Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 00:56 WIB

The Indonesian economy: “as delicate as walking on eggshells”

IO - Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik – “BPS”) has just announced Indonesia’s import-export data for September 2019. It is a disappointment, as expected, but it is still a disappointment nonetheless: Indonesia’s economy is still...

Social media play a crucial role in Indonesian and Hong Kong protests

IO - Recently, Hong Kong people gathered in public to protest the attitude of the Chinese government, which seeks to usurp their rights by interfering in the judicial process, through the Hong Kong Extradition Bill....

A Competent Cabinet

IO - I must praise the composition of this new cabinet. That means I have to praise the compiler: President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo.Certainly, its makeup does not satisfy everyone....

LNG in Indonesia wasted, LPG imports prioritized. Oil import mafia still too powerful?

IO - More than seven billion kilograms of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) is subsidized every year by the government. The LPG subsidies have totaled more than IDR 69 trillion in the state budget with LPG...

2019 Nobel laureates in economics

IO - The recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics for 2019 were recently announced by the Nobel Committee; the prestigious award was jointly shared by Professors Esther Duflo and her husband Abhijit Banerjee from...

Hopes for the President and Vice President 2019-2024

IO - In retrospect, Jokowi’s first term as president brought mixed results. Joko­wi’s signature policy of modernizing In­donesia antiquated infrastructure right­ly won him numerous plaudits, but a weakening economy, democratic back­sliding, unrest...

In the cabinet: new faces, renewed hopes

IO - In retrospect, Jokowi’s first term as president brought mixed results. Joko­wi’s signature policy of modernizing In­donesia antiquated infrastructure right­ly won him numerous plaudits, but a weakening economy, democratic back­sliding, unrest...

Prabowo Subianto, a statesman who places the people’s interests above his own

IO, Jakarta – The series of meetings held by Prabowo Subianto with Jokowi, Megawati, and political party chairmen shows his great heart. It is a proof of his commitment to the state and nation, to...

The results of economic policy packages

IO - Nearing the start of Jokowi’s second term, a raft of debilitating issues still burden the national economy. 16 Economic Policy Packages were produced by the President to resolve his disappointment...

Let’s do something about tax avoidance

IO - It is noteworthy that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently reported it was preparing a proposal to extract more corporate tax from large multinationals and highly profitable global brands. The...

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