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The Global Economy: Rising Recession Risks

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The danger of a global economic downturn has risen, but the probability of a recession in 2019 is still low. After a brief...

Morning Briefing: An Uphill Battle of Indonesia’s Foreign Debt

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Indonesia kept climbing on the foreign debt lane. An official statement mentioned that the nation holds US$372.9 billion foreign...

China’s Exports and Imports Shrink in December

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China's merchandise exports fell 4.4 percent year on year (YoY) in December in terms of US dollar, the second fastest drop in the...

China’s PPI Slumps to Two-year Low in December

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The National Bureau of Statistics reported China' producer price index (PPI) slumped to 0.9 percent in annual basis (YoY) in December, the lowest since...

Insight: Inconsistency in Xi’s Policies towards Uighur Moslems

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In August 2018 the world was surprised by the results of a one investigation reporting regarding Moslem settlements in Xinjiang, China....

President Xi’s Nationalist Policy Hurting Global Stock Markets

 JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In Beijing on Tuesday (12/18), China commemorated the 40th anniversary of the “reform and opening up” of the Chinese economy. During...

Morning Briefing: US Bewildered ahead of Fed Rate Announcement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! The Federal Open Market Committee will announce the United State' (US) rate decision today. Fear over Federal Reserve (Fed) officials'...

After Big Trade Deficit, Indonesia’s Government Still Optimistic for 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - After recording a trade deficit of US$2.05 billion in November 2018, Bank Indonesia (BI) is still optimistic the current account deficit...

Weekly Briefing: China’s Disappointing Economic Data to Monetary Policies

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! China’s economy moved lackadaisically, impacted by its trade war with the United States, even though the tension is now...

Moody’s: US-China Relations to Remain Contentious

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Following the Group of 20 (G20) meetings, the temporarily de-escalates hostilities between the United States (US) and China, said Atsi Sheth, Managing Director,...

IHS: Christmas Truce in US-China Trade War Agreed at G-20 Summit

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit have agreed a truce in the US-China...

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...

China’s CPI Reaches Seven-month High in September

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China's consumer price index (CPI) climbed to 2.5 percent year on year (YoY) in September, up 0.2 percentage point in August, according to...

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...

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...

Japan’s Trade Balance Deficit Continues in August

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - High oil prices and weak external demand are likely to persist over the near term, and greater United States (US) - China and...

IHS: Trade War Escalates as US Announces Second Tranche of Tariffs...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStoriesI - The Trump Administration has announced a second tranche of tariffs on China, with a 10 percent tariff on an additional US$200 billion of...

Trump Announces New Rates Against US$200B Chinese Products

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) President Donald Trump announced an additional tariffs for around US$200 billion of imports products from China. The new tariffs will take...

Morning Briefing: China May Go On Offensive In Trade War With...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. China may no longer content only with retaliatory measures in the escalating trade war with the the United States (US)...

Nort Korean Leader Asks for Second Meeting with Trump

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Four global leaders meeting this September will give major influences to the global market amid the high tense in Korean Peninsula. North...

Morning Briefing: Ruling Coalition Benefited from Demokrat’s Hesitance

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The Demokrat Party made an unpopular and surprising decision by allowing his cadres not adhering to the party’s line in supporting...

China’s CPI Hits Six-month High in August

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China's consumer price index (CPI) rose 2.3 percent year on year (YoY) in August, following a 2.1 percent increase in July,...

Indonesia Offers US$13B Infrastructure Projects to Chinese’s Investors

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board offered power and toll road projects with public private partnerships (PPP) schemes to 90 Chinese investor in Guangzhou on...

Indonesia’s Investment Board Offers $13.1B Infrastructure Projects to China

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board offered US$13.1 billion with a public-private partnership scheme to China. Investment Coordinating Board's Deputy for Investment Planning Tamba P. Hutapea said...

China: More Companies are Likely to be Affected as Trade Dispute...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The United State (U.S) - China dispute over trade and technology transfers continues to escalate, a credit negative for Chinese companies,...

China Launches a Policy Package to Boost Domestic Demand

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--China will adopt a combination of fiscal and financial policies as an effort to boost the domestic demand amid trade war threat, the State...

China Targets Indonesian Steel in Anti-Dumping Probe

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Chinese's Ministry of Commerce on Monday launched the anti-dumping probe into stainless steel billet and hot-rolled stainless steel worth US$1.3 billion from European...

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...

Global Innovation Index 2018: Indonesia’s Ranked 85th

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia is ranked 85th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, or moving up 2 positions from the previous year, Cornell University, INSEAD...

As Trade War Intensifies, is Indonesia Ready?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)-- With trade war rhetoric between key economies is intensified, Indonesia and other developing economies could be adversely affected. So the main question is...