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The Insider Stories Founder Linda Silaen has a solid, proven history, established over more than a decade as a journalist with a leading internasional news organization, of being the first with the biggest economic news stories in Indonesia. Specializing in corporate news, Linda is also a veteran of some of the biggest macroeconomic and general news stories as Indonesia rapidly transforms into a major market economy. One of the founders of the original blog from which this company developed, Linda’s knowledge of investors’ information communications and data us developed from unrivaled networking skills that make her a well-known name among CEOs, bankers, government officials and private equity investors both in Indonesia and other countries.

BI Holds Key Rate in October Meeting to Maintains Economic Stability

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s Central Bank (BI) kept its reference seven-day reverse repurchase rate (BI-7DRRR) at 5.75 percent to maintain economic stability, said Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Mirza Adityawara on Tuesday (23/10). Since early of this year, BI-7DRRR has increased...

Indonesian PLN Collects US$1.58B from Issuance of Dual Currency Bonds

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), an Indonesian power producer, announced has issued dual currencies bond in US dollar and Euro in this month. The state-owned company issued US$1 billion and EUR500 million (US$575...

Commonwealth Sell 80% Indonesian Unit to FWD Group for US$426M

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Australia's Commonwealth Bank (CB) today announced the sale of its 80 percent interest in its Indonesian life insurance business, PT Commonwealth Life (CL), to Hong Kong-based FWD Group for US$426 million, with potential additional...

Indonesia’s TPS Food Shareholders Meeting Held Amid Management Spat

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian food producer, PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk (IDX: AISA), also known TPS Food, holding extraordinary shareholders meeting without board of directors presence on Monday (22/10). The meeting held amid internal conflict between...

Indonesia’s President Concerns on Khashoggi Death

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The disappearance of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khasshoggi from Saudi Arabia has become the world's attention including Indonesia's President Joko Widodo. The country has announced the reporter has been murdered in their...

Indonesia’s Pertamina Plans to Buyback Bond up to US$2.25B

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian energy producer, PT Pertamina announced that it has commenced tender offers to purchase for cash any and all of the outstanding 2021 Notes and 2022 Notes (together with the 2021 Notes), said...

Moody’s assigns Baa2 to Pertamina’s MTN Drawdown

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Baa2 rating to the proposed senior unsecured USD notes to be issued by Pertamina (Persero) (P.T.). The rating outlook is stable. The notes will be issued under Pertamina's US$10...

Indonesia’s Salim, Medco Invests US$530M into Singapore Hyplux

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Salim Group joined with Medco Group expand their businesses to Singapore. Its unit, Singapore based SM Investments Pte Ltd announced has signed a binding agreements to invest of S$530 million in Hyplux Group. The agreement has...

US’s Federal Reserves Give Signal to Raises Key Rate Amid Trump Critism

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Pressure on the Rupiah continued after the Federal Reserves (Fed) released a minutes of meeting, which showed that policy makers at the world’s most powerful central bank voted unanimously on rate hike path. Rupiah...

Eight Companies with a US$11B Investment Granted Tax Holiday from Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government granted tax holiday  to eight companies with valued Rp161.3 trillion (US$11.12 billion) investment, said one senior official on Thursday (18/10). This tax incentive given amid the country’s effort to attract...