JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Investors engaging in both portfolio and direct investments are now assessing their strategies on how to surf safely in the political tides and still make handsome gains, as Indonesia enters another election season, starting from regional campaigns to elect governors and regency heads across the nation next...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning. We provide several pieces of important news that might help your business decisions today: Sirius Minerals Signs Asia Sales Agreement London-based fertilizer producer Sirius Minerals has announced an exclusive resale deal with PT Chemical Indonesia, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Wilmar Group, for its key POLY4 nutrient products....
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Among the next generation of family business leaders, three in four have big plans to take their business forward. However, generational challenges persist, largely in the areas of digital and innovation. PwC conducted in-depth conversations with 35 next gens from 21 countries and polled more than 100 additional next...
Jakarta (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian Government is going to launch new norm on online transportation, which aims to manage the mushrooming of online services like local ride-sharing Go-Jek, Malaysia's Grab and U.S's Uber. The new regulation is expected to be enforced starting Nov. 1. The norm will contain provisions governing vehicle...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Singapore based Sinar Mas Cepsa today inaugurated its first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia, representing an investment of US$$357 million (equivalent to EUR 300 million) over two years. The plant will produce fatty alcohols from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil, a key ingredient in the manufacture of everyday products such...
by Hugo Erken and Bjorn Giesbergen from Rabobank Without China’s economic lifeline, the North Korean economy would go off a cliff Although China has been scaling down on imports from North Korea, which suggest China respects the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, China so far has continued...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As a new and the youngest province in Indonesia, North Kalimantan needs big investment, especially infrastructure to accelerate the development. However, the North Kalimantan try to make a difference with the surrounding provinces in Kalimantan which is very depend on commodities such as coal. The North Kalimantan...
In 2016, ASEAN saw 534 deals worth US$57.9bn; Q1 2017 kept momentum with 118 deals worth US$14.7bn JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In Q1 2017, the ASEAN recorded 118 deals worth US$14.7bn, sustaining the momentum of the past year. This was a year-on-year increase of 8% in value and 7% in volume...
May World Economic Forecast Flash from Global Insight  by  Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh and Senior Research Director Sara Johnson World Flash The global economy is on firmer footing as trade rebounds The incoming data on growth around the globe continue to surprise on the upside. Among the most encouraging trends is the upturn...
  Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2017    Indonesia jumps one spot to gain the third spot behind Malaysia and UAE of the list of OIC and non-OIC markets Japan and Taiwan also saw the biggest improvements in ranking on the overall top 10 list Singapore remains as the only non-OIC destination in...

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Insight: The Indo-Pacific Cooperation's Significance for Indonesia

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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,...
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