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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Market Pulse: Better Prepared Next Time

Early last week, after the Lebaran holidays, President Jokowi visited the Indonesian Stock Exchange and witnessed the Jakarta Composite Index’s (JCI) rising trend, with the index peaking at 5.910 on July 3. The rupiah exchange rate was also relatively stable, hovering around the Rp13,300 per US dollar level. Month to month July inflation rose 0.69 percent, an expected rise for the month of Ramadan. Only this time, the price increase…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Infrastructure for All

In contrast with his usually modest demeanor, President Joko Widodo touted the success of his administration in building infrastructure projects. While officially launching the Mandalika Special Economic Zone for Tourism in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 20, he said that the project was able to go forward thanks to a breakthrough of his doing. "Mandalika has been incomplete for 29 years due to the matter of securing the needed land," said Jokowi.