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Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation officially bans ride-hailing apps

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

At a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday, Djoko Sasono, directorate general of Land Transportation, Ministry of Transportation, officially declared ban on all forms of [...]
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Indonesia’s house speaker submits resignation amid scandal

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s parliament speaker resigned on Wednesday amid a major scandal in which he is accused of trying to extort shares worth $1.8 billion from an international [...]
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Confusion clouds Saudi Arabia’s anti-Islamic State ‘Islamic military coalition’

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Some key members of the 34-nation anti-Islamic State coalition announced by Saudi Arabia have a fundamental question: just what is it? Indonesia did not know it was going to [...]
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Indonesian president says Fed rate hike is positive for the country

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian president Joko Widodo said the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike is positive for the country as it creates certainty in financial markets. “This [...]
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US grants Indonesia $250m

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The US government, through its development aid agency, granted $250 million to Indonesia to fund an ambitious long-term partnership as Indonesia plays a pivotal global role [...]
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Indonesia is building a ‘Pearl Harbor’ in the South China Sea complete with fighter jets

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | QZ | 6:00 AM

The Natuna archipelago, a remote part of Indonesia in the South China Sea, consists of about 280 sleepy islands. Inhabitants there survive mostly on fishing or farming. It [...]
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Indonesian parliament speaker quits over extortion scandal

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s parliament speaker quit his post Wednesday over allegations he tried to extort a stake from a US mining giant, in one of the country’s biggest [...]
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Higher capital spending set to boost Indonesia in 2016

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Publicfinanceinternational | 6:00 AM

Increased capital spending in Indonesia could spur higher growth in the country in 2016, the World Bank has said. In its quarterly look into the country’s economy, the [...]
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Indonesia Battles Over Corruption

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s anticorruption efforts hung in the balance on Wednesday, as some lawmakers debated appointments to a graft-fighting agency and some of their colleagues [...]
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Indonesia Deports 50 Internet Scammers to Taiwan, China

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia deported 50 Taiwanese and Chinese citizens on Wednesday who were members of a cross-border telephone and Internet fraud ring, officials said. Immigration official [...]
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Indonesia yet to decide on Saudi-led military coalition

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The government has denied joining a new Saudi-led Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, with a Foreign Ministry official saying it has yet to decide on the matter [...]
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Indonesia May Change Oil-and-Gas-Production Schemes Early Next Year – Official

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

Indonesia could change its production-sharing scheme for oil and gas as early as the first quarter of 2016 to create more incentives for investors to engage in exploration, [...]
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Indonesia Deploys 1,500 Police to Protect Churches Against Christmas ISIS Attack

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Christian Post | 6:00 AM

The government of Indonesia has said it will deploy close to 1,500 officers to guard Christian churches this coming Christmas season, reportedly fearful of possible ISIS [...]
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Indonesia and Australia to sign a memorandum of understanding

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia and Australia will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the upcoming ‘two plus two’ meeting scheduled on December 21, in Sydney, Australia, [...]
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Indonesia: Improved government Spending Can Spur Higher Growth in 2016

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Worldbank | 6:00 AM

The government’s increased capital spending by close to 50 percent year-on-year in real terms supported growth in the third quarter and could further boost growth in [...]
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