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  TOP STORIES

Jokowi Says Eight Cabinet Names Rejected by KPK (The Jakata Globe)

Red-and-White Coalition looks to dominate House (The Jakarta Post)

Market Waiting for Indonesia’s Ministerial Candidates (Indonesia Investments)

Ahok Rejects Minimum Wage Increase (Tempo Ingeractive)

Prabowo Visits Kalla at VP Palace, as Both Pledge Unity (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesian air force fighter jets intercept Australian plane after it violated the country's airspace (ABC News)

  NATIONAL, POLITICS

World, Meet Jokowi. Jokowi, the World (The Jakarta Globe)

New president Jokowi hits the ground running (The Jakarta Post)

Jokowi Says Eight Cabinet Names Rejected by KPK (The Jakata Globe)

Indonesian President Jokowi juggles political coalition with selecting ministers (ABC News)

Question of Ministers for Jokowi’s Cabinet Turns Into a Loaded Riddle (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia President Widodo Hits Snags in Selecting Cabinet (The Wall Street Journal)

Widodo under pressure to ensure chosen ministers are clean (Channel NewsAsia)

Indonesian President Submits Cabinet List to Anti-Corruption Group (VOA News)

Red-and-White Coalition looks to dominate House (The Jakarta Post)

Prabowo Visits Kalla at VP Palace, as Both Pledge Unity (The Jakarta Globe)

Kalla receives Prabowo at VP office (The Jakarta Post)

PPP throws full support behind Jokowi-Kalla (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesian air force fighter jets intercept Australian plane after it violated the country's airspace (ABC News)

President Jokowi discusses military industries with Russia's Minister Manturov (Republika)

Indonesia plans to purchase Russian submarines (Itar Tass)

General Assembly elects 15 members to UN Human Rights Council (UN News Centre)

Three IS militants from RI killed in Syria (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta High Court Upholds 5-Year Prison Sentence for Atut’s Brother (The Jakarta Globe)

Former Golkar lawmaker to lead BPK (The Jakarta Post)

Wife confesses to ordering hit on Australian Robert Ellis in Bali (WA Today)

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  ECONOMY, BUSINESS

Market Waiting for Indonesia’s Ministerial Candidates (Indonesia Investments)

Tin’s New Frontier Myanmar Threatens Indonesia (Bloomberg)

Indonesia key investment hub for Japan (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia the Next Asian Investment Hub for Japanese Investors (The Jakarta Globe)

24 ports prepared in eastern Indonesia to support sea-toll project (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia celebrates success of cash management reforms (Public Finance International)

China anticipates welcoming Indonesia's new president (People's Daily)

SoftBank leads $100 mln investment in Indonesian ecommerce firm Tokopedia (Reuters)

Investing Rp1 T, Caterpillar Asks for Tax Incentive (President Post)

Ahok Rejects Minimum Wage Increase (Tempo Ingeractive)

Minimum Wage Increase of 30 Percent Groundless: Ahok (The Jakarta Globe)

Moscow Confirms Plans to Supply Sukhoi Superjets to Indonesia (RIA Novosti)

KEPCO inks gas development deal with Indonesian firm (Korea Herald)

M3nergy all set to tap Indonesian market (The Star Online)

Cue Energy Resources to acquire 100% interest in SPC Mahakam Hilir (EnergyGlobal)

Asean Firms to Invest $6b in Indonesia to Set Up Logistics Operations (The Jakarta Globe)

Shutting WA Indonesia trade office 'crazy' (9News)

Central Bank Stress Test Shows Indonesian Banks Resilient to Capital Woes (The Jakarta Globe)

Dairy ingredients giant on Indonesia: ‘A lot of opportunities here’ (Dairy Reporter)

Positive Lead Tipped For Indonesia Stocks (RTTNews)

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  ANALYSIS, OPINION, REPORTING

Jokowi’s Cabinet Selection: What To Watch For (WSJ Blogs)

Indonesian Leader in Global Spotlight (The New York Times)

A Cabinet of strange bedfellows (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia Fuel Subsidies' Unintended Consequences (EconomyWatch)

Indonesia’s prospects: A new leader begins in the key Asian democracy (Post Gazette)

Will Aceh’s Sharia Law Quash Investment? (The Diplomat)

Jakarta: ripe for a tech start-up take-off (Financial Times)

Jokowi presidency: How fast can Indonesia change? (Rappler)

Letter from Asia: The battle for the truth behind five journalists’ deaths in Indonesia (The Indepepndent)

The Indonesian president and Australia: a love story (ABC News)

How Jokowi Can Fuel Reform in Indonesia's Oil and Mineral Sectors (Natural Resource Governance Institute)

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  REPORTS


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).


