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Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation – review

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Nation states did not accrue great power in the 19th and 20th centuries by making concessions to the regions that constitute them. Central power has usually monitored [...]
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REPORT: Indonesia Lifts Export Ban for Two Miners

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Mining Global | 6:00 AM

In the wake of Indonesia’s six-month ban on metal ore concentrates, the country has resumed exports for two miners after they agreed to pay a new 20 percent tax. The [...]
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Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia

Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

US President Barack Obama congratulated Indonesia’s President-elect Joko Widodo earlier this week and said the election outcome, in which Widodo defeated former army [...]
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sSingTel offers instant fund transfers to Indonesia bank accounts via mobile

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Sending money home will soon be as easy as sending text messages, for the 180,000 Indonesians living here. Through SingTel’s mRemit service, funds can be sent directly [...]
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The Big Challenge for Indonesia’s New President: Proving Democracy Works

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Joko Widodo’s election victory was a big win for Muslim-majority Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy and fourth most populous nation. Now the incoming [...]
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What India’s Arvind Kejriwal can learn from Indonesia’s new president

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

It is tempting to imagine Arvind Kejriwal looking at the success of Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president-elect, and saying to himself, “That could have been [...]
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UPDATE 4-Indonesia offers tax cut to miners, Freeport to soon resume exports

26-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has offered mining companies a tax concession to end a six-month dispute that has reduced mineral exports by half a billion dollars a month, pushed up the global [...]
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This Week in Contested Presidential Elections: Indonesia

This Week in Contested Presidential Elections: Indonesia

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

After Indonesia’s electoral commission declared Joko Widodo the new president-elect late on Tuesday, Prabowo Subianto, the second-place finisher and former general, [...]
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US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama’s quick congratulation of Indonesia’s election victor Joko Widodo on Wednesday, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, [...]
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Bank Indonesia Chief Seeks Economic Reform for Deficit Risks

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s current-account deficit poses the biggest risk to an economy that needs structural reforms by its newly elected president, Bank Indonesia’s Governor [...]
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Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo faces five challenges

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

The rupiah climbed to a two-month high on Wednesday after Joko Widodo, the reform-minded governor of Jakarta, was elected as Indonesia’s seventh president in a bitterly [...]
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Indonesia to give Freeport export permit, face-off continues with Newmont

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will soon allow US miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc to resume copper exports, with both sides close to ending a six-month dispute over new mining rules, [...]
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Fitch: Policy Agenda Key for Indonesia Rating After Jokowi Win

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Fitch | 6:00 AM

The official results for Indonesia’s presidential election have confirmed earlier “quick counts” that former Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has won [...]
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Indonesia to allow Freeport to resume copper concentrate exports-official

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is expected to issue US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold with a government permit to resume exporting copper concentrates in one or two weeks, a [...]
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Barack Obama congratulates Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo

25-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US president Barack Obama has called Joko Widodo to congratulate him on his victory in Indonesia’s “free and fair” presidential elections, the White House [...]
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