Plus $112 billion

Indonesia posted a balance of payments surplus of $6.5 billion during July to September, bigger than the $4.3 billion surplus it had in April-June, the central bank said on Friday. There was a… Continue reading

Indonesia To Plant More Trees

Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry plans to increase tree planting activities to support land rehabilitation and preserve the ecosystem, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported. “We will continue the tree planting programme from… Continue reading

Indonesia’s youth unemployment alarmingly high

Youth unemployment in Indonesia is alarmingly high – 22% of Indonesians between 15 and 24 years old cannot find a job. There is pressure on the newly installed Widodo government to provide more… Continue reading

China, Indonesia agree on maritime, infrastructure co-op

China and Indonesia will enhance cooperation particularly in areas of maritime development and infrastructure, the two countries’ presidents agreed on Sunday. President Joko Widodo’s proposal to build Indonesia a maritime power and Chinese… Continue reading

China welcomes Indonesia to join AIIB

China applauded on Wednesday Indonesia’s announcement to join the AsianInfrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). “China welcomes Indonesia’s formal decision to join the AIIB as a founding member at anearly date,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry… Continue reading

Indonesia’s new energy chief seeks to shore up regulator

Appointing a permanent leadership at Indonesia’s graft-tainted energy regulator will be a top priority for the new government of Southeast Asia’s largest oil producer, the energy and mineral resources minister said on Friday.… Continue reading

Volcano Power

This August, in a bid to bolster its latent geothermal energy industry, Indonesia passed new laws that allow geothermal exploration in protected areas such as forests. Located in the Ring of Fire—a string… Continue reading

Indonesia to sell oxygen

Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs announced a plan Saturday to “sell” excess oxygen the country produces for export overseas. Responding to a question on the future of mangrove forests on the south… Continue reading

Why conflict over land is inevitable in Philippines, Indonesia

Conflict over land is inevitable in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil and Peru where indigenous people and local communities live on tens of thousands of mining, oil and gas, logging and farming… Continue reading

Branchless banking to transform Indonesia

Indonesian regulators are setting up guidelines for branchless and mobile banking, which will help expand the country’s retail banking sector and improve the lives of millions. The World Bank’s 2012 Financial Inclusion Data… Continue reading

Indonesia’s economy grew 5.0-5.1pc yr/yr in Q3

Indonesia’s economy grew between 5.0-5.1 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, and the September trade balance was expected to show a small deficit, the country’s new finance minister said on… Continue reading


The remarkable rise of Indonesia’s new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko “Jokowi” Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. US Secretary of State… Continue reading