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Russia discusses investment in Indonesian railways Russia has voiced its interest in investing in several major projects in Indonesia such as the development of railway tracks and aluminum factories in the country.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 12 November 2014 18:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New presidential aircraft arrives in Halim air base The new Boeing Business Jet 2 Green 737-800 for Presidential aircraft use is reported to have arrived at the Halim Perdana Kusuma airport, Jakarta. The aircraft, worth 91 million US dollars, was manufactured by the Boeing factory in the United States, with the aircraft dimension reaching 38 meters in length with a wingspan of 35.79 meters.

Posted in General @ 10 April 2014 19:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Singer Agnes Monica becomes Blueberry owner Popular Indonesian singer Agnes Monica, or popularly known as Agnez Monica, has now become one of majority shareholders in Blueberry smartphones manufacturer PT Ninetology Indonesia.

Posted in Economy @ 30 October 2013 05:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta monorail project also kicked off Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi broke the ground on Wednesday to mark the start of work to build the city`s monorail project. Construction of the project was halted 5 years ago on financial problem after some of pillars had been implanted in some areas.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 16 October 2013 18:33 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Defence Minister inaugurates two combat vessels Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro inaugurated two fast combat ships - KRI Pari-849 and KRI Sembilang-850 on Thursday. "The two ships are the fast type. They would be deployed to maintain security and sovereignty in Indonesia`s waters," said Minister Yusgiantoro, after the inauguration ceremony on Thursday.

Posted in Military @ 05 September 2013 14:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry of industry issues policies to maintain growth The Ministry of Industry has issued a package of policies to maintain the growth of national industries affected by current financial market conditions and the rupiah depreciation.

Posted in Economy @ 28 August 2013 17:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to build infrastructure for submarine production Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said Indonesia will soon build infrastructure for the production of submarines. The infrastructure will be built by state shipbuilding company PT PAL in Surabaya, Purnomo said after a session of the Committee for the Defense Industry Policy here on Tuesday.

Posted in Military @ 12 June 2013 00:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


PTDI-Airbus military strengthen business partnership Indonesian aircraft manufacturer PTDI and Airbus Military have strengthened their business partnership through a variety of joint production programs that include long-term agreements between the two companies.

Posted in Economy @ 19 December 2012 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pindad: 'Military`s demand for ammunition increasing' The Indonesian Defence Forces` demand for ammunition has tripled this year, according to Adik Avianto, the president director of state-owned ammunition company Pindad.

Posted in Military @ 31 October 2012 20:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands of workers protest against outsourcing system Thousands of workers from various labour unions gathered in front of the manpower ministry and staged a demonstration to demand higher wages, revocation of the outsourcing system, and implementation of health insurance for all Indonesian citizens.

Posted in Protests @ 27 September 2012 21:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia has opportunities to strengthen domestic industries Indonesia still has a lot of opportunities to strengthen its industries due to continuing investment growth, a presidential aide said.

Posted in Economy @ 02 August 2012 14:55 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pertamina : 'Subsidized fuel quota only enough until October' Indonesia`s subsidized fuel oil quota of 40 million kiloliters for 2012 will only be enough to meet consumption until the third week of October, officials at state oil and gas company Pertamina have predicted.

Posted in Economy @ 13 April 2012 12:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Defense ministry gets three Bell-412 choppers Indonesian aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI)) handed three Bell-412 EP helicopters to the Defense Ministry in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. PT DI delivered the helicopters to the Defense Ministry to strengthen the operations of the Indonesian Army and Navy.

Posted in Military @ 05 March 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia forecasts 18 percent growth rate in 2012 exports The government of Indonesia on Thursday said it estimates its exports in 2012 will increase by at least 18 percent, despite a negative outlook in global markets.

Posted in Economy @ 19 August 2011 00:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's investments up 27 percent in Q1 Indonesia's investment numbers rose by 27 percent during the year's first quarter, compared to 2010, government officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Economy @ 25 May 2011 02:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


India's SAIL to set up $3.3 billion steel plant in Indonesia India's state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) will be reportedly setting up a Rs 15,000 crore ($3.3 billion) plant in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan as part of the recent business deals signed by both countries, local media reported.

