APAKABAR NEWS

July 25, 2014

Indonesia is shifting in a new direction with Joko Widodo (Photo: Reuters)
 
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Last update: 04:30 p.m. (West Indo Time), 07/25/14
Headlines
 
Indonesia President Approves New Contract Terms With Freeport -Minister (Nasdaq.com)
Indonesia's constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge (Reuters)
Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia (VOA News)
Indonesia’s New President Crowdsources His Cabinet (WSJ Blogs)
PDI-P files lawsuit MD3 Law with Constitutional Court (The Jakarta Post)
Joko Widodo to cut Indonesia’s $21bn fuel subsidy bill ‘gradually’ (Financial Times)
 
Politics
Indonesia's constitutional court ready to take on election result challenge (Reuters)
Prabowo to Seek Indonesia Vote Repeat in Legal Contest (Bloomberg)
Jokowi Cabinet in Focus as KPK Pushes for Clean Line-Up (The Jakarta Globe)
Jokowi goes online for Cabinet (The Jakarta Post)
Indonesia Parties Show Signs of Moving Behind Election Winner (Asian Wall Street Journal)
Obama Seeks Stronger Ties With Widodo, Indonesia (VOA News)
"God willing" constitutional court neutral: Prabowo (Antara News)
Allies of Indonesian Presidential Loser Threaten Legislative Investigations (VOA News)
PDI-P files lawsuit MD3 Law with Constitutional Court (The Jakarta Post)
Indonesian defense minister meets with senior Chinese military official (People's Daily)
Indonesia commissions first two of three Bung Tomo-class corvettes (IHS Jane's)
Hatta Rajasa continues his silence (Antara News)
 
Economy, Business
Indonesia’s Finance Minister Forecasts July Inflation at Around 4% (The Jakarta Globe)
Indonesia President Approves New Contract Terms With Freeport -Minister (Nasdaq.com)
Joko Widodo to cut Indonesia’s $21bn fuel subsidy bill ‘gradually’ (Financial Times)
Indonesia expects to sign Freeport pact on Friday (Reuters)
Indonesia offers tax cut to miners, Freeport to soon resume exports (Reuters)
Indonesia finalising mineral export tax revision, will issue in Aug -dep finmin (Reuters)
Freeport to soon restart exports from Indonesia as gov’t offers tax cuts (Mining.com)
Louis Dreyfus quits palm oil venture in Indonesia (Reuters)
Singapore tops RI foreign investment list (The Jakarta Post)
Mining Law boosts foreign investment (The Jakarta Post)
SingTel launches mobile remittance service to Indonesia (TelecomPaper)
Telkom reaps $3.76b revenue in H1, up 8.4% (The Jakarta Post)
Unilever Indonesia First-Half Profit Growth Slows on Higher Costs, Weak Rupiah (The Jakarta Globe)
Indonesian cigarette maker Gudang Garam H1 profit rises 23 pct (Reuters)
Jakarta scouts for Indian investment in gold mining, crude refineries (The Hindu)
Consumer confidence: India overtakes Indonesia as most optimistic market (ArabNews)
Indonesia's Mandiri H1 profit up 16 pct, flags slowing loans growth (Reuters)
Samudra Energy launches Singapore IPO (FinanceAsia)
INDONESIA PRESS-Media Nusantara Citra seeks $150 mln loan - Investor Daily (Reuters)
Southern Arc closes sale of Taliwang project amid challenging market conditions (Proactive Investors)
Indonesia developer Lippo Karawaci 1H profit rises 23 pct on mixed-use projects (Reuters)
 
Analysis, Opinion, Reportage
Widodo Finance Chief Options Show Indonesian University’s Clout (Bloomberg)
Jakarta shapes up to be Asia's hot property market (CNN)
Despite Poverty Reduction in Indonesia, Gap between Rich and Poor Widens (Indonesia Investments)
Indonesia’s new president: Fanfare for the common man (The Economist)
Average Joko (ForeignPolicy)
Jokowi's hope and change begins an optimistic chapter for Indonesia's young democracy (Sydney Morning Herald)
Prabowo’s Last Chance (WSJ Blogs)
The six labours of Jokowi (The Age)
Another Indonesian puzzle for the tin market (Reuters)
Indonesia's Tax Break Help Bridge Deal with Freeport-McMoRan (MiningGlobal)
Jokowi’s win saves democratisation (Bangkok Post)
Indonesia faces headwinds despite election outcome, says Asia star (CityWire)
Why Mark Carnegie is wrong about Indonesia (Australian Financial Review)
Indonesia’s new reformist leader (MoneyWeek)
A new kind of president (The Economist)
Meet the Obama of Indonesia (Fortune)
Indonesia Looks To The Future (Nasdaq.com)
 
Latest Reports
 
A Jokowi Presidency (APCOWorldwide)
Fitch: Policy Agenda Key for Indonesia Rating After Jokowi Win (Fitch Ratings)
Indonesia: Hard policy choices required, says World Bank Report (World Bank)
Asian Development Outlook 2014 Supplement: Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia (ADB)
 
Features Stories
 
BOOK: Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation – review (The Guardian)
Miguel Panduwinata: Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash (MSN News)
Former wine collector to forfeit $20 million for counterfeiting (Reuters)
Twitter Maps Election Chatter Far Beyond Jakarta (WSJ Blogs)
Indonesians living in Singapore can soon remit money using cellphones (The Straits Times)
BNN Weeds Out Major Cannabis Farmer in Bogor (The Jakarta Globe)
Indonesia looks to NZ for racehorses (HorseTalk)
 
Hospitality, Travel
 
Derazona Helicopters orders AS350 B3e helicopter (Shephard Media)
HotelsPro product launching event in Indonesia (TravelDailyNews)
 
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