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Fauzul Muna

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Before joining The Insider Stories as an editor, Muna was a journalist for macroeconomics and energy at Bisnis Indonesia. She received a Master of Science in International Development from The University of Manchester and bachelor degree in Social Development and Welfare from Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Indonesia May Get Loans from China for CPO replanting

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)— The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan on Friday (25/04) said China Development Bank has offered loans to finance palm oil replanting program for smallholders. The low-interest rate loan was offered...

Indonesia’s Power Sector Urges to Catch Up Industry 4.0

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia's power industry adapt to the latest technology advancements to play its strategic role in Industry 4.0. Many countries have developed strategies to capitalize technology to catch up in Industry 4.0, that refers to...

Trump Cancels US-North Korea Summit

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--US President Donald Trump cancelled a meeting with the North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. The meeting, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, is intended to detract the Pyongyang's nuclear threat. The decision is...

Moody’s Assigns Baa2 Rating to Indonesia’s New Samurai Bonds

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

Indonesia to Implement Biodiesel B25 by 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--The recent increase in oil prices have brought fresh push to the biodiesel mix mandatory, government targets to increase biodiesel mix to 25 per cent or "B25" by 2019 from the current mix of 20...

BI’s New Governor Says Focus on Stability

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Bank Indonesia's newly appointed Governor Perry Warjiyo will prioritize the stability through monetary policy but will seek ways to support growth. Perry Warjiyo officially inaugurated as BI governor on May 24, 2018, and will...

PTBA Secures US$1.26B Loans from China Exim Bank

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--PT Huadian Bukit Asam Power (HBAP), a joint venture power company between PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) and PT China Huadian Hongkong Company Ltd., secured US$1.26 billion loan commitment from the China Export Import Bank...

Bank Indonesia to Set Standards on QR Code Payment

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Bank Indonesia plans to launch the Quick Response (QR) code payment standardization by the end of this month, delayed from the initial plan of April 2018. Bank Indonesia head of transformation Onny Widjanarko on...

Is Indonesia’s Education Budget Keeping Up with Industry 4.0?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)— While the Indonesian government had set a 20 per cent mandatory allocation of the state budget to education, it remains to be seen whether this will have a meaningful impact on the...

Five Indonesian Companies Postpones IPO Amid Sluggish Market

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)— Five Indonesian companies postponed their initial public offering (IPO) plans due to deteriorating market condition. The five companies include PT Wika Realty, PT Wahana Vinnyl Nusantara, dan PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis and PT...