Archive for October 14th, 2021

Indonesia September trade surplus likely narrowed amid strong exports and imports

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:53 AM

Indonesia’s exports likely stayed elevated in September, supported by high commodity prices, but the resource-rich country’s trade surplus was seen narrowing due [...] » More

Pandjaitan pegs gaming market potential at Rp24 trillion

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

Coordinating minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said that the gaming industry has good prospects and needs to be developed given its [...] » More

Indonesia’s Bali ready to reopen to international travellers

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:53 AM

The Indonesian resort island of Bali is waiting in excitement for international tourists as it will reopen on Thursday. As many as 8,000 rooms in 35 three to five-star hotels [...] » More

Umrah access for Indonesia opened due to better COVID-19 handling

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reopened access for Indonesian umrah pilgrims in view of the improved handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia, deputy minister for Religious Affairs [...] » More

UN deforestation plan under scrutiny after Indonesia debacle

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP-JIJI | 5:53 AM

The collapse of a $1 billion deal to curb Indonesian deforestation has highlighted the pitfalls of a UN backed global initiative, which critics say has been ineffective and [...] » More

Indonesia urged to improve policies protecting fishing vessel workers

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Mongabay | 5:53 AM

National policies in Indonesia fail to provide full protection for deckhands working at home and abroad, experts say. Reports of labour right violations against Indonesian [...] » More

West Kalimantan police foil human-trafficking operation

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

The West Kalimantan police have foiled a transnational human trafficking syndicate’s attempt to smuggle 18 Indonesian citizens to Malaysia. “We have arrested a [...] » More

Indonesia starts to build world’s largest copper smelter

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:53 AM

Indonesia will have the world’s largest smelter with a capacity of 1.7 million tonnes of copper concentrate per year, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday. The [...] » More

Ministry reiterates carbon tax necessity for sustainable economy

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

The finance ministry’s Fiscal Policy Agency accentuated that carbon tax implementation and carbon market development enacted by the Tax Regulation Harmonisation Law was [...] » More

Magnitude-5.3 earthquake strikes West Papua’s Tambrauw

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 jolted northeast of Tambrauw District in West Papua Province on Wednesday morning, though no immediate reports of damages or casualties were [...] » More

Islamic-based financial industry to foster sustainable economy: VP

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has encouraged the Islamic-based financial industry to promote a sustainable economy, with its swift growth in the global financial sector. [...] » More

PON seen boosting Papua economy by 1.5pct: official

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:53 AM

The convening of the 20th National Sports Week (PON) is expected to increase Papua Province’s economic growth by up to 1.5 percent, according to Assistant for economic [...] » More

Indonesian trade pushes for shorter quarantine ahead of Bali’s reopening

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TTGAsia | 5:53 AM

Trade associations are calling on the Indonesian government to shorten the quarantine period for all arriving passengers from abroad, as the country prepares to reopen Bali [...] » More

Malaysia’s manufacturing sales up 6.8 pct in August

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:53 AM

Malaysia’s manufacturing sales in August grew 6.8 percent year-on-year to 126.5 billion ringgit (about 30.32 billion US dollars), Department of Statistics Malaysia [...] » More

Genting Malaysia injects another $150 million into New York subsidiary Empire

14-Oct-2021 Intellasia | IAG | 5:53 AM

Genting Malaysia has further increased its investment into US-based Empire Resorts after subscribing to $150 million in “Series L Preferred Stock” via its [...] » More