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Morning Briefing: Balance of Payment Data Out Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Bank Indonesia will announces the balance of payments (BoP) position in the first quarter of 2020. In the fourth...

Morning Brieifing: After Oil Prices Battle, Now Trade War

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The cold war between the United States (US) and China continues to heat up. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump urged China to be...

US Trade Deficit Falls to Lowest Level Since 2016

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The United States (US) trade deficit narrowed to US$43.1 billion in November 2019 from a downwardly revised $46.9 billion gap in...

Weekly Briefing: Geopolitic Becomes Major Intention

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! This week looks likely to be action packed with geopolitics firmly back on top of the market agenda after a...

Asia Pacific Dividends to Hit Record High in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Ordinary dividends paid by companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) will hit a record with total amount of US$524.2 billion. Despite headwinds stemming from...

IHS Markit Cuts Global Recession Probability to One in Five

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - After weakening considerably in 2019, global growth is expected to stabilize at a rate of 2.5 percent in 2020 before edging...

IHS Markit: US-China “Phase One” Trade Deal Positive on Asian Exporters

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit opined if a first stage United States (US) - China trade deal can be finalized that cancels plans to...

Trump Tariffs Pushing Global Economy to the Damage

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The global economy is closer to the damage after the United States (US) President Donald Trump revved up his global trade...

Morning Briefing: Bank Indonesia Announces 2020’s Guidances

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Bank Indonesia (BI) will deliver the central bank' guidance for 2020. At the yearly meeting, President Joko Widodo its...

OECD Cuts Global Growth to 2.9% in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The world economy is projected to grow by a decade-low 2.9 percent this year and 2020, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation...

The Global Economy Downward Pressure has Eased

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The past month has seen some relief in the unrelentingly downbeat news on the global economy. There seems to be an uneasy cessation...

Morning Briefing: Indonesian President Distributes Government Spending

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will distribute the Budget Implementation Entry List to the ministries and institutions and for the...

Morning Briefing: Asian Markets Shaken Amid Uncertain Trade Agreement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Asian shares and money markets shakened ahead United States (US) - China trade talks, ahead President Donald Trump' speech, and the domestic political situation...

Global GDP Shrinks, ICP Declines to US$59.82 in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -  Indonesian government set the Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) in October 2019 at US$59.82 a barrel followed the downtrend of global economic growth...

US, China Agrees to Reduce Part of Import Tariffs

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) and China have agreed to reduce import tariffs, as part of the first phase of a trade agreement, the officials...

IMF: ASEAN’s Economy Decelerating Amid Global Uncertainty

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, rated Southeast Nation (ASEAN) countries' economy now decelerating amid the global uncertainty. As...

Morning Briefing: Ross Meets Indonesian Ministers

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! United States (US) secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross will meet Indonesian minister today to discuss various economic issues. He will...

Trade Tensions Rises on Dual Use Technologies, Protectionism and Geopolitical Risk

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - There has never been a time when trade policy was conducted entirely separate from broader geopolitical issues. But trade has now become deeply...

China’s Export, Import Fell More Than Expected in September

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Export and import of China worse than expected in September amid the trade dispute with United States (US). Based on the...

East Asia and Pacific: Growth Slows as Trade Tensions and Global...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Growth in developing East Asian and Pacific economies is expected to slow from 6.3 percent in 2018 to 5.8 percent in...

Most of US’s Fed Board Believes 25Bps Interest Cut Is Needed

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Most of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policymakers believed the 25 basis points (bps) cut was needed. At the September meeting, the Federal Reserves...

Weekly Briefing: Trade War to Economic Data Being a Concern of...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The week ahead sees the resumption of trade talks between the United States (US) and China plus the International Monetary Funds...

Indonesia’s Sritex Potential to Reap Exports US$1B

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Sri Rejeki Isman Tbk (IDX: SRIL) or Sritex has the potential to reap export US$1billion from a trade war between...

Morning Briefing: US Creates Another Trade Tension with EU

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! After making a trade war with China, now United States created another dispute with European Union (EU). Washington has been given...

ADB: Asia’s Economic Outlook Dims as Trade and Investment Weaken

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Economic growth in developing Asia remains robust but prospects have further dimmed and risks to the region’ economies are rising as trade and...

ICAEW: Southeast Asia’s GDP Growth Slow to 4.5% in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Economic growth across the Southeast Asia (SEA) region is expected moderate to 4.5 percent in 2019 and stabilize at the same level in...

Government Invites US’s Firms Move to Indonesia from China

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The government is trying to invited United States (US) companies relocated their factories from China to Indonesia, said the senior official...

IMF: Tariff War Lowering Global GDP by 0.8% in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) sees tariffs imposed by the United States (US) and China could shave 0.8 percent off global...

Global Oil Price Touches the Highest Level Since July

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The global oil price touched its highest level since end of July after rose on the fifth trading days. This morning, West Texas...

World Bank Sees Indonesia’s Growth at 4.9% in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth could slow to 4.9 percent next year - below the government target 5.3 percent -...