Posts Tagged ‘Joko Widodo’

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 ...

Indonesia starts burying dead, asks for help

Jokowi opens door to international aid agencies and NGOs to provide live-saving assistance
By AFP PALU • Indonesian volunteers began ...

Mass burial begins as Indonesia toll tops 800

By AFP
Palu • The death toll from Indonesia’s quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 832 yesterday (at press time) and was expected to rise ...

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 ...