Indonesia morning news for September 3

Indonesia morning news for September 3

Indonesia morning newsOlympic dreams as Asian Games close in Jakarta
The 18th Asian Games closed in a glittering ceremony in Jakarta on Sunday (Sep 2) as hosts Indonesia dreamed of stepping up to host the Olympics in 2032.
— Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia-Australia Reach Agreement on IA-CEPA
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Marrison have reached an agreement on Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) at a meeting in Bogor on Friday. They witnessed the signing of a joint declaration of IA-CEPA.

Malaria hits Lombok residents, raising concerns for quake survivors
The West Lombok Health Agency in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has recorded some 32 malaria cases, with 27 cases in Bukit Tinggi village and five cases in Mekarsari village both in Gunungsari district in the regency.
The Jakarta Post

Bach positive on Indonesia’s 2032 bid
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach yesterday implored Asian Games host Indonesia, having already built up a head of steam, to maintain its momentum and not fall into a “black hole” if the South-east Asian nation wants to organise the 2032 Olympics.
The Straits Times

Indonesia Closes 18th Asian Games, Hangzhou to Host the Next in 2022
Indonesia closed 18th Asian Games on Sunday (02/09) with a heartwarming ceremony that highlighted the country’s spirit, unity and compassion in one of the world biggest sporting stage.
The Jakarta Globe

Schroders Says the Worst May Have Passed for Indonesia’s Markets
The worst may be over for Indonesia’s markets, according to the country’s biggest mutual fund manager.

Parts of Tangerang, Bekasi run out of clean water
Drought has caused a scarcity of clean water in Tangerang, Banten, prompting local tap water company PDAM Tirta Beteng to send water trucks to some residential areas in the municipality.
The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s E-Commerce Market Will Grow to $65b by 2020: McKinsey
Online sales of physical goods in Indonesia are projected to increase more than eightfold to $65 billion annually by 2020, a study by global business consultancy McKinsey & Company shows.
The Jakarta Globe

Setya knows details of high-profile PLTU Riau-1 case: KPK
Former House of Representatives speaker Setya Novanto reportedly knew about bribes received in the development of a coal-fired power plant (PLTU) in Riau, according to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
The Jakarta Post

Pertamina, Telkom to apply digital technology in gas stations
State-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina and state-owned telecommunication company Telkom signed on Friday an agreement to apply digital technology to monitor 5,518 gas stations nationwide.
The Jakarta Post

Air quality in Jakarta ‘unhealthy’ during Asian Games
Air quality levels in Jakarta in the past two weeks were worse than the World Health Organization (WHO) standards, according to environmental group Greenpeace Indonesia.
The Jakarta Post

Jack Ma Institute to be Established in Indonesia
The idea to establish Jack Ma Institute in Indonesia to develop human resources in the field of e-commerce was proposed at a meeting between President Joko Widodo and Alibaba’s Executive Chairman Jack Ma.

Indonesia, PNG Relations Getting Stronger, says Foreign Minister
Relationships and cooperation between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) are getting stronger, PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato said.

Sengkang Block Exploitation Extended for 20 Years
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has decided to extend the management of Sengkang Block for the existing operator, Energy Equity Epic (Sengkang) Pty Ltd, for 20 years after the contract expires in 2022.

INASGOC Calls for More International Sports Events
The Organizing Committee of the 2018 Asian Games (INASGOC) asked the organizers of sport branches and the government to continue organizing international championships in every sport event after the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

Fintech Organizers Required to Meet These Three Stages of Process Before Applying for Permits
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) issued OJK Regulation (POJK) No.13/POJK.02/2018 on Digital Financial Innovation in the Financial Services Sector as a condition that oversees the supervision and regulation of the financial technology (fintech) industry.
Netral News

Analyst Says after Asian Games 2018 Electability Rate of Jokowi-Ma’ruf Will Soar
Political analyst Teguh Yuwono said the electability rate of the 2018 presidential election candidate pair Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin is expected to be higher after the 2018 Asian Games organization in Jakarta and Palembang.
Netral News

Garda Says GRAB Committed Monopoly Practices during Asian Games
Ahead of the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, the Indonesia Two-Wheeled Action Association (Garda) highlighted alleged violation of monopolistic practices committed by ride-hailing service provider GRAB, as one of the dominant sponsors of the pan-Asian sports party.
Netral News

Fire guts oil vessel in Biak port
A motorized sailboat loaded with fuel oil was gutted by fire at Biak Harbor on Saturday at 17:25 Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT).

Another earthquake rocks Indonesia`s Lombok Island
The Indonesian island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara Province was again rocked by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake on Sunday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Why beef rendang is the right food to send to natural disaster victims
In response to the recent Lombok earthquake, West Sumatra administration was said to have sent at least 400 kilograms of beef rendang.
The Jakarta Post

Freedom of expression exercised in accordance with regulations: Jokowi
President Joko Widodo has defended the police`s acts of securing the law and order in dealing with the people`s rights to freedom of association and expression, arguing that they should be exercised in accordance with regulations.

Scott Morrison has big shoes to fill in Indonesia — but he started off on the right foot
Just three days ago Scott Morrison tweeted a picture of his Australian flag lapel pin, saying he wears it every day as a reminder of whose side he is on.
ABC News

Sumitomo seeks to build Indonesia home delivery network
Trading house Sumitomo Corp. will bring Japanese expertise in establishing home delivery networks to Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 13,000 islands.
Nikkei Asian Review

‘Come to Indonesia’ business leaders tell Australian investors and CEOs
Indonesia’s business leaders are urging Australian investors and CEOs to visit Jakarta, declaring the country open for business and ready to make money.
Financial Review

More Indonesians to get working rights in Australia under new trade deal
“A few thousand” more Indonesians will be granted working rights in Australia as a result of the new trade deal between the two countries, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has revealed.
The Australian

Indonesia Implements Expanded B20 Program on 1 September 2018
Per 1 September 2018 all vehicles and heavy machinery that have diesel engines in Indonesia will need to use diesel that contains fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), a type of fatty acid ester which is obtained from palm oil.
Indonesia Investments

Poverty Rate Indonesia Falls to Historic Low, Inequality Eases
According to the latest data from Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), poverty in Indonesia has fallen to a historic low. BPS provides an update on the country’s poverty statistics twice per year, covering the state of poverty in the months of March and September.
Indonesia Investments


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