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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.

Weekly Briefing: Trade War, Brexit, Export Impor Data, BI Policies will Colored the Market

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! This week the market movements will colored by several major issues in global and domestic. On Jan. 22, United States (US) Presiden Donald Trump and China’s Vice President Wang Qishang...

Morning Briefing: Mount Agung Erupts, Potential for Other Earthquakes in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Mount Agung in Bali erupted again at 7:55 p.m. local time, but the ash column height was not observed,said Geology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency on Thursday (01/10). At present the...

Indonesia’s APP Invests US$3.5B to Build Paper Mill in India

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - One of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), will invest US$3.5 billion to build a paper mill in the Andra Prakasam region, India, local wire reported. This...

Morning Briefing: Good Growth of Indonesia’s Retail Sales

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Bank Indonesia (BI) reported retail sales index (RSI) indicates good growth. In November 2018, RSI rose by 3.4 percent year-on-year from a previous month 2.9 percent. The increase is supported by clothing commodity...

Darkening Prospects: Global Growth to Slow to 2.9% in 2019 as Trade, Investment Weaken

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Global economic growth is projected to soften from a downwardly revised 3 percent in 2018 to 2.9 percent in 2019, amid rising downside risks to the outlook, the World Bank said on Tuesday...

Unexpectedly, Kim Stepped Down from the World Bank

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Unexpectedly World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim will stepped down from his position. He will leave the office by Feb. 1, 2019, three years sooner than his term period. His resignation plan was unheard...

Morning Briefing: Indonesian Gov’t Consider to Scraps Corporate Income Tax

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Ministry of Finance asses the possibility to scraps corporate income tax to be equal with other countries. Its expected the adjustments will become an incentive for businesses to produce...
Indonesia's Forex Reserves US$123B in February

Morning Briefing: Indonesian Consumer Index Shows Positive Trend

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Bank Indonesia (BI) announced consumer confidence index (CCI) resulted good optimism. In December, CCI recorded at 127 points, increased from 122.7 points in November. On average, the consumer confidence index...

Indonesia’s Waskita to Issues Local Bond US$345M in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A state-owned construction firm, PT Waskita Karya Tbk (IDX: WSKT) planned to issue Rp5 trillion (US$344.82 million) bond, in the second semester of 2019. The company also planned to divest part of shares...
Indonesia to Do Various Auctions to Maintain The Rupiah's Stability

Weekly Briefing: Market Welcomes US-China Trade Tension Talks

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Indonesian Rupiah is on the move with highest hike among other Asian currencies. The local currencies against US Dollar bolstered by 0.85 percent to 14,350 in the last week’s...