Indonesian parliamentarian highlights importance of Vietnam’s elections

Indonesian parliamentarian highlights importance of Vietnam’s elections

Endar T.D. Retnoastuti, a member of the Indonesia-Vietnam Parliamentary Friendship Group, has emphasised the significance of the upcoming general elections to the Vietnamese National Assembly, especially amidst the COVID-19... Read more »
Indonesia earns 18.48 billion USD from exports in April

Indonesia earns 18.48 billion USD from exports in April

Indonesia’s exports in April reached 18.48 billion USD, up 51.94 percent over the same period last year, reported the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) Read more »

Nestlé invests 220 mln USD in building, upgrading factories in Indonesia

Nestlé Indonesia, a subsidiary of Swiss conglomerate Nestle, has recently invested 3.1 trillion Rp (220 million USD) in building a new factory in Batang district of Central Java and expand... Read more »
Indonesia: More SMEs back to normal operation

Indonesia: More SMEs back to normal operation

More than four-fifths of Indonesian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have started to operate normal full hours, according to a survey carried out by Jakarta-based Mandiri Insitute in March and... Read more »
Laos seeking more COVID-19 vaccine sources

Laos seeking more COVID-19 vaccine sources

Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavan on May 17 afternoon asked relevant ministries and agencies to seek more COVID-19 vaccine sources in order to accelerate the national vaccination rollout. Read more »
Morgan Stanley cuts projection for Indonesia’s economic growth

Morgan Stanley cuts projection for Indonesia’s economic growth

Morgan Stanley has cut its projection for Indonesia’s economic growth to 4.5 percent year-on-year from 6.3 percent in 2021, and to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in 2022. Read more »
Indonesia not to import rice this year

Indonesia not to import rice this year

The Indonesian Bureau of Logistics (Bulog) said it will not import rice this year as the government’s rice reserve stock (CBP) in Bulog’s warehouse is sufficient for sales of supply... Read more »
Indonesia looks to end LPG import by 2027

Indonesia looks to end LPG import by 2027

Indonesia’s oil and gas group Pertamina is considering the adjustment of its strategy to carry out several projects to ease reliance on imported liquefied petroleum gas by 2027. Read more »
Indonesia’s Gojek, Tokopedia merge to create tech powerhouse

Indonesia’s Gojek, Tokopedia merge to create tech powerhouse

Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek and e-commerce leader Tokopedia announced a merger of their businesses on May 17, creating a technology powerhouse called GoTo Group in the country's largest-ever... Read more »
Indonesia’s economy likely to grow 7 percent in Q2: Minister

Indonesia’s economy likely to grow 7 percent in Q2: Minister

The Indonesian economy is likely to expand by 7 percent in the second quarter of 2021, following an upward trend in the disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) and an... Read more »
ShopeePay leads Indonesia’s e-wallet market

ShopeePay leads Indonesia’s e-wallet market

Despite being a new player in Indonesia’s digital payment field, ShopeePay, the e-wallet arm of online marketplace Shopee, has become a market leader amid the e-commerce boom during the COVID-19... Read more »
Malaysia, Indonesia urge UNSC to help halt Gaza Strip strikes

Malaysia, Indonesia urge UNSC to help halt Gaza Strip strikes

Malaysia and Indonesia on May 15 called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene and stop Israel's strikes on the Gaza Strip, as the conflict between Israeli forces... Read more »
Indonesia reveals strategy to achieve 63-bln-USD investment goal

Indonesia reveals strategy to achieve 63-bln-USD investment goal

Indonesian Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia has announced a strategy to increase the investment target up to 900 trillion IDR (63.4 billion USD) for 2021 and 5,000 trillion IDR in... Read more »
Indonesia reveals strategy to achieve 63-mln-USD investment goal

Indonesia reveals strategy to achieve 63-mln-USD investment goal

Indonesian Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia has announced a strategy to increase the investment target up to 900 trillion IDR (63.4 billion USD) for 2021 and 5,000 trillion IDR in... Read more »
Indonesia’s economic growth headed towards positive growth

Indonesia’s economic growth headed towards positive growth

Indonesia’s economic growth is already on the right track and is headed towards positive growth, according to Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) for National... Read more »
Landslide leaves seven dead, one missing in Indonesia

