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INDONESIA IN THE NEWS
  TOP STORIES

Public support for Jokowi, Kalla remains high (TodayOnline)

Dems say unanimous reelection of SBY as party chief is likely (The Jakarta Post)

Janitors Sentenced to Up to 8 Years in Jail for Abusing JIS Student (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesian Rupiah Rises in Longest Winning Streak Since February (Bloomberg)

End cheap gasoline imports, says Indonesia's governance team (Business Times)

Potential missteps in Jokowi’s plan (The Jakarta Post)

Former Jakarta Governor Fauzi Under KPK Investigation (The Jakarta Globe)

  NATIONAL, POLITICS

Janitors Sentenced to Up to 8 Years in Jail for Abusing JIS Student (The Jakarta Globe)

Public support for Jokowi, Kalla remains high (TodayOnline)

68% of Indonesians Say Joko Not a Puppet (The Jakarta Globe)

Dems say unanimous reelection of SBY as party chief is likely (The Jakarta Post)

Kalla claims controversial Lapindo bailout a win-win solution (The Jakarta Post)

Jusuf Kalla moots shorter hours for working mums (AsiaOne)

Bogor Mayor: No Christmas Service at GKI Yasmin (The Jakarta Globe)

Police Source: Syria-Bound Indonesians Financed by Terror Convict (The Jakarta Globe)

KPK unveils leakage in education budget (The Jakarta Post)

Former Jakarta Governor Fauzi Under KPK Investigation (The Jakarta Globe)

Fifteen candidates go through to next stage of MK justice selection (The Jakarta Post)

Tsunami-ravaged Aceh rises rapidly from the ruins (AsiaOne)

Search Halted for Indonesia Landslide Victims (VOA News)

Top Jakarta Traffic Cop Axed After Chaotic Implementation of Motorcycle Ban (The Jakarta Globe)

Opposition split over new rules on regional elections  (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian navy blows up illegal foreign fishing vessels in spectacular fashion (Daily Mail)

Indonesia urged not to open fire on ROC fishing boats (The China Post)

Indonesia threatens action against Taiwanese boats (Focus Taiwan)

Press Council Spells Independent Media In Indonesia - Janet Steele (Bernama)

Memory of Kim Jong Il Honored in Indonesia (KCNA)

Jokowi wants ‘soft’ approach to terrorism (The Jakarta Post)

Neil Bantleman should be freed, Indonesian human rights advocate says (CBC News)

Discourse: Australia’s Moriarty says he’ll miss Padang and Manado food (The Jakarta Post)

Protesters Demand Joko Cancel Papua Christmas Celebration (The Jakarta Globe)

KPK locks up Waryono Karno (The Jakarta Post)

Police Release Nine Indonesian Women and Children Bound for Syria, Three Men Remanded (The Jakarta Globe)

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  ECONOMY, BUSINESS

Currencies (Bank Indonesia)

1 US$  =  12,435
1 € Euro =  15,218.58
1 JPY = 104.13
1 GBP  =  19,445.86

1 AUD =  10,133.29
1 CNY =  2,031.2
1 SGD  =  9,454.84
1 HKD  =   1,603.52

Market Prices (IDX)
Date Close Change Previous
Dec. 22, 2014 5,166.974 -18.850 5144.621
Data as of Dec.ember 22, 2014

Indonesian Rupiah Rises in Longest Winning Streak Since February (Bloomberg)

Jokowi lures $18.7 billion investment (The Jakarta Post)

Business Lobby Urges Tax Amnesty for Reinvestment in Indonesia (The Jakarta Globe)

Bank Indonesia prevails in forex reserve-rupiah tradeoff (The Jakarta Post)

Forecasts for Indonesia’s November Trade Balance & December Inflation (Indonesia Investments)

Rajawali Corp’s Infrastructure Arm Hitches to 2 Japanese Toll Partners (The Jakarta Globe)

Brazil may challenge RI’s poultry rules (The Jakarta Post)

Only 1 Out of 5 Indonesians Is Financially Literate (The Jakarta Globe)

End cheap gasoline imports, says Indonesia's governance team (Business Times)

Maker of stuffed dolls eyes Indonesia (Bangkok Post)

Indonesian Coffee Co-op Brews Success (The Wall Street Journal)

Japan begins exports of halal ‘wagyu’ beef to Indonesia (Asahi Shimbun)

Oman looking to boost imports of high-value products from Indonesia (Muscat Daily)

Indonesia Stock Market May Extend Gains On Monday (Nasdaq.com/RTTNews)

Potential missteps in Jokowi’s plan (The Jakarta Post)

