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Indonesia President Plans Decree Aimed at Restoring Regional Elections

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s president said he would issue an emergency decree aimed at restoring direct regional elections, but the bid to change a new contentious law would have to [...]
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Indonesia leader races to save direct polls, his legacy

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s outgoing president returned home early on Tuesday, cutting short an overseas farewell tour to try and overturn legislation ending direct elections for local [...]
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Indonesia’s Widodo manages hopes as hostile parliament convenes

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Incoming Indonesian president Joko Widodo is trying to manage the expectations of his supporters and investors as an opposition-dominated parliament likely to obstruct his [...]
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Indonesia lobbying on Montara spill grows

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

Indonesian government pressure is being added to efforts to compel Canberra to help sort out the mess left behind by the Montara oil disaster. FOLLOWING the 2009 spill, in [...]
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Official: Indonesia’s Pertamina Seeks US LNG Supply, Shale Equity

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Rigzone | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s Pertamina is in talks to secure a greater supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States and to buy into a shale gas producer there, the state [...]
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Indonesia passes plantations bill, drops clause on foreign ownership

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has approved a plantations bill that aims to maximise land usage and open up the sector to smallholders, a government official said on Tuesday, with a controversial [...]
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Chicago Soldier Trains in Indonesia

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Defense | 6:00 AM

A 19-year-old Army private stands over a smoldering fire, cooking snake meat in the middle of a mango grove during a jungle survival training class in East Java, Indonesia. [...]
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Foreign investment in Indonesia: A big opportunity (Part 2 of 2)

02-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

As for government bureaucracy, during his campaign Joko “Jokowi” Widodo spoke about the need to restructure central and local government institutions to [...]
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Maria stuns Asia with long jump gold

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Long jumper Maria Natalia Londa stole the show at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Monday by earning Indonesia gold, its first track and field victory in the Asian Games for 16 [...]
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Indonesia asks for Australian intervention

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is urging Australian government intervention to resolve a dispute over a massive oil spill that’s claimed to have devastated Indonesian coastal villages. [...]
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Indonesia’s leader races to save direct elections and his legacy

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s outgoing president returned home early on Tuesday, cutting short an overseas farewell tour to try and overturn legislation ending direct elections for local [...]
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UPDATE 1-Newmont Indonesia restarts copper exports; supply overhang looms

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Newmont says exports 30,000 T from Indonesia on Monday * Refined copper seen in 226,000 T surplus in 2014-Reuters poll (Adds Newmont Indonesia spokesman’s comments, [...]
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Garuda Shield: Apaches take centre stage in US-Indonesia exercise

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

This year’s Garuda Shield exercise in Indonesia has included large doses of jungle-training tactics and integrating Stryker operations from two armies. But it was [...]
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Guest post: pressure mounts on Indonesia as global liquidity tightens

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Few emerging economies have been under so much pressure lately as Indonesia. Since 2011, the terms of trade of the country have deteriorated sharply. This came as a result of [...]
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Indonesia’s Democracy Takes a Hit

01-Oct-2014 Intellasia | CFR | 6:00 AM

Last week, I warned that the passage of a proposed law by Indonesia’s parliament that would end direct elections of local officials would be a major blow to Indonesian [...]
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