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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...

Morning Briefing: Widodo Urges Global Leaders Minimize Dependency in One Currency

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — In front of global leaders in ASEAN plus three summit, Indonesia President Joko Widodo asked to minimize dependency only on one...

To Reach RCEP Agreement, Not an Easy Tasks

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Global trade uncertainty has encouraged the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) discussion to be soon completed. However, reaching a free-trade agreement...

ASEAN Agreed on Single Negotiation for South China Sea

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Today, the 33rd ASEAN Summit has officially started in Singapore. ​During the Summit, the ASEAN Leaders are expected to take stock of ASEAN’s...

Morning Briefing: ASEAN Leaders Convene in Singapore

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) –— Good morning! The 33rd ASEAN Summit has officially started on Tuesday (13/11) in Singapore. ​During the Summit, the ASEAN Leaders are expected to...

UOB Singapore, Grab Set Up Digital Services in ASEAN

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Singapore United Overseas Bank Ltd., (UOB) and Malaysian Grab have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the use of digital services...

Indonesia’s GO-JEK Partnering with DBS to Enter Singapore’s Market

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -- GO-JEK, an Indonesian ride-hailing provider joined forced with DBS Bank to enter Singapore' market. The two companies will work together on payment...

ASEAN Remains an Investment Destination

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown that it remains an investment destination of choice for the investors. In 2017, Foreign Direct...

Indonesia will Ratifies Seven International Trade Agreements

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian Government will ratify seven bilateral trade agreement in the ASEAN, ASEAN+, and one Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The ratification will be stipulated...

Indonesia’s Manufacturing Index Down to 50.5 in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index or PMI, fell to its lowest in three months in October, said IHS Markit in their...

Moody’s: Islamic Banking’s Prospects in ASEAN Dependent on Regulatory Efforts

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service says that the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have a ripe foundation for the growth of...

Indonesia Sends Diplomatic Notes After Housemaid Sold Online In Singapore 

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia has send a diplomatic notes to Singapore  Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on the issue on online sale of Indonesia maids. "Today, our embassy has...

Indonesia, Vietnam Strengthens Cooperation in Various Fields

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang are committed to develop the economic cooperation between the two countries, it said...

Indonesia, ASEAN Pursues Trade Agreement Facing Global Turbulences

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) keep pushing the settlement of free trade agreements (FTA) to face the global turbulences. The...

Indonesia’s Minister of Trade Discusses Progress on Economic Integration ASEAN 2025

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Ministers Council again held the 32nd annual routine meeting in a series of Ministerial meetings ASEAN Economy in Singapore. This meeting...

ASEAN, China Trade Evolves After Established Strategic Partnerships

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Trade cooperation between China and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members has jumped from US$55 billion to $514 billion in...

China Joins ASEAN’s Chorus for Free Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China is ready to work with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to promote the early completion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic...

Indonesian House Ratifies AFAS Law to Bolster Up Local Banks Go...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian House of Representatives has agreed to ratify a protocol to implement the Sixth Package of Commitments on Financial Services under the...

President Permits ASEAN to Rebuild Office in Jakarta

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo received the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi at the Merdeka Palace on...

ASEAN-Australia Summit Commits to Crackdown Trade Protectionism

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Australian and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders on Sunday closed a regional summit with strong criticism of protectionism, amid...

President Moves to Lift Indonesia’s Export Values

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’s lingering suppressed value of trade has sparked concerns. During the opening of a Trade Ministry meeting Wednesday (31/1), President Joko Widodo expressed his...

President Widodo ‘Learned to Lean’ in South Asia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Since assuming the office in 2014, President Joko Widodo has given a mandate to the Minister of Trade to strive to...

India – ASEAN Summit 2018 : Nine Leaders Arrive in India

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The countdown to mark 25 years of India's ties with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) began today. India will host...

Moody’s: Credit Conditions in Asia Will Be Stable in 2018 as...

Singapore -- Moody's Investors Service says that credit conditions in Asia will be stable in 2018, supported by broad-based regional and global economic growth, a recovery...

Hyundai Motor, Artha Graha Set Up JV in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - South Korean's Hyundai Motor will establish a joint venture (JV) in Indonesiaas a stepping stone in entering the commercial vehicle market in Indonesia...