Josefhine Chitra

Josefhine Chitra is a former communications consultant and will soon enter a graduate program at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

2015

2015 at a Glance: the Good, the Bad and the Shocking

2015 was pivotal for Indonesia in many ways, and it’s important to take stock of the 12 months that have passed. We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of key...

Central Bank and Government Watch Closely as Rupiah Continues to Fluctuate

Analysts say Indonesia’s rupiah will further fluctuate. Meanwhile, the government and Central Bank experiment with stimulus packages and market intervention. In...

No More Forest Fires in 2016? Good Land Use Management is the Key

Indonesia is seeing a record-breaking number of fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. What makes Indonesia such a hotbed for blazes, and how can this annual problem be...

Indonesia looks to modernise Sumatra’s seaports to boost economic growth

Sumatran seaports are set for an upgrade so Indonesia may capitalise on increased trade traffic in the Malacca Strait. But are Singapore and Malaysia too far ahead?  ...