Learn from the Oprah of Indonesia

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A new book by Sarah Lacy argues that the U.S. should heed entrepreneurs pushing Big Ideas in developing countries, from China to Brazil In her new book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How the Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit from Global Chaos, former BusinessWeek staff writer Sarah Lacy shows how similar entrepreneurs in Brazil, Indonesia, and Rwanda are to their [...]

Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day Celebrations

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s attendance as chief guest at India’s 62nd Republic Day on 26 January harkened back to an earlier time. At the same occasion in 1950 when India first commemorated the adoption of its new constitution, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited his close ally in the Non-Aligned Movement, Indonesian President Sukarno, to attend [...]

The Biggest L’Oreal Factory

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L’Oreal Group, the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company, says it is building its largest factory in the world in Indonesia. L’Oreal Indonesia president director Jean-Christophe Letellier, speaking during a news conference at the company’s headquarters in South Jakarta on Thursday, said the factory, to be built on 200,000 hectares of land at the Jababeka industrial [...]

World Assembly of Youth to Visit Komodo

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TEMPO Interactive, Kupang:Hundreds of youth from the “World Assembly of Youth” (WAY) together with the Indonesian National Youth Committee (KNPI) in Jakarta will visit Komodo Island, West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), this February 23-28. They will conduct a field study on the impacts of climate change on the environment in the area and campaign on environmental [...]

2011 Top 100 Scuba Diving Spots

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INDO-PACIFIC Health of Marine Environment 1. (Tie) Galapagos and Indonesia — To find truly healthy marine environments, you need one of two ingredients — either a strong protection plan or a vast country that is still relatively unexplored. The Galapagos fits the first requirement, with a stringent marine reserve that’s been in place since 1998, plus currents [...]

Aahh..Toyota to build low-cost car for Asia in Indonesia

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Toyota Motor Corp and group firm Daihatsu are considering building a low-cost car in Indonesia aimed at consumers there and in neighbouring countries, a senior official at Indonesia’s industry ministry. With vehicle sales in the United States and other developed economies still to recover to pre-financial crisis levels, Toyota and other carmakers are vying to take [...]

Palembang and Surabaya to Compete for Asean Green City

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Indonesia will nominate Surabaya and Palembang  to compete for a new Asean “green city” award this year,  Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said Monday at a workshop on the country’s home grown green Adipura awards. Gusti said the new Asean program to reward progress on environmental protection is inspired by the Adipura competition, which rewards Indonesian [...]

“Statesman of The Year” at DAVOS World Economic Forum

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DAVOS, Switzerland – So the five-day annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is over, more than 2,500 top politicians, bankers, business leaders, media, and academics have packed up and left, and the ethereal atmosphere of this global power elite retreat has evaporated and been replaced by the more mundane charms of a regular posh [...]

Insect pest discovered !

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Scientists with a Virginia Tech-led program have discovered the presence of the giant whitefly in western Java, the first known infestation of this pest in Asia. The scientists fear an infestation could cause widespread destruction of crops in southeastern and South Asia. Rangaswamy Muniappan, entomologist and director of a multimillion dollar U.S. Agency for International Development-funded [...]

ASEAN in 2030

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What will the Association of Southeast Asian Nations look like in the year 2030? As a durable and successful regional grouping in the developing world, ASEAN is a force for stability and cooperation in Asia. But can we take its longevity and success for granted? ASEAN’s irrelevance or even death has been predicted several times before. [...]