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Energy Policy: Disruption Approach to Improve Friendly Investment Climate

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)- Dear sir/madame, Due to unconditional things, Insider Seminar Series with keynote speaker MEMR Ignasius Jonan on Monday, April, 16 2018 at Grha Bimasena will be postponed until further notice. We’re sorry for the...

Policy Review:  Unconventional Oil and Gas Development in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The U. S. success in producing natural gas from unconventional resources has disrupted the global supply structure. Technology advances in U.S. shale gas operations bring out economic competitive advantage compared to...

Policy Review: Debunking Local Content Requirement Policy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The government of Indonesia is expected to set up a special team this month. The so-called team for increasing domestic production usage, or P3DN, will monitor fulfillment of local content requirements...

Sharing Economy: Educational Startups, Making Learning More Fun

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rudiantara projected that the country’s new unicorn, a US$1 billion valued startup company, will emerge from the education sector, no later than 2019. The statement...

Indonesian E-commerce : Conglomerate vs Startup

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The coming e-commerce market in Indonesia has become a strong temptation for any business player. With more than US$5.3 billion in turnover envisioned, the online shopping market is projected to reach US$130 billion...

Indonesia-Freeport Reach Agreement, Ending Dispute over Grasberg

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan announced on Tuesday (8/29), the government has concluded a deal with U.S. giant miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) which will allow the company to...

Chinese JD.Com Invest US$100 Million in Go-Jek, Follows Tencent

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Chinese e-commerce provider JD.com Inc. (JD.O) , unit of investment company Tencent Holdings Ltd. has invested US$100 million in Indonesian ride-sharing app Go-Jek. Previously, Tencent had invested around $150 million in Go-Jek. The move...

Telkom Satellite Problem Interrupts ATMs – Points to Banking Vulnerability

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – A recent telco-owned satellite glitch, which knocked out thousands of cash machines across Indonesia, highlighted the vulnerability of the nation's remote banking operation, over-dependent on just one telecommunications provider. On Monday (8/29),...

China and India De-escalate Border Tensions Ahead of BRICS Summit

By Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit  The decision by China and India to de-escalate border tensions in the Bhutan border area is a major positive for the future economic co-operation agenda of the...

More Active Listings at IDX This Year – SOEs Awaiting Big IPOs

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – While the Indonesian capital market has seen more listing activity this year, the funds raised from initial public offerings remain small, as 'bigger' IPO deals are anticipated for the second half...