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Market Pulse: Dancing Dangerously to Trump's Beat

Short-term populist economic policies are increasingly dominating the world. One is protectionism. In his first days in office, US President Donald Trump immediately pulled his country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trump also invited Mexico and Canada to meet and reassess the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Indeed,…

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Pertamina's Twin Suns

Pertamina CEO Dwi Soetjipto attended last week's press conference alongside the company's board chairman Tanri Abeng, Deputy CEO Ahmad Bambang, Director of Processing Toharso, and Vice President of Corporate Communications Wianda Pusponegoro. According to the invitation sent to the media, only Ahmad Bambang, Toharso, and Tanri would be delivering a…

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Bribery at Tanjung Batu

Not long after the British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) released their findings on the Rolls-Royce bribery case, Sofyan Basir immediately gathered stacks of documents. The CEO of the state-owned electricity company PLN bent over backwards to collect data because the Rolls-Royce case also implicated PLN officials. "We immediately handed over…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.