Nur Yasmin, Ridho Syukra, Jakarta – The Indonesian Palm Oil Association, or Gapki, said on Monday that Indonesia is likely to use up 8.3 million tons of palm oil to meet domestic deman
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February 4, 2020
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Indonesia's Directorate General of Customs and Excise and the Singapore Police Coast Guard signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to increase maritime
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – Deputy Trade Minister Jerry Sambuaga joined delegates from the European Union and other countries at a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation on Thursday in Geneva, Swit
January 31, 2020
Jakarta – An Islam-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician and House of Representatives lawmaker has suggested that the Trade Ministry export marijuana.
Might we be looking at the dawn of weed legalization in Indonesia?
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The United Kingdom will be a more open and welcoming country for Indonesia post-Brexit, the UK ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste Owen Jenkins said on Fri
January 26, 2020
Abid A. Adonis – "We don't see these people as Muslim refugees. We consider them Muslim invaders," Viktor Orban, Hungarian Prime Minister.
January 24, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Indonesia and Hungary have vowed to strengthen bilateral relations, particularly at the people-to-people level, as well as the two countries' economic
January 17, 2020
Dili – The Vatican Embassy in Dili is 'still optimistic' that Pope Francis will visit Timor-Leste this year.
January 15, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia booked a smaller trade deficit in December as exports of non-oil and gas products picked up while imports fell, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) annou
Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia's trade deficit narrowed to $3.2 billion last year as consumers and producers took a punt on a brake on imports, the Central Statistics Agency, or BPS, repo
January 13, 2020
Tarcisius Kabutaulaka – In July 2019, at the inaugural Indonesian Exposition held in Auckland, New Zealand, Indonesia launched its 'Pacific Elevation', laying claim to a Pacific island
January 11, 2020
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The European Union had provoked a "trade war" by issuing discriminative restrictions on Indonesian palm oil, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo tweeted on Saturda
January 9, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Indonesia's diplomatic missions overseas should focus heavily on economic diplomacy, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo instructed on Thursday, with the p
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – In an effort to bolster the economy, President Joko Widodo on Thursday (Jan 9) said that the performance of Indonesian envoys overseas must be measured
January 8, 2020
Heru Andriyanto, Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Wednesday the Indonesian international relations will put a greater emphasis on economic agenda amid the g
January 4, 2020
Tasha Wibawa – Indonesia is often presented as one of Australia's most important neighbours and strategic allies, with formal diplomatic relations between the two nations marking a 70-
January 1, 2020
Gay Alcorn – Australia leading an international peacekeeping force in East Timor after the territory voted for independence in 1999 was a turning point in Australia's role in the regio
December 31, 2019
Eva Fitriani, Jakarta – Indonesia's furniture manufacturers are confident to reach the elusive $2 billion export target next year, taking advantage from increasing demand from American
December 27, 2019
Hundreds of Muslims in Indonesia held a protest Friday against China's treatment of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang in front of China's embassy in Jakarta.
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia has been actively communicating with China on Uighur issues to raise concern about freedom of religion among the Muslim-majority ethnic group in China's
December 24, 2019
Antara, Jakarta – Dozens of protesters from multiple communities in Aceh Province took to the streets today, December 24, voicing support for Uighur Muslims reportedly oppressed in the
December 23, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia will not meddle in the alleged persecution of Uighur Muslims in China, a presidential advisor has said, in the latest statement to indicate Chinese pressure on the
December 22, 2019
What started as a spat with the European Union over Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute with imported European spirits and now dairy products caught in t
December 21, 2019
Hendartyo Hanggi, Jakarta – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati mentioned a number of factors that caused an increase in imported goods. One of the factors is digital economy.