Archive for September, 2015

  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Government is looking for foreign loan to finance budget deficit. Government is targeting loan disbursement from international financial institutions due to widening budget deficit and lower tax revenues. As reported, budget deficit in 2015 will increase to 2.23 percent of GDP (IDR 260 trillion), higher […]

    News Summary 12-25 September 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Government is looking for foreign loan to finance budget deficit. Government is targeting loan disbursement from international financial institutions due to widening budget deficit and lower tax revenues. As reported, budget deficit in 2015 will increase to 2.23 percent of GDP (IDR 260 trillion), higher […]

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  •     Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s pledge to assist struggling farmers is being held back by unresolved land questions, writes JOHN McCARTHY and KATHRYN ROBINSON  Last year Joko Widodo, widely known by his nickname Jokowi, won the Indonesian presidential elections on a wave of populist sentiment. Rather like Barack Obama […]

    Land and development in Indonesia

        Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s pledge to assist struggling farmers is being held back by unresolved land questions, writes JOHN McCARTHY and KATHRYN ROBINSON  Last year Joko Widodo, widely known by his nickname Jokowi, won the Indonesian presidential elections on a wave of populist sentiment. Rather like Barack Obama […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   President launches first economy policy package to stimulate the economy. To help propel the economy, Indonesian government launches a policy package; the formal announcement was made on Wednesday (09/09). The first set which was announced on that day was a part of four-set policy […]

    News Summary 29 August – 11 September 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   President launches first economy policy package to stimulate the economy. To help propel the economy, Indonesian government launches a policy package; the formal announcement was made on Wednesday (09/09). The first set which was announced on that day was a part of four-set policy […]

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  • By Chris Manning Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at reducing inflation and stabilising the exchange rate, stimulating demand through deregulation and direct support, with a special focus on creating more jobs in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and across urban and rural communities.The […]

    Jokowi takes his first shot at economic reform

    By Chris Manning Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at reducing inflation and stabilising the exchange rate, stimulating demand through deregulation and direct support, with a special focus on creating more jobs in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and across urban and rural communities.The […]

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  • By John McCarthy Good food policy in Indonesia is about much more than growing rice; it requires helping the poor access food. If you are looking for some good news in a world saturated by the media’s messages of misery, then you could try reading a recent UN report. The […]

    Food and land: Indonesia’s prickly choice

    By John McCarthy Good food policy in Indonesia is about much more than growing rice; it requires helping the poor access food. If you are looking for some good news in a world saturated by the media’s messages of misery, then you could try reading a recent UN report. The […]

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  • Reported by Bayu Tegar Perkasa Jong Gun Lee, a data scientist from Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) spoke in the first August FKP held by BAPPENAS at 10 August. Jong Gun argued that Big Data—data generated by digital devices, like call logs, mobile-banking transaction, blog post, Tweets, satellite images, etc—can be […]

    FKP 10 Augus 2015: Big Data Usage in Indonesia

    Reported by Bayu Tegar Perkasa Jong Gun Lee, a data scientist from Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) spoke in the first August FKP held by BAPPENAS at 10 August. Jong Gun argued that Big Data—data generated by digital devices, like call logs, mobile-banking transaction, blog post, Tweets, satellite images, etc—can be […]

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