September 15, 2014

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Indonesia's president-elect Widodo looks to technocrats for cabinet (Reuters)

Indonesia's Jokowi to continue with economic plan (Asia News Network/The Straits Times)

PPP Chairman Suryadharma Refuses to Step Down, Office Occupied (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia: 4 suspected militants are China Uighurs (The New Zeland Herald/AP)

SBY: Democrat is Not Part of the Merah Putih Coalition (Tempo Interactive)

Japan's J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank Mutiara (Reuters)


Indonesia's president-elect Widodo looks to technocrats for cabinet (Reuters)

Disappointment greets Jokowi's cabinet structure (

In Jokowi’s New Cabinet, Still Plenty of Room for Party Politicians (The Jakarta Globe)

Jokowi to eliminate most of vice-ministerial posts (Antara News)

SBY: Democrat is Not Part of the Merah Putih Coalition (Tempo Interactive)

Indonesian ruling party chooses to become "balancer" after election (Global Post)

PPP Chairman Suryadharma Refuses to Step Down, Office Occupied (The Jakarta Globe)

PPP remains in Prabowo’s coalition (The Jakarta Post)

PPP names Emron Pangkapi new chairman (The Jakarta Post)

Analyst: Red and White Coalition Launches Scorched-Earth Strategy (Tempo Interactive)

Indonesia: 4 suspected militants are China Uighurs (The New Zeland Herald/AP)

Indonesia arrests four Turks over Islamic State link (Channel NewsAsia)

Islamic State: Indonesian terrorists discuss reprisal attacks over action against IS, increasing threat to Australians, researcher says (ABC News)

Indonesia plans first de-radicalisation centre to curb extremism (Channel NewsAsia)

About 30 countries attend Iraq conference urging 'global' fight on IS (Republika)

Indonesian president Yudhoyono backs direct election of district leaders (Reuters)

Yudhoyono Backs Direct Election of District Leaders (The Jakarta Globe)

ICW: 48 Legislative Candidates are Corrupt (Tempo Interactive)

MH370: Indonesian Embassy denies report citing top cop on missing plane (The Star Online)

Indonesia Police Chief’s Alleged Big Claim About Missing Malaysian Plane: I Know ‘What Really Happened’ (The Blaze)

Prabowo's brother slams Ahok’s resignation from Gerinda (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia's Pindad develops combat vehicle with Belgian company (Antara News)

Myanmar interested in Indonesian defence equipment, industrial collaboration (IHS Jane)

NZ Foreign Minister urges media access for Papua (Radio New Zealand International)

Detained French journalists in West Papua could serve shorter sentences (Radio New Zealand International)

Jero paid ‘Indo Pos’ to airbrush his image (The Jakarta Post)

Japanese Lawmakers Said to Join in Opposition to Batang Power Plant (The Jakarta Globe)

Hawaii Army National Guard conclude Garuda Shield CPX in Indonesia DVIDS Hub)

Brit locked in 'hell hole' Indonesian jail without charge makes desperate appeal for help (The Mirror)

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Subsidized Fuel Quota Won’t Go Up in 2015, Prices Probably Will (The Jakarta Globe)

BI not worried by inflation triggered by BBM price hike (Antara News)

Indonesia's Jokowi to continue with economic plan (Asia News Network/The Straits Times)

Japan’s J Trust Gets Nov. 21 Deadline to Conclude Purchase of Mutiara Bank (The Jakarta Globe)

Japan's J Trust set to buy Indonesia's Bank Mutiara (Reuters)

J Trust to Acquire Indonesian Lender Mutiara (The Wall Street Journal)

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust to buy South Jakarta mall for 3,600b rupiah (Business Times)

Indonesia's financial regulator to push for more local insurer IPOs (Reuters)

BI on alert as bad loans increase (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian banks see data volumes rise (Data Center Dynamics)

Indonesian firm eyes Japanese market to begin overseas expansion (Far Eastern Agriculture)

Indonesia expects output from Exxon Mobil's Cepu block to peak in July/Aug 2015 (Reuters)

Arun LNG Refinery to Convert into Regasification Facility (Tempo Interactive)

Indonesia probes accident in U.S. mine in Papua (Global Post)

Freeport-McMoRan's Indonesia Operations Unaffected by Fatal Accident (

Coal output won’t exceed 421m tons: Govt (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian thermal coal: Indian buying supports certain grades (Platts)

Nickel Price Influenced by Export Bans of Indonesia and the Philippines (Indonesia Investments)

Indonesia's tin export ‘trickle’ to go on until October (Mineweb)

Creative, Knowledge-Driven Sectors Hold Key to Growth: ADB (The Jakarta Globe)

Ooredoo's Ideabox launches second round of accelerator programme in Indonesia (MarketWatch)

Lion Air Says It May Order Aircraft Designed by Former President Habibie (The Jakarta Globe)

Renewed Selling Pressure Called For Jakarta Stocks (RTTNews)

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 Indonesia growth: 5% is not good enough (FinanceAsia)

Indonesia: Regional election bill a threat to democracy (The Interpreter)

Indonesia’s bare-knuckle politics (

Southeast Asian airlines: 80% were unprofitable in 1H2014 but conditions are starting to improve (CAPA)

Does The Regional Elections Bill Threaten Democracy in Indonesia? (Establishment Post)

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015
The Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.

