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  • Expanding Costs for the Biodiesel Program
    Economy

    Expanding Costs for the Biodiesel Program

    The decrease of crude oil prices is endangering the biodiesel program. The price difference of biofuels and diesel fuel has driven up the amount of funds needed to pay incentives to biodiesel producers.

  • Two Disappearing Acts
    Economy

    Two Disappearing Acts

    The newest regulation regarding sustainable oil palm plantation certification draws a barrage of criticism. Two added considerations—human rights and traceability of raw materials—are deleted.

  • A Back Alley to Avoid Economy Contraction
    Market Pulse

    A Back Alley to Avoid Economy Contraction

    AS it turns out, Covid-19’s toll on the Indonesian economy exceeds many analysts’ expectations.

  • Pondering at THE V, U or L Trajectory
  • Upstream Chaos
    Economy

    Upstream Chaos

    The oil-and-gas upstream industry is revising its 2020 targets, as it gets hit from all sides.

  • Lots of Oil, No Tanks
    Economy

    Lots of Oil, No Tanks

    In order to take advantage of sagging prices, Pertamina plans to buy oil in bulk. The problem is where to store it.

  • Oil Glut Trouble
    Market Pulse

    Oil Glut Trouble

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • Economy’s Survival at Stake
    Economy

    Economy’s Survival at Stake

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • Bitter Taste of Sugar Shortage
    Economy

    Bitter Taste of Sugar Shortage

    The government is struggling to keep up consumption sugar supply after prices soared. This comes in the midst of an impending global food crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Short-cutting Budgeting Procedures
    Economy

    Short-cutting Budgeting Procedures

    The act of using presidential regulations to make drastic changes to the state budget is seen as a violation to the constitution.

  • Champion of Borrowing Frenzy
    Market Pulse

    Champion of Borrowing Frenzy

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • Ministry of Trade Secretary-General, Oke Nurwan
    Economy

    Ministry of Trade Secretary-General, Oke Nurwan

    If Things Are Strict Upstream, Why Do We Fear Illegal Timber Downstream?

  • Loose Timber Regulation
    Economy

    Loose Timber Regulation

    The trade minister issued a new regulation on forestry industrial products export. Some fear that the absence of requirements showing timber validity will increase illegal logging.

  • Enduring the Hardship till the Cure Comes
    Market Pulse

    Enduring the Hardship till the Cure Comes

    THE global financial market is embracing the mother of all crisis. Analysts are increasingly convinced that the market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will be worse than the 2008 crisis, and indeed every other crisis in history.

  • Piles of Waste Problems
    Economy

    Piles of Waste Problems

    The KPK recommended that the government revise its waste power generating projects. They are considered as merely profiting investors and burdening the state budget.

  • Uneven Progress
    Economy

    Uneven Progress

    Government’s program to expedite a number of waste-to-energy plant projects are not progressing at the same pace. Only projects in Surabaya are ready to operate.

  • Confusing Stimulus amidst  Double Threats
    Market Pulse

    Confusing Stimulus amidst Double Threats

    INDONESIA'S economy is facing two serious threats from Covid-19.

  • Shelter Before the Storm
    Economy

    Shelter Before the Storm

    Banks are preparing protocol to deal with the crisis that comes with the Covid-19 pandemic. Potentially non-performing loans further induces the flagging business sectors.

  • The First Victims of the Market Crash
    Economy

    The First Victims of the Market Crash

    Air travel and tourism are the first industries to be hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of rescue policies are being prepared.

  • A Soft Yet Lethal Blow
    Economy

    A Soft Yet Lethal Blow

    Economists calculated that the corona pandemic will culminate in a global economic crisis. The government and the central bank are preparing rescue strategies.

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