Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mammoth Infrastructure Projects Face Financial Reality

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government aims to establish the Indonesia Infrastructure Financing Agency, also known as the ‘infrastructure bank’ as soon as 2018, to act as a bridge over...

ECB Sends Tapering Signal, Indonesian Market Still Attractive

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to keep its interest rate unchanged while reiterating there is a possibility it will begin tightening its monetary policy....

Government to Encourage Investors, Accelerating Infrastructure

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian Government is urging financial markets to support the acceleration of infrastructure development, to make up for insufficient state funds. x In August, Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (FSA)...

Philippines Economic Growth the Fastest among ASEAN Big Six

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Philippines' economic growth in the second quarter of this year was the fastest among the six biggest members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation...

North Korea’s Pressure Point: The Economy

by Hugo Erken and Bjorn Giesbergen from Rabobank Without China’s economic lifeline, the North Korean economy would go off a cliff Although China has been scaling down on imports...

Business Prospect More Promising in Second Half

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian business prospect in the second semester (2H) of 2017 more promising forced by the government's massive national development program . In the 1H of the...

Morgan Stanley expects Indonesia’s GDP Recovery in 2H

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) will recover in the second half of 2017, driven by global trade, a pickup in fiscal spending, and a more efficient...

Consumer Payments Country Snapshot: Indonesia 2016

JAKARTA - Cash remains an important traditional payment tool in Indonesia; cards will be used more frequently as the move to non-cash payments accelerates. Providers should increasingly promote card...

Moody’s: Asian Liquidity Stress Index weakens to 29.1% in July from 25.6% in June

Singapore -- Moody's Investors Service says that its Asian Liquidity Stress Index (Asian LSI) weakened in July, rising to 29.1% from 25.6% in June 2017. The Asian LSI measures the percentage of...

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Political Review: Maintaining Investment Lust amid a Potentially Politically Volatile 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Political volatility within the next two years is unlikely to disrupt the Indonesian economy. Such optimism was shared by a number of government...

President Expected to Appoint New Tax Director General Soon, Pakpahan Front Runner

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo is expected to announce soon new Director General for Taxation replacing Ken Dwijugiasteadi, whose term will end on...

Bank Indonesia to Issue Regulation on Financing to Funding Ratio

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank, is finalizing regulations on the Financing to Funding Ratio (FFR), focusing on the ceiling and upper limits...

State-Owned Mining Holding Firm to Build Smelter Soon

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia has finally embarked on the complex process to merge four state-owned mining companies under one giant holding company, a move that will pave...

Daily Business Briefs – Nov 23

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today: Jasa Marga to Build Two More Tollroads Next Year PT...

Political Review: Winning in Just Four Provinces Key to 2019 Presidential Election

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – While the Indonesian Presidential Election is still two years away, political observers are saying that political parties are likely to engage...