Market Pulse: Easier Managing Economics Than Politics
Rising political tensions, preceeding the 2019 presidential elections, is one dark worrying cloud, which could hamper the budding signs of this year's economic recovery.
Last week, after the defeat of former Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), in last months municipal elections, he faced a 2- year court sentence on blasphemy charges. This flared simmering tension between Ahok supporters and opposing groups leading up to and after the…
A CCTV camera at the home of Novel Baswedan on Jalan Deposito T, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, recorded the movements of a heavy-set man who knocked on his door on the afternoon of April 5. He was wearing a black and white hat, a long-sleeved shirt and jeans. He could be seen talking with someone inside the house, who does not appear on the video.