Indonesia News Portals

 

Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Post

Business Indonesia

Antara (State media)

Tempo

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Commentary– important articles on Indonesia

2017

January    “An Indonesian Senior Leader’s Perspective on President Trump”, by Luhut Pandjaitan

2016

May          “Indonesia Turns to Manufacturing to Counter Commodities Slump“-good statement of the current government’s policy intentions

February       “Selected Articles on TPP”–  good review of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership

2015

November    “Macro Economic Policies”– by Anwar Nasution, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Indonesia, a short review of economic conditions since late 1960’s and their challenge for policy makers.  A few prescriptions for the future.

October   “Expatriate Severance Payment Entitlement”– foreign citizens are entitled to severance payments upon termination.  Good discussion of how foreigners are employed in Indonesia

 2014   

January 5     “Indonesia’s Fragile Future”- by James Castle, TEMPO Magazine, the author cautions that Indonesia’s current economic policies should be more open and integrated with global supply chains

2013

January        “Challenging ASEAN: The American Pivot in Southeast Asia”– by Donald Emmerson, America’s “re-balancing” towards Asia is not only about China but also about maintaining and growing its relationship with the dynamic region of ASEAN

2011

November    “Is Indonesia Bound for the BRICS”  by Karen Brooks, excellent economic and political overview that makes the argument that stalling reforms could hold Indonesia back as it receives accolades on the world stage.

February  7  “Who is the Indonesian Consumer,” market research in a nutshell

January 27,  Speech of President Yudhoyono at World Economic Forum, Davos

2010

August 10  “One Nation Undivided Under God”–  Good discussion of Indonesian Islam and nationalism

July 7   “Indonesia’s year of living prosperously”– excellent review of Indonesia’s investment attractiveness from Bloomberg News.

July 6     “A New Road For Indonesia and the United States” by Senator Richard Lugar, published in the Jakarta Post

June 29   “Patience Needed for Indonesia Start-up”– sage advice from an experienced Jakarta-based  business consultant, Jim Castle