Posted in General @ 27 January 2011 03:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


India and Indonesia ink business deals worth $15.1 billion With Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visiting India, the two countries on Tuesday signed 18 cooperation agreements worth $15.1 billion in several areas, such as mining, infrastructure, and manufacturing, local media reported.

Posted in Economy @ 26 January 2011 01:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


India to invest $12 billion in Indonesia India is planning to invest around $12 billion in Indonesia as the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is set for his three-day visit to India, the Jakarta Globe reported on Sunday.

Posted in Economy @ 24 January 2011 04:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Nestle to invest $100 million in new Indonesian factory Nestle S.A. on Thursday announced that it is planning to invest $100 million to open a new factory in Indonesia.

Posted in Economy @ 09 December 2010 14:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia claws its way to economic superpower status Indonesia is one of the "rising stars" of emerging Asia and some economists believe this vast nation will one day become a regional superpower, behind only China and India, as global economic activity increasingly shifts towards east Asia, away from the faltering developed nations of the west and Japan.

Posted in Economy @ 03 October 2010 03:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PT Kereta Api plans to buy new locomotives with GE GE Transportation and PT Kereta Api (PTKA), Indonesia’s state-controlled railway, announced today that PTKA has confirmed an order for 20 C20-EMP locomotives with deliveries scheduled for 2010 and 2011. The companies have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that commits the parties to developing a long-term plan for the purchase or lease of up to 150 additional locomotives that will be specifically designed for Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 17 July 2009 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java and Bali facing continuing electrical power crisis The Chief Director of state power company PLN, Eddie Widiono, has declared that the Java-Bali power grid will continue to suffer shortages in 2008.

Posted in Power supply @ 07 January 2008 00:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mandala offers more connections from new Bali air hub Indonesia's Mandala Airlines have announced three new routes from their new secondary air hub of Bali with the addition of Denpasar-Jogjakarta, Denpasar-Banjarmasin (Kalimantan) and Denpasar-Balikpapan (Kalimantan) - effective October 1, 2007.

Posted in General @ 22 September 2007 10:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Four Americans detained on assault charges Four Americans, including a Marine working at the United States Embassy in Jakarta, were arrested for allegedly assaulting workers at a factory for swimsuits, according to police and an embassy official on Saturday. The Americans, together with 76 Indonesians are said to have broken locks, forced their way pas security and attacked eight employees of PT Natural Selaras.

Posted in General @ 01 September 2007 04:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nine get death penalty for producing ecstasy in Indonesia Indonesia's Supreme Court sentenced nine men, including Chinese, French and Dutch nationals, to death Tuesday for producing millions of pills of the illegal recreational drug Ecstasy. The punishment for the foreigners was harsher than that rendered by a lower court last year which had ordered the execution of just the two alleged Indonesian ringleaders.

Posted in Drugs @ 30 May 2007 09:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to grab 60,000 jobs in South Korea Indonesia has a great opportunity to grab around 60,000 jobs offered by the South Korean government in the sectors of industry, manucfacturing, construction, agriculture, fishery and stock breeding. The placement of workers in South Korea is currently not done by Indonesian labour recruitment agencies, but directly by the manpower and transmigration ministries of the two countries as stipulated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on October 29, 2006.

Posted in Economy @ 13 December 2006 02:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


South Korea, Indonesia agree to build reactors, share nuclear fuel and technology Indonesia and South Korea agreed this week to consider jointly building nuclear power plants and exchanging fissile material and technology, according to documents obtained Thursday. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his South Korean counterpart Roh Moo-hyun signed a bilateral agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear energy Monday, but kept the details under wraps.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 08 December 2006 02:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta six months after the quake Six months after a powerful earthquake reduced much of two Indonesian provinces to rubble, IOM is still building thousands of temporary homes, providing support services to badly injured survivors and transporting hundreds of metric tons of supplies into the quake-affected areas. The 27 May, 6.3 magnitude quake struck at dawn off the coast of Java, killing 6,000 people and injuring 50,000 more in densely populated Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces. Entire villages were levelled, leaving an estimated 1.5 million homeless.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 November 2006 05:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Trials and travails of Indonesia's richest man Publicity-shy paper and plantation magnate Sukanto Tanoto is in Indonesia's national headlines after topping two high-profile lists. Forbes Asia last month listed the 56-year-old tycoon as the richest individual in Indonesia, with assets worth about US$2.8 billion (Rp25.2 trillion). In June, the self-made ethnic-Chinese tycoon also topped a list of state-owned Bank Mandiri's six biggest debtors.

