to China
Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan announced on Thursday that Indonesia had offered a railway project in Bali to Chinese investors.
— The Jakarta Post

Fewer checks, more corruption for Indonesia
Indonesia’s Parliament, widely considered the country’s most corrupt institution, is up to its old tricks again in shamelessly trying to defang the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK), the state agency surveys show Indonesians trust most.
— Asia Times

Indonesia has good outlook, yet should cut restrictions: World Bank
Indonesia saw in 2017 on a strong footing with better a global environment supported by the country’s fiscal performance and better quality of spending, according to the World Bank’s Indonesia Economic Quarterly report released this month.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Plows Ahead on Fisheries Protection, Despite Resource Constraints
Foreign fishing in Indonesian waters has long been a concern for the government, for which it has recently taken a literally explosive approach: blowing up illicit fishing boats. But the country’s wildly popular Minister of Marine Affairs lobbied the United Nations last week to declare illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUUF) an organized crime, signaling growing frustration and a new approach from Jakarta.
— Voice of America

Government prepares 3,826 health facilities during homecoming flow
Central and regional governments collaborated with private institutions to prepare 3,826 health care facilities around the routes of homecoming throughout Indonesia during the 2017 Lebaran.
— Antara News

Indonesia holds key rate after Fed hikes U.S. rates
Indonesia’s central bank, in a policy decision hours after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates, on Thursday left its benchmark interest rate unchanged, saying the current level still fits efforts to maintain stability and support growth.
— Times of India

How Indonesia Mulls Power of Countries to Combat ISIS in Marawi
The defense ministers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, and the Philippines will meet on June 19 in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, to discuss the ISIS issue in Marawi, Southern Philippines.
— Netralnews

Google tax deal to shake up how tech firms operate in Indonesia
Alphabet Inc’s Google Asia Pacific headquarters has agreed on future tax payments in Indonesia, the communications minister said, paving the way for a shake-up in how technology firms operate in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.
— Coconuts Jakarta

S-E Asia PE deal value surges 42%
The overall value of private equity deals in South-east Asia hit US$7.8 billion (S$10.8 billion) last year – 42 per cent up on 2015 although the number of transactions fell, EY said yesterday.
— The Straits Times

Indonesia’s May Exports, Imports Surge More Than Expected
Indonesia’s exports and imports surged more than expected in May, while the trade balance was smaller than expected, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said on Thursday (15/06).
— Jakarta Globe

Government launches 15th economic policy package
The Indonesian government has launched the 15th economic policy package to develop the businesses and competitiveness of national logistic service providers.
— Antara News

BI maintains reference rate at 4.75 percent
Bank Indonesia (BI) has decided to maintain its “7-Day Reverse Repo Rate” at 4.75 percent for the eighth time in a row to preserve macro-economic stability following the Federal Reserves interest rate increase and to anticipate potential domestic inflation hike in June.
— Antara News

Creating Scientific Writing Environment for Indonesian Nutrition Scientists
A great challenge, facing Indonesian scientists is how to prepare a qualified scientific paper and get it published in a peer-reviewed international journal.
— The Jakarta Post

UN Supports Indonesia to Eradicate Illegal Fishing
Indonesian Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti urges UN country members to include the practice of illegal fishing as a transnational organized crime. She said that at the United Nation Ocean conference.

Dozens of Indonesian priests resign after accusing bishop of embezzlement
Dozens of Indonesian priests have quit their posts after accusing a bishop on the Catholic majority island of Flores of embezzling more than $100,000 of church funds for personal use.
— The Catholic Register


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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