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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Statistics update: Inflation picked up in March and February trade balance posted a surplus. Indonesia’s inflation slightly appreciated in March 2015, as data was launched by Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS) early this month. According to the agency, inflation in March picked up by 0.17 percent, […]

    News Summary: 28 March – 10 April 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Statistics update: Inflation picked up in March and February trade balance posted a surplus. Indonesia’s inflation slightly appreciated in March 2015, as data was launched by Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS) early this month. According to the agency, inflation in March picked up by 0.17 percent, […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Government prepares new plan for LPG subsidy. Indonesian government is currently preparing a new subsidy regime for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in which it will convert the specific subsidy for LPG into direct cash transfer. What the government has undertaken so far is to sell LPG in […]

    News Summary: 21 – 27 March 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Government prepares new plan for LPG subsidy. Indonesian government is currently preparing a new subsidy regime for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in which it will convert the specific subsidy for LPG into direct cash transfer. What the government has undertaken so far is to sell LPG in […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Market regains confidence after the Fed decision. The decision of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has been cheered by capital and securities market in Indonesia. The dovish message of the Fed, that is to increase the rate only if good performance continues in the US labor […]

    News Summary: 14 – 20 March 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Market regains confidence after the Fed decision. The decision of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has been cheered by capital and securities market in Indonesia. The dovish message of the Fed, that is to increase the rate only if good performance continues in the US labor […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir President Jokowi approves proposals to mitigate impact of rupiah fall. A number of measures has been approved by President Joko Widodo to narrow the current account deficit and help mitigate the impact of rupiah depreciation. The proposals from Ministry of Finance and other government agencies will provide […]

    News Summary: 7 – 13 March 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir President Jokowi approves proposals to mitigate impact of rupiah fall. A number of measures has been approved by President Joko Widodo to narrow the current account deficit and help mitigate the impact of rupiah depreciation. The proposals from Ministry of Finance and other government agencies will provide […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Statistics update: Inflation slowed in February and trade balance posted surplus. Indonesia’s inflation eased more than expected in February this year as the lower fuel price supported prices decline across various goods. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 6.29 percent in February, but remained lower than […]

    News Summary: 28 Feb-6 Mar 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Statistics update: Inflation slowed in February and trade balance posted surplus. Indonesia’s inflation eased more than expected in February this year as the lower fuel price supported prices decline across various goods. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 6.29 percent in February, but remained lower than […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir  BI cut interest rate in a surprise move. Last week on Tuesday (17/02), Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia cut the interest rate by 25 basis point to 7.5 percent from an earlier 7.75 percent. The move was based on BI’s attempt to spur economic growth in […]

    News Summary: 21 – 27 Feb 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir  BI cut interest rate in a surprise move. Last week on Tuesday (17/02), Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia cut the interest rate by 25 basis point to 7.5 percent from an earlier 7.75 percent. The move was based on BI’s attempt to spur economic growth in […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir State budget approved, government spending in spotlight. Last week, on late Friday (13/02), Indonesian House of Representative finally gave approval on the state budget. The approval was given after almost one month of deliberation. Among the changes with last year’s budget was the noticeable difference in […]

    News Summary: 14 – 20 Feb 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir State budget approved, government spending in spotlight. Last week, on late Friday (13/02), Indonesian House of Representative finally gave approval on the state budget. The approval was given after almost one month of deliberation. Among the changes with last year’s budget was the noticeable difference in […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Jakarta floods disabled industrial and trading activities. Following torrential downpour in Jakarta and its vicinities last week, some areas got inundated, which have caused part of industrial and trading activities to become paralysed. Although only a small portion of area was inundated, the impact extended to almost […]

    News Summary: 7 – 13 February 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Jakarta floods disabled industrial and trading activities. Following torrential downpour in Jakarta and its vicinities last week, some areas got inundated, which have caused part of industrial and trading activities to become paralysed. Although only a small portion of area was inundated, the impact extended to almost […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Statistics update: Indonesia’s 2014 growth hits lowest since 2009. The government of Indonesia was alerted as Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported economy in 2014 only grew by 5.02 percent. The figure is below government and multilateral banks latest estimation of 5.1 percent.  It is also the lowest […]

    News Summary: 31 Jan – 6 Feb 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Statistics update: Indonesia’s 2014 growth hits lowest since 2009. The government of Indonesia was alerted as Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported economy in 2014 only grew by 5.02 percent. The figure is below government and multilateral banks latest estimation of 5.1 percent.  It is also the lowest […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir President Joko Widodo 100-days of presidency. RI’s President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has just passed his 100-days presidency, a milestone critical for evaluating the first 100 days of a new administration in the country. The president has reaped criticism in various aspects, notably on the latest political conflict […]

    News Summary: 24 – 30 January 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir President Joko Widodo 100-days of presidency. RI’s President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has just passed his 100-days presidency, a milestone critical for evaluating the first 100 days of a new administration in the country. The president has reaped criticism in various aspects, notably on the latest political conflict […]

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