Sunday, July 21, 2019
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Pegadaian has set a plan to transform its businesses through G-Star Generation with 5G’s strategy -- Grow Core, Grab New, Groom Talent, Gen-Z Tech and Great Culture. President Director of Pegadaian Sunarso said, the state-owned pawnshops company opens to create new businesses through the program. On April, 2,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Shareholders of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (IDX: PGAS) has appointed Gigih Prakoso, an Investment and Risk Management of state-owned energy producer PT Pertamina, as a new president director, said the company on Monday (10/09). He replaced the former president Jobi Triananda. Fajar Harry Sampurno,  deputy of Strategic...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit (IBU) named Kevin Lyon as a Managing Director, effective Oct. 1, 2018, said the company on August 29. Lyon, 52, succeeds Chuck Taylor who will retire from Chevron in early 2019 after 38 years of distinguished service to pursue other opportunities. Lyon will oversee...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Sriwijaya Air, the third-largest airline in Indonesia, has decided to postpone its initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, moving to 2018 from an initial target set by the company for 2017. Chandra Lie, President Director of Sriwijaya Air, has admitted the airline needs more...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia has an ambitious goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 23 per cent by 2025. But the country has so far been moving at a snail’s growth in the development of renewable energy. The country’s energy mix currently only reached 11-12%....
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia currently draws the interest of global investors along with China and India, after S&P upgraded Indonesia’s rating to investment grade, an improvement of global competitiveness index rank to 36, as well as most recently a jump of 19 points in the ease of doing business performance to...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia, with the world’s fourth-largest population, has an aggressive goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 23 percent by 2025. With its overall potential to generate 788,000 megawatts (MW) through new and renewable energy, Indonesia is expected to serve as...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Power producers in Indonesia is facing  obstacles in developing power plants. The Independent Power Producers Association of Indonesia (APLSI) and PricewaterHouse Cooper said a report that major obstacles are regulatory uncertainty, lack of coordination among ministry/institution, and the poor management of 35,000-megawatt projects. Furthermore, investors also criticize the low...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Founder and CEO of an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lending fintech startup Modalku, Reynold Wijaya, expressed his optimism about the industry’s potentials. For him personally, Fintech industry is an advanced development of the financial services industry, which majorly depends on the internet and digital innovations. Realizing that technology is the future...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Senior Economist for ASEAN at UBS Edward Teather sees Indonesian Rupiah could bounce back towards the level of Rp13,000 against U.S dollar, after recording a decline since last week. Based on Indonesian central bank data, Rupiah continues to drop to Rp13,750 per US dollar until today (7/3). The Indonesian...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—The airline industry had been facing tough time during the first quarter of 2018, due to the problems which are mainly concerned with operational costs, supporting infrastructure, and management issues. The airline companies must also brace themselves for the ASEAN Single Aviation Market---also known as the ‘ASEAN Open Sky...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Global alternative asset manager Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ: CG) has hired Robby Winarta, a former Credit Suisse Group AG’s Indonesia investment-banking head, as Managing Director in Asia aims to step up its activities in Southeast Asia. Winarta, who has almost two decades of experiences in investment banking in Indonesia will be...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia has witnessed the rise of ‘sharing economy’ business model over the past five years or so, in particular in areas of transportation, tourism, finance, and retail sector. The business model has also been adopted in other business sectors. The term sharing economy refers to an economic...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Government of Indonesia has announced 10 new destination brands, in support of the Wonderful Indonesia campaign, in the attempt to attract 15 million foreign tourists in 2017 and 20 million in 2018. The 10 destinations are Bandung, Bali, Jakarta, Riau Islands, Joglosemar (Yogyakarta, Surakarta and Semarang),...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As state-owned port operators are no longer limited in carrying out expansions by region, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II or Indonesian Port Company (IPC) plans to enlarge its business across the archipelago. Elvyn Masassya, 47, started his career in 1990 as a credit analyst at state lender PT...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Located along some of the world’s busiest sea lanes, Indonesia offers tremendous potential for marine transportation. With the spirit to dominate the vessel business in a maritime country, PT Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi Tbk., together with its subsidiaries, engages in sea transportation and other related activities in Indonesia. Originally,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Indosat Tbk (ISAT), the second-largest telecom player in Indonesia, reported 29 per cent growth in net profit, at Rp1.09 trillion (US$81.34 million) for Jan-Sep 2017, compared to the same period last year, supported by better revenues and higher cost efficiency. The company's revenues rose 4.8 per...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -  The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) early this week made a bold step by joining the Climate Bonds Initiative Partner Program, the sixth stock exchange to partner with the Climate Bonds. This signals seriousness of the exchange management to develop green bond market in Indonesia. In order to find out how big...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Ahead of 2019's Indonesia presidential, two candidates of presidents have openly show their interest to run for the chair. Joko Widodo, the incumbent and the leading figures of the former rival in 2014's president election Prabowo Subianto has declared their candidacy. Out of the two candidates, at least...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Muhamad Chatib Basri, a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia and Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board describe his view on East Asian economy situation. The Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics of University of Indonesia sees a new trend in global economy. To know...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo appointed and installed Inspector General of Police Heru Winarko at the State Palace in Jakarta on Thursday as the new Head of the National Narcotics Agency. Winarko is a former law enforcement deputy at the Corruption Eradication Commission, replaces Police Commissioner General...

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