Archive for February, 2014

  • Indonesia’s Finance Minister, His Excellency Dr M Chatib Basri, gave a Public Lecture, Navigating the Indonesian economy at the end of easy money, organised by ANU Indonesia Project on 21 February 2014 at the Finkel Theatre, ANU. Dr Basri used his public lecture to flag better trade ties between Indonesia […]

    Navigating the Indonesian economy at the end of easy money

    Indonesia’s Finance Minister, His Excellency Dr M Chatib Basri, gave a Public Lecture, Navigating the Indonesian economy at the end of easy money, organised by ANU Indonesia Project on 21 February 2014 at the Finkel Theatre, ANU. Dr Basri used his public lecture to flag better trade ties between Indonesia […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan. Presented by Chayaningtyas (Economic and Monetary Policy Department, Bank Indonesia), and hosted by Bank Indonesia on 26 February. The presentation focused on three main points: the current global and national economy from regional point of view, regional prospects, and challenges in the future. The global […]

    Prospects and challenges of Indonesia’s regional economy (FKP series)

    Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan. Presented by Chayaningtyas (Economic and Monetary Policy Department, Bank Indonesia), and hosted by Bank Indonesia on 26 February. The presentation focused on three main points: the current global and national economy from regional point of view, regional prospects, and challenges in the future. The global […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan   This Forum Kajian Pembangunan seminar hosted by Bank Indonesia was held on 11 February 11 2014, by Benjamin A. Olken, Director of Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). JPAL was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute […]

    Tax farming redux: Experimental evidence on incentive pay for tax collectors (FKP series)

    Reported by Wildan Noor Ramadhan   This Forum Kajian Pembangunan seminar hosted by Bank Indonesia was held on 11 February 11 2014, by Benjamin A. Olken, Director of Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). JPAL was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir   Indonesia acclaims Singapore over JISDOR usage. The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has finally decided on discontinuing the rupiah from its non-deliverable forward market (NDF) this week (19/2) behind a rationale that the variation of rupiah in on-shore and off-shore cosntinues to attenuate. It […]

    News Summary: 15-21 Feb 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir   Indonesia acclaims Singapore over JISDOR usage. The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has finally decided on discontinuing the rupiah from its non-deliverable forward market (NDF) this week (19/2) behind a rationale that the variation of rupiah in on-shore and off-shore cosntinues to attenuate. It […]

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  • by Daniel Suryadarma After successfully expanding their economies from low- to middle-income levels, many developing countries now face the risk of falling into the ‘middle-income trap’. The IMF defines this as ‘the phenomenon of hitherto rapidly growing economies stagnating at middle-income levels and failing to graduate into the ranks of […]

    Can Indonesia educate itself out of middle-income status?

    by Daniel Suryadarma After successfully expanding their economies from low- to middle-income levels, many developing countries now face the risk of falling into the ‘middle-income trap’. The IMF defines this as ‘the phenomenon of hitherto rapidly growing economies stagnating at middle-income levels and failing to graduate into the ranks of […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir BI rate is held at 7.5 percent. The Board of Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) decided to hold BI rate at 7.5 percent. The decision is made to keep tight monetary policy in place, to ensure inflation rate is still within the target of 3.5 – […]

    News Summary: 8-14 Feb 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir BI rate is held at 7.5 percent. The Board of Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) decided to hold BI rate at 7.5 percent. The decision is made to keep tight monetary policy in place, to ensure inflation rate is still within the target of 3.5 – […]

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  • by Wildan Noor Ramadhan Forum Kajian Pembangunan in February 2014 is hosted by Bank Indonesia. The first forum, held on February 4, 2014 discussed debit card crimes with the theme “Review of Economic, Technological and Juridical Aspects of the Bank Torts & Consumer Protection” by Iwan Setiawan of the Central […]

    Debit Card Fraud and Consumer Protection (FKP series)

    by Wildan Noor Ramadhan Forum Kajian Pembangunan in February 2014 is hosted by Bank Indonesia. The first forum, held on February 4, 2014 discussed debit card crimes with the theme “Review of Economic, Technological and Juridical Aspects of the Bank Torts & Consumer Protection” by Iwan Setiawan of the Central […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia’s economy grows at slowest pace in four years.  Wednesday (5/2), Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that last year, Indonesia’s economy grew at its slowest pace in four years at 5.78 percent. Economic growth turned to be slower than last year’s 6.23 percent. It was […]

    News Summary: 1-7 Feb 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia’s economy grows at slowest pace in four years.  Wednesday (5/2), Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that last year, Indonesia’s economy grew at its slowest pace in four years at 5.78 percent. Economic growth turned to be slower than last year’s 6.23 percent. It was […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Global economic turmoil will not affect foreign investment. The domestic investment climate remains conducive despite global economic woes, according to Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Mahendra Siregar. He argues that the momentum to maintain good investment climate will depend on the domestic efforts rather […]

    News Summary: 25-31 Jan 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Global economic turmoil will not affect foreign investment. The domestic investment climate remains conducive despite global economic woes, according to Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Mahendra Siregar. He argues that the momentum to maintain good investment climate will depend on the domestic efforts rather […]

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