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President Nominates Hadi Tjahjanto as Sole Candidate for Military Chief

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia President Joko Widodo has nominated Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto as sole candidate for the Military Chief, replacing current General Commander Gatot Nurmantyo,...

President Widodo Projects 2018 GDP at 5.3-5.4%

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo has called on business players to seize promising business opportunities as Indonesia’s economic growth is expected to improve...

Bank Indonesia to Focus on Maintaining Stability

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s economy is expected to encounter numerous challenges in 2018, both external and internal. In response, Bank Indonesia will direct its policies...

Industry Review: In Search of New Growth Engines

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Early last week, hundreds of investors and business players gathered at the main hall of the Indonesian Stock Exchange Building. The main...

Political Review: Maintaining Investment Lust amid a Potentially Politically Volatile 2018

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

President Expected to Appoint New Tax Director General Soon, Pakpahan Front...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo is expected to announce soon new Director General for Taxation replacing Ken Dwijugiasteadi, whose term will end on...

Political Review: Winning in Just Four Provinces Key to 2019 Presidential Election

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – While the Indonesian Presidential Election is still two years away, political observers are saying that political parties are likely to engage...

Idrus Marham Named as Acting Chairman of Golkar as Novanto Files...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The plenary meeting of Golkar party’s central board on Tuesday (21/11) has agreed to appoint Secretary General Idrus Marham as Acting...

Political Review : Novanto, the Real Test for Widodo Combating Corruption

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Despite its noble ambitions to achieve developmental goals, Indonesia is currently dealing with a mega-scandal of Electronic ID (E-KTP) corruption, involving the top politician in the...

Political Review: Golkar’s Support for President at Stake as Party Chairman...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Golkar Party's support for President Joko Widodo government is likely at stake as the party is reportedly preparing an extraordinary congress in...

Jokowi on Freeport Negotiation: Do Not Back Down!

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo is said to feel optimistic about the ongoing divestment negotiations between the Government of Indonesia and U.S Freeport...

Japan, Indonesia Sign Deal US$1 Billion for Patimban Port

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japanese and Indonesian Government signed Rp15 trillion (US$1.11 billion) loan to construct Patimban sea port in West Java, Foreign Ministry reported....

South Korea, Indonesia Sign $2B Potential Investments, Trade to Double

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Thursday (9/11) witnessed the signing of 12 investment memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering various...

Widodo to Push Indonesia EODB Ranking To 40 Next Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) for 2018 has jumped by 19 points to 72, however, President Joko Widodo said the...

What’s Next After Tax Amnesty?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian government has just completed the largest tax amnesty program in the country’s history. The policy was intended to raise...

President Widodo’s 3rd Year: Political and Security Stability

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Nothing is permanent in Indonesian politics, as many observers can testify. It is dynamic and like a shocking funhouse or scary roller coaster:...

President Widodo’s 3rd Year: Taking Aim at Land Transport Upgrades

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The development of projects such as the Jakarta-Bandung fast train, Jabodetabek and South Sumatra Light Rail Transit, as well as Mass Rapid...

Joko Widodo’s Ambition on State Owned Enterprises Holding

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has begun execute a plan to establish a business sector holding state-owned companies during his term, to increase global...

Mammoth Infrastructure Projects Face Financial Reality

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government aims to establish the Indonesia Infrastructure Financing Agency, also known as the ‘infrastructure bank’ as soon as 2018, to...