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  • 19 March 2015
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WNI Who Was Arrested by the Turkish Government is Likely to be Deported

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi expressed, there is the possibility of 16 Indonesian citizens (WNI) who was arrested by the Turkish government as it will cross into Syria to join premises radical Islamic movement, Islamic State on the Iraqi and Syrian (ISIS) will be deported to Indonesia.

“Indeed, from the Turkish side that one possibility is deportation. We are studying how the mechanisms will, and of course about the preparations here to,” said Retno told to reporters at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (18/3) afternoon.

  • 18 March 2015
  • 6068 Views

Grand Harvest in Indramayu, President Jokowi Confirms Will Not Import Rice Again

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President Jokowi dialogue with farmers during the main harvest in Indramayu, West Java, on Wednesday (18/3) afternoon

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reiterated the government’s commitment that no longer imports the rice, although there was shortage of supply. Therefore, the President asked the farmers to increase national rice production.

“I am very happy. Because, the direct harvest we were so optimistic. Sure, increased of rice production, “said President Jokowi, in a speech at Grand Harvest and Delivery of Agricultural Machinery by the President in Kedokan Gabus Village, Gabus Wetan District, Indramayu Regency, West Java, on Wednesday (18/3).

The President stated that he was confident, that the national rice production will increase, because there is a tendency increase in rice production is not small.

  • 18 March 2015
  • 6389 Views

World Bank: Rupiah Depreciation Not Due to Erroneous in Economic Management

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World Bank: Rupiah Depreciation Not Due to Erroneous in Economic Management

Depreciation of the rupiah against the US dollar is not due to incorrect in the Indonesian economic management, but because of the strengthening US dollar globally, “Diop said at the launch of the quarterly report of the Indonesian economy, in Jakarta, Wednesday (18/3) morning.

Bank Indonesia middle rate notes, the rupiah continued to strengthen since Monday (16/3), from USD 13 237 to Rp 13 209 (Tuesday, 3/17), and Rp 13 164 (Wednesday, 3/18).

Diop reminded, that the US dollar until now has not returned to the first position, so there is still potential to continue to strengthen.

  • 18 March 2015
  • 6108 Views

Within Period of 5 Years, Government Will Build 42,000 MW Power Plant

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Managing Director PT PLN Sofyan Bashir

The Administration of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) affirming a commitment to build approximately 42,000 megawatts (MW), equivalent to 42 gigawatts of electricity generation infrastructure throughout the country, within the next 5 years (2015-2019) . This commitment edified in a limited meeting chaired by the President Jokowi, in the office of President, Jakarta, Tuesday (17/3) afternoon.

Managing Director (CEO) PT (Persero) State Electricity Company (PLN) Sofyan Bashir explains, from the figure of 42,000 MW which is implemented by PLN itself approximately 14,000 MW, and by the private sector of IPP amounted to 28,000 MW.

  • 17 March 2015
  • 8505 Views

Gives Visa-Free to 30 Countries, Government Hopes 1 Billion US Dollars Foreign Exchange from Foreign Tourists

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Gives Visa-Free to 30 Countries, Government Hopes 1 Billion US Dollars Foreign Exchange from Foreign Tourists

In Economic Policy Package announced by the Coordinating Minister for Economy Sofyan Jalil, in the office of President, Jakarta, Monday (16/3) mentioned that the government provides short-stay visa-free for tourists to the 30 new countries.

Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya said the 30 new countries whose their citizens obtain short-stay visa-free facility are: 1. China; 2. Japan; 3. South Korea; 4. United States; 5. Canada; 6. New Zealand; 7. Mexico; 8. Russia; 9. England; 10. Germany; 11. France; 12. The Netherlands; 13. Italy; 14. Spain; 15 Switzerland; 16. Belgium; 17. Sweden; 18. Austria; 19. Denmark; 20. Norway; 21. Finland; 22. Poland; 23. Hungary; 24. Czech Republic; 25. Qatar; 26. UAE; 27. Kuwait; 28. Bahrain; 29. Oman; and 30. South Africa.

  • 17 March 2015
  • 6069 Views

This is the Type of Company That Eligible for Tax Allowances

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Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro explain about tax allowances, in President Office, Jakarta, Monday (16/3)

One of the policy package that announced by the government related to strengthening rupiah exchange rate is the provision of tax incentives, also known as tax allowances.

Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro explained, the government issued the new regulation regarding tax allowance, with criteria are made more flexible; not tight and not too detailed as before.

“We more emphasis that we want to give tax incentives to companies: a. The Companies investing in large amounts; b. Have an export orientation; c. Using a high level of local content; and d. Conducting R & D,” he said.

  • 16 March 2015
  • 6414 Views

Foreign Ministry Urges That WNI Not Traveling to Libya

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Foreign Ministry Urges That WNI Not Traveling to Libya

In connection with the Libyan security conditions at this time that still volatile and ongoing civil war, then to avoid the things that not desirable for the safety of Indonesian citizen (WNI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a travel warning to all Indonesian citizens (WNI) not to travel to countries in the northern region of Africa that is Libya.

Quoting the press release Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Tripoli, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release on Sunday (15/3) urged WNI in order:

  • 16 March 2015
  • 6299 Views

BKPM Boost the Socialization of Licensing Acceleration Through PTSP

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BKPM Boost the Socialization of Licensing Acceleration Through PTSP

Following up the direction of the President to accelerate (simplify) of licensing, and the obligations for local governments possess the One Stop Services (PTSP) in order to simplify of licensing, the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in cooperation with relevant ministries perform a series of licensing socialization.

On February 26, 2015 the BKPM in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture held a socialization of licensing in the field of Agriculture in PTSP Central, BKPM, for business people. In the event the socialization, the Ministry of Agriculture said that based on the Ministry of Agriculture Decree No. 1312/ pts/SR.340/12/2014, has been delegated 5 group of permits, ie the business field of horticulture, crops, plantations, farms, and veterinary medicine (manufacturers) in PTSP Center, BKPM.

  • 13 March 2015
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Regarding the Arrest of 16 WNI, Foreign Ministry Continues to Coordinate With the Government of Turkey

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi answered reporters in the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (12/3)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to establish communication with the Government of Turkey-related the loss of 16 Indonesian citizens (WNI) who are traveling to that country, and they allegedly joined the radical Islamic group, Islamic State on the Iraqi and Syrian (ISIS).

“Well, before we set out to here, we also had to communicate intensively with our Ambassador in Ankara. We still continue to perform coordination, communication, meeting with authorities in Turkey on the issue of 16 people that suspected of WNI, who recently was in the hands of the Turkish authorities, “said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told to reporters at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (13/3 ) afternoon.

  • 13 March 2015
  • 6137 Views

Governor of BI: the Weakening of Rupiah Still Lower than Other Countries

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Governor of BI, Agus Martowardojo

Governor of Bank Indonesia (BI), Agus DW Martowardojo admit, that money market conditions, including rupiah exchange rate, is currently gain of the external pressure, ie normalization policy of the United States (US), and improving the country’s economy. However, compared with other countries, depreciation or weak exchange rate is still lower than other countries.

According to Agus, if the rupiah depreciated 5.7 percent, in the same period the Brazilian currency depreciated by 16.7 percent, while Turkey 13 percent. Likewise, the ASEAN countries, rupiah exchange rate is not worse than Malaysia or Singapore Dollar. Similarly, with the Australian Dollar and New Zealand Dollar depreciating is biger than Indonesian Rupiah.