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Breaking News: Indonesian President Hold Limited Meeting on Market Turbulences

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President hold a limited meeting today (14/08) to evaluate the progress of government policies to strengthening the domestic economy. The Rupiah and...

Breaking News: Widodo, Subianto Registered to Election Commission

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - With the white t-shirt with Tagline "Bersih, Merakyat, Kerja Nyata" (Clean, Pro People, Real Work), Joko Widodo and his running mate...

Morning Briefing: Widodo-Amin Versus Subianto-Uno in 2019 Presidential Election

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good moring. Thursday was quite an eventful day and President Joko Widodo shows once again why he is a formidable politician by picking...

Breaking News: Widodo will Run with Moslem Cleric Ma’ruf Amin for...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo picked Chairman Indonesian Council and of Ulama Ma'ruf Amin as his running mate fro 2019' presidential election. In his tweet,...

Subianto, Widodo to Announces Running Mate Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The incumbent President Joko Widodo and presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto will announce their running mate for 2019's presidential election today, said the...

Morning Briefing: Vice President Uncertainty Puts Opposition in Limbo

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning. Expect politics to dominate the news streams in the next few days as lobbying for the Vice President seat is intensifying...

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...

Political Review: Opposition Camp in Jeopardy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Only days ahead of the August 10's deadline registration for presidential and vice presidential candidates the establishment of the opposition camp is...

Presidential Election 2019: Widodo vs Subianto Rematchs

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The incumbent President Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto will race again in presidential election in 2019, repeated the 2014 presidential election battle....

Morning Briefing: Presidential Election Heats Up

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. The battle for 2019's presidential election heats up ahead the registration to General Election Commissions. Last night, President Joko...

Politic Update: Is the Strongest Candidate Widodo’s VP Mahfud MD?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will announce his vice president (VP) candidate for 2019's general election two weeks ahead, said the leaders...

Criticising Indonesia’s Poverty and Inequality Reduction

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--As Indonesia poverty rate reached a record low, the government wasted time to claim victory while oblivious about the issue of income inequality. Central...

Indonesia Borrows $650M from World Bank to Address Childhood Stunting

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--Indonesia borrows US$650 million loans from the World Bank to tackle childhood stunting and modernize irrigation system. Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday (04/06)...

Regional Election Result Boost Joko Widodo’s Confidence in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)--The results of simultaneous regional elections, particularly in West Java, Central Java and East Java, gave a massive lift to the President Joko...

Terrorism Act : Indonesia Reinstates Military Role in Counter Terrorism

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has agreed to reinstate the suspended military’s Joint Special Operations Command to assist the National Police to...

President Ready To Issue Regulation In Lieu of Terrorism Act

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesian President Joko Widodo considers to issue a government regulation in lieu of law on anti-terrorism if the House of Representatives fail to ...

Indonesia’s President Dismissed Concerns on Rupiah Volatility

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was upbeat on the country's economic fundamental, and turned down concerns over the rupiah currency depreciation. "Our macro-economic fundamentals...

Indonesia’s Rating Upgrade by Moody’s to Baa3

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the Government of Indonesia's long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to Baa2 from Baa3. The outlook is...

Policy Review: Slow Progress of 35 GW Power Plant Program

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In May 2015, the Joko Widodo government unveiled an ambitious program to develop 35,000 MW installed capacity of power plants in...

Indonesia Simplifies Investment Permit for Export

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo reiterates the government’s commitment to simplify all permits and procedures, including investments for export-oriented products. “It is time for all...

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...

Government May Slash Toll Road Tariffs, Operators Welcome

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo summoned Minister of Public Works and People's Housing Basuki Hadimuldjono, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, and several...

Indonesia, Singapore Officiate Nongsa Digital Park

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Tuesday (20/3) inaugurated the operation of Nongsa Digital Park,...

Policy Review: Daunting Task to Boost Oil & Gas Investment

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Over the past two months or so, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has taken bold steps to revoke hundreds of...

Indonesia Supports Siam Cement’s US$5.5B Petrochemical Project

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian government welcomes the plan of the Siam Cement Group (SCG) to develop a mega petrochemical project with an estimated...

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...

Policy Review: Bank Loans Growing at Slower Pace, Who’s to Blame?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo on Thursday (15/3) held a gathering with the country’s top banking officials at the State Palace. The President...

Policy Review: Addressing Investment Obstacles

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Coordinating Minister for the Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution on Monday (12/3) held a limited cabinet meeting to discuss issues related...

AIIB Director: Indonesia to Get ‘Significant Amount’ of Loan

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to extend loans of around US$4 billion in the next two years and Indonesia...

President Issues Beneficial Ownership Rule to Target Tax Haven

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday (1/3) has officially issued a decree to rule 'Beneficial Ownership' to meet on Automatic Exchange of...