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Local Pension Fund Still Cautious Investing in Infrastructure?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Local pension funds tend to be conservative despite the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (FSA) continues to expand the investment instruments options in the infrastructure sector. Recently, FSA issued the regulation on infrastructure...

16th Policy Package ​to Continue​ Structural ​Reforms in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Government of Indonesia is preparing its next economy policy package, with a focus on a task force for investment aimed at every regional government, Ministries as well as government institutions. The...

Philippines Economic Growth the Fastest among ASEAN Big Six

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Philippines' economic growth in the second quarter of this year was the fastest among the six biggest members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN), representing more than 95...

Moody’s upgrades Gajah Tunggal to B2; outlook stable

Singapore, August 24, 2017 -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the corporate family rating (CFR) of Gajah Tunggal Tbk (P.T.) to B2 from Caa1 following the successful issuance of $250 million of senior secured notes due 2022...

Tiket.com Expects to Double Transactions After Acqui​sition

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Online travel agent tiket.com sets a target of nearly doubling its transaction volume this year, after having been acquired by GDP Venture, the venture capital arm of Djarum Group, the Chief...

Salim Group Buy​s Out Elevania From XL Axiata and SK Planet

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group is buying out the entire stake of a local e-commerce platform Elevania from its previous owners Indonesian mobile phone operator PT XL Axiata Tbk and Singapore e-commerce firm...

INTERVIEW: KPPIP Unveils Breakthrough to Expedite Priority Infrastructure Projects

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia's efforts to accelerate development of priority infrastructure projects started taking shape this year, as the Committee for the Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery (KPPIP), slowly but sure sought out and...

North Korea’s Pressure Point: The Economy

by Hugo Erken and Bjorn Giesbergen from Rabobank Without China’s economic lifeline, the North Korean economy would go off a cliff Although China has been scaling down on imports from North Korea, which suggest...

Moody’s Says Restructured Loan Growth Raises Asset Quality Concerns in Indonesia, Thailand

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Restructured loans have grown substantially in Thailand and Indonesia in recent years, underscoring high latent asset risks in the two countries, international rating agency Moody’s Investors Service stated in an in-depth...

Moody’s: Japan Tobacco Inc. Ratings not immediately affected by acquisitions in Philippines and Indonesia

Moody's Japan K.K. says that Japan Tobacco Inc.'s (JT) Aa3 ratings and stable outlook are unaffected by its announced acquisitions of the assets of Mighty Corporation (MC) in the Philippines, as well as of...