Thursday, July 18, 2019
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! China said, that a delegation was still preparing go to the Washington for trade talks, even as the United States (US) President Donald Trump dramatically increased pressure to reach a deal by saying he would hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week. Negotiations are...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Joko Widodo has just been re-elected for the second term as Indonesia's president, according to the election commission official announced, beating Prabowo Subianto, his challenger. It gives Widodo another five years to build on his solid performance: the economy is set to grow more than 5...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! British' Prime Minister Theresa May would ask for further Brexit delay to European Union (EU) beyond April 12. So she can have more time to negotiate with opposition. She said, the Government need a further extension of Article 50, one that is as short as...
Car Manufacture
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian government’s steps in easing automotive export procedures is expected to speed up the growth of the industry. By the procedure simplification for completely built-up (CBU) vehicles export, the country aims to get almost 20 percent of CBU export increased this year. In 2019, Indonesia targeted 400,000...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The 2019 presidential election is run today. All debates have been held with the two candidates colliding ideas and strategies to build Indonesia. Both incumbents and opposition agree on the development challenges facing the country, and what policy solutions should be. But whoever is elected must face...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! General Election Commission (GEC) set the winners of Indonesia' 2019 presidential election on May 28, said the chairman. Aried Budiman hoped all the recapitulation completed on Wednesday (05/22) and give to all participant to challenge the result in three days after. If Joko Widodo -...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Indonesian President Joko Widodo welcome Argentina' President Mauricio Macri in Bogor Palace. At the same time, the official of both countries will establishe Working Group on Trade and Investment. Argentina is an important partner for Indonesia, one of them as the entrance of Indonesian products...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! British Prime Minister Theresa May requested for three months extension until June 30 over Brexit planned. But the request faced immediate resistance from the European Commission. Her request came just nine days before the country due to leave the organization. So far, May is facing...
Insight: Questioning Trump's Denuclearization Commitment
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi  on Feb. 27-28 will host the second meeting of United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. A year ago, Trump and Kim agreed to work together to realize the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in Singapore. Tomorrow,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! As the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) closed, Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed deals worth more than U$64 billion. But he did not offer details of any new funding for the initiative. At least 17 central government-owned firms, like China Railway Construction Corp and Mengniu Dairy,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Today, acting Secretary of Defense for the United States (US) Patrick Michael Shanahan visit Indonesia and to meet with several ministers. Weeklong trip that is intended to reinforce that China is the administration’ main foreign policy priority. In his five months as acting secretary, Shanahan...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Tensions between South Korea and Japan are intensifying after Prime Minister Sinzo Abe administration imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit President Moon Jae-in country’ tech industry. The action triggered South Korea to boycott Japanese goods. The recent tensions between the two countries stem from more...
Questioning the Future of the Indonesia' Corruption Eradication in Novel Case
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – It's still warm in the public memory of the hard watering case against Indonesian anti-graft senior investigators, Novel Baswedan on April 11, 2017. After the incident Novel underwent multiple eye surgeries in Singapore. The unlucky fate still befell Novel, not only because he was physically disabled (his...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The issue of food security is a strategic issue in the democratic-party for the 2019 Presidential Election. In fact, this issue was included as one of the themes of the second round of debates on late Sunday (02/17). This issue is becoming more strategic when it becomes...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The contestation of the first simultaneous elite circulation for Indonesia become a chaotic experienced for the country. In a day, million of citizens choosed presidential and member of parliament candidates from the national, provincial, district/city level, and Regional Representative Council. The administrative calculation process is multiplied...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The first stage of the dispute resolution session for the 2019 presidential election began today (06/14). This preliminary hearing will invite applicants, defendants, related parties, and the Election Supervisory Agency. The first session agenda will listen to applicant petition. The legal team of Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Indonesian manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) at level 51.2 in March. This number jumped from the previous month which was at the level of 50.1. Since the beginning of 2019, in the last three months the Indonesian manufacturing PMI index has continued to rise, starting in January...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning! After almost reaching a trade deal with China, United States now gives trade pressure to India and Turkey. The Uncle Sam country intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) to both countries, based on President Donald Trump's direction. Under...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The campaign period for the 2019 General and Presidential Election officially started on Sunday (23/09), with the Demokrat Party from the opposition made headlines for refusing to sign the peaceful campaign declaration after some unruly behaviors by supporters of the ruling coalition. The party’s chairman, Susilo Bambang...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian General Elections Commission held the draw for the 2019 presidential and vice presidential debate on Wednesday (12/26). The debate will be held five times and aired on all national television. Various strategic issues were raised as themes to be paralleled with the two opposing teams visions and...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! On Monday (04/15), Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the high-level economic dialogue between the two countries. China and Japan are two of the world' major economies. At the meeting, Li welcome Japanese companies to expand their investment in China....
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! General Election Commission confirmed that Joko Widodo - Ma'ruf Amin pair wins the 2019 presidential elections against Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno. The incumbent win by 55.5 percent while the contender left behind 44.5 percent. Meanwhile, National police accused Subianto supporters as a traitor. They are...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian Ministry of Finance hope the tax revenues could grow around 12 percent in 2020. This projection takes into account a number of factors that will affected the target, said the ministry. While, President Joko Widodo aimed to revise labour law to attract more investment to the country. Recently, several policy...
Insight: The Indo-Pacific Cooperation's Significance for Indonesia
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia held a High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (IPC) in Jakarta on March 20, 2019, with the theme "Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Inclusive Region." This dialogue was held to enhance cooperation and trust building among 18 countries in the Pacific and the Indian Ocean regions. For...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Most of Asian market opened gaining strength followed the positive signal from United States (US) - China trade deal. Euphoria blossomed in China with Shanghai index rocketed by 5.95 percent, the highest since 2015. Other than that, Nikkei increased by 0.48 percent, TOPIX hiked by 0.71...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo returned to exhale a plan to relocate the state capital from DKI Jakarta, which currently functions not only as a central government, but also at the heart of the national economy. The Widodo’s plan is delivering in a limited meeting with the...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Indonesian Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose from 50.4 in April to 51.6 in May, marking the highest in nine months, said Nikkei Manufacturing survey. The country' manufacturing sector activity improved in May due to an increase of output and new orders. It said, stronger demand conditions led...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo's second-term leadership was approved by the General Commission through an official announcement late last month after he won a lawsuit filed by the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno camp at the Constitutional Court. In the period leading up to his inauguration in October, or as a...
UK Parliament Hits May on Brexit No-Deal
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Birtish’ House of Commons rejected the Brexit deal proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May, in a vote on Tuesday (03/12). Member of parliament (MP) voted no for 391, and yes for 242. By this, United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from European Union may end up with...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good Morning! Indonesian central bank released a new regulation PBI No.21/5/PBI/2019 concerning the transactions facilities in money transaction in foreign exchange (forex) markets. By this policy, BI want to ensure transaction providers have a good governance, an effective risk management, fairness, and equal opportunities for prospective...

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