Target of 15 million tourist arrivals is achievable: Minister

The Tourism Ministry is largely optimistic that it can achieve its goal of welcoming 15 million tourists to Indonesia this year, Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said on Tuesday. -- January 25, 2017 | 189 Views


Trump withdrawal from Asia trade deal could boost China's clout

U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a long-planned Pacific trade pact creates a political and economic vacuum that China is eager to fill, potentially damaging American prestige in Asia. -- January 25, 2017 | 143 Views


Jokowi calls for cuts to gas prices

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has once again called on his Cabinet to cut gas prices for several industries to encourage further development in the downstream industry. -- January 25, 2017 | 182 Views


Indonesia prepares measures to reduce inequality

The government is preparing new measures to help narrow the gap between the country's rich and poor in a bid to improve consumer demand, which is essential to stoke private investment. -- January 25, 2017 | 145 Views


Trump urges more US investment during car chiefs talks

US President Donald Trump has told the heads of the big three US car giants to build more vehicles in America. -- January 25, 2017 | 133 Views


Trump executive order pulls out of TPP trade deal

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). -- January 25, 2017 | 156 Views


Energy Minister Says One Fuel Price in 2017

Energy minister Ignasius Jonan says Indonesia will have a single fuel price across the country. The minister said that the new price will go into effect in 2017. -- October 29, 2016 | 257 Views


BI sees 10-12% Credit Growth for 2017

Bank Indonesia is forecasting that the country's credit market will grow 10-12 percent next year. It's a boost over this year's growth rate, which grew at 6-8 percent. -- October 24, 2016 | 283 Views


Government to Streamline Licensing in Sea Transport

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has vowed to speed up the time needed to process permits for sea transportation — both passengers and cargo. The ministry is currently in talks with the Ministry of Maritime and Fishery Affairs. -- October 24, 2016 | 198 Views


Garuda Now Flies to Labuhan Bajo

Flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia opened a Jakarta-to-Labuhan Bajo in western Flores last week. The airline plans to fly the route six times a week. -- October 22, 2016 | 234 Views