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Fauzul Muna

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Before joining The Insider Stories as an editor, Muna was a journalist for macroeconomics and energy at Bisnis Indonesia. She received a Master of Science in International Development from The University of Manchester and bachelor degree in Social Development and Welfare from Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Indonesia’s Sanitary Ware Distributor Eyes US$77M via IPO

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Japanese sanitary ware brand TOTO’s distributor PT Surya Pertiwi plans to raise up to Rp1.06 trillion (US$77.37 million) from initial public offering (IPO), equal to 26 per cent of its total equity. The company hopes...

Continuous Deficit in Indonesia’s Oil and Gas Trade Reflects Low Production

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia continued to post deficit in its oil and gas trade balance, amid low national production and strong demand for gasoline products at home. The statistics bureau announced on Monday (16/04) that Indonesia's oil...

CPOPC Protests UK Supermarket over Palm Oil Ban

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—The intergovernmental organization Council of Palm Oil Producers Countries (CPOPC), which has members countries of two top palm oil producers in the world: Indonesia and Malaysia, protests UK Supermarket Iceland Co policy over...

Policy Review: Sugar Industry Needs Incentives to Cut Import

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia’s government need to set up incentives for the sugar industries to cut import. Recently, the Ministry of Trade has open to import the raw sugar of at least 1.1 million tonnes (MT). The...

Policy Review: Boost Agriculture Investment to Reduce Poverty

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)— Indonesia is a world's major key producer of a wide variety of agricultural tropical products. This sector has been historically contributing significantly to the economy and employment. As a large archipelago nation of...

Supramu Santoso: It’s Challenging, but We Stick in Geothermal

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia has an ambitious goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 23 per cent by 2025. But the country has so far been moving at a...

SOE Ministry Signs Letter Approving PGN’s Takeover by Pertamina

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)— Indonesia's Minister for State-Owned Enterprises on Wednesday (04/11) signed an approval letter over the transfer of a 56.96 percent stake in state gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara to state energy company PT...

Medco’s Net Income Declines 31 Pct Last Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—PT Medco Internasional Tbk announced it posted a net income of US$127.1 million last year, a 31.22 per cent decline from 2016. Medco's last year financial report already took into account several non-recurring charges...

Policy Review: Can Indonesia Get Cured from the Dutch Disease?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)— While Indonesia is pushing to boost its manufacturing sector, the country is apparently being trapped by the Dutch Disease situation. The administration of President Joko Widodo is making a push to boost the...

Pelindo III Expands Lamong Bay’s Container Yard Facility

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) expands the container yard facility in Lamong Bay Terminal, Tanjung Perak Port, East Java with a total investment of Rp400 million (US$29,917). The CEO Ari Akshara said in a press...