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  • The Haunting Ghost of 2013
    Market Pulse

    The Haunting Ghost of 2013

    Central banks indeed have rescued the capitalist, financial asset owners and investment management institutions, but they have not helped the ordinary businessmen in the real sector that must fight for their daily life in the streets.

  • Low Factory Utilization Is Very Dangerous

    Low Factory Utilization Is Very Dangerous

    The Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers Association (Gaikindo) Secretary General Kukuh Kumara believes that the government plan to cut luxury goods sales tax (PPnBM) on new 1,500cc cars will have a big impact upon economic growth. 

  • Multi-Mission Incentive

    Multi-Mission Incentive

    The government rolled out a tax incentive to boost vehicle sales. An effort to keep the automotive industry alive and investors in place.

  • High Risks Inside Out
    Market Pulse

    High Risks Inside Out

    Yopie Hidayat, Tempo's contributor

  • Stimulus Modest Welcoming

    Stimulus Modest Welcoming

    Bank Indonesia and the Financial Services Authority relax the provisions for motor vehicle ownership loans. Players in the financial industry are not bold as to boast their performance will immediately spur.

  • Unmoved in the Midst of Dollar Deluge
  • We Should Be More Flexible

    We Should Be More Flexible

    Dwi Soetjipto, Chairman of the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Task Force (SKK Migas) explained his strategies to boost the oil and gas production which continues to decline and never reaches the target. Moreover, the plan for new investment is still unclear. 

  • Chevron's Successor

    Chevron's Successor

    Negotiations between Chevron and Italy’s Eni in the Indonesia Deepwater Development project is scheduled to finish in the first quarter of 2021. Even if the transition is done according to plan, first production targets are expected to be late.

  • Rokan’s Ongoing Saga

    Rokan’s Ongoing Saga

    Only five months left to prepare for the transition towards a new operator for the Rokan Block. A number of problems are still unresolved, while others already await Pertamina. 

  • Bitter Aftertaste of Sugar Import Licensing

    Bitter Aftertaste of Sugar Import Licensing

    The government issued permits to import raw sugar for the refined sugar industry in order to cover demand. This policy, however, is deemed insufficient to solve supply shortage for high-quality raw material suffered by a number of food and beverage companies.

  • Anticipating Sugar Regulations

    Anticipating Sugar Regulations

    Regulation guaranteeing the availability of basic material for the sugar industry has yet to be issued. Plans to limit importers remain a big question mark.

  • Change Before It’s Too Late
    Market Pulse

    Change Before It’s Too Late

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)

  • The New Energy Map Riddles

    The New Energy Map Riddles

    The National Energy Council plans to revise the National Energy General Plan. Relevant parties are hoping the amendment would not change the new and renewable energy development targets.

  • The Long-Awaited Regulations

    The Long-Awaited Regulations

    The House of Representatives is preparing to fast-track the discussions on the New and Renewable Energy Bill. Some new ideas are not accommodated.

  • A 20 Billion Dollar Ambition in a Traumatic Market
  • A Roundabout Route to the Market

    A Roundabout Route to the Market

    Amidst the digital banking trend, the strategy of state financial services companies expand the conventional way. Their goal is the same: efficiency, and bolstering the reach of their services.

  • Ahead of Rules

    Ahead of Rules

    Supported by the capital strength of technology companies, a number of banks are preparing to become digital banks. Regulations are running behind.

  • A Flood of Dollars from Biden
    Market Pulse

    A Flood of Dollars from Biden

    Yopie Hidayat


  • Awaiting Cure for Sriwijaya

    Awaiting Cure for Sriwijaya

    The crash of flight SJ-182 is expected to put Sriwijaya Air under immense pressure and the shadows of heaping old debts. 

  • Together We Ignore the Danger
    Market Pulse

    Together We Ignore the Danger

    Yopie Hidayat (Contributor)


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