Krakatau Posco Worker Dies Five Days After Explosion at Steel Plant (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia's state-run telco appoints new CEO (Nikkei Asia)

Indonesia to set domestic fuel subsidy at fixed rate per litre - minister (Reuters)

Brazil's BRF says formed $200 mln joint venture in Indonesia (Reuters)

BRF, Indofood ink Indonesia JV deal (Just-Food)

INTERVIEW-Indonesia to fix fuel subsidy per litre from Jan. 1 - minister (Reuters)

Lion Energy to Explore Acreage in Indonesia’s North Sumatra Basin (Naturla Gas Asia)

Indonesia's October loan growth slows to 12.6 pct y/y (Reuters)

Indonesia gets $18.7 bln in direct investment since Widodo took office (Reuters)

SKK Migas Eyes 61 Percent Domestic Gas Utilization (Natural GAs Asia)

Indonesia Indicator For Dec. 19 (WSJ Blogs)

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  ANALYSIS, OPINION, REPORTING

Hopes on the economic upside in Indonesia (East Asia Forum)

Optimism on the rise in Indonesia (East Asia Forum)

Indonesian Government Prepares Pillars to Achieve 7% Growth (Global Indonesian Voices)

The cost of growth: Southeast Asian wages fast approaching China levels (Nikkei Asia)

Indonesia loans under review (IFR Asia)

Big changes in Indonesia’s maritime plans (The Star Online)

Destructive tsunami also brought peace to war-torn Aceh (The Japan Times/AFP)

Tsunami 10 years after: How Indonesia built back (Christian Science Monitor)

PRESS RELEASE: Indonesia’s Investment Growth Has Increased 16.8% in January – September 2014 (BKPM US Office/Businesswire)

Long Road Ahead for Indonesia’s Infrastructure Ambitions? (The Jakarta Globe)

The electronics island where COPS shoot ARMY and workers are rioting (The Register)

Indonesia Indicator For Dec. 19 (WSJ Blogs)

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  REPORTS

IMF Statement at the End of the 2014 Article IV Mission to Indonesia
IMF, December 18, 2014 - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by David Cowen, visited Jakarta, Solo, and Yogyakarta during December 3-17, 2014 to conduct the 2014 Article IV Consultation discussions.


Asian Development Outlook 2014 Supplement: Growth Hesitates in Developing Asia
Asian Deveopment Bank. - Dec. 17  2014The growth outlook for developing Asia remains steady, with the aggregate gross domestic product expected to grow by 6.1% in 2014, the same as in the previous year but a slight downward revision from the 6.2% forecast in ADO 2014 Update


Indonesia Economic Quarterly, December 2014: Delivering change
World Bank, Dec. 2014 - Due to weaker investment growth and sluggish exports, Indonesia’s economy is projected to grow by 5.2 percent in 2015, lower than the 5.6 percent previously forecasted in July 2014, says a new World Bank report.


The LSI Survey on Jokowi (Bahasa)
Nov. 21, 2014 - The Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) says that nearly 44% of voters are not satisfied with Mr. Widodo’s performance since his inauguration a month ago.


Prosecuting beliefs: Indonesia's blasphemy laws
Amnesty International, Nov 21, 2014 - Prosecuting Beliefs shows that the number of blasphemy convictions skyrocketed during former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s decade in power (2004-2014) compared to previous administrations.


Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia
McKinsey, November 2014 - A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, Southeast Asia at the crossroads: Three paths to prosperity, finds that the region can address its productivity challenges and find new catalysts for growth by pursuing the opportunities associated with three global megatrends


Ease of Doing Business in Indonesia
World Bank, 29 October 2014 - Summarizes Doing Business 2015 data for Indonesia and alsa the Economy Profile of indonesia.


WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: Global Growth Disappoints, Pace of Recovery Uneven and Country-Specific
A weak and uneven global economic recovery continues, but reflecting different evolutions across various countries and regions, says the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO).
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  FEATURES & POPULAR NEWS, ENTERTAINMENTS...

Jusuf Kalla moots shorter hours for working mums (AsiaOne)

Yordan wins by KO over Pontillas (FightNews)

Indonesia’s Newest Princess: Chilla Kiana (The Jakarta Globe)

Jakarta vehicle tax to be progressively increased in 2015 (The Jakarta Post)

With Indonesians Stuck in Peru, Case for Bringing ‘Modern Slaves’ Home Becomes a Priority (The Jakarta Globe)

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  CULTURES, SOCIAL ISSUES, RELIGIONS...

