Archive for February 11th, 2020

Indonesia eyes domestic, regional tourists to plug China gap

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TTG Aasia | 6:02 AM

With the coronavirus outbreak taking its toll on travel businesses across the region, Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) is looking to cover [...] » More

Australia, Indonesia move to carry out trade deal

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Australia and Indonesia announced a 100-day plan on Monday to carry out a long-awaited trade deal, as the two countries hailed a “new beginning” for their [...] » More

Property developers, banks rush to woo millennial homebuyers

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Millennials, who make up nearly a quarter of Indonesia’s population, are becoming an increasingly hot market for property developers and mortgage lenders. Naufal Adam, [...] » More

What future holds for Indonesia-Australia relations

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

“Neighbours cannot be choosers” is maybe the right expression to reflect the dynamic relations between Indonesia and Australia. As President Joko [...] » More

Five urgent issues for Indonesia’s president

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | LowyInstitute | 6:02 AM

On 10 February, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (“Jokowi”) will address Australia’s parliament. Indonesia is often referred to as the democratic success [...] » More

Jokowi hopes Indonesians, Australians will benefit from landmark free trade deal

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed his hopes that the ratification of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) [...] » More

Indonesia Q4 current account deficit widens to 2.84pct

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s current account deficit widened in the fourth quarter, data from the central bank showed on Monday. Southeast Asia’s largest economy booked a $8.1 [...] » More

Ex-minister: Rosmah, her aide, Najib pressed me on RM1.25b contract for Sarawak BN man’s firm

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and her former aide Datuk Risal Mansor had all exerted pressure over the award of a RM1.25 billion project to a company [...] » More

Malaysia-born Maha Sinnathamby goes from rubber estate to A$88 billion city

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

The journey from Negeri Sembilan to Queensland, Australia, can take up to a day if one travels by plane via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, but for Maha Sinnathamby, [...] » More

Mask makers agree to increase output, says minister

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Manufacturers of face masks have agreed to increase their production to meet the high demand for the product in the wake of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) infection, [...] » More

Another Malaysian tests positive for coronavirus after China trip

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

A Malaysian who returned from China on February 1 has tested positive for the coronavirus, says the health ministry. Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the [...] » More

Malaysia’s economy to grow 4.5pct in 2020, PM Mahathir says

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s economy is expected to expand by 4.5 percent this year, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday, down from the government’s initial estimate of [...] » More

Cops question 15 over ex-commando’s claim that Najib ordered Altantuya’s murder

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The police have recorded the statements of 15 people for their investigation into a former commando’s claim that Datuk Seri Najib Razak told him to kill Altantunya [...] » More

Malaysia expands China traveler ban as coronavirus spreads

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia has expanded a ban on visitors from China to include Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, after China’s decision to lock down cities in the provinces to curb the [...] » More

Prolonged shutdown of factories in Hubei will affect supply chain in Malaysia, says InvestPenang

11-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic will cause disruptions to the global supply chain due to a prolonged shutdown of manufacturing facilities in China’s [...] » More