Landslide leaves seven dead, one missing in Indonesia

At least seven people were killed and one went missing after a landslide at a West Sumatra gold mine, Indonesia’s authorities said on May 11. Read more »
Indonesia arrests Papuan independence leader

Indonesia arrests Papuan independence leader

Indonesian authorities have arrested Papuan independence leader Victor Yeimo over accusations that he orchestrated serious civil unrest in 2019. Read more »
Laos sees lesser COVID-19 cases

Laos sees lesser COVID-19 cases

The Lao health ministry on May 10 afternoon said the country detected 25 cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the lowest number recorded in the country over the... Read more »
Indonesia seeks to boost spice exports to EU

Indonesia seeks to boost spice exports to EU

Indonesia is planning to ramp up spice exports to the European Union (EU), with a new multi-stakeholder platform dedicated to helping farmers export high-quality and sustainable spices. Read more »
Thailand, Indonesia look to buy more COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand, Indonesia look to buy more COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand and Indonesia have planned to buy more COVID-19 vaccines, while Singapore decided to stop accepting new entry applications for work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions amid the... Read more »
Indonesia’s economy continues to shrink in Q1

Indonesia’s economy continues to shrink in Q1

Indonesia's economy continued to shrink at 0.74 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS) head Suhariyanto. Read more »
Indonesia seizes over 580-kg haul of crystal meth

Indonesia seizes over 580-kg haul of crystal meth

Indonesia's National Narcotics Agency (BNN) on May 5 said it has seized a total of 581.31 kg of crystal methamphetamine from three international syndicates and arrested seven suspects. Read more »
Indonesia names six armed terrorist groups in Papua

Indonesia names six armed terrorist groups in Papua

Indonesian police have determined six armed separatist terrorist groups actively operating in Papua province’s mountainous areas, as military and police personnel intensify law enforcement operations against them. Read more »
Indonesia busts major drug ring, seizing 2.5 tonnes of meth

Indonesia busts major drug ring, seizing 2.5 tonnes of meth

Indonesian police have recently smashed a drug smuggling ring, seizing 2.5 tonnes of methamphetamine which were being transported to the country from Afghanistan. Read more »
Indonesia, UK set up joint economic and trade committee

Indonesia, UK set up joint economic and trade committee

Indonesia and the UK have completed a Joint Trade Review and inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the formation of the Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO). Read more »
Condolences extended to Indonesia over submarine sinking

Condolences extended to Indonesia over submarine sinking

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has extended condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the recent submarine sinking. Read more »
Minister: Indonesia now world’s largest biodiesel producer

Minister: Indonesia now world’s largest biodiesel producer

Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on April 26 that India is now the world’s largest biodiesel producer with a daily output of 137,000 barrels, much higher... Read more »
RoK becomes Indonesia’s third top source of FDI

RoK becomes Indonesia’s third top source of FDI

The Republic of Korea (RoK) was Indonesia’s third top source of foreign direct investor (FDI) in the first quarter of this year, data from investment board BKPM showed. Read more »
Vietnam extends condolences to Indonesia over sunken submarine

Vietnam extends condolences to Indonesia over sunken submarine

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son on April 26 sent a message of condolences to his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi over the sunken submarine KRI Nanggala-402. Read more »
Indonesian, Cambodian leaders discuss measures to beef up bilateral cooperation

Indonesian, Cambodian leaders discuss measures to beef up bilateral cooperation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo held a bilateral meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Jakarta on April 24 after they attended the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting. Read more »
Indonesian, Cambodian newspapers spotlight close bilateral relations with Vietnam

Indonesian, Cambodian newspapers spotlight close bilateral relations with Vietnam

Indonesian and Cambodian newspapers have run articles highlighting the significance of Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s first trip to Indonesia where he attended the ASEAN Leaders' Meeting. Read more »
ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting opens

ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting opens

The ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting officially opened in April 24 afternoon at the office of the regional grouping’s secretariat in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. Read more »
Indonesian President hosts Vietnamese PM in Bogor

