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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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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: January trade balance on the surplus. January trade balance posted a surplus of USD 50.2 million in January, after two consecutive months of deficit. It defied earlier expectation that trade balance would be deficit. The pattern of deficit, however, still followed the trend […]

    News Summary 6 – 26 February 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: January trade balance on the surplus. January trade balance posted a surplus of USD 50.2 million in January, after two consecutive months of deficit. It defied earlier expectation that trade balance would be deficit. The pattern of deficit, however, still followed the trend […]

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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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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir     Rupiah slumped to lowest after 1998 economic crisis, sparking fears on possible economic crisis. On Monday (17/08), the rupiah passed the significant 14,000 mark against the US dollar. It was the lowest depreciation of the rupiah since the 1998 crisis hit. The Jakarta Composite […]

    News Summary 15 – 28 August 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir     Rupiah slumped to lowest after 1998 economic crisis, sparking fears on possible economic crisis. On Monday (17/08), the rupiah passed the significant 14,000 mark against the US dollar. It was the lowest depreciation of the rupiah since the 1998 crisis hit. The Jakarta Composite […]

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  • Statistics update: Inflation picked up in April. Inflation in April picked up by 0.36 percent. The increase in inflation mostly derived from rise in the administered price, which increased by 1.88 percent, whereas core inflation was 0.24 percent and volatile inflation, as indicated by price of goods and energy, was […]

    News Summary: 2-8 May 2015

    Statistics update: Inflation picked up in April. Inflation in April picked up by 0.36 percent. The increase in inflation mostly derived from rise in the administered price, which increased by 1.88 percent, whereas core inflation was 0.24 percent and volatile inflation, as indicated by price of goods and energy, was […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   Hosting the Asian African Conference Commemoration 2015. This week the nation’s capital Jakarta and West Java’s capital Bandung were hosting the 60-year commemoration of the Asian African Conference. A series of summit was held under the theme that was outlined on “Strengthening South-South Cooperation […]

    News summary 18-24 April 2015

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir   Hosting the Asian African Conference Commemoration 2015. This week the nation’s capital Jakarta and West Java’s capital Bandung were hosting the 60-year commemoration of the Asian African Conference. A series of summit was held under the theme that was outlined on “Strengthening South-South Cooperation […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Foreign exchange reserves increase despite weak rupiah. Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserve rose in December despite large capital outflow and the central bank’s intervention to maintain rupiah from depreciating further below. Thursday (08/01), the central bank announced that its foreign reserve has piled to USD 111.9 billion by […]

    News Summary: 3 – 9 Jan 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Foreign exchange reserves increase despite weak rupiah. Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserve rose in December despite large capital outflow and the central bank’s intervention to maintain rupiah from depreciating further below. Thursday (08/01), the central bank announced that its foreign reserve has piled to USD 111.9 billion by […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Subsidised-fuel price is finally raised. Indonesian government has finally embarked on a new bold step to reduce its fuel subsidy after the new administration under President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo took office not more than a month ago (Jokowi was inaugurated president on October 20th). The impact of […]

    News Summary: 15-21 Nov 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Subsidised-fuel price is finally raised. Indonesian government has finally embarked on a new bold step to reduce its fuel subsidy after the new administration under President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo took office not more than a month ago (Jokowi was inaugurated president on October 20th). The impact of […]

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  • Reported by Wildan Ramadhan The World Bank was host to the series of FKP in May 2014. The first in the series was by Jeffrey Neilson (University of Sydney) with a presentation on the effect of an export tax policy on the cocoa price received by farmers on the island […]

    FKP May 2014: Five Presentations hosted by The World Bank

    Reported by Wildan Ramadhan The World Bank was host to the series of FKP in May 2014. The first in the series was by Jeffrey Neilson (University of Sydney) with a presentation on the effect of an export tax policy on the cocoa price received by farmers on the island […]

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