Archive for August, 2014

  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir  Long queues seen in Indonesia’s gas stations nationwide. Long queues were seen in gas stations nationwide. Big cities in Java Island such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo, and Bandung as well as other cities in Sumatra, Kalimantan (Borneo), and Eastern Indonesia witnessed subsidised gasoline in shortage this […]

    News Summary: 23-29 August 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir  Long queues seen in Indonesia’s gas stations nationwide. Long queues were seen in gas stations nationwide. Big cities in Java Island such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo, and Bandung as well as other cities in Sumatra, Kalimantan (Borneo), and Eastern Indonesia witnessed subsidised gasoline in shortage this […]

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  • “Import substitution is an archaic policy,” said Arianto Patunru, an economist at Australian National University in Canberra. “In these days when global production is fragmented and everything is made in everywhere, a call for import substitution is a major setback. Indonesia is currently behind its peers in the region in […]

    Why import substitution is an archaic policy

    “Import substitution is an archaic policy,” said Arianto Patunru, an economist at Australian National University in Canberra. “In these days when global production is fragmented and everything is made in everywhere, a call for import substitution is a major setback. Indonesia is currently behind its peers in the region in […]

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  •   Head of ANU Indonesia Project, Budy Resosudarmo, was invited to give a talk on Political economy of mining in Southeast Asia during a day workshop: Realizing Good Governance in Extractive Industry in Southeast Asia, held on 20 August 2014, in JW Marriot Hotel, Jakarta.  The workshop was organised by the Institute for Essential […]

    Realising good governance in extractive industry in Southeast Asia

      Head of ANU Indonesia Project, Budy Resosudarmo, was invited to give a talk on Political economy of mining in Southeast Asia during a day workshop: Realizing Good Governance in Extractive Industry in Southeast Asia, held on 20 August 2014, in JW Marriot Hotel, Jakarta.  The workshop was organised by the Institute for Essential […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Constitutional Court confirms Jokowi the elect president. Finally, the saga has ended. The Constitutional Court ruled out the challenge of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on the result of 9 July election. As Chief of Constitutional Court, Hamdan Zoelva, struck his gavel, the long and legal dispute […]

    News Summary: 16-22 August 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Constitutional Court confirms Jokowi the elect president. Finally, the saga has ended. The Constitutional Court ruled out the challenge of presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on the result of 9 July election. As Chief of Constitutional Court, Hamdan Zoelva, struck his gavel, the long and legal dispute […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia holds BI rate as current account deficit widens. Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, announced on Thursday that it would maintain its reference rate, known as BI rate, despite the second quarter’s widening current account. Current account deficit in the second quarter reached USD 9.1 billion or […]

    News Summary: 9-15 August 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia holds BI rate as current account deficit widens. Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, announced on Thursday that it would maintain its reference rate, known as BI rate, despite the second quarter’s widening current account. Current account deficit in the second quarter reached USD 9.1 billion or […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia’s macroeconomic conditions deterioritating in general despite improvement in some indicators. Indonesia’s economic growth in the second quarter this year slumped to its five years low of 5.12 percent, based on data launched by Central Statistics Agency (BPS). The last time it was lower was in […]

    News Summary: 2-8 August 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia’s macroeconomic conditions deterioritating in general despite improvement in some indicators. Indonesia’s economic growth in the second quarter this year slumped to its five years low of 5.12 percent, based on data launched by Central Statistics Agency (BPS). The last time it was lower was in […]

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  • Two Book Launches were held in Canberra and Sydney on 31 July and 4 August for the 2013 Update Book, Regional dynamics in a decentralised Indonesia, edited by Hal Hill.   The launch in Canberra was held in Hedley Bull Centre, ANU. 42 people, a third of which are females, […]

    Book Launches in Canberra and Sydney

    Two Book Launches were held in Canberra and Sydney on 31 July and 4 August for the 2013 Update Book, Regional dynamics in a decentralised Indonesia, edited by Hal Hill.   The launch in Canberra was held in Hedley Bull Centre, ANU. 42 people, a third of which are females, […]

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  •      By Arief Anshory Yusuf and Andy Sumner The gulf between rich and poor has widened in Indonesia more than in any other developing country. It has grown by as much as 60 percent over the last decade, according to our comprehensive look at inequality in the country. While the […]

    Indonesia’s jarring wealth gap

         By Arief Anshory Yusuf and Andy Sumner The gulf between rich and poor has widened in Indonesia more than in any other developing country. It has grown by as much as 60 percent over the last decade, according to our comprehensive look at inequality in the country. While the […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia celebrated Eid ul-Fitr, subsidised fuel consumption increased. Indonesia, the country with largest Moslem population, celebrated Eid ul-Fitr on Monday – Tuesday this week (28/07 – 29/07). People in the big cities such as Jakarta were having homecoming at the end of fasting month. At least […]

    News Summary: 26 July – 1 August 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia celebrated Eid ul-Fitr, subsidised fuel consumption increased. Indonesia, the country with largest Moslem population, celebrated Eid ul-Fitr on Monday – Tuesday this week (28/07 – 29/07). People in the big cities such as Jakarta were having homecoming at the end of fasting month. At least […]

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