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INDONESIA IN THE NEWS
  TOP STORIES

Aburizal’s rivals to boycott Bali congress (The Jakarta Post)

Kalla to Step In if Senior Golkar Members Can’t Settle Party Dispute (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia raises 2015 GDP target to 5.8 pct after fuel price hike (Shanghai Daily)

Bankers doubt Indonesia's liquidity rules will have desired effect (Reuters)

House calls on Jokowi to withdraw order (The Jakarta Post)

Bank Indonesia Steps Up Dollar-Buying for War Chest, Nomura Says (Bloomberg)

Churchill Mining Files Request To Speed Up ICSID Indonesia Arbitration (LSE/Alliance News)

  NATIONAL, POLITICS

House calls on Jokowi to withdraw order (The Jakarta Post)

House Lawmakers' Immunity Likely to Remain (Tempo Interactive)

Kalla to Step In if Senior Golkar Members Can’t Settle Party Dispute (The Jakarta Globe)

Aburizal’s rivals to boycott Bali congress (The Jakarta Post)

Golkar Sacks Ical and Idrus Marham (Tempo Interactive)

Appeals Court Upholds Life Sentence for Crooked Judge Akil Mochtar (The Jakarta Globe)

Court upholds life sentence for Akil (The Jakarta Post)

Jokowi Bans Ministers From House Meetings (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia's new counter-terror chief declares online war against jihadists (Khabar Southeast Asia)

Indonesia Battles Islamic State Recruitment (VOA News)

Indonesia seeks island for refugees (News.com.au)

Pertamina Launches Subsidized Fuel Card for Fishermen (The Jakarta Globe)

Indonesia's foreign minister to visit Singapore (AsiaOne)

Wondering if you’re corrupt? In Indonesia there’s an app for that (The Diplomat)

Employees fear downgraded health benefits in BPJS Health (The Jakarta Post)

Brest Oblast in favor of tighter cooperation with Indonesia's West Sumatra (Belta)

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  ECONOMY, BUSINESS
Currencies (Bank Indonesia)

1 US$  = 12,160
1 € Euro =  15,162.92
1 JPY   = 103.21
1 GBP  =  19,099.11

1 AUD =  10,381
1 CNY =  1,981.94
1 SGD  =  9,349.55
1 HKD  =  1,568.08

Market Prices (IDX)
Date Close Change Previous
Nov 26, 2014 5,133.036 +14.090 5,118.945
Data as of November 26, 2014

Indonesia inflation to rise to 6.1 pct y/y in Nov -c.bank gov (Reuters)

Indonesia raises 2015 GDP target to 5.8 pct after fuel price hike (Shanghai Daily)

Leaders Gather to Embrace Indonesia’s Consumers (The Jakarta Globe)

Ministry drafts new formula for wage hike (The Jakarta Post)

Churchill Mining Files Request To Speed Up ICSID Indonesia Arbitration (LSE/Alliance News)

Churchill Mining seeks tribunal review (StckMarketWire)

Indonesian coal producer to build power plant with China Shenhua (Nikkei)

Bankers doubt Indonesia's liquidity rules will have desired effect (Reuters)

Bank Indonesia Steps Up Dollar-Buying for War Chest, Nomura Says (Bloomberg)

Tower Bersama secures $1.3 bln loan for expansion, refinance debt (Reuters)

Bumi Gets 6 Months Debt Settlement Extension (Tempo Interactive)

BTel unveils debt restructuring plan, paper says (TeleGeography)

Ichitan eyes Indonesian opportunities (Bangkok Post)

Factories to Move to Vietnam, Myanmar, Association Says (Tempo Interactive)

Blue Bird’s Road Forks in Family Feud, IPO (The Jakrata Globe)

Impact of Higher Subsidized Fuel Prices on Indonesia’s Property Sector (Indonesia Investments)

Indonesia car sales to stagnate in 2015 due to fuel price hike -Astra (Reuters)

Indofood acquires Danone’s Indonesian dairy unit (FoodBev)

Singapore GIC to invest in Indonesia (Bangkok Post)

Japan recession unlikely to affect FDI in RI (The Jakarta Post)

INDONESIA PRESS-Golden Plantation sets IPO indicative price range at 250-300 rph - Kontan (Reuters)

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  ANALYSIS, OPINION, REPORTING

Jokowi’s Maritime Doctrine and What it Means (Council on Foreign Relations Blogs)

Indonesia: prospects for growth in the economy (Gov UK)

Indonesia’s Jokowi Benefits from Golkar Turmoil (Asia Sentinel)

Fuel price hike ‘first step’ to subsidy reform in Indonesia (Rappler)

Rupiah Exchange Rate Update: Bank Indonesia Active in Market? (Indonesia Investments)

Indonesian women’s rights under siege (Al Jazeera)

MSG Headache, West Papuan Heartache? Indonesia’s Melanesian Foray (Japan Focus)

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  REPORTS

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).


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
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  FEATURES, ARTS, CULTURES, RELIGIONS...

