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Morning Briefing: Billionaire James Riady Linked in Meikarta Bribery Case

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The corruption eradication commission (CEC) expanded its investigation on bribery cases of Lippo Group’s executives and searched for evidences in...

Indonesian Gov’t Revises Exchange Rate Assumption to Rp15,000 in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Finance Ministry and Bank Indonesia (BI) revised the Rupiah exchange rate in 2019's State budget to Rp15,000 versus the US Dollar, a...

G20 Calls to Resolve Trade Tensions, Mnuchin Meet Yi Gang

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Fourth G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors ended today after two days of working sessions. The meeting reached...

Morning Briefing: Presidential Challenger Subianto Launches Barrages Against the Government

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The opposition presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto used his speech at an event organized by Indonesia Institute of Islamic Dakwah to deliver...

Morning Briefing: Presidential Challenger Subianto Launches Barrages Against the Government

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The opposition presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto used his speech at an event organized by Indonesia Institute of Islamic Dakwah to deliver...

Morning Briefing: Fuel Price Hike Reversal Creates Confusion, Uncertainty

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The government’s decision to reverse fuel price hike, just hours after it was announced, created confusion and uncertainty with motorists were...

IMF Corrects Indonesia’s Growth from 5.3% to 5.1% in 2018

Nusa Dua (TheInsiderStories) - Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati still optimistic about the fate of Indonesia's economic growth in 2018. She responded to the...

Weekly Briefing: Market May Get Relief as US Employment Data Disappoints

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. It is fortunate that the United States (US) employment data was released on the weekend in Indonesian time as it gave...

Morning Briefing: Rupiah, JCI Slump on Fed Chair’s Hawkish Statement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Hawkish statement by the Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell send shock-waves through the global financial market, including emerging markets like Indonesia...

BI: Less Pressures on Rupiah in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) Perry Warjiyo optimistic there would be less pressure on Rupiah in 2019, globally and domestically. He said one...

Morning Briefing: Opposition Suffers Setbacks After Defending False Accusations

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Things are not going well for the opposition camp after its Presidential Candidate Prabowo Subianto was put in a situation to...

Weekly Briefing: Hundreds Dead as Tsunami Hits Palu in Central Sulawesi

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Indonesia is in grief. A tsunami triggered by a 7.7 richter scales hit a coastal city of Palu, the capital of...

BI Raises Key Rate 25 bps to 5.75% in September Meeting

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Followed the United States Federal Reserves decision, Indonesia's Central Bank (BI) raised its reference seven-day reverse repurchase rate (BI-7DRRR) by 25 basis points (bps)...

Morning Briefing: Fed Delivers Third Rate Hike, Sends Hawkish Signal

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. As expected, the Federal Reserve delivered the third rate hike this year and made a statement that can be interpreted as...

Morning Briefing: Presidential Candidates Outline Aspirations, Plans for Post-2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. The two presidential hopefuls, incumbent Joko Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto, have outlined their campaign manifesto for the 2019 Presidential Election. The...

US, China Trade War Has No Clear End

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Pressures on the financial market came from the news that China has canceled trade talks with the United States (US) administration. In...

Weekly Briefing: Election Campaign Kicks Off with a Touch of Drama

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...

Finance Minister Calls For United Efforts to Strengthen Indonesian Economy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) –Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has called for united efforts among all business players and the government to strengthen Indonesian economy amid mounting...

Weekly Briefing: Indonesia Braces for More Volatility as Trump Ratchets Up Trade War Fears

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Last week ended with a brief relief for the Rupiah and Indonesia financial markets but Donald Trump’s statements on the escalating...

BI: Rupiah Has Comes Out Its Fundamental Level

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Is not an easy for the economic leaders to determine the volatility in the financial market amid the global economic turbulences. The sell-off in...

Indonesian Rupiah Touched the Worst Level Since 1998’s Crisis

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Emerging currencies suffered today amid the global pressured on the financial market. Indonesian Rupiah dropped significantly to the worst level since 1998's...

Morning Briefing: Renewed Fears for Emerging Economies as Argentina Crisis Spreads

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Financial markets in emerging economies slid on Thursday (30/08) on renewed concerns over the spreading of the ongoing financial crisis in...

Indonesia’s Astra Raises Capex for Acquisition Plans

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Director of PT Astra International Tbk (IDX: ASII) Prijono Sugiharto said this year' capital expenditure (capex) will escalate to around Rp30...

Morning Briefing: Indonesia performs above expectation in Asian Games

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. The mood of the public-at-large is largely positive as Indonesia keeps on raking gold medals from the 18th Asian Games held...

Weekly Briefing: Opposition Camp Losing Fight for Public Space

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. Political tension escalates as attempts from the opposition camp to take control of public spaces met with outright, sometimes violent, rejection. The...

Market Update: Again, Rupiah Touched the Five-years Lowest Level

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The United States' (US) central bank statement will implies the planned to increase its benchmark rate makes the Rupiah touched again...

Morning Briefing: Baswedan Not Joining Opposition Ranks in 2019 Presidential Election

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. Politics is the highlight of yesterday’s (August 23) news. First come from the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, who will not take formal...

Weekly Briefing: Asian Games Ceremony Gives Diversion For Indonesians

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. The 18th Asian Games in Jakarta opened with a lavish ceremony and great fanfare on Saturday (18/08), providing ordinary Indonesians with...

Asian CBs Brace for Tough Ride as Monetary Policy Easing is Unwound

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Multiple triggers, many of which are externally driven, are putting pressure on Asian central banks to tighten monetary policy. As a...

Minister Nasution Optimistic Indonesia’s Trade Balance Will Improves

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution optimist Indonesia's trade balance will improved by the end of 2018 followed the new government policy such...