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14 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 1 – 14 August 2019

Indonesia   Blackout Ordeal in Java Leads to Questions, Lawsuits (4-8 Aug)  Indonesian citizens across the island of Java were hit by a sustained electricity outage on Sunday, 4 August, following disruptions to several power plants. Tens of millions were affected as traffic lights, cashless payment services and...

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01 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 18 July – 31 July 2019

Indonesia   Toyota, Softbank Among Big Investors as Jokowi Eyes 6% Annual Growth (19-29 Jul) Indonesia’s economic growth rate could reach an average of 6% per annum if President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” can attract more investment, according to a proposal from the Planning Ministry. The projected rate...

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17 Jul [Premium] Country Update: 4 July – 17 July 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Prepares for New Cabinet (4 – 17 Jul)  Second-term President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” has started reshaping his cabinet lineup behind closed doors. Tempo.co, quoting officials such as Indonesian Employers Association Deputy Shinta Kamdani, suggested that GoJek CEO Nadiem Makarim could be among those considered for...

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03 Jul [Premium] Country Update: 20 June – 3 July 2019

Indonesia   Tax Cuts and other Measures Mooted to Spur Investment and Unicorns (19, 26 Jun)  Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced on Wednesday, 19 June that the Indonesian government is aiming to cut the corporate tax rate from 25% to 20% to spur investment. Indonesia, which has...

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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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