Indonesia Is Going To Explode!

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Google said on Thursday that Internet use in Indonesia was expanding at a fast pace and was the leading emerging economy in terms of growth. “Users are growing very, very fast. Indonesia is about to explode,” Google Asia Business Development director Emmanuel Sauquet said of Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. “It has very diverse and very active online [...]

World’s Best-Performing Stock Market of 2010

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With sentiment improving slightly in global markets, we now recommends that you dip your toe back into global stock markets. We are betting on what has been the world’s best-performing stock market of 2010 — Indonesia. Few markets in the world — except for maybe Brazil — have enjoyed as much of a turnaround in investor sentiment [...]

Blogombal Goes Global

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Blogger Antyo Rentjoko received BOBs Award in 2010, the biggest international award to webloger, podcasts, and videobloger. Antyo received the award in the International Conference, Global Media Forum in Bonn organized by Deutsche Welle, one of Germany’s biggest television station. BOBs is a competition for the bloggers which have started since December 2009 until February 2010. The [...]

Asia’s Best English Newspaper?

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The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards for Editorial Excellence (SOPA) has recognized the strength of The Jakarta Globe’s feature writing, news photography, supplemental coverage and breaking news by bestowing five awards, including Best Journalist, upon the newspaper in a gala dinner in the JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong. Dewi Kurniawati received first prize for her [...]

Eyeing More Turks To Come

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Turkey and Indonesia have signed an aviation agreement under which Turkish carriers will be able to fly to two more destinations in addition to Jakarta. In a statement on Tuesday, Turkey’s civil aviation authority said that the deal was signed on June 18 in the Turkish capital Ankara. The agreement revises former deal between the two countries, [...]

Indonesian Director Wins Democracy Video Challenge

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Democracy Video Challenge (DVC) is a short video competition to celebrate the world-class democracy, which is held by the U.S. State Department for the second time. More than 700 participants throughout the world sent their three-minutes video via YouTube, to complete the statement “Democracy is …” Adhyatmika’s video titled “Democracy Is Yet to Learn” has been [...]

Nestle Is Moving In?

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Swiss-based Nestle , the world’s biggest food group, is planning to relocate factories in Malaysia and the Philippines to Indonesia to be closer to raw materials.. Spokesman for Nestle’s Indonesia unit, told daily business newspaper Kontan that the firm would announce details of the relocation in November. Nestle has six factories in Malaysia including one making one [...]

One To Watch!

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The snapback in global markets has been universal, as China’s dealt with overheating issues, the EU’s debt woes have grown larger and the strength of the US recovery is questioned. But while many markets have posted double-digits drops, one market has managed a double-digit gain — Indonesia. This chart shows the year-to-date performance of the major [...]

Most-Visited Pavillion At Shanghai Expo?

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Earlier post about Indonesian Pavillion at Shanghai Expo,please click here. The number of visitors Indonesian pavilion at World Expo in Shanghai, China, broke two million people. In fact,  previously government only targeted three million people who would come to visit. “It’s beyond belief,” said Director of the Indonesian Pavilion Dipodiputro Widharma at Shanghai Kingdom, Sunday (20 / [...]

Airbus A380 For Garuda? Why Not?

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After opening flights to Amsterdam, Holland, on June 1, 2010, PT Garuda Indonesia planned to open another four routes to Europe in 2012. “Not later than in 2012 Garuda will be flying to London, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris,” Minister of State Enterprises Mustafa Abubakar said after a hearing with House`s Commission VI in Jakarta Monday. Garuda has [...]