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08Aug 2018

Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the manufacturing industry grew 4.41 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter of 2018, higher than 3.93 percent growth in the corresponding period, last year. He said the manufacturing sector contributed 19.33 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the largest contributor to the economic expansion. “The manufacturing sector […]

07Aug 2018

OCBC Bank is pursuing the idea of a “digital bank” in Indonesia, said its chief executive officer Samuel Tsien yesterday at its results briefing, as Singapore’s second-largest bank looks to join its peers in launching banking for mobile-savvy customers in this region. The bank said it was unable to share more details at this early […]

07Aug 2018

Indonesia hosted the ASEAN Car Free Day (CFD) in Jakarta on Sunday, which coincided with a performance of the poco-poco dance by some 65,000 people in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest line dance (multiple venues). The ASEAN CFD is a Health Ministry effort at the regional level to promote […]

06Aug 2018

Satoo Restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta presents a Singapore Culinary Week to celebrate Singapore’s independence day. The Council Members of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce Indonesia are invited to taste Singaporean cuisine on Monday (August 6th, 2018) Besides nasi lemak, Satoo also showcases Singaporean snacks. There are small cakes that are colorful, there are […]

06Aug 2018

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early on Monday (Aug 6), with thousands of buildings left damaged. The 6.9-magnitude tremor, which triggered panic among tourists and locals on Sunday evening, was also felt on the […]

03Aug 2018

China on Friday announced retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods ranging from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to some aircraft and warned of further measures, signaling that it won’t back down in a protracted trade war with Washington. China’s finance ministry unveiled new sets of additional tariffs on 5,207 goods imported from the […]

03Aug 2018

The Bekasi administration has launched an application called “Titik Jumantik” to enable mosquito larvae controllers, locally known as jumantik,to report the finding of the larvae quickly, so that the spread of dengue virus and malaria can be prevented. The head of E-Government of the Bekasi Communication, Information, Statistics and Codes Agency, Teti Handayani, has said the […]

03Aug 2018

Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said investors were in a wait and see position ahead of the presidential and legislative elections in 2019 as they were concerned about the possible impact of the political events on the country’s economy. He explained that investors were also still waiting for the result of the presidential election, which would […]

02Aug 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross signaled there’s more pain ahead unless China changes its economic system, as the Asian nation repeated it will never surrender to U.S. trade threats. “We have to create a situation where it’s more painful for them to continue their bad practices than it is to reform,” Ross said in an interview […]

02Aug 2018

The Depok administration in West Java plans to implement the odd-even license plate traffic policy to alleviate traffic congestion. Depok Transportation Agency head Dadang Wihana said one of the streets that might be affected by the policy was Jl. Margonda. He added that according to surveys conducted by the agency, traffic jams on Jl. Margonda […]