Archive for July, 2013

  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia to fall short of infrastructure goals. Indonesian government will likely be unsuccessful in meeting its infrastructure development promises by the time when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono leaves office next year in 2014, according to national development planning minister Armida Alisjahbana. President SBY has selected 11 […]

    News from Indonesia: 19-25 July 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia to fall short of infrastructure goals. Indonesian government will likely be unsuccessful in meeting its infrastructure development promises by the time when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono leaves office next year in 2014, according to national development planning minister Armida Alisjahbana. President SBY has selected 11 […]

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  •   The final launch of Update Book 2012: Education in Indonesia was held in Canberra in the evening of 23 July 2013 in Hedley Bull Foyer, Hedley Bull Centre, ANU. Indonesian Ambassador for Australia and the Republic of Vanuatu, His Excellency Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, launched the book. Daniel Suryadarma, […]

    Canberra Launch of Update Book 2012, Education in Indonesia

      The final launch of Update Book 2012: Education in Indonesia was held in Canberra in the evening of 23 July 2013 in Hedley Bull Foyer, Hedley Bull Centre, ANU. Indonesian Ambassador for Australia and the Republic of Vanuatu, His Excellency Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, launched the book. Daniel Suryadarma, […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Rupiah extends losses as export outlook dims. On Tuesday (16/7), Indonesia’s rupiah (IDR) extended losses beyond IDR 10,000 per dollar for the second day on the concern of diminishing export as regional economic growth slows. The currency hit its weakest since September 2009.  Yet, Bank Indonesia […]

    News Summary: 12-18 July 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Rupiah extends losses as export outlook dims. On Tuesday (16/7), Indonesia’s rupiah (IDR) extended losses beyond IDR 10,000 per dollar for the second day on the concern of diminishing export as regional economic growth slows. The currency hit its weakest since September 2009.  Yet, Bank Indonesia […]

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  • by Ross McLeod This article was first published by The Wall Street Journal. The euro zone is full of stricken countries these days, yet near-hysteria usually greets the idea that these countries’ best way forward would be to leave the currency bloc. The great fear is that to reintroduce a […]

    Ross McLeod: Reinstating the Drachma?

    by Ross McLeod This article was first published by The Wall Street Journal. The euro zone is full of stricken countries these days, yet near-hysteria usually greets the idea that these countries’ best way forward would be to leave the currency bloc. The great fear is that to reintroduce a […]

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  •   by Lydia Napitupulu The Jakarta Seminar Series, Forum Kajian Pembangunan, organized jointly by the ANU Indonesia Project and various institutions in Indonesia, has become a regular contributor to the current discourse on Indonesian development, in Jakarta and two other cities in Indonesia (Yogyakarta and Padang). By the end of […]

    Forum Kajian Pembangunan in the first half of 2013

      by Lydia Napitupulu The Jakarta Seminar Series, Forum Kajian Pembangunan, organized jointly by the ANU Indonesia Project and various institutions in Indonesia, has become a regular contributor to the current discourse on Indonesian development, in Jakarta and two other cities in Indonesia (Yogyakarta and Padang). By the end of […]

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  •   By Ross Tapsell New prime minister Kevin Rudd will visit Indonesia later this week for the third Indonesia-Australia Leaders’ Meeting. Rudd will seek to exchange military – and possibly developmental – aid for Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s assistance on curbing the increasing flow of asylum seeker boats. Australia […]

    Ross Tapsell: Australia and Indonesia: a meeting of equals?

      By Ross Tapsell New prime minister Kevin Rudd will visit Indonesia later this week for the third Indonesia-Australia Leaders’ Meeting. Rudd will seek to exchange military – and possibly developmental – aid for Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s assistance on curbing the increasing flow of asylum seeker boats. Australia […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Bank Indonesia raises BI rate. On Thursday (11/7), to battle against outflows, Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, raised the BI rate by 50 basis points. BI rate now stands at 6.5 percent and the rise was twice as much as the market had predicted. The central […]

    News Summary: 5-11 July 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Bank Indonesia raises BI rate. On Thursday (11/7), to battle against outflows, Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, raised the BI rate by 50 basis points. BI rate now stands at 6.5 percent and the rise was twice as much as the market had predicted. The central […]

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  •   by Lydia Napitupulu The Bulletin of Indonesia Studies (BIES) Forum comprises of a presentation on a paper published in BIES, and a presentation and discussion on publishing in the journal. The event was held for the first time this year in collaboration with the Centre for Strategic and International […]

    BIES Forum 2013

      by Lydia Napitupulu The Bulletin of Indonesia Studies (BIES) Forum comprises of a presentation on a paper published in BIES, and a presentation and discussion on publishing in the journal. The event was held for the first time this year in collaboration with the Centre for Strategic and International […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir World Bank revises economic growth target. The World Bank has revised down Indonesia’ economic growth target in 2013 from 6.2% to 5.9% reflecting slowdown in the economy. In its latest quarterly economic report on Indonesia, the country is reported facing adjustment to continued pressures on the […]

    News Summary: 28 June – 4 July 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir World Bank revises economic growth target. The World Bank has revised down Indonesia’ economic growth target in 2013 from 6.2% to 5.9% reflecting slowdown in the economy. In its latest quarterly economic report on Indonesia, the country is reported facing adjustment to continued pressures on the […]

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  • Indonesia: From Low Income, High Poverty to High-Income, No Poverty? By Andy Sumner As is well known Indonesia has achieved drastic improvements in average incomes and in the reduction of poverty. Much research has discussed this progress using national poverty lines and in recent years discussion of slowing rates of poverty […]

    Indonesia: From Low Income, High Poverty to High Income, No Poverty? – Andy Sumner

    Indonesia: From Low Income, High Poverty to High-Income, No Poverty? By Andy Sumner As is well known Indonesia has achieved drastic improvements in average incomes and in the reduction of poverty. Much research has discussed this progress using national poverty lines and in recent years discussion of slowing rates of poverty […]

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