infrastructure Archive

  • Nicholas Morris, an ISG speaker on 23 August, open the discussion regarding Indonesia’s infrastructure by pointing out many problem Indonesia struggles with, ranging from poor quality roads which cause slow travel speed, slow modernization and development of rail sector and lack of other public transport, poor performance in the port […]

    [ISG] Fixing Indonesia’s Infrastructure

    Nicholas Morris, an ISG speaker on 23 August, open the discussion regarding Indonesia’s infrastructure by pointing out many problem Indonesia struggles with, ranging from poor quality roads which cause slow travel speed, slow modernization and development of rail sector and lack of other public transport, poor performance in the port […]

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  • By Muhammad Chatib Basri This article was first published in Kompas newspaper 16 June 2016. We noted that the Indonesian economy in the first quarter of 2016 grew only 4.92 percent. What followed it appeared were many reactions and questions about the effectiveness of the government’s policy packages. I think, […]

    Muhammad Chatib Basri on stimulating economic growth

    By Muhammad Chatib Basri This article was first published in Kompas newspaper 16 June 2016. We noted that the Indonesian economy in the first quarter of 2016 grew only 4.92 percent. What followed it appeared were many reactions and questions about the effectiveness of the government’s policy packages. I think, […]

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  • Jakarta and its greater areas, often called the Jakarta Metropolitan Area (JMA), had a population of 35 million people (or 11 per cent of Indonesia’s population) and they contributed 22 per cent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). JMA was the largest metropolitan area in Indonesia and had had serious congestion […]

    [ISG] Jakarta’s traffic jams: an opportunity for road-sector reform

    Jakarta and its greater areas, often called the Jakarta Metropolitan Area (JMA), had a population of 35 million people (or 11 per cent of Indonesia’s population) and they contributed 22 per cent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). JMA was the largest metropolitan area in Indonesia and had had serious congestion […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Economic growth 2015 slowed but better than expected. The final figure for 2015 economic growth was just released this week by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), it was recorded at 4.79 percent. Growth marked the fifth consecutive annual decline, but was a surprise considering earlier […]

    News Summary 16 January – 5 February 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Economic growth 2015 slowed but better than expected. The final figure for 2015 economic growth was just released this week by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), it was recorded at 4.79 percent. Growth marked the fifth consecutive annual decline, but was a surprise considering earlier […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Bomb attacks in Jakarta. Explosions and gun battles on the streets have rocked Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. The blasts were centred around Thamrin Avenue, a major shopping and business district close to foreign embassies, the United Nations offices and the State Place. Gunfire also took […]

    News Summary 1-15 January 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Bomb attacks in Jakarta. Explosions and gun battles on the streets have rocked Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. The blasts were centred around Thamrin Avenue, a major shopping and business district close to foreign embassies, the United Nations offices and the State Place. Gunfire also took […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir  Statistics update: Inflation is back in November due to food prices. After recording deflation in the last two consecutive months, consumer price index (CPI) rose again by 0.21 percent in November due to increasing food prices. Deputy of Head for Distribution and Service Statistics at […]

    News Summary 21 November – 4 December 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir  Statistics update: Inflation is back in November due to food prices. After recording deflation in the last two consecutive months, consumer price index (CPI) rose again by 0.21 percent in November due to increasing food prices. Deputy of Head for Distribution and Service Statistics at […]

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  •     Statistics update: Economic growth in Q3 was 4.73 percent. This week saw the launch of Q3 economic data by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency: the country grew at a higher pace than last quarter at 4.73 percent. Despite the slight growth from last quarter – last quarter’s growth was […]

    News Summary 24 October – 6 November 2015

        Statistics update: Economic growth in Q3 was 4.73 percent. This week saw the launch of Q3 economic data by Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency: the country grew at a higher pace than last quarter at 4.73 percent. Despite the slight growth from last quarter – last quarter’s growth was […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   Government unveils fourth and fifth policy package. Indonesian government on October 12th launched the fourth policy package, which focuses on helping Indonesian workforce survive layoffs through entrepreneurship on top of simplifying the annual wage formula in order to create business certainty. Two days after […]

    News Summary 10 – 23 October 2015  

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   Government unveils fourth and fifth policy package. Indonesian government on October 12th launched the fourth policy package, which focuses on helping Indonesian workforce survive layoffs through entrepreneurship on top of simplifying the annual wage formula in order to create business certainty. Two days after […]

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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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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir New policies to revive the economy. Indonesian minister of finance, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has introduced new fiscal policies to spur economic growth. First, he relaxed the requirements for corporate tax allowances for companies with large investments, which contribute significantly to exports, create jobs and include local […]

    News Summary — 6-12 June 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir New policies to revive the economy. Indonesian minister of finance, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has introduced new fiscal policies to spur economic growth. First, he relaxed the requirements for corporate tax allowances for companies with large investments, which contribute significantly to exports, create jobs and include local […]

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