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Indonesia’s Man of the People Finds the People Blocking His Way

10-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Hours into his job as an Indonesian government minister, Risal Ramli went public with his views on what President Joko Widodo’s government was doing wrong. Listing [...]
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Indonesia appoints new disaster mitigation chief

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has replaced the head of the national disaster mitigation agency or BNPB. Willem Rampangilei, a former rear-admiral from the Indonesian Navy, [...]
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Indonesia more vulnerable to capital flight: S&P

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Rocked by a political scandal and falling oil prices, Malaysia has been dominating headlines in recent months as the country’s ringgit leads a drop in Asian currencies. [...]
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Good for Indonesia to scrap high-speed rail project

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

It is good news that Indonesia is opting out of plans to build a high-speed rail in favour of a cheaper option (“Jakarta scraps high-speed rail project”; last [...]
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Indonesia will not ease mineral export ban in stimulus package

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia said it will not relax its ban on mineral exports to allow for nickel and bauxite ore shipments in its upcoming economic stimulus policy package, after having [...]
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Indonesian rupiah at levels not seen since ’98

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

The swelling ranks of troubled emerging market currencies show no signs of abating. This time it’s the Indonesian rupiah. Indonesia’s local currency Tuesday [...]
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Indonesian Rupiah Rout Swells Cost of $304 Billion Foreign Debt

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Investors selling the rupiah on concern Indonesia will suffer a debt crisis risk a self-fulfilling prophesy. The rupiah has slumped to its lowest level since the peak of the [...]
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Is Jokowi finally starting reforms in Indonesia?

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Since his inauguration in October 2014, Jokowi, as he is universally known, has seemingly disappointed the millions who voted for him in the hope that he could replicate on a [...]
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Indonesia to become full OPEC member in December: Energy minister

09-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will become a full member of OPEC in December, its energy minister told Reuters on Tuesday. “We have received official confirmation from the Secretary general [...]
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Indonesia Needs a Reboot

08-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A little over a year ago, Joko Widodo swept to power in Indonesia promising bold change and higher living stands. Voters enthusiastically bought into his everyman image: [...]
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Fitch: Indonesia’s Large Banks Have Satisfactory Buffers

08-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Ruters | 6:00 AM

Fitch Ratings expects the profitability and capitalisation of the 10 major rated banks in Indonesia to provide sufficient loss-absorption buffers against rising challenges, [...]
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China, Japan still keen on Indonesian rail bid

08-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Competition focus turns to medium-speed Jakarta-Bandung railway project after Jakarta scrapped bullet train idea last week Bids are expected from China and Japan for a [...]
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Kenyans Dominate at AirAsia Bali Beach Run 2015

08-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Jakartaglobe | 6:00 AM

Almost 2,000 people from at least four continents on Sunday took part in the second edition of Indonesia’s largest beach run event, on the resort island of Bali. [...]
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Indonesia among the lowest meat-eaters in the world

08-Sep-2015 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Nomura, a financial services group based in Asia, found that in countries where people have more money, they tend to consume more meat Sure, many Indonesians don’t eat [...]
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More fishermen return from Indonesia

08-Sep-2015 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Over 100 Myanmar fishermen who were stuck in Indonesia’s Ambon Island for at least eight months were repatriated on September 6. They are the fifth group to have [...]
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