Archive for December, 2009

  • Boxing Day in 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami in Asia. Around 230,000 people in developing countries in the region died in the tsunami, the greatest megadisaster in recent history. In remembering the thousands who were so suddenly swept away in the 2004 tsunami, it is important […]

    Lessons of the 2004 Tsunami

    Boxing Day in 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami in Asia. Around 230,000 people in developing countries in the region died in the tsunami, the greatest megadisaster in recent history. In remembering the thousands who were so suddenly swept away in the 2004 tsunami, it is important […]

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  • According to a report by Ardian Wibisono in the Jakarta Globe (‘Central Bank to Standardise Interbank Lending to Discourage Use of BI Notes’, 14 December 2009) Bank Indonesia plans to encourage banks to lend to one another rather than investing in SBIs, so as to make these funds ‘available to […]

    Bank Indonesia and the Interbank Money Market

    According to a report by Ardian Wibisono in the Jakarta Globe (‘Central Bank to Standardise Interbank Lending to Discourage Use of BI Notes’, 14 December 2009) Bank Indonesia plans to encourage banks to lend to one another rather than investing in SBIs, so as to make these funds ‘available to […]

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  • The Highlights on the Indonesia Project calendar for the period July–December 2009 were the annual Indonesia Update Conference on the topic Democracy in practice: campaigns, parties and parliaments, followed by a Mini-Update in collaboration with the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Monday October 12 immediately after the main Update in […]

    INDONESIA PROJECT NEWS No. 8 (July–December 2009)

    The Highlights on the Indonesia Project calendar for the period July–December 2009 were the annual Indonesia Update Conference on the topic Democracy in practice: campaigns, parties and parliaments, followed by a Mini-Update in collaboration with the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Monday October 12 immediately after the main Update in […]

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  • Books • Peter McCawley and Sisira Jayasuriya have spent the last six months compiling a book of studies on the impact of the tsunami, and the large assistance effort that followed the disaster. • Chris Manning together with Budy P. Resosudarmo and Sherry (Tao) Kong contributed to a book entitled […]

    INDONESIA PROJECT NEWS No. 8 (Page 2)

    Books • Peter McCawley and Sisira Jayasuriya have spent the last six months compiling a book of studies on the impact of the tsunami, and the large assistance effort that followed the disaster. • Chris Manning together with Budy P. Resosudarmo and Sherry (Tao) Kong contributed to a book entitled […]

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  • A Mini-Update was held in collaboration with the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Monday October 12 immediately after the main Update in Canberra on October 9-10. An audience consisting of Lowy staff, journalists, academics and informed observers of Indonesian and international affairs listened with great interest to politics and economics […]

    Mini Indonesia Update at Lowy

    A Mini-Update was held in collaboration with the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Monday October 12 immediately after the main Update in Canberra on October 9-10. An audience consisting of Lowy staff, journalists, academics and informed observers of Indonesian and international affairs listened with great interest to politics and economics […]

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  • The book from the 25th Indonesia Update conference in 2008, in keeping with the practice of recent years, was launched in Indonesia in conjunction with a ‘Mini Update Conference’ in collaboration with CSIS on 5 August 2009. The book is entitled Indonesia beyond the Water’s Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State, […]

    Mini Update Conference and the Launch of Two Books

    The book from the 25th Indonesia Update conference in 2008, in keeping with the practice of recent years, was launched in Indonesia in conjunction with a ‘Mini Update Conference’ in collaboration with CSIS on 5 August 2009. The book is entitled Indonesia beyond the Water’s Edge: Managing an Archipelagic State, […]

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  • by Karina Bontes Forward The annual Indonesia Update Conference, now in its 27th year, was held at the Australian National University on 9-10 October 2009. It attracted an audience of well over 300 people from academia, government, non-government organisations and business. The conference was convened by Edward Aspinall and Marcus […]

    Indonesia Update 2009 Democracy in practice: campaigns, parties and parliaments

    by Karina Bontes Forward The annual Indonesia Update Conference, now in its 27th year, was held at the Australian National University on 9-10 October 2009. It attracted an audience of well over 300 people from academia, government, non-government organisations and business. The conference was convened by Edward Aspinall and Marcus […]

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  • The December 2009 issue of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies is now available online. Here’s a summary of the contents. The latest ‘Survey of recent developments’, contributed by Budy Resosudarmo and Arief Yusuf, shows that the Indonesian economy has continued to perform well in the face of the global […]

    What’s New in the Latest Issue of BIES?

    The December 2009 issue of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies is now available online. Here’s a summary of the contents. The latest ‘Survey of recent developments’, contributed by Budy Resosudarmo and Arief Yusuf, shows that the Indonesian economy has continued to perform well in the face of the global […]

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  • Hal Hill and Chris Manning from ANU’s Indonesia Project published this response to SBY’s new cabinet in the Australian Financial Review in late October. While including some disappointments, Indonesia’s new cabinet bodes well for the economy, and relations with its neighbours. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (universally known as SBY) announced […]

    Indonesia’s New Cabinet: A Boost for Economic Policy and Reform

    Hal Hill and Chris Manning from ANU’s Indonesia Project published this response to SBY’s new cabinet in the Australian Financial Review in late October. While including some disappointments, Indonesia’s new cabinet bodes well for the economy, and relations with its neighbours. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (universally known as SBY) announced […]

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  • The Canberra component of the 2009/2010 High Level Policy Dialogues (HLPD) was held at the Australian National University on November 26, 2009. The HLPD is managed by the Indonesia Project at the Australian National University in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, the Australian Treasury and AusAID. General support […]

    Report on the Australia-Indonesia High Level Policy Dialogue, Canberra

    The Canberra component of the 2009/2010 High Level Policy Dialogues (HLPD) was held at the Australian National University on November 26, 2009. The HLPD is managed by the Indonesia Project at the Australian National University in cooperation with the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, the Australian Treasury and AusAID. General support […]

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