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Indonesia: ‘Twin deficits’ still a brake on high growth ambitions

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Lowyinstitute | 6:00 AM

Things are gradually improving for Indonesia’s economy. Policymakers have successfully assuaged financial markets of their macroeconomic stability credentials (for now) [...]
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Malaysian shot dead in drug bust in Indonesia Nation

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian and an Indonesian were shot dead by Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) during a drug bust on Sunday in Bengkayang, West Kalimantan. According to [...]
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Indonesia’s environment minister proposes meeting to tackle forest fires

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Indonesia may soon hold a coordination meeting to tackle the forest fires in various parts of the country, according to Environment and Forestry minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar. [...]
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Philippines extends rise; Indonesia gives up early gains

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:00 AM

Philippine shares rose for a third straight session on Monday and outperformed other Southeast Asian markets, while Indonesian stocks reversed early gains to close lower [...]
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Indonesia’s Crackdown On Gays Is Fuelling Its HIV Epidemic

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | New Now Next | 6:00 AM

“It’s very hard to get people to come to the clinic. Now it’s even harder to reach them.” Since 2011, the percent of HIV-positive Indonesian men who [...]
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282 hot spots detected across Indonesia

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesian satellites on Sunday (August 6) morning picked up 282 hot spotsbelieved to be the highest number across the country this yearas the dry season continues. The worst [...]
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Bank Indonesia signals another rate cut could be on the table

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank has signalled a return to the easing bias that dominated its rates agenda last year. Bank Indonesia was Asia’s biggest rate cutter in [...]
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China, Indonesia to enhance cooperation

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi met with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi here on Sunday as the two sides agreed to enhance cooperation for better bilateral ties. [...]
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Indonesia’s Economy Grew Less Than Expected in Second Quarter

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s economy expanded slower than economists estimated in the second quarter of 2017 as public spending fell. Big Picture President Joko Widodo has undertaken a [...]
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Indonesia Q2 GDP growth holds steady at 5pct

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s economy grew slightly less that expected during the second quarter, with the rate of expansion unchanged from that seen in the previous three-month period. [...]
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Indonesia Says Google Agrees to Monitor Negative YouTube Content

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia and Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to step up monitoring of content on YouTube after the government said it was concerned about the growing misuse of social [...]
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Indonesian woman among 3 nabbed in Sarawak for drug abuse

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian woman was among three people detained for drug abuse in two raids carried out at Kampung Serikin here yesterday. The 31-year-old woman, who tested positive for [...]
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Indonesia might be copying vigilante violence of Philippines

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Santafe New Mexican | 6:00 AM

On July 22, normally mild-manned Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed his police to shoot drug traffickers. “Be firm, especially to foreign [...]
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Google to tighten Indonesia YouTube monitoring

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Group bows to pressure to censor videos inciting religious intolerance and radicalism Google has bowed to pressure in Indonesia by agreeing to tighten up monitoring of [...]
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Hundreds go on strike at Indonesia’s largest cargo terminal

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of workers have gone on strike at Indonesia’s largest container terminal, a union official said Friday (August 4), paralysing operations and forcing incoming [...]
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