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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.

Economic Briefing: Investors Still Weary on the External Pressures

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Local markets still weary on the external pressures showed by the performance of Rupiah and the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI). The same condition is also experienced by the global market. The catalyst sentiment from...

Policy Review: SOEs More Agressives Build Toll Roads Amid Liquidity Concern

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Two state-owned enterprises (SOEs), PT Wijaya Karya Tbk (IDX: WIKA) and PT Jasa Marga Tbk (IDX: JSMR) will operate and build new toll roads in the second semester (2H) of this year, said...

Global Economy Insight: Steady Growth Amid Gathering Storm Clouds

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - World real gross domestic product (GDP) growth is projected to hold steady at 3.3 percent this year before easing to 3.2 percent in 2019 and 3.0 percent in 2020, said Chief Economist Nariman...

Economic Review: Trade War Still Bring Negative Sentiment to the Market

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Trade war fears are still bring a negative sentiment to the market. This Friday, the European Union will impose import duties on United States's (U.S) products in response to import tariffs...

EU Extends Palm Oil Ban from 2021 to 2030

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - European Union (EU) softened its stance on the use of palm oil among its member countries starting 2030 from earlier proposed a ban by 2021. EU have the reason on the proposal....

Policy Review: The Economic Impact of the U.S, North Korea Summit

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A week after Singapore Summit, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet Xi Jinping, Chinese president met in Beijing on June 19. The two leaders had a candid and in-depth exchange of views...

Economic Briefing: U.S, China Trade War Still Rocked Global Market

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The escalation of trade war between the United States (U.S) and China rocked global stock markets. Yesterday, three major indices on Wall Street and European market closed down. Again, U.S's President Donald...

Japan’s Tokio Marine Acquires Australian IAG’s Indonesia, Thailand Insurance Firm

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan's Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Indonesia and Thailand insurance businesses of Insurance Australia Group Ltd., (IAG) which predominantly comprises of Safety Insurance...

Japan’s Trade Balance Deficit in May

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s trade balance turned out a deficit of JPY578 billion (US$ 5.2 billion) in May on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, a deficit 1.8 times larger than a year ago. On a seasonally-adjusted...

Market Update: Asian Markets Continues Weakening

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Asian stock markets extended losses today dragged of a trade war rebounded and weakening of oil prices. In the local market Indonesian government announced toll tariff hike in Jakarta Outer Ring Roads (JORR)...