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Amid Rupiah Surge, Drop In Reserves Shows Indonesian Fragility

  Last month’s drop in Bank Indonesia’s foreign-exchange reserves, even as the rupiah led emerging markets to surge 7 percent, highlights vulnerability in the...

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Government Announces New Policy to Allow Foreign Investors to Operate Special Economic Zones

The Indonesian government continues to make efforts to stimulate economic growth by attracting foreign investments. In a new policy package, investors are not only...

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Manpower Expresses Regrets; Extends Expats a Warm Welcome

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower recently caused panic and demoralization among companies hiring expats. All of this was following the drastic change of rules laid...

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Why is Gili Trawangan a Hotspot for Illegal Drugs in Indonesia?

Despite evidence that shows Gili Trawangan is a hub for meth and ecstasy, the Government remains mildly concerned with its role in regional drug trafficking.  Your...

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China to Build Indonesia’s High-Speed Train, Experts Remain Cautious

China won the bid over Japan to build the first high-speed rail line in West Java. The Government hopes for an economics boost. Experts weigh in on the project....