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Sunday, February 25, 2018
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - There is no doubt that 2018 is quickly turning into a ‘political year’. As many as 171 regional elections – for provincial governors and regency heads – will be held throughout the year; the result of these could lay out a clearer landscape defining political mapping...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -  Economical and versatile, palm oil has become the world’s most widely used vegetable oil. However, its production comes at a heavy environmental cost, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, the two main producers. Efforts to make its production more sustainable still have a long way to go. Palm...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Poltracking Indonesia conducted a survey on Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2018 using a ’stratified multistage random sampling’ method. The number of samples in this survey included 1,200 respondents, with a margin of error of +/- 2.83%, at a 95 per cent confidence level. This survey cluster reaches...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Digital Financial Services may well be the next big thing, combining existing mobile phone usage and the country's increasing appetite for financial services. Earlier this week, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) visited Indonesia for Inclusive Finance for Development, expecting...
Key Points: Japan’s real GDP growth in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017 rose 0.1% quarter to quarter (q/q), or 0.5% q/q annualized. As a result, real GDP growth rose 1.6% for the year 2017, the highest growth since 2013. Net exports, the major contributor to the 0.6% q/q...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia is making major investments in the expansion and modernization of its overburdened infrastructure. Ambitious road and rail projects along with the construction of additional power plants will help the fast-growing economy and population become more efficient. In the past decades, most foreign investment to Indonesia went...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Ministry of Trade is most likely to move ahead with its plan to require the use of Indonesian-flag vessels in the export of commodities such as coal and crude palm oil (CPO), as well as the import of basic commodities (in particular, rice and sugar)....
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Government of Indonesia expects 10 more industrial zones to offer a ‘direct construction incentive’ to investors who agree to build their facilities in these specified zones. Since 2015, the government has called on all industry players to concentrate their operations in industrial zones, with incentives provided...
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 officials and business leaders when referring to simultaneous 2018 regional elections held across the nation, as well as the 2019 parliamentary election and...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – It is not difficult to see that our manufacturing sector has yet to find its way to a top priority policy of the Joko Widodo government. Just look at the agenda of the President. How many times has the President officiated at a new manufacturing or industrial facility...

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Govt Vows No Electricity Tariff Hike Until 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Joko Widodo government is committed to maintain the current electricity tariff until 2019, as a move to maintain price stability,...