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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 -...

China Announces New Policy Package to Boost Consumption

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The State Council of China recently issued a policy package, rolling out 20 measures to step up consumption, in a bid...

Weekly Briefing: Indonesian Inflation Data Out Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Statistic Indonesia to announce inflation and tourism data in August. Last month the rate went up 0.31 percent (MoM), year...

Indrawati Sees the Potential Second Damage from US-China Trade War

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia' finance minister rated that the global economy could be hit by a second wave of damage from the United States (US)...

Indonesia’s Capital Outflow Reached US$887M in August

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia' Financial Services Authority (FSA) noted, foreign investors recorded a net sell of up to Rp12.6 trillion (US$887.32 million) in the...

Weekly Briefing: Investor Waiting for Fed Decision

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Federal Reserves (Fed) watchers will be eager for further insights into the United States (US) central bank’ thinking after minutes...

Morning Briefing: US to Relieve Huawei Sanctions for Another 90 Days

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Washington relieved China’ Huawei Technologies Co., sanctions for another 90 days that had protected rural networks and other United States (US) customers from...

Moody’s: Indonesian Textile Companies Not Immune to US – China Trade...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service rated that the United States (US) - China trade dispute could lead to an influx of Chinese yarn, fabric and...

Indonesia Alerts on Renmimbi, Hong Kong Riots Development

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo evaluated the impact of  Renmimbi (RMB) movement, Hong Kong riots and other global issues on Indonesian economy, said...

Batam Eyes US$979M Investment in This Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government eyeing to reap new investment Rp14 trillion (US$979.02 million) in Batam by the end of 2019 from last year' only Rp1 trillion,...

Warjiyo Optimistic CAD Ended 2.8% by the End of 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) Perry Warjiyo still optimistic current account deficit (CAD) will ended at 2.8 percent by the end of this...

Global Recession Odds for the Next Eight Months

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The trade war has escalated beyond expectations and the stakes are high for the global economy, said Steve Cochrane, Moody’s Analytics Asia-Pacific...

IHS Markit: Assessing the Risk of a Currency War

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - People's Bank of China has devalued the Renminbi become weaker than RMB7 against the US Dollar for the first time since the global...

China Plans to Remove Soybean, Palm Oil Import Tariffs

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China plans to remove soybean, rapeseed and palm oil from its import tariff quota, the commerce ministry announced on Wednesday (08/07)....

PBoC Plans to Sell US$4.27B Notes to Improves the Yield

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - People's Bank of China (PBoC) will sell RMB30 billion (US$4.27 billion) worth of Yuan-denominated securities in Hong Kong on August 14, to...

Indonesian Rupiah, JCI Slumps After Trump Threatened to China

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian Rupiah and the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) plummeted today after United State (US) President Donald Trump announced would impose a new...

US, China Trade War Escalates as Trump Hikes Tariffs on China

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Donald Trump’ decision to impose a tariff rate of 10 percent on an additional US$300 billion of Chinese products is...

Again, Trump Threatens 10% Tariffs on Chinese Goods

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Donald Trump announced the United States (US) will apply 10 percent tariff on US$300 billion' Chinese goods startingSept. 1. The announcement...

Indonesia Utilizes US, China Trade War to Grab New Investment

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -Indonesia is utilizing United States (US) and China trade war to grab new investment, said one official on Tuesday (07/30). In the...