Posted in General @ 15 October 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


China, Indonesia intensify economic cooperation China and Indonesia agreed in Bali yesterday to intensify bilateral economic, trade and technical cooperation, especially in investment field. The agreement was reached at the 8th meeting of the Joint Commission on Economic, Trade and Technical Cooperation.

Posted in Economy @ 07 October 2006 06:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yudhoyono: Economy to expand 6% amidst reforms Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he’s targeting 6% growth in the economy this year as he pledges more reforms to draw investors into projects from biofuel to infrastructure and housing.

Posted in Economy @ 07 August 2006 15:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


China Olympics 2008: destroying Papua's ancient rainforests With two-and-a-half years to go until the start of the 2008 Olympics to be held in Beijing China, the Chinese government and Olympic Committee have recently placed a $1 billion rush order for endangered rainforest timbers from Indonesia's Papua province to be used in construction for the games. A proposed timber processing factory would industrially harvest 800,000 cubic meters of the famous and threatened merbau (intsia spp) rainforest timbers, to be exported to China for the construction of sports facilities.

Posted in Environment @ 03 May 2006 19:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


RI's natural wealth, a blessing and curse The ongoing discussion about the urgent need to increase the education budget and Vice President Jussuf Kalla's irritation with Indonesian backwardness despite the obvious natural wealth of the country, as reported in this paper on April 5, highlights a problem that is not limited to Indonesia, but harms this country and coincidentally a number of other Muslim countries disproportionally.

Posted in Environment @ 20 April 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


S'pore, RI negotiating Bintan management Singapore is negotiating with Indonesia to seek concessions to partly manage Bintan Island in Riau Islands province by turning it into free trade zone (FTZ), which could accommodate more foreign manufacturing companies. The first round of negotiation, which looks likely to trigger controversy among local politicians, began on Batam island Saturday, with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Singapore's Foreign Affair Minister George Yong-Boon Yeo at the forefront of the talks.

Posted in Economy @ 19 March 2006 07:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PT Dirgantara Indonesia claims production of 484 planes Aerospace industry PT Dirgantara Indonesia claimed Tuesday it has produced 484 aircraft of various types since its establishment in 1976. The company has managed to sell aircraft to foreign markets, Dirgantara Acting President Nuril Fuad told President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was visiting the factory in the West Java capital of Bandung, some 150 km south of Jakarta. He said Malaysia has purchased eight aircraft, Thailand bought two, South Korea acquired eight and Pakistan ordered four.

Posted in Economy @ 03 January 2006 19:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Philip Morris offers to buy Sampoerna for US$5.2 billion Marlboro maker Philip Morris on Monday said it is offering US$5.2 billion for one of heavy-smoking Indonesia's largest cigarette firms to expand its share of one of the world's biggest markets. The US firm agreed to acquire a 40 percent stake in Sampoerna for 10,600 rupiah a share -- 20 percent higher than the closing price of 8,850 last Thursday -- and said it wanted to buy the remainder for the same amount.

Posted in Economy @ 14 March 2005 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Antam seeks financing for massive bauxite project State-owned mining company PT Aneka Tambang (Antam) said it would seek financing for its massive bauxite processing project in Tayan, West Kalimantan, next year after it completed negotiations with overseas partners to form a joint venture for the project. "We expect to start seeking financing for the project next year after we sign a joint venture deal for the project with our partners," said Antam President Director Dedi Aditya Sumanagara during a meeting with the House of Representatives' energy and mining commission on Monday.

Posted in Economy @ 07 September 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jobs in footwear industry drop by almost 60% Over 180,000 people in the footwear industry lost their jobs last year, and many of them may have returned to traditional agriculture, according to the latest government data. The 2003 National Labor Force Survey report (Sakernas) published by the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) recently, stated that the number of jobs in the footwear industry plunged by 58.70 percent from 310,000 in 2002 to 128,000 last year.

