Indonesia Morning News For August 23

Indonesia Morning News For August 23

Bank Indonesia unexpectedly cuts interest rates Indonesia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate on Tuesday for the first time almost a year, as falling inflation gives the bank more scope to try to boost economic growth. — Financial Times Indonesia to buy $1.14 billion worth of Russian jets Indonesia has pledged to ship up […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 22

Indonesia Morning News For August 22

Government seeks to issue one-month treasury notes The Indonesian government is seeking to issue one-month state treasury notes next year to meet the short-term liquidity needs — Antara Hackers hit Malaysian sites over SEA Games Indonesia flag gaffe Indonesian hackers Monday claimed responsibility for attacking more than 30 Malaysian websites following a gaffe that saw […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 21

Indonesia Morning News For August 21

Indonesia Was Supposed To Be Embracing Freedom. What Happened? The toppling of dictator Suharto ushered in an era of enlightenment that put the country on the road to democracy. Two decades later, rights groups fear it is regressing to its dark past — South China Morning Post What next after Indonesia’s tax amnesty The Indonesian […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 18

Indonesia Morning News For August 18

Soft Start Expected For Indonesia Stock Market The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,890-point plateau although it’s expected to run out of steam on Friday. — Business Insider Bank Indonesia Seeks Transformation by 2024, Vows to Protect the State’s Interests On top of the program, Bank Indonesia also upholds its responsibility to maintain […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 17

Indonesia Morning News For August 17

EDITORIAL: Forever young Indonesia At 72, Indonesia is behaving more like a restless 17-year-old in search of an identity than an old grandpa. And so it should. As a nation, Indonesia should never become like a feeble septuagenarian. — The Jakarta Post Jokowi Reveals Infrastructure Projects to Start Next Year To support the growth of […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 16

Indonesia Morning News For August 16

Indonesia’s oil and gas sector slumps, falling to 3% of nation’s GDP Hit by a drop in global prices, changing regulations and competition from neighbours that are proving more attractive to international energy companies, South-east Asia’s biggest economy is facing a decline in oil revenue and steadily rising fuel imports. — Straits Times Indonesia’s Trade Balance […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 15

Indonesia Morning News For August 15

Indonesia does not collect taxes from rich people optimally: Sri Mulyani Finance Minister Sri Mulyadi Indrawati has admitted that the Directorate General of Taxation has not been able to optimally collect taxes from rich people because of regulation constraints. — The Jakarta Post Whatever happened to Indonesia’s mighty oil and gas industry? Once a cornerstone […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 14

Indonesia Morning News For August 14

Swadaya: Crowdfunded Series Aims to Empower Indonesians (video) Swadaya aims to shine a light on the other side of Indonesia that is often overlooked by traditional media. — AEC News Today Indonesia revises oil, gas block investment rule The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has issued Ministerial Decree No. 47/2017 on the mechanisms of investment […]

Industry 4.0: Hello! Uncle Not Machine! Paints Alternate to Mass Unemployment Fear (video)

The question hanging heavy over many people’s heads as Asean shift towards ‘Industry 4.0’ is whether digitalisation and automation will lead to mass unemployment. At the rate with which technology and robotisation is constantly evolving and replacing roles traditionally performed by human workers, the question is a valid one. As labour costs continuing to rise […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 11

Indonesia Morning News For August 11

Indonesia International Auto Show kicks off The Indonesia International Auto Show 2017, the largest auto fair in East Asia, opened on Thursday at the Indonesian Convention Exhibition in Tangerang, Banten. – The Jakarta Post Freeport: Mining Giant accused of denying workers health care, trade unions involved in dispute The fight between West Papuan workers and […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 10

Indonesia Morning News For August 10

Indonesia issues e-commerce road map The roadmap is expected to be issued at the end of this year and would not only regulate technology, but also cover issues such as logistics, cyber securities, taxation, human resources development and consumer protection. – The Jakarta Post Indonesia’s Strongest Brands Are 8% More Valuable Than Last Year The […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 8

Indonesia Morning News For August 8

Foreign Exchange Reserves Increases to US$127.76bn as of July The increase was primarily attributable to foreign exchange receipts, among other from government’s issuance of global bonds, tax revenues and government oil & gas export proceeds, as well as auction of Bank Indonesia foreign exchange bills. — Tempo (En) PT Indonesia AirAsia to hold IPO this year […]