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Indonesia, Afghanistan agree to continue diplomatic training cooperation

08-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Antara News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia and Afghanistan have agreed to continue diplomatic training cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Sunday. “This is not new [...]
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Passengers leap into sea as ferry sinks in Indonesia

07-Mar-2016 Intellasia | NYpost | 6:00 AM

A ferry capsized in the strait between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Java on Friday and TV footage showed passengers standing on its side, then jumping into the sea as [...]
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Indonesia plans minimum tax on serial loss-making firms

07-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia announced plans on Friday to impose a minimum tax on thousands of companies that have reported losses for years but are still operating regardless, part of a push [...]
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Gay bashing signals Indonesia’s growing intolerance of minorities

07-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Gay bashing has become the newest favourite pastime in Indonesia, a nation that once prided itself on its record of tolerance. This past month, the national news has been [...]
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Indonesia’s top 3 lenders log slowest growth in 3 years

07-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei.com | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s three biggest banks posted their weakest profit growth in three years in 2015, citing difficult economic conditions. Analysts, meanwhile, are taking a [...]
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Indonesian tsunami warning buoys ‘not working’ when quake hit

Indonesian tsunami warning buoys ‘not working’ when quake hit

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A series of early-warning buoys deployed after a 2004 tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia’s western Sumatra island were not working when a huge quake rocked the same [...]
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Indonesia’s early tsunami warning buoys down when big quake hit

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

All 22 of the early-warning buoys Indonesia deployed after the 2004 tsunami disaster were inoperable when a massive undersea earthquake struck off the coast on Wednesday, a [...]
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Indonesian fishing boat skipper and three crew members arrested

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian fishing boat skipper and three crew members were arrested after they were found fishing in Malaysian waters about 40 nautical miles off Pulau Pangkor near here [...]
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Indonesia and Australia prioritise free-trade talks

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

To get talks on a free-trade deal, which stalled over diplomatic tensions and a climate of economic protectionism, back on track, the Indonesian Trade minister Thomas Lembong [...]
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Indonesia’s war on maritime slavery continues

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Mongabay | 6:00 AM

With a vigorous campaign to repatriate and compensate scores of foreign fishing slaves winding down, the Indonesian government has pledged to make human trafficking a central [...]
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Indonesia’s Frightening And Sudden Turn Against LGBT People

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Think Progress | 6:00 AM

It’s not easy being an LGBT person in Indonesia, and it’s only gotten harder in recent weeks. More than 89 percent of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, [...]
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Indonesia Plans to Create Startup IPO Market to Draw Investors

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia plans to establish a dedicated section within its main stock exchange to host initial public offerings by startups, as Southeast Asia’s largest country [...]
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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Indonesia Exposes Broken Tsunami Warning System

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | The Inertia | 6:00 AM

In 2004 a magnitude 9.1 earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that traveled through the Indian Ocean and killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen different countries. [...]
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Indonesia’s Rallying 8pct Bonds Lure Funds in Negative-Rate World

05-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s sovereign bonds are Asia’s best performers this year and strategists say global funds are still hungry for benchmark debt that yields 8 percent in a [...]
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Indonesia central bank sets rules for Islamic forex

04-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank has issued new rules authorising shariah-compliant hedging in the country, citing the rapid growth of Islamic foreign exchange transactions and [...]
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