Posts Tagged ‘Joko Widodo’

Indonesia is flirting with the wrong foreign money

by Shuli Ren / BLOOMBERG
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo could learn an important lesson from the Indonesian rupiah’s slide this year: He’s attracting the wrong ...

Indonesian power projects on hold on rupiah’s slump

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Indonesia plans to delay US$25 billion (RM103.75 billion) worth of power projects as it seeks to rein in a widening current ...

Asian Games in the bag — but could Indonesia host the Olympics?

By AFP / Pic By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • An Indonesian bid to host the 2032 Olympics would have been laughed off just a few weeks ago, but a smooth Asian ...

Australia, Indonesia seal talks on FTA

JAKARTA • Indonesia and Australia announced the conclusion to talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) as the Pacific neighbours attempt to boost economic ...

Indonesia wants foreigners to own less bonds in long run

Jakarta • Indonesia, rattled by a global emerging market (EM) sell-off, wants to halve the foreign ownership of its sovereign bonds in five years as the ...

Jokowi plans record spending in Indonesia’s election year

His ambitious fiscal targets could boost investors’ sentiment amid an EM rout that’s hit Indonesia hard
By BLOOMBERG JAKARTA • ...

Indonesia fights Turkey contagion with rate hike

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Indonesia’s central bank surprised most economists by raising its benchmark interest rate a fourth time since May, moving ...

Asean car project to drive regional auto initiative

By AZREEN HANI / Pic By TMR
The development of an Asean car can lead to a regional-led automotive initiative such as the formation of Asean Motor Corp ...

Jokowi waiting for Indonesia challenger as deadline looms

The tide may turn against him should the challengers embrace a polarising campaign similar to the one that marred the ...

Indonesia posts best growth since 2013 but 7% goal elusive

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • The Indonesian economy is offering some cheer to President Joko Widodo (picture) as he gears up to run for a second term, ...

Dr Mahathir on a two-day official visit to Indonesia

by TMR / pic by HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (picture) will visit Jakarta tomorrow, his first official visit to Southeast ...
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Jokowi’s war on inflation puts populism 1st, reform 2nd

JAKARTA • Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared war on inflation, with a series of preemptive strikes designed to woo voters. The potential ...