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Indonesia activists say constitutional amendment could hurt democracy

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian activists said on Wednesday that proposed changes to the constitution could set back democracy and end direct presidential votes, while President Joko Widodo [...]
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Indonesia arrests 36 militant suspects ahead of inauguration

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s elite anti-terrorism unit went on a busy 24-hour spree to root out suspected Islamic militants ahead of a presidential inauguration that will be attended by [...]
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Indonesia under ‘blanket of smoke’ amid wildfires

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Phys | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is under a “blanket of smoke” amid wildfires that threaten humans, wildlife and the global climate, researchers say. The wildfiressome started by [...]
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Indonesia, Korea move closer to signing bilateral trade deal

18-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian and South Korea took a key step on Wednesday toward a bilateral agreement that is expected to help boost trade between the two nations by about 50 percent by 2022. [...]
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VP-elect Ma’ruf Amin will remain in MUI as inactive chairperson

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin will remain as chair of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) until after the council’s national meeting next year. Ma’ruf [...]
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IMF joins bandwagon, cuts Indonesia’s GDP outlook as trade data weighs on economy

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The International Monetary Fund has become the latest global institution to slash Indonesia’s economic growth projection amid thickening gloom surrounding world trade [...]
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Indonesia picks McKinsey to help plan capital in the forest

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

An Indonesian unit of management consultants McKinsey & Company has been appointed to conduct a feasibility study on moving the capital from the crowded, flood-prone city [...]
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Indonesian Navy warships arrive in PH for goodwill visit

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Two Indonesian vessels arrived at Alava Pier in Olongapo City on Tuesday (October 15) for a goodwill visit to the Philippines. The ships, Bung Tomo-class corvette KRI John [...]
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Rupiah remains under pressure following trade deficit report

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Rupiah and stock prices remain under pressure as a report on Indonesia’s trade deficit sent negative sentiment into the country’s financial market. The rupiah [...]
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IMF chief Georgieva tells women: Don’t accept less!

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Women around the world take on far more unpaid work than men but what they should never do is agree to a lower wage in the workplace, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said [...]
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Indonesia: Indonesia issues a flurry of tax-related regulations

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | InternationalTaxReview | 6:02 AM

Exemption from or relief on import duty and/or exemption of VAT on imported goods in contracts of work or coal mining enterprise work agreements The Indonesian government, [...]
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SMI looks to increase financing for local governments to reduce dependence on state budget

17-Oct-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

State-owned infrastructure financing company PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI) intends to expand its financing for regional administrations to give local governments more [...]
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Indonesia completes fiber-optic network to bring internet to remote east

16-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has completed the last leg of a 13,000-km (8,080 mile) fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed internet to some of its poorest regions in the country’s [...]
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Indonesia’s newest billionaire after mysterious stock surge

16-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Ask Nico Purnomo Po about the world-beating stock rally that turned him into Indonesia’s latest billionaire, and he’ll tell you the market is rewarding his [...]
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Indonesia state miner agrees to buy 20pct stake in Vale Indonesia

16-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Mining Industry Indonesia, the state miner formerly known as PT Inalum, said on Monday it has signed an initial agreement to buy a 20 percent stake in nickel miner PT Vale [...]
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