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Demand for Expensive Furniture Is Fuelling Illegal Logging in Indonesia

31-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Takepart | 6:00 AM

Loopholes in a ban on forest clearing have led to the destruction of critical habitat for orangutans and other wildlife. Palm oil plantations and forest fires aren’t [...]
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How to Stabilise Indonesia’s Regulatory Seesaw

31-Oct-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to the US this week was cut short because of a haze crisis back home, which has seen vast parts of his country dangerously [...]
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Indonesia Scraps Labour Rules That Irked Executives

31-Oct-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Indonesia discarded curbs on expatriate workers after some business leaders complained about them and officials worried they would stifle economic growth. The move was [...]
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Forecasters in Indonesia Underestimated How Much El Nino Would Worsen Massive Forest Fires

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | vice | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s forecasters underestimated the El Nino weather event that has worsened the country’s massive forest fires, which are blanketing Southeast Asia in a [...]
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In Indonesia, minorities under threat from Muslim hardliners

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When a mob of Muslims swooped on a little church deep in rural Aceh in Indonesia this month, the local police were nowhere to be seen, although they had received warnings of [...]
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Indonesia rises in World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Starting a new business in Indonesia has become increasingly easier, at least according to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business survey 2016, published Wednesday, [...]
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Fadli Zon Refuses Indonesia to Join Trans Pacific Partnership

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Tempo | 6:00 AM

Deputy Head of the House of Representatives Fadli Zon refused President Joko Widodo’s plan to join Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). “TPP will benefit if our [...]
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Here’s Why Indonesia Joining the TPP Is Easier Said Than Done

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is heading home after telling US President Barack Obama that Indonesia intends to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That went down well at [...]
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People-smuggler cash scandal: Indonesian MP calls for Australia to abandon push back policy

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

A member of President Joko Widodo’s ruling party has called on the Indonesian government to “send a strong protest” after a report found Australian [...]
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Indonesians take fight against haze into their own hands

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Desperate civilians at the epicentre of Indonesia’s haze crisis are taking the fight into their own hands, using whatever meagre resources they have to confront the [...]
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How Indonesia’s Fires Made it the Biggest Climate Polluter

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s forest fires have catapulted the southeast Asian nation to the top of the rankings of the world’s worst global warming offenders, with daily emissions [...]
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WWF Indonesian urges govt to focus on disaster prevention

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia advises Indonesian government to amend the national regulations to focus more on the prevention than the mitigation of disasters. [...]
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Australian officials ‘paid people smugglers’ – Amnesty

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Amnesty International says it has evidence showing Australian officials paid people smugglers to turn back boats and threatened asylum seekers. In a new report, the rights [...]
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Indonesia to continue improving business climate: President

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Antara News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will continue to improve its business climate by deregulating various trade and investment regulations, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated. “As a concrete [...]
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Reforms See Indonesia Move Up in Global Business Ranking

30-Oct-2015 Intellasia | Jakarta Globe | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has moved up 11 places in a global business annual ranking, thanks to reform in financing, registration and online tax payments allowing improved ease of business [...]
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