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Weekly Briefing: Full Diary for the Week

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Last week, the world was preoccupied with the election of new Prime Ministers in Britain, Iran' nuclear tensions to trade warming on...

Pursue Investment and CAD, Indonesian President Approaches Foreign Investors

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo seduce foreign investors as Indonesia grapples with the low level of foreign direct investment and the spread of current account...

The Global Economic Outlook: An Ongoing Slowdown

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Financial markets gave a thumbs-up to the announced trade truce between China and the United States (US), says IHS Markit' Chief Economist Nariman...

Morning Briefing: China’s GDP the Weakest since 1992

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! China' second-quarter economic growth only grow 6.2 percent, slower than the first quarter of 6.4 percent, as domestic and foreign...

Nasution Believes Indonesian Economy Grow 5.2% in 2Q 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs (CMEA) Darmin Nasution believed that Indonesian economy can grow 5.2 percent in the second quarter (2Q) of 2019. This,...

Insight: Indonesian Economy in the Middle of Trade War and Post...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia is still optimistic that it will be able to attract more investment in the last half year of 2019, after the rising political...

Weekly Briefing: Political Tension Heats Up in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Political tension heats up in Indonesia ahead the announcement of the winners of 2019 presidential election. Starting today, an...

S&P: Indonesia’s GDP to Improves by Investment and Infrastructure

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - International rating agency Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) stated that Indonesia' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is considered to be far...

Insight: Parsing the Black Holes of Indonesia’s Economic Shrinkage in 1Q...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian economy only grew 0.01 percent in the first quarter (1Q) of 2019, which was 5.07 percent on an annual basis,...

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...

Insight: Projections the Benefits of Jakarta MRT for Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia has entered a new phase with the launched of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project by President Joko Widodo on...

Indonesia Targets Income per Capita US$31.000 in 2045

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Indonesian government is targeting national income per capita US$31.000 in 2045. Currently the country' income per capita only $3.800. Minister of...

Indonesia Eyes 5.5% Economic Growth in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government eyes a higher economic growth in 2020 compared to this year. At plenary cabinet session led by President Joko Widodo, government...

Japan’s Economy Bounces Back 0.3% in 4Q 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan' economy bounce back 0.3 percent in the last quarter (4Q) of 2018 compared to previous quarter, as business and consumer spending...

Morning Briefing: Tensions over the Brexit Negotiations

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! British' Prime Minister Theresa May just finished her negotiation with European Union (EU) officials over the Brexit agreement. As...

Indonesia’s Forex Reserves Lowers to US$120.1B in January

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) noted  foreign exchange (forex) reserves at the end of January 2019 amounted to US$120.1 billion, a decreased 0.49 percent from $120.7 billion...

China’s GDP Growth Decelerated to 6.6% in 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China' GDP grew 6.6 percent in 2018, down 0.2 percentage point from 2017, in line with the IHS Markit forecast, said the research...

WB: East Asia Needs to Adapt its Development Model to Sustain...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – East Asia’s remarkably successful development model – a combination of outward-oriented growth, human capital development, and sound economic governance – needs to...

Japan’s Downside Revision to Q3 Real GDP May Indicate Slower Growth...

Jakarta (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s real GDP growth in the third quarter (Q3) was revised down to a contraction of 0.6 percent quarter to quarter (q/q,...

FinMin: For the First Time Indonesia’s Revenues Exceed Target

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Minister of Finance (MoF) assured that Indonesia's revenues will exceed the target in 2018 State Budget. First time in the history. By the end...

Goldman Sachs: Indonesian Economy Slackening to 5% in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Goldman Sachs predicted Indonesia economic growth will be slackening to 5 percent in 2019, lower than this year’s projection at 5.2 percent. The...

Weekly briefing: From ongoing Lion Air JT-610 Search Operation to FOMC...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Indonesian flight carrier Lion Air JT-610 search and rescue operation after its crash, Monday (29/10) extended to three days until Wednesday...

Solid Capital Expenditure Boosts Japan’s GDP Growth for Q2

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2018 was revised up to 0.8 percent quarter to quarter (QoQ, or 3.0...

Government of Indonesia: Deficit Reduction Continues in 2019 Budget

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Last week, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo announced in the 2019 budget that the government will seek to narrow the fiscal deficit...

Indonesian Govt Prepares US$29B for Infrastructure Projects in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government prepares Rp420.5 trillion (US$29.41 billion) for infrastructure projects in 2019 State Budget, said Finance Minister on Thursday (16/08). The amount...

Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector Grows Below Target in First Half

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesia's manufacturing sector in the first semester this year grew below 2018 target, making it harder to reach Making Indonesia 4.0 target of...

Morning Briefing: Above Expectation Q2 GDP Growth Fuels Widodo’s Confidence

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The release of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) data was a surprise and one that may give President Joko...

Indonesia’s GDP Expands 5.27% in Second Quarter

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 5.27 percent in the second quarter of this year (year on year/yoy) or the highest since 2013,...

Morning Briefing: Q2 Growth Data Due Today, Kalla’s Fate Hangs in...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. All eyes will be on the announcement of Indonesia’s economic growth in the second quarter (2Q) by the Statistics Indonesia today....