20 billion reasons to invest in Indonesia

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Seems like it’s an exaggerative title, but it’s not. Ask Mitsubitshi! It is widely known that Mitsubitshi has been playing a big role in the development of Indonesia economy, their trucks, pick-up vehicles have been on the road since the late 70’s. I am sure, my Indonesian countrymen are very much familiar with these vehicles below. I [...]

Yahoo! Style Factor in Indonesia

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Inspired by Yahoo’s Shine in the U.S, P&G and Yahoo Indonesia launch, Style Factor, a celebrity style guide dedicated to Indonesian women. The site, which is written in Indonesian, contains content on the latest Indonesian and international celebrity news and information on fashion, skincare, haircare and makeup. The site helps build thought leadership for Yahoo and especially P&G. [...]

Gold Production Increases

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TEMPO Interactive, MATARAM:The gold production of Batu Hijau mine belonging to PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara rose by 32 percent last year compared to 2009. The total gold production was 364,000 ounces with a sale price of US$ 243 and US$ 237 per ounce. Meanwhile, copper production was 269 million pounds with a sale price of US$ 0,81 [...]

Supporting Domestic Weapons Industry

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The government reaffirmed on Monday its commitment to support the domestic weapons industry by setting up programs for the Defense Industry Policy Committee (KKIP) to be implemented this year. This years programs include evaluating the performance of defense state-owned enterprises, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro told a press conference after a KKIP plenary meeting at the Defense [...]

Indonesia’s Original Warship

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National ship-building company PT Palindo Marine Industri (PMI) based in Batam has produced a warship, the KRI Clurit-641, that will soon reinforce the Indonesian Navy’s fleet. “We now have something to be proud of because we prove to have human resources capable of making a warship,” Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said when visiting PMI`s ship-building yard [...]

Cocoa Exports Have Grown

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TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Ivory Coast’s cocoa export restrictions will benefit the downstream cocoa industry in Indonesia. Due to the policy, much of the world’s cocoa demand will be shifted to Indonesia. Piter Jasman, the Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association chairman, said the advantage would be in the form of more investments, especially as the government is currently intensifying national cocoa [...]

Starting Up The Urbanesia

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Indonesia is a rising start-up nation powered by potential start-ups like Urbanesia,Tokepedia, Freesia City, AdaDiskon and many more. Today, Selina Limman (see image below), Founder of Urbanesia will share with us her story on Urbanesia and also her experience and thoughts on creating a start-up in Indonesia. If you haven’t already known, Urbanesia is a social city directory for Indonesians to [...]

Taking a Ride in Belitung

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Going against the advice of seemingly every single guidebook in existence, I recently took off to Belitung Island with the goal of hiring a bicycle for some two-wheeled touring of Tanjung Pandan, a mining town. The word in most guide books and big city travel agencies is that there was not much to see or do [...]

Paradise in Central Kalimantan

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Paradise does exist, and it can be found in the heart of Central Kalimantan, say two scientists who recently returned from an expedition deep into one of Indonesia’s last remaining tracts of forest. Martin Holland and Tim van Berkel were part of the Heart of Borneo expedition to study animals and vegetation in the rain forest [...]

Multiply in Indonesia

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Multiply is set to open its Jakarta office in March with about 35 employees. Daniel Tumiwa who had experience with Djarum and Universal Music will lead the Indonesian office. U.S-based Multiply started out as a social networking site in 2004. However, facing intense competition from Facebook and MySpace had caused Multiply to change its direction. Today, it is [...]