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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.

IHS: Even a Limited Tariff War Could Begin to Wear Down Global Economic Growth

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The tit-for-tat tariff increases between the United States and China run the risk of escalating into a broader trade war, which could derail global growth. For the moment, the probability of...

Moody’s Assigns (P)Baa2 Rating to Indonesia’s New Shelf Programme

Singapore -- Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today assigned a provisional foreign currency senior unsecured programme rating of (P)Baa2 to the new shelf programme by the Government of Indonesia. The shelf programme was filed with...

Japan’s Trade Surplus Widens in March

By Harumi Taguchi, principal economist at IHS Markit Key Points: Ÿ   Japan’s trade surplus rose 32.1% in March year on year (y/y) to JPY797 billion (USD 7.4 billion) on a non-seasonally adjusted basis while the balance...

Kertajati Airport Soft Opening May 24th

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Kertajati Airport in Majalengka, West Java is planned to be tested next May 24, said President Joko Widodo during his visit to the airport site on Tuesday (17/04). The airport under PT...

Indonesian Gov’t Drops 14 Projects of the National Strategic Projects List

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Indonesian Government decided to trim the number of projects in the list of its National Strategic Project (NSP) due to slow development progress. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (CMEA) Darmin Nasution said...

Indonesia to Announce Winning Bidder of Patimban in Early May

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that his ministry will announce the winning bidder of Patimban Port project in Subang, West Java in Early May. This port is targeted to begin construction in...

Indonesia, China Signs US$23.3B Investment Agreement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The positive development cooperation between Indonesia and China is marked by the signing of two memorandum of understanding and five contracts with worth US$23.3 billion on Friday (13/04) in Beijing, China. Based...

Indonesia’s Rating Upgrade by Moody’s to Baa3

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the Government of Indonesia's long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to Baa2 from Baa3. The outlook is changed to stable from positive. The upgrade to Baa2 is underpinned...

Indonesia Waskita’s Unit Raises US$365M From Mutual Fund

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Waskita Karya Tbk (IDX: WSKT) through ​​its subsidiary PT Waskita Toll Road (WTR) funding worth Rp5 trillion (US$364.96 million) by issuing Mutual Fund Limited.  WTR divest its shares in three of the...

Barito Pacific Buys Star Energy for US$755M

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Shareholders of a diversified group PT Barito Pacific Tbk (IDX: BRPT) approved the acquisition of 66.7 per cent Star Energy Group Holdings Pte Ltd shares with worth US$755 million. The acquisition of Star Energy its expecting...