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Morning Briefing: IMF Nominates Georgieva Become Managing Director

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) nominated Kristalina Georgieva become the next managing director to replace Christine Lagarde position which...

Insight: Taming the Currency Hype

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Escalating trade tensions are taking a toll on the global economy and are partly responsible for the recent downward revisions to...

Still Sluggish, IMF Cuts Its Global Economic Projection Again

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Again, International Monetary Fund (IMF) cuts its economic growth forecast for the global economy in 2019 and the coming year. The...

Morning Briefing: State Budget Deficit Swells, Economic Growth Look Better in...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning! Ministry of Finance (MoF) reported in the firs half (1H) of 2019, Indonesia' 2019 State Budget deficit worth of...

G20 Economic Leader Vows to Deal with Trade War Risk

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 (G20) agreed to address global trade and geopolitical tensions, which show no signs...

Weekly Briefing: Constitutional Court Decision on Indonesian Presidential Election This Week

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! This week Indonesia' Constitutional Court will make a decision on the opposition challenged on the 2019 presidential election resulted by General...

IMF Warns US Economy Weakens by Escalating Trade Wars

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The United States (US) economy is expanding faster than any other advanced nation, and in weeks will hit a historic milestone,...

IMF: Trade Tensions Slashs US, Chinese Consumer and Producer

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – United States-China trade tensions that have lasted more than a year have hit negatively on consumers and many producers in both...

IMF: World Economic Growth to Recover on 2nd Half of 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The world financial institution, International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts an increase in world economic activity on the second half of 2019,...

David Malpass: The World Needs New Approach to Reduce Poverty in...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The World Bank Executive Board has approved David Robert Malpass's victory to fill the leadership chair of financial institutions after being...

Morning Briefing: Indonesian Crude Price Rises to US$63.60 in March

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) has increased to US$63.60 per barrel in March, 3.73 percent...

More Global Economic Slowdown, Says IMF

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected a slower economic growth in this year, than its previous projection. It said, global economy is now prone to...

Argentina Get Access of US$10.87B Funds from IMF

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Argentina have reached an agreement on the third review of economic programs supported by Stand-by Arrangements (SBA),...

IMF: CBs Set the Zero Interest Rates in a Crisis Era

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Many central banks reduced interest rates to around zero percent during the global financial crisis to boost the economy, said International Monetary...

IMF Cuts Global Economic Growth Outlook

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Global economic growth is expected to slow down this year, only growing at around 3.5 percent in 2019 and up to...

Argentina Asks IMF Releases the Last Trance Loans Amid Crisis

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Argentina' government announced that it has agreed to accelerated loan disbursement of the rest of US$50...

Indonesian Govt. Spends $39M on IMF-World Bank Meeting Preparation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesian government spent Rp566 billion (US$39.01 million) on the preparation of International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank (WB) meeting that will be held on...

IMF Calls G20 to Addresses Global Trade Disputes

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - International Monetary Fund Director Christine Lagarde encouraged policy makers to address trade disputes in a "cooperative spirit" to minimize dampening global growth. She...

IMF: Trump’s Tariff Policy Could Damage Global Trading System

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned United States (U.S) President Donald Trump that its new tariff policy could damage the global trading...

IMF Agrees with Argentina on a 3-Year’s US$50 Billion Stand-By Arrangement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Argentine authorities and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached an agreement on a 36-month Stand-By Arrangement amounting to US$50 billion, equivalent...

IMF: Asia Can Withstand Pressures from Strong Dollar

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Emerging economies in Asia are well placed to withstand a pressure stemming from a stronger dollar as it was not triggered...

Measuring Risks on China’s Belt and Road Initiative for Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde has warned potential debt problems for partner countries involved in China's Belt and...

Lagarde Calls for G20 Policies to Make Growth More Resilient and...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged Group of 20 (G20) to make growth more resilient and more...

Promoting Renewables Investment at IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian government and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, are working together to promote the renewable energy investment in...

IMF: Indonesia Needs Preparation for Changes

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday the global economy was showing broad-based growth, but the landscape...

A Day Away Lagarde and Widodo

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Merdeka Palace on Monday (26/2). Lagarde was...

Political Review: Investment is the Key

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Political volatility within the next two years is unlikely to disrupt the Indonesian economy. Such optimism was shared by a number...

When Sudden Global Volatility Rattles Markets

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Asian stock markets drop after Dow Jones posts second biggest points fall more than 1,000 points and entered correction territory. Japan's Nikkei...

IMF Positive about Indonesia’s Economic Growth in 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the Indonesia economic outlook is positive with 5.6 per cent growth will rise gradually over the...

IMF Raises Global Economic Forecast, Citing Impact of U.S Tax Cuts

DAVOS (TheInsiderStories) - The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook, released on Monday, says tax cuts in the United States will improve U.S. investment...