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  JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -The Asia and Pacific region continues to deliver strong growth, in the face of widespread concerns about growing protectionism, a rapidly aging society, and slow productivity growth, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) latest regional report. The IMF estimates growth for the Asia and the Pacific region...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Panel of Judges at the North Jakarta District Court has sentenced Jakarta Governor Basuki T. Purnama two years in jail over alleged blasphemy case. Following the decision, Deputy Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat will assume the post as Acting Governor of Jakarta. “As I am one package...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian shares are expected to trade higher today, extending yesterday’s gains, on positive economic data, including steady economic growth in the first quarter and higher foreign exchange reserves, as well as ongoing capital inflow, analysts say. On Monday, the JCI closed up 24.485 points or up 0.43...
JAKARTA TheInsiderStories) -The Indonesian Association of Beverages Industry (ASRIM) revealed that the beverage industry experienced negative growth in the first quarter of 2017 because the weakening of consumers' purchasing power. Based on data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), the country's beverage industry production experienced a negative growth of 5.42...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s official foreign exchange reserves have increased to US$123.2 billion in April 2017, from previous month of US$121.8 billion, partly driven by improved external trade, the central bank, Bank Indonesia data shows. Executive Director of Communication Department of Bank Indonesia (BI) Tirta Segara said the increase of foreign exchange...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Astratel Nusantara, a subsidiary of PT Astra International Tbk (IDX: ASII), has increased its share ownership in the Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali) toll road to 45 percent, strengthening the company's investment portfolio on the toll road business. Astratel Nusantara has bought 60 percent shares of PT Baskhara Utama Sedaya (IDX:...
Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific Chief Economist for IHS Markit Key Points: The Vietnamese economy remains one of the world’s brightest emerging market stars, as rapid industrialization continues to transform the economy Vietnam’s total GDP is forecast to reach USD 320 billion by 2021, with rapid growth in manufacturing exports, international tourism, and...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Bank Mandiri Tbk (IDX:BMRI) announced its plan to issue bonds, consisting of coupon bond and zero coupon bonds as part of its Sustainable Bond I Phase II 2017. The value of the bonds is yet to be revealed. The bonds proceeds will be used to...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian shares are expected to trade higher today driven by ongoing capital inflow as well as stable economic growth. As revealed by the Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS), Indonesia recorded GDP growth of 5.01 percent in the first quarter 2017. On Friday, the Jakarta Composite Index closed...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Bumi Resources Tbk (IDX:BUMI), the country's largest coal producer targets coal sales volume rise of 5-7 percent for 2017 and coal price increase of 30 percent for full year 2017. The company maintains its target given encouraging results in the first quarter of 2017. In the first quarter,...

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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...

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...

Indonesia Renegotiates Korean KFX Fighter Jet Contract to Reduce Rupiah Depreciation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The depreciation of Rupiah exchange rate impacted weaponry system procurement, including Korea Fighter Xperiment or Indonesia Fighter Xperimen (KFX/IFX) fighter jet. Therefor, Indonesia...

Islamic Recitation Forum Influences More to Indonesian Voters: Polmark

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A non-formal Islamic recitation forum, also called majelis taklim in Indonesia, is considered having big influence to election voters, according to PolMark...

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...

Indonesia Considers to Remove Luxury Homes Taxes to Drive Property Business

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government considers to remove the tax on the purchase of luxury homes to encourage the growth of the property business. Currently, the...