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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.

Indonesia Releases B20 Regulation to Boost FX Revenues

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo has signed the mandatory expansion of fuel with a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel (B20) to boost foreign exchange (FX) revenues. The new policy poured in a Presidential Regulation No. 66 of...

Indonesian Gov’t Revises Coal Production to 585 MT in 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - There is a good news for coal miners as the Indonesian government has officially raised the production quota for 2018 by 100 million metric tons (MT) of coal to 585 MT of...

Indonesian Gov’t to Evaluates VAT Rate for Importers

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government plans to evaluate the income tax rate (VAT) of imports, said one official on Monday (20/08). The planned was to control the level of current account deficits that exceed the level...

BI to Lower Hedging Cost via Swap Transaction

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) planned to take measures to lower the cost of foreign currency hedging via swap transaction, BI’s Head of Monetary Department Nanang Hendarsah said on Monday (18/08). The decision is followed...

Indonesia’s MoF Sell Retail Bond Through Online

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has officially opened the offering period of Savings Bond Retail series SBR004 through online system (e-SBN) on Monday (20/8). Director General of Finance and Risk Management for the...

Indonesia’s FSA Launch OJK Infinity to Creates FinTech Ecosystem

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia Financial Services Authority  (FSA) inaugurated the operation of OJK Innovation Centre for Digital Financial Technology (OJK Infinity) which aims to build the FinTech ecosystem into a part of the national financial system that benefits...

IPC Plans to Develop CBL Inland Waterways This Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II also known IPC, an integrated port operator, plans to start Cikarang - Bekasi - Java Sea (CBL) inland waterways this year. The project is estimating need...

Indonesia’s Bayan Buys 45% Kangaroo Shares for US$515M

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian coal miner, PT Bayan Resources Tbk (IDX: BYAN) will acquired 44.95 percent shares of Australian miner Kangaroo Resources Limited (ASX: KRL) for US$515 million, said the company on August 17. Bayan currently...

Indonesian Govt Prepares US$29B for Infrastructure Projects in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government prepares Rp420.5 trillion (US$29.41 billion) for infrastructure projects in 2019 State Budget, said Finance Minister on Thursday (16/08). The amount higher 2.46 percent compared to this year targets with amount...

Insight: 2019 State Budget is a Mixed Bag

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The government’s proposed 2019 State budget is quite uncommon. At first glance, the budget sends a message of fiscal moderation, with budget and primary deficit as well as debt issuance seen...