Indonesia Morning News For April 3

Indonesia Morning News For April 3

Indonesia morning news

Trump puts Indonesia on trade hit list
A week after seeing a petition against Indonesia’s biodiesel, the country has seen another blow in its trade with the United States after President Donald Trump called for an investigation into the “trade imbalance” between the US and 16 countries, including Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Manufacturing Sector Turns To Expansion In March – Nikkei
The manufacturing sector in Indonesia swung to expansion in March, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Monday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.5.
— RTT News

Indonesian authorities destroyed 81 foreign ships over the weekend after seizing the vessels for fishing illegally in the country’s waters.
— Macau Daily Times

Banking loans grow 8.4 percent in February 2017: BI
The amount of banking loans grew 8.4 percent to Rp4,333 trillion year on year (yoy) in February from 8.2 percent yoy a month earlier, Bank Indonesia (BI) said.
— Antara News

Soekarno Hatta Airport to have zone of bonded logistic center
State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II through its subsidiary PT Angkasa Pura Kargo is preparing the opening a zone of bonded logistic center (PLB) in the Soekarno Hatta International Airport.
— Antara News

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Dozens missing after landslide in Indonesia
Heavy rains have halted the search for at least two dozen people missing after a landslide swept into a village on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
— Newshub

Representing Asian Muslims, Indonesians Cast A Wary Eye on Trump’s Travel Ban
When Annisa Rochadiat made a recent trip to Japan, she was worried about whether she would be able to re-enter the U.S.
— Netral News

Philippine Navy ship deal: Indonesians arrested
Ranking officials of an Indonesian state shipbuilder were reportedly apprehended before the weekend by anti-corruption authorities over a bribery case involving the sale of two warships to the Philippine Navy worth at least P4 billion.
— Phil Star

MedArbId to host 3rd Annual Symposium for Mediators and Arbitrators in Jakarta
Hundreds of domestic and foreign legal officials, practitioners, corporate counsels, corporations, arbitrators and mediators are expected to join vigorous discussions for the enhancement of arbitration and mediation practices in the whole Asia-Pacific region.
— The Jakarta Post

Minister provides Rp1.34 billion to help landslide victims in Ponorogo
Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa has provided aid worth Rp1.34 billion to help victims of a landslide that hit Ponorogo District, East Java Province, on Saturday morning.
— Antara News

Melinda Gates: Foreign aid cuts to contraceptives in Trump’s budget hurt millions of women
Contraceptives are one of the greatest antipoverty innovations the world has ever seen, and we can give women access to them.
— USA Today

Singapore Protests Accusations by Indonesian Police Officials on Extradition
The Singaporean government has described accusations by Indonesian police officials that it refuses to honor an extradition treaty between the two countries as “factually incorrect and mischievous.”
— Jakarta Globe

Cooperation Not an Option, but Necessity for Indonesia’s Tourism Industry: Minister
Tourism Ministry officials and local government representatives held a two-day national coordination meeting at the Borobudur Hotel in South Jakarta last week to discuss ways to make Indonesia’s tourism sector more competitive.
— Jakarta Globe

Singapore refutes claims by Indonesian police
Singapore has refuted accusations by two Indonesian police officials that it refused to cooperate with regard to extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) requests.
— The Straits Times

Pelindo asked to speed up completion of Gilimas port project
Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has asked state-owned port operation PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III to speed up completion of the Gilimas port project in the regency of West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
— Antara News



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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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