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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.

Italian Michelin’s Synthetic Rubber Plant Starts Operation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia just launched its very first-ever synthetic rubber factory, PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (SRI) located in Cilegon, West Java, said industry minister on Thursday (11/29). The factory costs US$437 million and will produces poly-butadiene...

Morning Briefing: Rupiah, JCI, Advance amid Lower Fed Rate Projection

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! The Rupiah upswung by 0.83 percent to 14,408 per US dollar, affected by lower United States’ Federal Reserves (Fed) rate hike prediction. The governor Jerome Powell indicated that the Fed...

Morning Briefing: Multiple Failures Found Before Lion Air JT-610 Deadly Crash

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good Morning! Lion Air JT-610 PK-LQP that crashed and killed 189 people on-board last October, had several failures since three days prior to the incident, said Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee. In...

Indonesia’s Pertamina Must Implement B20 Program: Minister Nasution

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (CMEA) Darmin Nasution urged state-owned energy producer, PT Pertamina to not be half-hearted in implementing environmental-friendly fuel, B20, mix of 20 percent vegetable oil and 80 percent...

Morning Briefing: Indonesia Reviews Negative Investment Lists over Critics

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -- Good morning! Following businessmen critics over investment negative lists in 16th economic policy package, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs is now reviewing the lists along with Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and...

Singapore’s Albizia Lift its Ownerships in Pizza Hut Operator

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Singapore' Albizia ASEAN Opportunities Fund lift its ownership in the Pizza Hut restaurant chain, PT Sarimelati Kencana Tbk (IDX: PZZA), Indonesian Central Securities Depository reported. As of Nov. 23, the investment fund...

CVC Increased Ownerships in Indonesia’s Siloam

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Global equity firm, CVC Capital Partners through its unit, Prime Health Company Ltd aggressively adds share ownership in PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk (IDX: SILO). In the past month, at least CVC...

Morning Briefing: Indonesia Loosens Grips on Several Taxes and Levies

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Indonesian government unobstructed some of its revenue budget, by agreed to implement zero export levy for Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and its derivative products. The levy adjustment was made due to...

Indonesia Adjusts Export Levies for CPO, Derivatives

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government has agreed to adjust export levies of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and its derivative products by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management agency. The reason is, the recent CPO prices continue...

Indonesia, Europe’s CEPA to be Sign in December 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) to sign Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (IE-CEPA), in December of 2018, in Jakarta, said one senior official. The negotiations themselves take around seven years time. The...