Archive for February, 2013

  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir Infrastructures and incentives must be developed outside Java. Spatial inequality remains issue in Indonesia, as suggested by comparing the West’s and the East’s contributions to GDP in 2012. The island of Java, although only occupies 7 percent of Indonesia’s land area, contributes 57.63 percent to the […]

    News from Indonesia: 15-21 February 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir Infrastructures and incentives must be developed outside Java. Spatial inequality remains issue in Indonesia, as suggested by comparing the West’s and the East’s contributions to GDP in 2012. The island of Java, although only occupies 7 percent of Indonesia’s land area, contributes 57.63 percent to the […]

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  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir Concern over reducing poverty. While economic growth only reached 6.23 percent in 2012 despite a target of 6.5 percent, the poverty rate by September 2012 was still 11.7 percent. Bappenas simulated that by end of 2012 the poverty rate should have been down to 11.45 percent, […]

    News from Indonesia: 8-14 February 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir Concern over reducing poverty. While economic growth only reached 6.23 percent in 2012 despite a target of 6.5 percent, the poverty rate by September 2012 was still 11.7 percent. Bappenas simulated that by end of 2012 the poverty rate should have been down to 11.45 percent, […]

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  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir Interregional income inequality is widening. Recently, Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that Indonesian economy grew by 6.23 percent throughout 2012. With growth that high, Indonesia is the second best performer in Asia after China. The high growth, however, is not accompanied with increase in equality. Economic […]

    News from Indonesia: 1-7 February 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir Interregional income inequality is widening. Recently, Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that Indonesian economy grew by 6.23 percent throughout 2012. With growth that high, Indonesia is the second best performer in Asia after China. The high growth, however, is not accompanied with increase in equality. Economic […]

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  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir   Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) redenomination plan. Indonesia’s central bank  (Bank Indonesia, or BI) and the government through Ministry of Finance (MoF) plan to re-denominate the national currency. Backgrounded by writing and calculation inefficiency, redenomination in this regard is simply a recalibration of IDR by eliminating the […]

    News from Indonesia: 25-31 January 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir   Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) redenomination plan. Indonesia’s central bank  (Bank Indonesia, or BI) and the government through Ministry of Finance (MoF) plan to re-denominate the national currency. Backgrounded by writing and calculation inefficiency, redenomination in this regard is simply a recalibration of IDR by eliminating the […]

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