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Indonesia to set up new economic centers outside of heartland Java

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Indonesia will extend its portfolio of economic growth centers beyond the economic heartland of Java, national development planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said, adding that...
Poverty in Indonesia becomes urban problem

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Indonesia’s national development planning ministry is targeting a national poverty rate next year of 8.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, down from the...
China to pump billions into Indonesia under New Silk Road initiative

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Indonesia and China on April 13 in Beijing signed five cooperation contracts worth $23.3 billion under the latter's Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st...
Indonesia sets safety standards for ride-hailing services

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The Indonesian government has set up regulations for all online ride-hailing operators and will require them to provide insurance for both drivers and passengers,...
Indonesia plans ten tourism hot spots to replicate Bali’s success

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has developed a “Ten New Balis” tourism growth strategy, a plan that aims at replicating the economic effects of tourism...
Indonesia’s capital could be moved to new location – Borneo

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The Indonesian government is studying the possibility of relocating is sinking and traffic-plagued capital to an alternative location to avoid a total infrastructural collapse...
Forest fires cost Indonesia $16 billion, contribute to climate change

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Forest fires in Indonesia last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of its GDP,...
Singapore haze reaching highly unhealthy levels

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Hazy conditions in Singapore, a result of forest and peatland fires caused by slash-and-burn techniques used to clear land for farming and plantations on...
Southeast Asia a hotbed for pirates

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Many might think the waters off the coast of Somalia are worse with regards to pirates, but in fact Southeast Asia is worst, The...
Forest fire haze: Still no effective solution

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The suffocating smog that much of Southeast Asia suffered through in June is back. Last week it started to again blanket much of Malaysia,...
Birds of Paradise in Indonesia

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The islands of Indonesia are famous for bird watching tours. There are 372 recorded species and many of them are unlike birds anywhere else...
Jailbreak in Indonesia causes pure pandemonium

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Flames rose as the lit up Tanjun Gusta jail on the island of Sumatra was engulfed in an inferno with an estimated 200 inmates...
Indonesia starts new oil & gas tender

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Indonesia has opened a new licensing round for 21 oil and gas exploration blocks, two of which are for unconventional gas concessions on the...
Dutch company expands Jakarta port

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The company which built Dubai's iconic artificial islands Palm Jumeirah and The World, Dutch-based marine engineering and land reclaiming specialist Van Oord, has won...

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Indonesia’s largest producer of crude oil, PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), has begun a $500 million expansion project at the Duri field on the...