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16Jul 2018

 Bandung is eyeing Muslim visitors with a halal tourism concept. “Halal tourism is a concept of tourism that aims to meet the needs of Muslim visitors during their vacation,” said Bandung Culture and Tourism Agency head Dewi “Kenny” Kaniasari in Bandung on Monday. “Bandung already has the 3As to offer in halal tourism: attractions like […]

16Jul 2018

The National Police’s counterterrorism squad Densus 88 shot dead three alleged terrorists on Jl. Kaliurang in Ngaglik district, Sleman regency, on Saturday. “Today we arrested three and they are dead. They were fighting the police so we took a measured action,” Yogyakarta Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Yulianto told the media on Saturday. Yulianto said the alleged terrorists used […]

12Jul 2018

State-owned mining holding company Inalum now owns a 51 percent from the previous figure of 9.36 share of gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia after years of “tough” negotiations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Thursday. Previously, US mining giant Freeport McMoRan Inc. (FCX), a parent company of PT Freeport Indonesia, owned 90.64 percent […]

12Jul 2018

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the government plans to develop 10 new airports to support the development of tourism in the country. He said the government was discussing financial resources for the planned projects. “The valuation process is being discussed by the Finance Ministry,” Budi said in Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com. Airports would be […]

11Jul 2018

National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has said that the government is committed to creating new centers of economic growth outside Java in its effort to reducing economic disparities between Java and other regions. Bambang, who is also head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), pointed out that 60 percent of the country’s economy was based in Java, […]

10Jul 2018

Temasek Holdings Pte., the Singaporean state firm that poured $95 billion into everything from startups to asset managers in the past five fiscal years, is turning more cautious as threats to the global economic expansion mount. The investor expects global growth to moderate and sees rising risks in the market, Temasek said in a statement […]

10Jul 2018

There will be a slew of Singapore-led programmes from this year until 2020 as part of efforts to help ASEAN countries tackle climate change. Under the Climate Action Package (CAP) launched on Tuesday (Jul 10), Singapore will organise programmes to develop capacity in key areas such as disaster risk reduction, climate science, flood management and long-term mitigation and […]

10Jul 2018

The government is aiming to strengthen the Indonesian manufacturing industry and secure big investment projects in the face of global uncertainty and a trade war. On Monday, after attending a more than four-hour Cabinet meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the government would guarantee the supply of […]