Growing At The Fastest Pace

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Indonesia’s economy expanded 4 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in Southeast Asia, as low borrowing costs and the re-election of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono buoyed consumer spending. Gross domestic product grew faster than the 3.8 percent median forecast of 17 economists in a Bloomberg News survey, compared with 4.4 percent gain in the previous three [...]

A Shot At National Pride

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Text by Julia Suryakusuma Looking at Indonesia today, what do we have to be proud of? Here’s one tip: not politicians! But putting our disappointing friends in the DPR to one side, I think we Indonesians actually have a lot to be proud of, even if we sometimes forget it. That’s why I enjoyed two new children’s [...]

Global Wing Of Telkom Indonesia

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The telecommunication business today is growing vastly and rapidly. Globalization also being a part of the daily life of the people that cannot be separated. One of the major activities to promote the above globalization is the growth of leading edge technology of the telecommunications that happens from time to time. The end of the [...]

Densus 88 Makes Us Proud Again

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It has been highly publicized worldwide about the great skill of Special Detachment 88 (Densus 88), Indonesia’s Anti-Terror squad. It had captured many terrorist fugitives, including Dr. Azahari, the mastermind of serial bombings in Indonesia. Just about 10 hours ago, it made us proud again by storming terrorist hideout and permanently eliminated the allegedly (and [...]

Indonesia, Russia, And The SUPERJET

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Several months ago, GNFI wrote about Indonesia’s Kartika Airlines order of 15 units of Superjet 100, a highly-praised Russian commercial jet which amazed thousands of visitors at Le Bourget Airshow in France. Kartika Airlines has tentatively agreed to become the Asian launch customer for the Superjet 100, with a potential order for up to 30 [...]

World’s Best Special Force

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Discovery Channel Military edition 2008 broadcasted the world’s best elite forces. Elite forces from around the globe was measured by its performance and skill (not by the military technology), where military experts and analyst across the globe were invited to give their judgments. Here’s the Top 3 : 1. United Kingdom’s SAS 2. Israel’s MOSSAD 3. Indonesia’s KOPASSUS You [...]

Indonesia’s Latest Research Ship

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Indonesia’s Energy Department launched the latest geological and oil reserve survey tool, the Geomarin III which would improve the country’s ability to detect oil reserves in the deep sea. Geomarine III is the third geological survey ship to support the first two ships with ability of detecting reserves in shallow waters, “while 76 percent (of the [...]

Indonesia In 2020 – Your Thoughts Matter (Part II)

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Another 3 opinions have been selected to be published here. We got Mr. Ljubomir Stajic from San Francisco, Mr. Fauzi from Jakarta (am I right), and Mr. Agus in Melbourne. Each has his own uniqueness. Give your thoughts, send your opinion to [email protected] Let your thoughts be read by thousands of people, beyond your borders. Ljubomir [...]

New World Is…

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Fareed Zakaria in Washington Post Increasingly, the story of the global economy is a tale of two worlds. In one, there is only gloom and doom; in the other, there is light and hope. In the traditional bastions of wealth and power — America, Europe and Japan — it is difficult to find much good news. But [...]

Indonesia’s Sharia Banking To Overtake Malaysia’s

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Indonesia’s Islamic market is set to overtake Malaysia’s, thanks to the growth in sharia-compliant lending, one of Indonesia’s top Muslim clerics said. Indonesia, the world’s most-populous Muslim country, currently lags neighboring Malaysia, the Islamic financial hub for the region, in terms of the market for sharia financial products, but that should change given stronger government support [...]