Building The Largest Gallery in Asia (Tempo Interactive)

Philippines beat Indonesia 4-0 to reach AFF Cup semi-finals (Thanhnien News)

Study Ties Children’s Nutrition to Indonesia’s Future (WSJ Blogs)

Employees fear downgraded health benefits in BPJS Health (The Jakarta Post)

Eighteen Groups to Perform at Jakarta Theater Festival (Tempo Interactive)

Indonesia Hospital In Gaza Awaits Medical Supplies (Antara News)

Religious Leaders Present Conflicting Views on Interfaith Marriage (The Jakarta Globe)

French Film Festival to Tour 8 Indonesian Cities (Tempo Interactive)

Indonesian child raped and killed in Saudi (Emirates 24/7)

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  HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL, FOOD...

Garuda Indonesia signs code share agreement with Myanmar Airways (4Hoteliers)

Myanmar takes step out of the cold with Garuda Indonesia deal (Breaking Travel News)

ASEAN Open Sky Starts in 2015, Indonesian Airlines Ask for Government’s Support (Global Indonesian Voices)

Infrastructure improved, but meeting options lag (TTG Asia)

Business Trips & Tourism in Indonesia Boost Hotel Development (Indonesia Investments)

Bali 'methanol poisoning': Jackson Tuckwell's mother tells of ordeal (Sydney Morning Herald)

There’s more to beautiful Bali than sun-soaked holidays (The Star Online)

Schoolies kicks off in Bali … what could possibly go wrong? (Daily Mail)

Governor of Bali signs memorandum to minimise use of plastic bags (Wake Wind and Surf)

Frank Camorra to open a Movida in Bali (Good Food)

Bali Assist Opens to Members for Bali's Only Integrated Tourist Benefits and Safety Support Program (ACN Newswire)

Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia to open late February 2015 (Incentove Travel)

Archipelago to Open Hotel Neo Banjarbaru in Early 2015 (AsiaTravelTips)

Meritus Hotels & Resorts inks management deal to operate its first resort in Bali, Meritus Bali Seminyak Resort & Spa (Travel Daily News)

‘Operation Zebra’ Launched to Boost Road Safety in Jakarta (The Jakarta Globe)

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  ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, SCIENCE..

Tsunami safety awareness still lacking in Indonesia (The Straits Times)

Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia (UPI)

A Quiet Bird in Indonesia Makes a Big Noise in Science (WSJ Blogs)

President Tony Tan meets former Indonesian leader Yudhoyono (AsiaOne)

More elephants die in Aceh in two years (The Jakarta Post)

Governor of Bali signs memorandum to minimise use of plastic bags (Wake Wind and Surf)

City, S’pore to cooperate on water issue, planology (The Jakarta Post)

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  TECHNO, MEDIA, TELCO..

Wondering if you’re corrupt? In Indonesia there’s an app for that (The Diplomat)

Andy Zain kicks off Startup Asia Jakarta 2014 with keynote on the state of tech in Indonesia (TechinAsia)

Bandung's Command Center Costs Rp27bn (Tempo Interactive)

Which tech regulations in Indonesia should the government amend? (TechinAsia)

Fujitsu Provides its SPATIOWL Traffic Information Service to Indonesian Toll Road Management Company (JCN Newswire)

BTel unveils debt restructuring plan, paper says (TeleGeography)

Global Telecom: Telkomsel launching new IoT services (Tech Investor News)

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  LEGAL

Churchill Mining Files Request To Speed Up ICSID Indonesia Arbitration (LSE/Alliance News)

Which tech regulations in Indonesia should the government amend? (TechinAsia)

Novartis wins cybersquatting case against Indonesian firm (Times of India)

Automakers raise regulatory challenges ahead of AEC (The Jakarta Post)

Bumi Resources Gets Moratorium Against Legal Action Post Default (Bloomberg)

State of enforcement and the new Indonesian government (Lexology)

Modern store regulations in Indonesia - the domestically produced goods requirements and its impact upon foreign brands (Lexology)

OJK targets deeper financial market with new rules (The Jakarta Post)

Nishimura & Asahi | Notice of opening of our Jakarta Office (Jurist)

Credit card transactions to be made domestically (The Jakarta Post)

Employment in Indonesia: employees take priority (Lexology)

Is a new law enough to protect religious minorities in Indonesia? (The Conversation)

Churchill update on arbitration (StockMarketWire)

ABNR becomes Indonesia’s largest law firm (Legal Business Online)

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  AUDIO, VIDEO

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)

Investment Strategies: Indonesia's got the long-term edge (Reuters)

Indonesia Fuel Prices May Rise by Year-End (Bloomberg)

Indonesian model praised by Germany (Deutsche Welle)

Newton's Pidcock: why we're reducing HK and shunning Indonesia (CityWire Global)

Jokowi tells his new team to follow his reform agenda (ABC News)

Signs of Compromise in the Cabinet: Connelly (Bloomberg)

Indonesia's new cabinet described as weak and disappointing, by Indonesia watchers. (ABC News)

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

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NOVEMBER 26, 2014

 
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