2015 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Aug 27, 2014 - The 2015 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey polled 588 senior executives from US companies working in all 10 ASEAN countries.

Indonesia: Beyond 2014
DBS Bank ,Aug 2014 - While 2014 is shaping up to be another challenging year for Indonesia, growth is expected to accelerate next year

International Religious Freedom Report for 2013
U.S. Department of State, 2014

A Jokowi Presidency
APCO Forum, July 2014 - Analysis of the election results, the political pitfalls Jokowi will need to navigate during the transition period, and his priorities

Indonesia Economic Quarterly 2014: Hard Choices
World Bank, July 2014

Asian Development Outlook 2014 Supplement: Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia
Asian Development Bank, July 2014

Countering Violent Extremism in Indonesia: Need for a Rethink
Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, June 2014
Indonesia's Automotive Industry-Navigating 2014
Following more than five years of strong growth, the outlook for Indonesia’s automotive industry has more recently been tempered as key economic indicators were revised during 2013.

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Easy Taxi Makes Local Inroads (The Jakarta Globe)

Mount Dora official travels to Indonesia (Daily Commercial)

Indonesia’s Ancient Pasola Festival (The Diplomat)

Largest Indonesian Angklung Ensemble Break World Record In Canberra (Bernama)

MSN Indonesia revamps news portal, dives deeper into mobile (The Jakarta Post)

Navigate Through Your Day With Aviate (The Jakarta Globe)

Korean Cuisine Festival at Gran Melia (President Post)

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Chinese tourist arrivals to Bali rise 45.76 percent (Antara News)

Southeast Asian airlines: 80% were unprofitable in 1H2014 but conditions are starting to improve (CAPA)

APEC Nations Set Out to Boost Tourism (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesian DMC Pacto conducts maiden roadshow in India (Travel Biz Monitor)

Tourism Indonesia Mart & Expo 2014 to showcase regenerated Aceh region (Travel Biz Monitor)

Interview with Sylviana Murni (China Daily)

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Indonesian palm oil problem as 49% of tropical deforestation results from illegal clearing (Cosmetic Design Asia)

Singapore air pollution slips into unhealthy level (

Indonesia planning cloud seeding to tackle haze that is also affecting Singapore (The Straits Times)

Bridgestone to sell 1 million ‘green’ tires (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia’s Secret Treasures (The Epoch Times)

Huge Papua estate cause of high gas emissions (Radio New Zealand International)

How the tuna we buy is killing sharks in Indonesia (The Guardian)

El Nino Anomalies Continue Until December, Says BMKG (Tempo Interactive)

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NSA and GCHQ Using the 'Treasure Map' to Real-Time Spy on World's Internet and Telecom Networks (International Business Times)

Android One: How Google's budget smartphone compares with its rivals (CityAM)

South Korea ranked No.1 in instant noodle consumption (Korea Bizwire)

Emilio Botin’s Funeral Draws Hundreds of Mourners to Santander (Bloomberg)

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch: Here's everything Apple just announced (CNET)

Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of premeditated murder (The Guardian)

Most Influential 50 Are the Bankers, Investors Who Move Markets (Bloomberg)

Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb (The Independent)

China's experience with graft: The good and the bad (Asia News Network)

10 companies that control the world’s food (MarketWatch)

Hello Kitty is not a cat (L.A. Times)

1.3 million Muslims from abroad to perform Haj (ArabNews)

Online identity: how safe are you on the internet? (The Guardian)

Health dangers of eating instant noodles (Yahoo Health)

Dr Mahathir: There will never be a true Malaysian (The Star Online)



  Joko Widodo needs to 'undo institutionalised discrimination' in Indonesia (ABC News)

  Jokowi Could Raise Fuel Prices by Next Month (Bloomberg)

  Travel warning for Indonesia (Yahoo 7News)

Indonesia has concerns over growing support for IS (BBC)

Australia and Indonesia sign anti-spy agreement (The Guardian)

  Indonesia's sweet tooth proving unhealthy fix (Al Jazeera)

  Breakingviews: Mood in Indonesia reflects hope for reforms (Reuters)

  Can Kaskus Become the eBay of Indonesia? (Bloomberg)

What next for Indonesia? (CNBC)

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