Archive for September, 2014

  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesian parliament scrapped direct election. Indonesian House of Representatives voted in the early hours of Friday in favor of passing a bill into law that takes away people’s right to vote directly for their regional leaders, just weeks before the new president will take office. The votes […]

    News Summary: 20-26 Sept 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesian parliament scrapped direct election. Indonesian House of Representatives voted in the early hours of Friday in favor of passing a bill into law that takes away people’s right to vote directly for their regional leaders, just weeks before the new president will take office. The votes […]

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  • Peter McCawley, a visiting fellow at ANU Indonesia Project, just recently wrote a paper for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on some of the possible implications of Joko Widodo’s presidency for Indonesia. This paper looks at the possible paths for policy and development in Indonesia under the leadership of […]

    Joko Widodo’s Indonesia: possible future paths

    Peter McCawley, a visiting fellow at ANU Indonesia Project, just recently wrote a paper for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on some of the possible implications of Joko Widodo’s presidency for Indonesia. This paper looks at the possible paths for policy and development in Indonesia under the leadership of […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Rupiah hits low level on concern of Fed’s statement. Indonesian currency, the rupiah, this week hit another threshold of IDR 12,000 per USD on concern of US’ Federal Reserve announcement last Wednesday (17/09). On Thursday (18/09) the rupiah fell to IDR 12,030 per dollar, which was the […]

    News Summary: 13 – 19 September 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Rupiah hits low level on concern of Fed’s statement. Indonesian currency, the rupiah, this week hit another threshold of IDR 12,000 per USD on concern of US’ Federal Reserve announcement last Wednesday (17/09). On Thursday (18/09) the rupiah fell to IDR 12,030 per dollar, which was the […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Fuel price hike to take place in November. The raise of subsidised fuel will approximately take time in November, according to the plan drafted by president-elect Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, or only a month after Jokowi is sworn, which will be in October. The measure is a response […]

    News Summary: 6-12 September 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Fuel price hike to take place in November. The raise of subsidised fuel will approximately take time in November, according to the plan drafted by president-elect Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, or only a month after Jokowi is sworn, which will be in October. The measure is a response […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir August inflation hits slowest in more than two years; trade balance on surplus. Monday (01/09), Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced that inflation in August reached 3.99 percent year on year, which was the slowest in 29 months. It was down from 4.53 percent earlier in […]

    New Summary: 31 Aug – 5 Sept 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir August inflation hits slowest in more than two years; trade balance on surplus. Monday (01/09), Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced that inflation in August reached 3.99 percent year on year, which was the slowest in 29 months. It was down from 4.53 percent earlier in […]

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