Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 12:56 WIB

Crisis and recession are almost certain

IO - The spread of Covid-19 in early 2020 pretty much depressed economic activity in China, and thus across the global economy. It is still too early to estimate its impact on...

Wrong medicine, wrong time

IO - Looking to boost investment and hopefully stave off the economic headwinds caused by the COVID-19 virus that has inevitably reached Indonesia, President Jokowi is pushing for his omnibus bill to...

Indonesia slides into recession

IO - The world’s stock markets are crashing, taking down the Indonesian stock exchange with them. In fact, Indonesia has been one of the worst-hit markets in the world. The IDX Composite Index, which...

Human development strategies to achieve Golden Indonesia 2045

IO - On many occasions, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has declared that Indonesia has an ambitious target to become a developed country by the 100th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence, to be known as “Golden...

Getting ready for the worst

IO - The COVID-19 virus, which shows no signs of abating in the near future, has brought the world into what is being called unchartered territory.  Much is unknown, but governments around the globe...

The Omnibus Law – a Labor Nightmare

IO - The Work Creation Omnibus Law draft has recently been debated in a public forum. The discussion of the draft is in the context of the fact that it is completely confidential, not participatory...

It’s not just about the economy

IO - In an age where there is an obsession with wealth creation, GDP growth rates and how well the stockmarkets are doing, we tend to lose sight of what is important.

State Budget crisis looming

IO - Tax income has been a cause of concern for the past few years. It has always been far below the target set by the Government in the State Budget. Tax income growth has...

The Corona Effect

IO - Chinese official have reported the total number of coronavirus cases now stands above 75,000, with a death toll reaching more than 2,000 people. All but five of the deaths have...

“All negative” for Coronavirus

IO - I am absolutely intrigued. How come Coronavirus is not found in Indonesia, while practically all other Asiatic countries already suffer from cases? It’s gone so far that people in other...

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