Indonesia Morning News For April 27

Indonesia Morning News For April 27

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia plans to challenge US anti-dumping duty on biodiesel to WTO
The Indonesian government has arranged and prepared a lawsuit to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on the US’s high anti-dumping tariff on bio-diesel imports from Indonesia, a senior trade official said.
— Vietnam Plus

Garuda Indonesia Targets Rp180 Bn Revenue in GOTF
State airliner Garuda Indonesia eyes to earn Rp180 billion, 2 million website visitors, and 50,000 new users of its application platform through Garuda Online Travel Fair (GOTF) that will be started next month.
— Tempo.CO

198 residents evacuate to avoid raging fire from oil wells
As many as 198 residents have evacuated to safer ground to avoid a raging fire from an unregulated oil well that exploded in Pasir Putih Village, East Aceh District.
— Antara News

PTPP Distributes IDR290 Billion Dividends
Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of PT PP (Persero) Tbk has approved the 20 percent dividend payout ratio, totaling at IDR290 billion.
— Netral News

Broken Crude Oil Pipeline, Pertamina Files Lawsuit against Hong Kong Ever Judger Ship Operator
State oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) is preparing the material to file a lawsuit against the operator of MV Ever Judger ship and the captain of the ship related to damage to the company’s crude oil pipeline in Balikpapan Bay.
— Netral News

Captain of bulker that sparked huge Indonesian oil spill faces lengthy jail sentence
The Chinese master of the Ever Judger has been named a suspect in the massive oil spill off the coast of Balikpapan in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan.
— Splash 247

Indonesia’s supercharged power plans come unplugged
When the history books are written, there is little question President Joko Widodo will have earned his legacy as the “Infrastructure President,” such has been his single-minded focus on a sector that has long been a brake on Indonesia’s economic development.
— Asia Times

Indonesia sentences eight Taiwanese drug smugglers to death
Eight Taiwanese drug smugglers were sentenced to death by an Indonesian court on Thursday after being nabbed with around a tonne of crystal methamphetamine in a country that has some of the world’s toughest anti-drug laws.
— The News International (blog)

Bank Indonesia Ready to Adjust Rates if Rupiah Endangers Stability
Indonesia’s central bank governor said on Thursday (26/04) he would be prepared to adjust the benchmark interest rate if weakness in the rupiah currency threatened its inflation target or the stability of the financial system.
— Jakarta Globe

The Guide to Employment Permits for Foreign Workers in Indonesia
There are two types of employment visas available for foreign workers planning to work and live in Indonesia.
— Asean Briefing

Facebook Claims to Have Shut Down Third-Party Apps
Facebook Indonesia has sent a clarification through a letter dated April 25, about the demands of the government
— Tempo.CO

Indonesia to introduce halal travel index to bolster Muslim arrivals
Indonesia’s Team for Accelerated Development of Halal Tourism – a taskforce under the ministry of tourism – will launch the Indonesia Muslim Travel Index (IMTI) this year to boost international Muslim tourist arrivals to the country.
— TTG Asia

Signoff on rhino sperm transfer between Indonesia, Malaysia expected mid-May: Official
Indonesia has taken the first concrete step to advancing a long-anticipated cross-border program that will attempt to fertilize the last female Sumatran rhino in Malaysia with sperm from a proven breeder living at a facility in Indonesia.
— Mongabay

Indonesian Premium Coffee Posts Potential Transactions of $25 Mln in Seattle
Indonesian premium coffee managed to record a potential transaction worth USD25 million at the 2018 Global Specialty Coffee Expo (GSCE) in Seattle, US.
— Netral News

Indonesia to hold crude palm oil, cocoa export tariff steady in May
The Indonesian government will keep export tax for crude palm oil at zero percent in May and will again impose 5 percent tariff for cocoa, the trade ministry said on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Borealis pledges to fund Indonesian group against marine plastic
Borealis has committed to funding Project STOP Ocean Plastics, a joint initiative between SYSTEMIQ and Sustainable Waste Indonesia.
— British Plastics and Rubber

A Growing Chinese Middle Class Helps Widen Indonesia’s Tourism Sector
Amid ongoing efforts to boost the national tourism industry, an exponential growth in Chinese tourists showcases a potential that could help the Indonesian government achieve its ambitious target of attracting 20 million foreign visitors annually by 2019.
— Jakarta Globe

Bank Indonesia Conducts Ad Hoc Press Conference on Rupiah Movement
In an ad hoc press conference on Thursday (26/04) Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo provided an update on the performance of the Indonesian rupiah as well as an update on the strategies that are – or can be – used by the central bank to safeguard a stable rupiah.
— Indonesia Investments (media release)


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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.

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