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  • Unstoppable Bleeding of the Economy
    Market Pulse

    Unstoppable Bleeding of the Economy

    OUR economy is severely bleeding. There has been a rapid outflow of foreign exchange in the past month.

  • Complacently Risking Budget’s Credibility
    Market Pulse

    Complacently Risking Budget’s Credibility

    GLOBAL financial markets are melting down. Financial asset prices are falling apart.

  • Only Two Options Remain
    Economy

    Only Two Options Remain

    BPJS Kesehatan chief executive officer Fachmi Idris

  • Health Deficit
    Economy

    Health Deficit

    The Supreme Court has annulled the premium hike of the National Health Insurance Program. Efforts to improve the finances of BPJS Kesehatan is now in jeopardy.

  • Roundabout Rescue Scenario
    Economy

    Roundabout Rescue Scenario

    An injection of state equity participation is one of the possible schemes to rescue Jiwasraya, through the holding of a state-owned insurance company.

  • Bakrie Under the Loop, Auditors Split
    Economy

    Bakrie Under the Loop, Auditors Split

    The BPK discovered suspicious investments from Asuransi Jiwasraya in shares of the Bakrie Group. However, this may not be included in the conclusion of the investigation.

  • No Expectation for Stimulus
    Economy

    No Expectation for Stimulus

    IT is increasingly becoming clear that the health of global financial market is entirely hanging on an infusion of stimulus from the central bank.

  • Steep Road to the East
    Economy

    Steep Road to the East

    Operators are still calculating the pros and cons of using East Palapa Ring’s infrastructure. Limited customers must also be taken into consideration.

  • Palapa Ring’s broken Promises
    Economy

    Palapa Ring’s broken Promises

    Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny Gerard Plate

  • Palapa Ring’s broken Promises
    Economy

    Palapa Ring’s broken Promises

    The promise of fast and cheap Internet access in outer regions through the Palapa Ring has yet to materialize. The stumbling block is connecting the Internet to the optic fibre cable network.

  • Double trouble
    Economy

    Double trouble

    The formulation of a regulation that will legitimate the hand-over of pension insurance management to BP Jamsostek is stuck at the administrative and bureaucratic reform ministry. The debate heats up at the Constitutional Court’s hearing.

  • Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah: It’s Not Easy to Accommodate the Interests of Both businesses and Employees
    Economy

    Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah: It’s Not Easy to Accommodate the Interests of Both businesses and Employees

    The omnibus bill on job creation will be the first challenge for Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah.

  • Failed Omnibus Lobby
    Economy

    Failed Omnibus Lobby

    Numerous dissemination efforts seem unable to prevent demonstrations planned by labor unions to protest the omnibus bill. New problems appear to arise outside of the official draft content.

  • Ambitious on Omnibus Bill, Forgetting the Virus
  • Half-Baked Solution to Boost Investment
    Market Pulse

    Half-Baked Solution to Boost Investment

    THIS is government’s solution to Indonesia’s economic problems.

  • Another Insurance Scandal
    Economy

    Another Insurance Scandal

    After Jiwasraya and Asabri, it is now Taspen’s turn to fall under scrutiny for its investments management. A subsidiary once had troubles with bad bonds transaction.

  • Tardy Import Permit
    Economy

    Tardy Import Permit

    Industrial and consumer sugar prices soared following scarce supply. The cause is believed to be delays in import permits from the trade ministry.

  • Broadcasters Awaiting Migration
    Economy

    Broadcasters Awaiting Migration

    Discussion over revision of the broadcast law is restarted from the beginning. The old scheme of migrating television from analog to digital is still hanging in the balance.

  • At least we can breathe now
    Economy

    At least we can breathe now

    Krakatau Steel CEO Silmy Karim/ Antara/Asep Fathulrahman

  • Krakatau’s next moves
    Economy

    Krakatau’s next moves

    After easing up on its debt repayments, Krakatau Steel is preparing for its strategic cooperation to increase production. Krakatau Posco is set to be the corporation’s locomotive.

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