Indonesia morning news for October 29

Indonesia morning news for October 29

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia tops global list of e-commerce growth: Study
ndonesia’s e-commerce market still has ample room to grow thanks to its high internet penetration, according to the latest report on payments and e-commerce by United Kingdom-based financial services firm PPRO.
The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Transaction of 2018 Trade Expo Indonesia reaches Rp126.77 trillion
The transaction of the 2018 Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) successfully reached Rp126.77 trillion until 12.00 p.m local time.
— Antara News

Indonesia’s catastrophes lead to higher financial losses
ndonesia has put the casualty of quakes and an ensuing tsunami in Central Sulawesi province to 2,086 as financial loss ratcheted up to a 18.48 trillion rupiah (some 1.221 billion U.S. dollars), official said here on Sunday.
— Xinhua

‘Everything is broken’: Healthcare after the Palu disaster
The tsunami that hit Palu last month swept Muhammad Afif’s brother from inside their coastal home.
— Al Jazeera

Malcolm Turnbull to boost relations with Indonesia
Malcolm Turnbull has said he hopes to speak with Indonesian president Joko Widodo about the relationship between Australia and Indonesia after it deteriorated when Australia floated the idea of moving the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem.
— The Australian

Banten Pledges to Finish Construction of 164 km of Roads, Allocates IDR1.2 Trillion
Banten Governor Wahidin Halim pledged to complete the construction of 164 kilometers (KM) of roads to facilitate access to traffic so as to spur economic growth in the community.
— Netral News

PT Pertamina (Persero) Announces Termination of Cash Tender Offers for any and all of the outstanding 2021 Notes and 2022 Notes
PT Pertamina (Persero) (the “Company”) today announced that it has terminated its previously announced tender offers to purchase for cash (the “Tender Offers”) any and all of the outstanding 2021 Notes and 2022 Notes (collectively, the “Notes”).
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Jokowi Opens 5th Keraton Festival in Sumenep, East Java
President Joko Widodo opened the Fifth Keraton and Customary Community Festival in Sumenep, East Java, on Sunday.
— Tempo.co

Indonesia outperforms Europe in peat restoration: German expert
Global peat expert from Griefswald Moor Centrum Germany Professor Hans Joosten stated that Indonesia has successfully outperformed Europe in restoring peatland as green areas that supports the absorption of carbon.
— Antara News

Indonesia sets example for global shark conservation
This week, the Indonesian government hosts the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Bali ( OOC18 ).
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Deputy parliament speaker banned from leaving Indonesia
The Corruption Eradication Commission has asked the Immigration Office to prevent Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Taufik Kurniawan from leaving Indonesia for implication in a corruption case.
— Antara News

Jokowi wants more unicorns to emerge
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed hope over Indonesia producing more unicorns in addition to its four existing startups that are valued at over US$1 billion – Tokopedia, Go-Jek, Traveloka and Bukalapak.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia`s Plastic Products Meet UK Market Standard
PT Asia Cakra Ceria Plastik has successfully met the United Kingdom (UK) market standard, enabling the small-scale company to export plastic products worth billions of rupiah per annum to the European country.
— Tempo.co

BI Implements Monetary Operations Strategy
Bank Indonesia (BI) constantly implements a monetary operations strategy oriented towards maintaining adequate liquidity in the rupiah market and foreign exchange market
— Tempo.co

BNPB: Rainfall Increases, Central Sulawesi Should Watch Out for Flash Floods, Landslide
Head of the Data Center, Information and Public Relations of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said that rainfall would continue to increase in Central Sulawesi. So it is necessary to watch out for floods, flash floods and landslides.
— Netral News

LSPR Jakarta Provides Higher Education for Autistic Children
London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Jakarta is conducting a higher educational program for autistic children by employing various methods to enable them to learn and interact with people around them.
— Tempo.co

Jokowi flags off santri carnival in Sidoarjo, East Java
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) flagged off a Santri (Muslim students) carnival and morning walk in Sidoarjo Square in East Java on Sunday morning.
— Antara News

Indonesia Condemns Israeli`s Airstrike over Hospital in Gaza
Indonesia strongly condemns Israeli air strikes over the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza Strip, Palestine that damages some of facilities of the hospital.
— Tempo.co

Situation in Central Sulawesi returns to normal: BNPB
The condition of the community in Central Sulawesi, in the aftermath of devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake and its ensuing tsunami, has in general been conducive and returned to normal, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head of Data Center, Information and Public Relations, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.
— Antara News

Uproar in Indonesia over burning of hardline Islamist group’s flag threatens to boil over
The uproar over the burning of the flag of a hardline Islamist group by members of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation threatened to boil over as thousands of conservative Muslims demanded that those responsible be taken to task.
— Straits Times

Two Ministers Lead Beach Cleaning Action in Kuta
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi led the beach cleaning action at Kuta Beach, Bali, Saturday (Oct. 27) which is one of the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) program series.
— Tempo.co

LSPR Jakarta Provides Higher Education for Autistic Children
London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Jakarta is conducting a higher educational program for autistic children by employing various methods to enable them to learn and interact with people around them.
— Tempo.co

Personal freedoms on back foot in Indonesia
The local government in West Java’s Cianjur regency told mosques in the region that their Friday sermons on Oct. 19 should rail against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
— La Croix

Thousands flee flooded houses in Riau after heavy rain
Thousands of people in Rokan Hilir regency in Riau had to flee their houses after the Bangko River overflowed following heavy rains.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi Announces No More Toll Fee in Suramadu Bridge
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced on Saturday, that all vehicles are free to use the Suramadu (Surabaya-Madura) bridge without toll fee. The 5.4 kilometer bridge spanning the sea between this East Java capital and the Madura island is now a non toll bridge, the President said.
— Tempo.co

Artists from Six States to Perform at Malay Art Feast
A number of artists from six countries namely Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and the host Indonesia will perform at the Malay Arts Feast in Batam from November 1 to 3.
— Tempo.co

 

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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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