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Japan’s Export Slumps 14.8% in August, Enter the Recession

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan posted a double-digit slump of export in August due to a global slowing demand, dropped for the 21st straight month, the ministry of...

IHS Markit: Suga Wins Increasing Likelihood of Snap Elections

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As Yoshihide Suga was elected as Japan’ Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president with majority votes, indicating he will become the next prime minister...

Suga Becomes the Strong Candidate for Japanese Premier

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The right-hand man of former Japanese Prime Minister, Sinzo Abe, has elected as the leader of a ruling party, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP),...

BI and Japan Runs Local Bilateral Settlements

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia today (BI) and Japanese ministry of finance officially started the implementing of local bilateral settlement in both' trade transactions and direct investment...

Weekly Briefing: A View of Global Economic Conditions in 3Q

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Prime Minister of Japan, Sinzo Abe, officially resigned from his office for the health reason. The LDP party will announce who...

Breaking: Abe Will Steps Down Due to Health Condition

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Prime Minister of Japan, Sinzo Abe, announced of his resignation due to the health condition, local media reported today. The longest serving leaders is...

Japan Records the Worst Contraction in History

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Japanese economy recorded the worst contraction in history caused the COVID-19. Based on preliminary data from the cabinet office released...

Japan’s GDP Looks Shrink to 4.5%, Fitch Revises This Year Outlook

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan' economy could contracts 4.5 percent in this year due to the pandemic, said some observers. While, Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook...

Japanese Exports Fell to Lowest Level Since 2009’s Global Crisis

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japanese exports fell at the fastest rate since the 2009 global financial crisis to JPY4.18 trillion (US$39.03 billion) in May, the custom office...

IHS Markit Revised up Japan’s Real GDP Growth for 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit revised up its forecast of Japan’ real GDP growth to a contraction of 4.9 percent in 2020 before a rise of...

Japan Prepares More Stimulus Package to Help the Economy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japanese government is considering a new stimulus package worth more than JPY100 trillion (US$928.76 billion) for a second additional budget in this year following...

Morning Briefing: WTI Price Turns to Negative for First Time

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! United States (US) West Texas Index (WTI) crude prices slipped into negative territory for the first time ever over storage capacity...

Global Economy: After Worst Recession in 1930s, What Path Will the...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit is looking past the horrific second-quarter drop in real GDP, and a deeper recession in 2020 than in 200 8 –...

ASEAN Leaders Join Hands to Fight COVID-19

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) support reallocating existing available funds, encourage technical and financial support, including the proposed establishment...

Japan’s Largest-ever Stimulus Unlikely Offset a Sharp Economic Slowdown

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As the number of new COVID-19 cases has accelerated rapidly over the past 10 days in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared...

Japan’s GDP Revised Down in 4Q 2019 Due to Weak Investment

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’ real GDP growth for the fourth quarter (4Q) of 2019 was revised down to a 1.8 percent quarter-to-quarter (QoQ) from same quarter...

Morning Briefing: Global Market Plunge for the Worst Since 2018’s World...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Global shares plunge amid brutal selling by investor and headed for the worst week since the world financial crisis in 2019....

Morning Briefing: G20’s Finance Leaders Meeting Focus on COVID-19

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The COVID-19 outbreak could become the biggest issue for discussion at a weekend gathering of finance leaders from the Group of...

Morning Briefing: The Latest Forex Reserves Announces by BI Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The latest foreign exchange (forex) reserves position will announces by Bank Indonesia (BI) today. Last December the reserves stood at US$192.2...

Morning Briefing: BI Sees Indonesia’s Economic Growth 5.1% in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Bank Indonesia (BI) sees Indonesia' economic growth landed at 5.1 percent during past year, supported by improvements in exports and household consumption...

Morning Briefing: BI, ECB Monetary Policy Out Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Indonesian central bank announces its latest monetary policy today, after hold its key rates in the last meeting. At the...

Japan’s Softbank Eyes More Investment in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Founder of Japan' Softbank Corp. Masayoshi Son, eyes more investment in Indonesia. After declared to invest US$2 billion on July 2019...

Morning Briefing: Japan’s Foreign Minister Visits Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Foreign minister of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi, has scheduled to meet President of Indonesia Joko Widodo this morning. He also held...

China, Japan, ROK Agrees to Settle Peace in Korean Peninsula

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Premier Li Keqiang, President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to settle a close communication and cooperation for the denuclearization of...

Morning Briefing: Trilateral Cooperation Vision Announces

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! China, Japan and South Korea released the Trilateral Cooperation Vision for the Next Decade and the Trilateral + X Cooperation Early...

Xi to Meet South Korea, Japan’s Leaders as Tension Rise in...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Today, President of China, Xi Jinping are expected to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as rise tension...

Morning Briefing: US’s House Approves Spending Package US$1.4T

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The United States (US) House of Representatives approved a US$1.4 trillion spending package to avert a partial government shutdown on Saturday....

Morning Briefing: US – China to Sign “Phase One” Trade Deal

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Unite States (US) President Donald Trum sent a signal will sign the "phase one" pact of trade deal. He said,...

Weekly Briefing: Indonesia’s Inflation, Tourism Data Releases Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Statistic Indonesia will reported the inflation and tourism data during November this noon. In October, the country posted the inflation...

Widodo, Fukuda Discuss 17 Japanese Projects in Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)  - President Joko Widodo and president of Japan Indonesia Association (Japinda) Fukuda Yasuo discussed 17 Japanese projects in Indonesia, ranging from trains,...