Rachmadea Aisyah, Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded a trade deficit of US$63 million in July on the back of weak commodity prices that has affected its export value, according to Statis
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August 15, 2019
August 14, 2019
Brussels – The European Commission on Tuesday imposed countervailing duties of 8 percent to 18 percent on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to resto
August 12, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia's largest business lobby and the country's top public relations association have agreed to strengthen ties and spread a message of optimism to boost the nation's im
August 10, 2019
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad have agreed to form a united front in fighting off the European Union's discriminatory policy aga
August 9, 2019
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took time to drive Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a Proton Persona during the latter's visit to Putrajay
August 4, 2019
Meaghan Tobin – When work began on East Timor's US$490 million deep water port, things went with a bang – literally.
Kornchanok Raksaseri – It has been eight years since Timor-Leste submitted a formal application to be a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) but so far, the reg
August 2, 2019
Jeremy Siregar & Muhamad Al Azhari, Jakarta – AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society hosted an exclusive lunch meeting in Jakarta on Thursday for a delegation of American le
August 1, 2019
Khoo Ying Hooi – More than eight years have gone by since Timor-Leste's formal membership application to the ASEAN on March 4, 2011.
July 31, 2019
Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman, Jakarta – Bangladesh is seeking more cooperation with Indonesia in the energy sector, especially for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to support its
July 24, 2019
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held a bilateral discussion
July 17, 2019
Victor Mambor, Jayapura – The Papua administration has requested that the central government assist it in bolstering the trade network with neighboring countries in the Pacific, as the
July 16, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki) has said that crude palm oil (CPO) exports fell significantly in April, as destination countries had started introducing
Rachmadea Aisyah, Jakarta – The latest trade data suggest economic activity in Indonesia is slowing, in part as a result of the ongoing United States-China trade war.
Jakarta – Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has blamed uncertainty in the global economy for the poor performance of Indonesian exports, which declined 20.6 percent in jus
July 15, 2019
Mackenzie Smith – In touting its new "elevated" engagement in the Pacific, Indonesia has been eager to stress it will work within New Zealand and Australia's efforts in the region.
Jakarta – Indonesia secured a monthly trade balance surplus of US$200 million in June, the fourth surplus recorded after February, March and May, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has reporte
July 13, 2019
Indonesia's president promised Friday to fight the European Union over plans to restrict the use of palm oil in biofuels.
Indonesia's Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, says the country is ushering in "a new era" for Pacific engagement.
July 12, 2019
Advocates for West Papua in New Zealand are protesting a major Pacific trade show put on by Indonesia.
Jakarta – The Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association (IISIA) has expressed concern over the large influx of imported steel amid the declining national steel industry marked by
Winston Peters helped open Pacific Exposition 2019 in Auckland today by showcasing his drumming skills, after giving a speech on New Zealand's role in the Pacific.
Jakarta – Manufacturing sector exports grew 9.8 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the first five months of 2019 with a value of US$51.06 billion, or 74.59 percent of the country's total ex
Melissa Chan-Green – A West Papuan human rights activist has questioned why Indonesia organised an expo for Pacific leaders to gather in Auckland on Friday.
July 11, 2019
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia is always consistent in its support for the admission of Timor Leste as a new member in ASEAN since the country is located in the Southeast Asia region.