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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Revving Up The Economy for 2017

The tax amnesty program that will run through March 2017 offers hopes of increased economic growth. The government may be euphoric over the additional revenues generated, but the success should not tempt it to rest on its laurels.

The much-touted tax amnesty program has managed to collect Rp93.6 trillion as of last September, albeit a far cry from the government's target of Rp165 trillion. While going at the target,…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.