Tempo English Weekly

Economy
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

MARKET PULSE
Globalization Down...but not Out

Manggi Habir

*)Contributor

WITH UK leaving the European Union (EU) and the heated US presidential campaign, where both key candidates have objected to the existing TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) free trade agreement as well as last week's problematic CETA free trade agreement between Canada and the EU, it is not surprising that some are talking about the end of globalization.

In the US, globalization is being…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.