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Indonesia face risks of rapid aging population

27-May-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The number of Indonesians aged over 65 years old is estimated to increase by between 7 to 14 percent from the current figure in 2050, leading to increasing budgetary [...]
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Japan, Indonesia could work on port, rail projects: Official

27-May-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

“There have already been talks between the transport ministry and the government of Japan concerning time periods, the shaping of a business entity for the port and so [...]
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Zero Tax on Indonesia’s Bonds Seen Reviving Dying Sukuk Market

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s plan to scrap a tax paid by bondholders on their interest payments looks set to inject new life into the nation’s ailing Islamic finance industry. [...]
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Indonesia Looks More Fragile Than Firm as Fed Turns Hawkish

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

For all the talk of Indonesia’s impressive reform momentum and unusually stable markets so far this year, investors have been reminded harshly that the country still [...]
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Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s president Wednesday approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal [...]
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Indonesia refuses palm oil permits in anti-haze push

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has rejected applications from scores of companies for new palm oil operations, an official said Wednesday, as it cracks down on an industry whose expansion has [...]
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Indonesia Push to Boost Lending Risks Backfiring as Banks Suffer

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s efforts to revive economic growth by bringing down lending rates are at risk of backfiring as they make banks the worst performers in the Jakarta Composite [...]
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Child sex abuse in Indonesia now punishable by chemical castration

27-May-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Child sex abuse is now punishable by death and chemical castration in Indonesia after its president on Wednesday issued a new law following the brutal gang rape and murder of [...]
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Indonesia to Punish Child Rapists With Chemical Castration

27-May-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued a regulation Wednesday that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration and the [...]
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Indonesia to join G7 outreach meeting

27-May-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is set to participate in the upcoming G7 outreach meeting in Ise-Shima, Japan, a sideline meeting of the summit of G7 major economies, during President Joko [...]
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Joyce Links Cattle Export Ban to Rise in Refugees From Indonesia

27-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Australia’s deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce suggested then Labour government’s suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011 contributed to a surge [...]
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Barnaby: Indonesia sent boats because of cattle ban

27-May-2016 Intellasia | The Newdaily | 6:00 AM

Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has suggested that asylum seekers started arriving from Indonesia in reprisal for Australia’s ban on live cattle exports. Speaking [...]
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Exxon says crude output at Indonesia’s Cepu block could reach 200,000 bpd

26-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Crude oil output from Exxon Mobil’s Cepu block in Indonesia could reach 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) up from 185,000 bpd at present, if the government approves an [...]
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The Toxic Toll of Indonesia’s Gold Mines

26-May-2016 Intellasia | National Geographic | 6:00 AM

More than a million small-scale miners in this island nation are poisoned, which is leaving children with crippling birth defects. Ipan is 16 months old and suffering his [...]
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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers

26-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family’s [...]
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