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20 Jun [Premium] Country Update: 8 June – 19 June 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Meets Business Leaders to Discuss Leveraging the Trade War (12 June) President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” met with industry leaders to ask for policy suggestions on how to help Indonesia benefit the most from the trade war. Indonesia has already begun to feel the effects of...

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10 Jun [Premium] Country Update: 25 May – 7 June 2019

Indonesia Prabowo Ally Kivlan Zen to Be Questioned for Treason, Role in Assassination Plot (28 May) Kivlan Zen, a retired Army general and ardent supporter of Prabowo Subianto, has been in police custody since 29 May for treason allegations and his alleged role in an assassination plot...

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25 May [Premium] Country Update: 11 May – 24 May 2019

Indonesia   KPU: Jokowi Wins the 2019 Presidential Election (21 May) The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced that incumbent President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” won the 2019 presidential election early on Tuesday morning, 21 May. The results were in line with unofficial counts conducted by reputable pollsters such...

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10 May [Premium] Country Update: 27 April – 10 May 2019

Indonesia   Indonesia Aims to Relocate Capital Out of Jakarta Over 5-10 Years (30 Apr) The cabinet of President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” announced that it intends to begin moving the government out of Jakarta on 30 April, Tuesday. The shift, motivated by increasing traffic congestion in Jakarta and...

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27 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 13 April – 26 April 2019

Indonesia   Absenteeism Fears Unfounded Amid Record Election Turnout (17 Apr) Over 154 million registered voters were estimated to have voted in the election on 17 April, putting turnout at roughly 80%. This is much higher than the turnout of 70.6% in 2014. There had been fears in...

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09 Nov [Premium] Country Updates: 27 October to 9 November 2018

Indonesia GDP Growth – Better than Expected in the Third Quarter, but Dark Clouds Ahead Indonesia’s economy experienced 5.17% year-on-year growth in the third quarter, according to Statistics Indonesia. This is above estimates by agencies such as Reuters. However, economists foresee the growth rate weakening further due...

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27 Apr Setting the Record Straight – Singapore’s Role in the BRI

A year ago, Singapore’s role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) appeared tenuous at best. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s absence from the May 2017 BRI Summit fuelled speculation that the city-state would be bypassed in China’s grand strategy. However, PM Lee’s visit to China...

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19 Jan Singapore goes for quiet ASEAN diplomacy

By Simon Tay and Cheryl Tan City-state seeks cooperation boost despite differences over Trump, China and Myanmar refugees Singapore is settling into its one-year rotating chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at a time when the region's economic growth is outperforming the world. But the...

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