Archive for March, 2013

  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir Agus Martowardojo is Bank Indonesia new governor.  Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo has secured approval of the House of Representatives to be the new Bank Indonesia governor. He will replace the present incumbent, Darmin Nasution, whose term will soon be over at the central bank. Agus is […]

    News from Indonesia: 23-28 March 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir Agus Martowardojo is Bank Indonesia new governor.  Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo has secured approval of the House of Representatives to be the new Bank Indonesia governor. He will replace the present incumbent, Darmin Nasution, whose term will soon be over at the central bank. Agus is […]

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  • by Pierre van der Eng This issue’s ‘Survey of recent developments’, by Katy Cornwell and Titik Anas, starts with a topic that will keep Indonesia enthralled into July 2014, and possibly beyond: Who are the candidates for the upcoming legislative and presidential elections? There is no clarity at this stage, […]

    What’s new in the April issue of BIES

    by Pierre van der Eng This issue’s ‘Survey of recent developments’, by Katy Cornwell and Titik Anas, starts with a topic that will keep Indonesia enthralled into July 2014, and possibly beyond: Who are the candidates for the upcoming legislative and presidential elections? There is no clarity at this stage, […]

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  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir WB warns bigger domestic risks for Indonesian economy. The World Bank has sent an alarm on increased risks from domestic factors that might hamper Indonesian economy. In its newly issued economic quarterly report titled “Pressure Mounting”, the agency warned that moderating investment growth and soaring inflation […]

    News from Indonesia: 15-22 March 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir WB warns bigger domestic risks for Indonesian economy. The World Bank has sent an alarm on increased risks from domestic factors that might hamper Indonesian economy. In its newly issued economic quarterly report titled “Pressure Mounting”, the agency warned that moderating investment growth and soaring inflation […]

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  • Summarized by Agnes Samosir Oil import drives Indonesia’s trade deficit. Indonesian Central Board of Statistics (BPS) reported a trade deficit of oil and gas of USD 1.4 billion for January this year. The current oil-and-gas deficit is carried over from last year (USD 5.6 billion in 2012), which caused Indonesia’s first-ever […]

    News from Indonesia: 8-14 March 2013

    Summarized by Agnes Samosir Oil import drives Indonesia’s trade deficit. Indonesian Central Board of Statistics (BPS) reported a trade deficit of oil and gas of USD 1.4 billion for January this year. The current oil-and-gas deficit is carried over from last year (USD 5.6 billion in 2012), which caused Indonesia’s first-ever […]

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  • Indonesia: reform and the people by Arianto A. Patunru   Indonesia’s economy had a good year overall in 2012. Growth remained above 6 per cent despite the global economic slowdown, inflation stayed under 5 per cent and the fiscal deficit below 2 per cent of GDP. Indonesia has reserves well above USD […]

    Indonesia: reform and the people

    Indonesia: reform and the people by Arianto A. Patunru   Indonesia’s economy had a good year overall in 2012. Growth remained above 6 per cent despite the global economic slowdown, inflation stayed under 5 per cent and the fiscal deficit below 2 per cent of GDP. Indonesia has reserves well above USD […]

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  •     A recent Indonesia Study Group seminar by Dr Marcus Mietzner, Jokowi: Indonesia’s next president, was summed up in details in a column by The Straits Times, Singapore. John Mcbeth, Straits Times senior writer wrote: AUSTRALIAN National University (ANU) academic Marcus Mietzner bravely crawled out on a limb two […]

    Dr Mietzner on Jokowi: Indonesia’s next president

        A recent Indonesia Study Group seminar by Dr Marcus Mietzner, Jokowi: Indonesia’s next president, was summed up in details in a column by The Straits Times, Singapore. John Mcbeth, Straits Times senior writer wrote: AUSTRALIAN National University (ANU) academic Marcus Mietzner bravely crawled out on a limb two […]

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  • Note: We apologize that due to unexpected circumstances, we did not have a summary for 22-28 February. Summarized by Agnes Samosir. Trade deficit reaches $171 million in January. The Central Board of Statistics (BPS) reported trade deficit in January posted $171 million as imports consistently outperformed exports. Head of BPS, […]

    News from Indonesia: 1-7 March 2013

    Note: We apologize that due to unexpected circumstances, we did not have a summary for 22-28 February. Summarized by Agnes Samosir. Trade deficit reaches $171 million in January. The Central Board of Statistics (BPS) reported trade deficit in January posted $171 million as imports consistently outperformed exports. Head of BPS, […]

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