East Asia Pacific Economic Update, October 2014 - Enhancing Competitiveness in an Uncertain World
World Bank, Oct. 6, 2014 - Developing countries in the East Asia Pacific region will see slightly slower economic growth this year, but the pace of growth will pick up in the region, excluding China



Joko Widodo’s Indonesia: possible future paths
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
, Sept. 25, 2014 - This paper looks at the possible paths for policy and development in Indonesia under the leadership of the seventh president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, who will take office in Jakarta on 20 October.


Asian Development Outlook 2014 Update: Asia in Global Value Chains
Asian Development Bank, Sept. 25, 2014 - Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms


The Evolution of ISIS in Indonesia
Sept. 24, 2014 - The latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), The Evolution of ISIS in Indonesia, looks at the origins and development of the ISIS support network in Indonesia
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  FEATURES, CULTURES ..ETC

First Family Now Under Public Scrutiny (The Jakarta Globe)

Bandung Mayor Appreciates Jokowi-JK for Wearing Shoes Made in Cibaduyut (President Post)

Marquez and Pedrosa ride in Indonesia for first time (MotoGP)

Michael Bublé to give first show in Jakarta (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia hosts Iranian cultural programs in Jakarta (PressTV)

Indonesia grants one day Diwali holiday to Indians (Business Standard)

Hayden and Aoyama visit Indonesian capital Jakarta (MotoGP)

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  HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL

Battle for Bali: campaigners fight back against unchecked development (Te Guardian)

Jakarta and Bogor Top List of Indonesian Cities With Worst Traffic: Report (The Jakarta Globe)

Murder in Bali Paradise? Brition's Corpse Hidden in Bag with Throat Cut (International Business Times)

ARTOTEL Jakarta-Thamrin Opens Rooftop Bar Bart (The Jakarta Globe)

Meliá Hotels Signs Hotels in Qatar and Indonesia (Hotel News Recource)

ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar opens in Bali (Passengers Terminal Today)

144 Asean Golfers to Participate in Borobudur Classic 2014 (President Post)

Jokowi expected to improve tourism infrastructure (Republika)

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  ENVIRONMENT

Indonesia reports fall in number of hotspots, likely due to rain (The Malay Mail Online)

Battle for Bali: campaigners fight back against unchecked development (Te Guardian)

Bandung to Impose Hefty Fine on Litterbugs (The Jakatra Globe)

Australia-Indonesia Centre collaborative project kicks off with a cool idea (The Australian)

Indonesian palm oil reserves shrinking most in 19 months (Borneo Post)

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  TECHNO, MEDIA, SCIENCE

Jakarta: ripe for a tech start-up take-off (Financial Times)

Leading Indonesian Online Marketplace Tokopedia Secures $100 Million Investment from SoftBank Internet and Media and Sequoia Capital (Businesswire)

An ASEAN car? Indonesia and Malaysia could produce it (Rappler)

SBY, Ani get social media makeover (The Jakarta Post)

MTV Indonesia to Air Again in RI (Tempo Interactive)

Q&A: What a Cave Art Discovery Could Mean for Indonesia (WSJ Blogs)

Jokowi’s first son scorned by Twitterati for showing anger (The Jakarta Post)

Sony Takes Stake in Telenovela Channels in Israel, Indonesia (Variety)

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  AUDIO, VIDEO

  Greg Barton Professor of Indonesian studies at Monash University, says President Jokowi has to negotiate a Coalition and Cabinet within 10 days (ABC News)

Indonesia's New President: Who Is Joko Widodo? (Bloomberg)

Indonesia stakes claim as SE Asia's most important food market (food Navigator)

Explainer: The Indonesian Presidency (ABC News)

Opposition Going After Jokowi Hard: Connelly (Bloomberg)

Breakingviews: Indonesia's Jokowi has a parliament problem (Reuters)

Jokowi's main problem: the Parliament (CNBC)

  Subianto likely to make 'Jokowi's' presidency difficult says academic (ABC News)

  Indonesians fight interfaith marriage ban (Al Jazeera)

Indonesia's military celebrates 69 years of operation (ABC News)

Have Investors Lost Faith in Indonesia’s Jokowi? (Bloomberg)

Indonesia Update Conference 2014. 1 Welcoming remarks & political update (ANU Channel)

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OCTOBER 22, 2014

 
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