Indonesian President hosts Vietnamese PM in Bogor

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on April 23 compared notes on an array of matters, aiming to improve the efficiency of cooperation between the... Read more »
Indonesia’s creative economy ranks third in GDP contribution

Indonesia’s creative economy ranks third in GDP contribution

Indonesia’s creative economy industry has been ranked third in the world in terms of its contribution to the national GDP, said an Indonesian minister during a webinar for pushing half... Read more »
Indonesia to start “Silicon Valley” project in May

Indonesia to start “Silicon Valley” project in May

Budiman Sudjatmiko, Chief Executive of the Kiniku Bintang Raya KSO – one of the two state-owned companies joining the “Algorithm Hill” (Silicon Valley) project of Indonesia, said that the project’s... Read more »
Southeast Asian nations go ahead with COVID-19 vaccination

Southeast Asian nations go ahead with COVID-19 vaccination

The Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines made by Johnson & Johnson of the US and India's Bharat Biotech, it said on... Read more »
Indonesia to set up travel corridor with UAE, Qatar

Indonesia to set up travel corridor with UAE, Qatar

Minister Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia Sandiaga Uno has said the Indonesian government planned to establish a travel corridor arrangement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar. Read more »
Regional nations report thousands of new COVID-19 cases

Regional nations report thousands of new COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,952 within one day to 1,609,300, with the death toll increasing by 143 to 43,567, the Health Ministry said on April... Read more »
Indonesia’s Belitung island recognised as UNESCO’s global geopark

Indonesia’s Belitung island recognised as UNESCO’s global geopark

Belitung island in Bangka Belitung Islands province, Indonesia, has been recently recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO. Read more »
IMF lowers economic growth projection for Indonesia in 2021

IMF lowers economic growth projection for Indonesia in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has downgraded Indonesia’s economic growth projection to 4.3 percent in this year, down 0.5 percentage point compared to its forecast in February. Read more »

Indonesia’s export value hits record in 10 years

Indonesia’s export value hit 18.35 billion USD in March, the highest level since the 18.64 billion USD posted in August 2011, according to the Statistics Indonesia (BPS). Read more »
Indonesia calls for ASEAN members to boost legal integration

Indonesia calls for ASEAN members to boost legal integration

Indonesian Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly has urged ASEAN nations to strengthen legal integration in order to get their voices heard in the international community. Read more »
Indonesia targets attracting 34.8 bln USD in energy, mining

Indonesia targets attracting 34.8 bln USD in energy, mining

The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) has set the goal of attracting 34.8 billion USD in energy, oil and gas, and mining this year to propel economic... Read more »
Indonesia hopes to cooperate with Germany in digital transformation

Indonesia hopes to cooperate with Germany in digital transformation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on April 12 called on Germany to cooperate in boosting digital transformation in the Southeast Asian country. Read more »
Earthquake kills at least six people in Indonesia

Earthquake kills at least six people in Indonesia

At least six people were reported dead after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Java island in Indonesia on April 10. Read more »
Indonesia calls on D-8 to play a part in fighting COVID-19, pushing economic recovery

Indonesia calls on D-8 to play a part in fighting COVID-19, pushing economic recovery

Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged members of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8), which comprises eight Muslim-majority countries, to play a major role in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and... Read more »
Bangkok COVID-19 outbreak may take two months to contain

Bangkok COVID-19 outbreak may take two months to contain

It may take competent authorities in Bangkok more than two months to control a coronavirus outbreak in this capital city, permanent secretary of Thai Health Ministry Kiatiphum Wongrajit said on... Read more »
Indonesia, RoK bolster economic cooperation

Indonesia, RoK bolster economic cooperation

The Indonesian government remains committed to boosting cooperation with the Republic of Korea (RoK), Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said. Read more »
Indonesia carries aid to disaster-struck region

Indonesia carries aid to disaster-struck region

Indonesian naval ships packed with aid arrived in a cyclone-ravaged part of the archipelago on April 8, as the death toll from the disaster rose to over 170, including dozens... Read more »

Indonesia pursues three terror suspects in Jakarta

The Indonesian Police's anti-terror squad Densus 88 has searched for three suspected terrorists in close heels to the arrests of four other suspects in Jakarta, Bekasi, and Tangerang, reported Indonesia’s... Read more »
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