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Indonesia, Vietnam Eyes Trade Values US$10B in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and Vietnam wants to lifted the bilateral trade revenues to US$10 billion in 2020 from, local media reported on Thursday (11/14). Based...

IMF: ASEAN’s Economy Decelerating Amid Global Uncertainty

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, rated Southeast Nation (ASEAN) countries' economy now decelerating amid the global uncertainty. As...

RCEP Deal Creates Giant New FTA in Asia Pacific as India...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A deal has been reached among 15 Asia-Pacific nations to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement after years of negotiations. The RCEP...

Trump Not Coming, ASEAN Leaders Snub US Summit

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Seven out of 10 Southeast Asian (ASEAN) leaders snub an important meeting with the United States on Monday (11/04) after President...

ASEAN Trade Deal Delays to 2020 as Resistance from India

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The signing of the Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, officials said in a...

China Urges ASEAN to Uphold Multilateralism, Free Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged on Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries to jointly uphold multilateralism and free trade, guard against risks and...

ASEAN Announces 19 Initial Infrastructure Projects Worth of US$15B

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) has announced the Initial Rolling Priority Pipeline of ASEAN Infrastructure Projects at the meeting in Bangkok,...

ASEAN Leaders Meet to Strengthening the Cooperation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Southeast Asian (ASEAN) leaders gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, since Nov. 2 - 4. Beside ASEAN Summit, the association also held East...

US’s Secretary States will Visit Indonesia, Vietnam

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, will visit Indonesia and Vietnam next week after attends the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand,...

ASEAN Ratifies Digital Integration Framework Action Plan 2019-2025

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Ministers ratify the completion of the Digital Integration Framework Action Plan 2019-2025 at the 18th AEC...

Bank Indonesia, Monetary of Singapore Extends Bilateral Swap Agreement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) agreed to extend bilateral swap agreements with worth of $10 billion for...

Indonesia to Intensify Economic Cooperation with India, New Zealand

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia will intensify economic cooperation with India and New Zealand as Southeast Asia's largest economy enters the Asian market. Indonesia asks...

Indonesia Proposes ASEAN to Review the Liberalization of Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia proposed the South East Asian organization (ASEAN) to review the liberalization trade among the members as well as various challenge around...

Weekly Briefing: Trump’s Move, Fed, ECB, Brexit Remains in the Spotlight

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! This week, United States (US) - China trade war remains firmly in focus as new talks scheduled. In the coming...

Morning Briefing: Indonesia’s BoP Releases Today, Widodo Met Mahathir

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) will release Balance of Payment (BoP) data in the second of quarter of 2019 today. Last quarter the BoP...

Economic Ministers Hopes to Settle the RCEP on November

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Economic Ministers from 16 participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreed to finalized the pact on November, 2019, said the...

Indonesia, Philippines EEZ Boundary Enters Into Force

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - An agreement delineating the boundary between the overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of Indonesia and Philippines officially entered into force following the exchange...

EU, Vietnam, and Mercosur Reach New Free Trade Agreement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The European Commission and Vietnam reached an agreement on trade and investment cooperation through the signing of the Free Trade Agreement...

Leaders Prepares ASEAN-Centered Regional Architecture to Adopt Indo-Pacific Concept

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indo-Pacific outlook has become reference for maintaining regional stability in the Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries, the leaders stated as the 34th ASEAN Summit...

ASEAN Strives for Leading Role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) grows economically at an average of 5.4 percent annually, way above global rates, attracting many...

SEA’s Economic Growth Slow to 4.8% in 2019 Amid Trade War

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Economic growth across South-East Asia (SEA) region is expected to moderate to 4.8 percent this year, from 5.3 percent in 2018, amid slowing...

Thailand’s SCG Acquires Fajar Surya Wisesa Shares for US$665M

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Siam Cement Group (SCG), a packaging company from Thailand, will become major shareholder of PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk (IDX: FASW)...

Morning Briefing: Indonesia Aims The Economy Grow 5.3 – 5.6 in...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Indonesia' Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati regarded that Indonesia’ economy is estimated to grow by 5.3 to 5.6 percent...

ADB: Asia’s Economies Slowing Down in 2019, 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasted the declining of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for developing Asia, from 5.9 percent in 2018...

OECD Predicts Asian Economy Slows in the Next Five Years

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimated Asian economy will experience a slowdown in the next five years. This was...

Morning Briefing: IMF Warns Brexit Damage

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported about damage that could be impacted by no-deal Brexit. If the United Kingdom...

ASEAN Strengthens Collaboration Facing Global Economic Challenges

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) stated to strengthened the collaboration to face the regional and global economic challenges such as trade tension,...

Widodo Asks ASEAN to Resolves Rakhine State Issues

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - In the meeting with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on March 13, President Joko Widodo conveyed the importance...

RCEP Ministers to Catch Up Meetings towards Deadline Pact

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Ministers from 16 countries participating in the seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Siem Reap, Cambodia,...

ASEAN, Japan Strengthen Cooperations in South China Sea Security and Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan agreed to strengthening the cooperations in South China Sea security, regional trade, also...