Posts Tagged ‘Joko Widodo’

Jakarta to get new airport on travel boom

JAKARTA • Indonesia’s largest airport operator is looking to spend billions of dollars to build a new facility in Jakarta and upgrade the existing one to ...

Indonesia sees RM6.5b windfall from halal labelling rule

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Indonesia is set to make halal labelling mandatory for consumer products and services this year with the government assuming ...

Jokowi’s Indonesia presidential challenger hits out at China on trade

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (picture) vowed to “seek a better deal” in trade with China, making ...

Jokowi challenger moots tax cuts to stimulate Indonesian economy

Prabowo and Uno will lower company and individual taxes by 5-8 percentage points, and widen the tax-to-GDP ratio to 16%
JAKARTA • Indonesian ...

Indonesia is not facing influx of foreign workers

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Is Indonesia really being overwhelmed by foreign workers? We should be so lucky, said the nation’s investment chief. As the ...

Jokowi to double cash handouts

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Indonesian President Joko Widodo (picture) will double cash handouts to the poor next year ahead of general elections in April. ...

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass execution

If confirmed, this would mark the deadliest bout of violence in years to hit the region
By AFP WAMENA • Indonesian soldiers hunted ...

Jokowi rival plans Singapore-like taxes

By BLOOMBERG
JAKARTA • Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (picture) will slash corporate and personal income taxes if he comes to ...

How sugar has centre stage in Indonesian presidential race

Jokowi’s array of policies to keep the prices of everyday staples like sugar and rice in check have drawn the wrath of the country’s powerful ...

Indonesia sees economic stress as good thing in spurring reforms

By BLOOMBERG
BALI • Indonesia’s weakening currency is a good thing as it will spur the government to accelerate reforms to bolster the economy, ...

Indonesia, Singapore agree RM41b swap deal

By Reuters / Pic By AFP
Bali • The central banks of Indonesia and Singapore yesterday agreed on a US$10 billion (RM41 billion) swap agreement to forge ...

Indonesian skills crunch cripples Jokowi’s path to wider wealth

Only 17% of the 127m Indonesians with jobs have finished high school, while less than 10% have a university degree
Jakarta • As Indonesia’s Joko Widodo ...