Till Debt Do Us Apart

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I was in Bali for a international summit when i met some people from Latin America counties discussing about their national debts and their ability/unability to pay back. I joined the discussion to see a fellow Indonesian who talked with full spirit about Indonesia’s huge debt. I confronted her argument by saying that Indonesia is [...]

Five Billion Reasons To Invest Your Money In East Kalimantan

→  December 16, 2009 3

East Kalimantan has long been known as the energy basket of Indonesia, oil, coal, gas, mineral can be easily found in this second biggest province in Indonesia. People of East Kalimantan are relatively wealthier than their Indonesian fellas in other province, due to its richness of natural resources, and small population. MEC Holdings, a Dubai-based company [...]

Wealthier Indonesians: Doubling The Wealth

→  December 8, 2009 0

The nation’s stock market rally helped its wealthiest tycoons double their fortunes. Investors love Indonesia these days. The country’s benchmark stock index rose 115% in local currency in the past 12 months–Asia’s second best performer behind China’s Shenzhen SE Composite. It was No. 1 as measured in U.S. dollars. Reasons include better than expected economic growth, [...]

Larger Than Singapore… Finally

→  December 7, 2009 1

Aceh province`s Sabang international seaport which is now under construction is scheduled to commence operations in 2012. The project is to support the economic growth of the Sabang Free Port and Trade Area and would have a pier with a length of 423 meters. The total length of the port`s piers was 2,600 meters and [...]

Lesson From Singapore

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We really need to admit, Singapore has been a miracle. From a third world country to become the first, from a sleepy town to become economic powerhouse. Singapore gets global praises for its achievements in many many sectors. Enough said. I am sharing you something about Singapore, something we need to learn. Enjoy! How a Singapore-Based Exporter [...]

Weathering The Crisis

→  November 23, 2009 5

Guest Author: Milan Zavadjil, IMF Indonesia By now it is well known that Indonesia is weathering the global financial crisis (GFC) better than most countries. This is usually explained by lower dependence on exports, as well as the stimulus provided through fiscal and monetary policies. Nonetheless, there is another reason behind Indonesia’s strong performance. Cautious policies by [...]

Catching The Crooks

→  November 9, 2009 1

By MELITO SALAZAR JR. November 8, 2009, 5:26pm Here in Jakarta, Indonesia, the public is engrossed with the investigation of an alleged plot to frame Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputies Bibit Samad Rianto and Chandra M. Hamzah. Ari Muladi, a key witness who had earlier testified to having handed over U$540,000 to the two officers, withdrew his [...]

We Are Confident!

→  November 3, 2009 0

Indonesia ranked as the second most confident country in the world in terms of economic growth in the third quarter, a survey showed on Monday.The AC Nielsen Company Indonesia, a leading survey company, said that Indonesia ranked second after India in the survey conducted on Sept. 28 to Oct. 16, followed by Norway in the [...]

The Easiest Way

→  October 15, 2009 2

My niece SMS-ed me last weekend, something really raised my eye-brow, with smile. This is her SMS (translated from Bahasa Indonesia) : “Uncle, my teacher asked me in the class, on how to get Indonesia twice richer than now… in a fast way. Please help… SOS.” What a teacher, what a question! My niece is only 11 [...]

Expansion To The Norse Land

→  October 6, 2009 0

PT Berlian Laju Tanker, Indonesia’s giant shipping company, is set to buy Norwegian shipping firm, Camillo Eitzen & Co, and plan to list its share in the Oslo bourse. Berlian Laju Tanker is said to consider of acquiring more overseas firms. Go get the world, Indonesia!

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