Archive for August, 2013

  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Government unveils new fiscal policy. Few days after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) launched an economic package to sustain growth, finance minister Chatib Basri unveils new details on fiscal policy. According to Chatib, the government is about to undertake four new fiscal policies to curb the […]

    News Summary: 24-30 August 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Government unveils new fiscal policy. Few days after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) launched an economic package to sustain growth, finance minister Chatib Basri unveils new details on fiscal policy. According to Chatib, the government is about to undertake four new fiscal policies to curb the […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Bank Indonesia increases secondary reserve requirement. Indonesian central bank increases its secondary reserve ratio, which comprises government bonds and BI certificates, to 4 percent from a previous 2.5 percent. The increase will be gradual in three months time, from September to November with 0.5 percent increase […]

    News summary: 17-23 August 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Bank Indonesia increases secondary reserve requirement. Indonesian central bank increases its secondary reserve ratio, which comprises government bonds and BI certificates, to 4 percent from a previous 2.5 percent. The increase will be gradual in three months time, from September to November with 0.5 percent increase […]

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  • by Pierre van der Eng Vikram Nehru‘s ‘Survey of recent developments’ draws attention to Indonesia’s still fluid political situation, in the lead-up to the parliamentary and presidential elections in April 2014 and July 2014, respectively. It explains that the balance of power between key institutions in the young democracy remains […]

    What’s new in the August issue of BIES

    by Pierre van der Eng Vikram Nehru‘s ‘Survey of recent developments’ draws attention to Indonesia’s still fluid political situation, in the lead-up to the parliamentary and presidential elections in April 2014 and July 2014, respectively. It explains that the balance of power between key institutions in the young democracy remains […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Bank Indonesia may end monetary tightening. Indonesia’s central bank, Bank Indonesia, is likely to end its series of monetary tightening as a response to economic slowdown occuring after BI performed bold interest rate hikes over the last two months. BI has increased the key interest rate, […]

    News Summary: 9-16 August 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Bank Indonesia may end monetary tightening. Indonesia’s central bank, Bank Indonesia, is likely to end its series of monetary tightening as a response to economic slowdown occuring after BI performed bold interest rate hikes over the last two months. BI has increased the key interest rate, […]

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  • by Trish van der Hoek In the wake of the new appointments and to ensure the quality of Project activities, in 2013, the Project has been significantly restructured to allow this new generation to play a role in the Project’s administration, assisting in the implementation of regular Project activities and […]

    ANU INDONESIA PROJECT NEWS No. 15 January-June 2013

    by Trish van der Hoek In the wake of the new appointments and to ensure the quality of Project activities, in 2013, the Project has been significantly restructured to allow this new generation to play a role in the Project’s administration, assisting in the implementation of regular Project activities and […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia’s state-owned banks’ regional expansion remains through despite DBS’ deal cancellation. Indonesia’s state-owned banks will continue their regional expansion plan despite last week’s DBS Group Holding cancellation to acquire a majority stake in an Indonesian local bank (Bank Danamon). The regional expansion is part of the […]

    News Summary: 2-8 August 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia’s state-owned banks’ regional expansion remains through despite DBS’ deal cancellation. Indonesia’s state-owned banks will continue their regional expansion plan despite last week’s DBS Group Holding cancellation to acquire a majority stake in an Indonesian local bank (Bank Danamon). The regional expansion is part of the […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesian government hesitates with growth target. Following update of economic growth for the second quarter this year, Indonesian government starts hesitating that it will achieve the growth target it set at 6.3 percent. Economic growth in the second quarter was only 5.8 percent. According to finance […]

    News from Indonesia: 26 July – 1 August 2013

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesian government hesitates with growth target. Following update of economic growth for the second quarter this year, Indonesian government starts hesitating that it will achieve the growth target it set at 6.3 percent. Economic growth in the second quarter was only 5.8 percent. According to finance […]

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  • ANU Indonesia Project together with AusAID held a one-day workshop in Canberra, on Thursday, 1 August 2013. The aim of this workshop was to provide AusAID staff with an opportunity to workshop a range of political and development-related issues in Indonesia with some of the world’s leading experts on the […]

    Workshop: Australia’s aid to Indonesia: Understanding the context

    ANU Indonesia Project together with AusAID held a one-day workshop in Canberra, on Thursday, 1 August 2013. The aim of this workshop was to provide AusAID staff with an opportunity to workshop a range of political and development-related issues in Indonesia with some of the world’s leading experts on the […]

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