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Energy Ministry to Issue Rulings on DMO Soon as Coal Price...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will issue Ministerial Decree as well as Ministry Stipulation in the immediate future that give...

Edward Teather: Rupiah Could Bounce Back Towards Rp13,000

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Senior Economist for ASEAN at UBS Edward Teather sees Indonesian Rupiah could bounce back towards the level of Rp13,000 against U.S dollar, after...

President: Complete Freeport Shares Divestment by April

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The negotiations over the 51 per cent divestment of PT Freeport Indonesia shares continued to drag on. Given this situation, President...

Heru Winarko Appointed as New Head of Anti-Narcotics Agency

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo on Thursday (01/03) installed Inspector General Police Heru Winarko as the new Head of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency,...

President Widodo Aims for US$2 Trillion GDP by 2032

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo estimates that Indonesia's economic value could reach US$ 2 trillion in the next 14 years, or by 2032. As...

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...

PDIP Declares Joko Widodo as Presidential Candidate

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) has officially declared the incumbent President Joko Widodo as presidential candidate in the 2019...

Govt Vows No Electricity Tariff Hike Until 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Joko Widodo government is committed to maintain the current electricity tariff until 2019, as a move to maintain price stability,...

Political Review: 2019 Presidential Election Will be a Two-Horse Race

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - There is no doubt that 2018 is quickly turning into a ‘political year’. As many as 171 regional elections – for...

President Receives Four BI New Governor Candidates

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo has received four potential candidates to become the new governor of Bank Indonesia, according to Vice President Special...

Indonesia Revokes 32 Regulations in Energy & Mining Sectors

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo has repeatedly called on his ministers to simplify permits and business process in a move to improve business...

President Moves to Lift Indonesia’s Export Values

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’s lingering suppressed value of trade has sparked concerns. During the opening of a Trade Ministry meeting Wednesday (31/1), President Joko Widodo expressed his...

President to Simplify Work Permits for Foreigners

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has instructed his administration to simplify the foreign workers permit process, which is known to be...

Policy Review: 35 GW Power Plant Program Falling Short of Target

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The Joko Widodo government’s ambitious program to develop 35 gigawatt (GW) of power plants within five years is most likely falling...

Policy Review: Is President Widodo Turning Populist?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories.com) - Entering 2018, Indonesia is openly speculating about what is popularly dubbed the 'year of politics'. The times ahead will be...

Pertamina to Develop $2B Integrated Gas Project in Bangladesh

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’s state-owned energy company PT Pertamina is embarking on a major gas infrastructure project in Bangladesh, marking the company’s entry into...

President Widodo ‘Learned to Lean’ in South Asia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Since assuming the office in 2014, President Joko Widodo has given a mandate to the Minister of Trade to strive to...

Single Submission and the Drive to Revolutionize Business Permits

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’s  ‘Ease Of Doing Business’ (EODB) ranking has jumped 19 points in 2018, to 72, thanks to a number of policy reform packages...

President Wants Fast Completion of Lampung-Palembang Toll Road

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo calls on the developers of the 140.9-kilometers of Bakauheni-Palembang toll road to be completed before the Asian Games...

President Widodo Installs New Minister, Air Force Chief

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo on Wednesday (17/01) installed Idrus Marham as new Minister for Social Affairs, Airforce Chief Marshall Yuyu Sutisna and...

Idrus Marham Reportedly Appointed as Minister for Social Affairs

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Secretary General of Golkar Party Idrus Marham has been reportedly appointed by President Joko Widodo as new Minister for Social Affairs, replacing...

Awaiting President Widodo’s Final Cabinet Reshuffle

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo may appoint a new Minister for Social Affairs, replacing Khofifah Indar Parawangsa, who has reportedly tendered her resignation...

Morning Briefs – Jan 10

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today: Malaysian PDZ Holdings Bhd Eyes Indonesian shipping industry Malaysian...

Policy Review: Uncertain Parameters on Indonesia E-commerce Roadmap

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has finally certified the long-awaited ‘e-commerce roadmap’ first drafted in 2016. The main objective of this guidance...

Indonesia Government Lauds Fitch ‘Sovereign Rating’ Upgrade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian Economic Minister has lauded the decision of the International rating agency, Fitch Ratings, to have upgraded Indonesia’s Sovereign Rating,...

The Last Reshuffle in President Widodo’s Administration?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The administration of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) will end in early 2019. This means that...

National Priority Projects Still Far from Completion

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set an ambitious target to bring infrastructure development as the backbone of the domestic economy. Yet, the...

President Installs Air Marshal Tjahjanto as Indonesia’s New Military Chief

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia President Joko Widodo on Friday afternoon (8/12) installed Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto as new Military Chief, replacing current General Commander Gatot...

Daily Business Briefs – Dec 8

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today: Consumer Confidence Rose up on November Bank Indonesia consumer...

Indonesia Toll Road Regulator Raises Tariffs on 9 Toll Roads

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) has decided to adjust the tariffs of nine toll roads, starting Dec. 8. Head of BPJT Herry...