Ten years on, tsunami survivors in Indonesia hope to move on (Reuters)

New families give survivors of disaster chance of second life (The Japan Times/AFP)

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on (BBC)

EEAS in Indonesia: It is logical to exit health programmes in middle income countries (EurActive)

RI, S. Korea celebrate popular culture together (The Jakarta Post)

Pakistan & Indonesia: similar roots; different future (Business Recorder)

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  HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL, FOOD...

Star Alliance expands more in Indonesia (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian Air Carriers Nose Up, Engines Idle, in Effort to Stall Asean Open Sky (The Jakarta Globe)

Garuda's better way to Bali ((The West Australian)

IHG & PT Ciputra Puri Trisula ink deal for InterContinental in Jakarta (FnB News)

Tirta Ayu: A Piece of Indonesia in Nigeria (ThisDayLive)

Horses, spears and ancestor worship on a remote Indonesian island (The Washington Post)

High times at Lembongan's Hai Tide (The West Australian)

City cuts budget for Tourism Agency (The Jakarta Post)

Tranquil MesaStila resort in Central Java has activities for all the family (South China Morning Post)

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  ENVIRONMENT, NATURE..

Could a tsunami disaster happen again (Christian Science Monitor)

Indonesian rescuers end search for landslide victims (AFP/Yahoo)

Indonesia's Banda Aceh, 10 years on, is clear of tsunami debris, but environmental hazards may remain (South China Morning Post)

Indonesia volcano disrupts flights (The West Australian)

Orangutan Sandra wins legal battle to leave zoo (AFP/Biznews)

Q&A: Heating Up the Climate Change Debate (WSJ Blogs)

Volcano Eruption Indonesia: Airport Closed, Hikers Injured After Gamalama Spews Ash Thousands Of Meters High [PHOTOS] (International Business Times)

Thousands evacuate as floods inundate Bandung homes (The Jakarta Post)

Deforestation: Community Land Grabs by Major Pulp and Paper Conglomerate in Indonesia (Global Research)

A Marriage of Coffee and Conservation in Indonesia (WSJ Blogs)

The tsunami-early warning system for the Indian Ocean – ten years later (Phys.org)

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  TECHNO, MEDIA, TELCO..

Apple goes to war with the BBC (the Telegraph)

Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions (TechCrunch)

BBC's Panorama Attacks Apple Over Indonesian Tin (Forbes)

Telkom Indonesia names new CEO (Total Telecom)

Indonesian capital bets on web drive to lift fortunes (AFP/Yahoo)

Rakuten develops special mobile app for RI customers (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia's second mobile operator launches 4G (Nikkei Asia)

Watch: Full BBC (Panorama) Documentary on Apple’s Broken Promises in China & Indonesia (Softpedia News)

Indonesian telcos insist govt provide incentives before they commit to five-year broadband expansion (TeleGeography)

Lazada beefs up logistics for its online mall (Nikkei Asia)

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  LEGAL

Jakarta School Abuse Case: One Defendant Found Guilty (The Wall Street Journal)

Apple Has Written A Stark Letter To UK Staff Following The Brutal BBC Documentary Alleging Workers Are Mistreated (Business Insider)

Argentine court extends human right to freedom to orangutan (RT.com)

Ruling in Favor of Indonesia Against Century Owner (The Jakarta Globe)

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 EDUCATION, RESEARCH, SCIENCE..

Could a tsunami disaster happen again (Christian Science Monitor)

10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go? (Associated Press)

The Web Site You Study Japan Opened for Students Who Want to Study in JAPAN (Antara News)

UKM Signs MoU With Indonesia's Health Ministry To Implement Casemix System (Bernama)

Temasek Foundation's Aceh rice project yielding results (Channel NewsAsia)

Lengguru 2014 scientific expedition returns (ScienceDaily)

Indonesia emerges as overall champion (The Jakarta Post)

Police Chief Tells Schools to Review Security After Girl Taken Hostage in E. Java (The Jakarta Globe)

The tsunami-early warning system for the Indian Ocean – ten years later (Phys.org)

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  AUDIO, VIDEO

A decade on, Aceh's tsunami tourism rises (FT Video)

Indonesian Fin Min: Cheap oil isn't sustainable (CNBC)

Indonesia's Papua: Home to forgotten struggle (Al Jazeera)

Indonesia's black gold (Al Jazeera)

Bank Indonesia's Warjiyo on Rate Rise, Growth Outlook (Businessweek/Bloomberg)

Breakingviews: Bold fuel cut gives Indonesia opportunities (Reuters)

Indonesia's protective sea wall sparks controversy (BBC)

Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, at the APEC CEO Summit (APEC)

Devastating 2004 tsunami cleared the way for better infrastructure in Indonesia (PBS NewsHour)

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