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Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over domestic helpers. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than […]

The rupiah weakened slightly on Wednesday to Rp 14,863 per US dollar, from Rp 14, 835 on Monday, according to Bank Indonesia’s Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate (JISDOR). Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia economist Ahmad Mikail said the weakening trend might continue should the dollar index remain at 95. He said the dollar was still in a […]

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani has said that Indonesia should be aggressive in looking for new palm oil markets because of various problems in the traditional markets, such as negative campaigns against the commodity and the impact of the ongoing trade war. “We should not act defensively or just wait and see,” said Sri Mulyani when […]

The government is determined to carry out all necessary measures to prevent forest and land fires from spreading on the island of Sumatra, as the Asia Games are set to kick off on Aug. 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra, at the peak of the dry season. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister […]

With no end in sight to trade tensions between the United States and China, domestic tire producers may bear the brunt of the spat as a revision to a ministerial regulation has made it easier for tire products to enter the Indonesian market, Fitch ratings agency has said in a statement. Trade Ministry Regulation No. […]

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced his running mate for Indonesian 2019 election. He picks nonpolitical party figure Ma’ruf Amin. Ma’ruf has been a lawmaker, councilor, presidential advisory council member, supreme leader of Nahdlatul Ulama central board, and chairman of the MUI (Indonesian Ulema Council). As MUI chairman, Ma’ruf supported controversial regulations, including the Pornography Law […]

The Gerindra, PKS and PAN parties officially signed Prabowo’s candidacy as presidential and Sandi candidate as vice president in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election. This decision indicates that the coalition contains only three parties. Demokrat Party which had been in this coalition has not yet determined its position. Prabowo Subianto said Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno was […]

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 […]

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 […]