Posted in Economy @ 21 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


If oil-crunched Indonesia goes nuclear As the only Asian member and current president of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) oil cartel, Indonesia should be capitalising on the high prices for crude oil and laughing its way to the bank. South-east Asia's largest country, and by far its most populous, has the world's 16th largest proven oil reserves. However, output has declined in the past three years from an average of just over 1.2 million barrels per day to about 1.1 million now, below its Opec quota of 1.27 million. Official figures published in Jakarta last month show Indonesia became a net importer of crude oil for the first time in February and March.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 05 June 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Staying in Jakarta for almost 5 years now inspired me to scribble this experiences and I would like to share with my readers in this article.

Posted in General @ 20 February 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PLN: Java-Bali region prone to blackouts The country's main Java-Bali power grid will continue to run with thin reserves until April due to the lack of fresh power supply despite growing power demands, making the region vulnerable to rotating blackouts. Basuki Prajitno, general manager of power plants and load management of state-owned electricity firm PT PLN said demand for electricity had been picking up since early this year.

Posted in General @ 23 January 2004 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel subsidies have long been a thorny problem for various Indonesian governments. Attempts to reduce the level of these subsidies by increasing domestic fuel prices have often been met by protests, forcing the price hike to be reversed. In January 2003, the government again tried to increase fuel prices, and was again forced to back down by public protests. In this article , Dr. Bachrawi Sanusi takes an indepth look at the issue:

Posted in General @ 15 July 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bajaj Auto plans facility in Indonesia Bajaj Auto was planning to set up its first overseas two- and three-wheeler manufacturing plant in Indonesia, as part of strategies to grow its global business, a senior company official said. The Pune-based company is presently doing a feasibility study on the size and location of the plant in the Southeast Asian nation, the official said.

Posted in Economy @ 07 July 2003 00:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Russia offers Indonesia floating nuclear plant Russia has offered Indonesia a floating nuclear power plant that can be installed in a ship to deal with potential lack of power supply, an Indonesian cabinet minister said. "Russia has offered us a floating nuclear power plant," State Minister for Research and Technology Hatta Radjasa told journalists here on Saturday before leaving for Russia.

Posted in Nuclear power @ 22 April 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Blast injures one in Jakarta A small explosion Friday in an industrial neighborhood in eastern Jakarta injured one passer-by, police said. Police Lt. Ino said the blast occurred near a stream next to a small manufacturing plant. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

Posted in Violence @ 08 February 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


AFTA: A wake-up call for RI business Ira Murweni, a 34-year old housewife, strolled along an aisle in a supermarket in South Jakarta. To meet her family's needs, she goes shopping at least twice a month. She recalled an interesting discovery. "Since the beginning of last year, the price gap between imported and locally made products has shrunk," Ira observed. Susanna Merry, a 35-year-old housewife living in Bekasi, had a similar view.

Posted in Economy @ 29 December 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sony pullout plan rocks Indonesia In the past three years Japanese electronics giant Sony has shut down 16 plants across the globe and laid off thousands of its workers. Sony said last month it would stop making audio-visual products at its Indonesian subsidiary, PT Sony Electronics Indonesia, as part of its "overall, global restructuring effort". Indonesian Manpower Minister Jacob Nuwa Wea, however, has publicly threatened to lead a campaign for a boycott of Sony products unless it "explains" the proposed closure of its Indonesian factory.

Posted in Economy @ 07 December 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Batam and Bintan to be included in S’pore-US deal A free trade deal being hammered out between the US and Singapore will include goods made in neighbouring Indonesia – and may be extended to cover parts made in other South-East Asian nations in the future, the Singapore trade minister said Saturday. The agreement, if completed, will be Washington's first free trade pact in Asia.

Posted in Economy @ 08 April 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three killed in Pademangan blaze Fire swept through 240 houses in the densely populated Pademangan Barat subdistrict of North Jakarta, killing three people, injuring 16 and leaving almost 2,000 more homeless. A civilian guard from Pademangan subdistrict, Sofyan Santoso, told The Jakarta Post on Saturday that the fire was believed to have started in a house owned by a man named Asiong soon after midnight on Saturday. He said it may have been caused by a short circuit.

Posted in Accidents @ 26 August 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


As Jakarta loses control of its domestic situation, the region confronts a slowdown in foreign investment, a rise in Muslim extremism, and the threat of chaos — or even civil war — in Southeast Asia's largest country

Posted in Politics @ 23 June 2001 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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