Indonesia Morning News For April 5

Indonesia Morning News For April 5
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Indonesian president vows to reach 5.6 percent GDP growth target next year
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday that he wants the country’s gross domeestic product to expand 5.6 percent next year from 5.1 percent government’s target of this year.
— Global Times

GlobeAsia Business Summit to Discuss Impact of ‘Trumponomics’ on Indonesia
GlobeAsia, an English language magazine catering to the business community in Indonesia, will hold a summit on Wednesday (05/04) which will highlight United States President Donald Trump’s economic policies and their impact on Indonesia.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia grants Freeport temporary permit, shares rise
Indonesia has issued Freeport McMoRan Inc’s local unit a temporary “special mining permit” allowing the miner to apply for a resumption of copper concentrate exports while the two sides negotiate longer-term mining rights.
— Reuters

Airbus to enter co-operation discussions with Indonesia over A400M contract
Airbus Defence and Space (DS) is entering further discussions with Jakarta over possible industrial co-operation for a contract to supply the Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) with the A400M Atlas multirole aircraft.
— IHS Jane’s 360

Indonesia, Malaysia cooperate to promote MSMEs
State-owned insurance company Perum Jamkrindo is cooperating with Malaysias Credit Guarantee Corporation, Malaysia Berhad, to expand the funding and market potentials of micro, small, and medium corporations.
— Antara News

NexMedia partners with Indosat for new internet/TV bundle
Pay-TV provider NexMedia has teamed up with telecommunications operator Indosat Ooredoo to announce a new package with a high-speed internet connection in response to rising demand and the increasing digitalization of entertainment.
— The Jakarta Post

Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia join forces to take on pirates
The three Southeast Asian island nations of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are preparing for a joint naval operation to protect regional trade routes from piracy and terrorist threats.
— Asia Times

Ice age art: 30,000yo jewelry, ornaments discovered on Indonesian island (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Prehistoric ornaments and jewelry as well as evidence of the earliest known cave art have been unveiled in Indonesia. Researchers believe the find may show that “ice age” humans weren’t as culturally underdeveloped as previously thought.
— RT

Trade flourishes between Indonesia and Australia
Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met and secured closer military and free trade ties between Indonesia’s 250 million people and Australia’s population of 24 million.
— Three fold Online

Sonoro Announces Private Placement Offering to Fund Appraisal Well in Indonesia
Sonoro Energy Ltd. (“Sonoro” or “the Company”) (TSX-V: SNV) announces that it intends to raise up to $3,300,000 by way of a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering”) of units, where a unit (a “Unit”) consists of one common share (a “Common Share”) of the Company and one half of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”) of the Company, where each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share within two years from the Closing Date (as hereinafter defined) of the Offering at a price of $0.05 per Common Share.
— Stockhouse

Mental Health, Reproductive Services Among Challenges to Health in Indonesia: UN Expert
United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras on Monday (03/04) urged Indonesia to prioritize investments in primary health care, address mental health issues and scale up reproductive services in a preliminary report from his first visit to the country.
— Jakarta Globe

Contract on building high-speed train project signed in Indonesia
A consortium of Chinese and Indonesian firms on Tuesday signed a contract with KCIC, a firm tasked with monitoring the high-speed train project linking Jakarta to Bandung, unveiling the construction phase of the project.

Indonesia committed to improving safety at nuclear facilities
Indonesia has demonstrated high commitment to improving the safety of nuclear infrastructure at the 7th Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) in Vienna, Austria, on March 27-April 7, according to a statement.
— Antara News

Singaraja immigration deports seven illegal Chinese workers
Singaraja immigration office in Buleleng district, Bali, has deported seven illegal Chinese workers who worked for Celukan Bawang steam-generated power plant (PLTU).
— Antara News

Ministry urged to manage hajj finances carefully
The Indonesian Hajj Supervisory Commission (KPHI) has urged the Religious Affairs Ministry, in this case the Directorate General of Hajj and Minor Hajj Affairs, to manage Hajj finances carefully while organizing the 2017 Hajj pilgrimage.
— Antara News

GREE Ventures leads $1m seed round in Indonesian startup Ayopop
Tokyo-based early stage venture capital firm GREE Ventures has led a $1 million seed funding round into Ayopop, an Indonesian bill payment platform. The round was joined by various high net worth individuals, and was supported by Freecharge founder Sandeep Tandon, the company revealed in a statement.
— Deal Street Asia

Aussie metal band Flaming Wrekage’s Indonesia tour killed after immigration police stop show, confiscate their passports
Flaming Wreckage is a heavy metal band from Australia that just wanted to come to Indonesia to rock out and melt the faces off of some of Indonesia hardcore metalheads. In fact, they say they weren’t even going to make any any money off of the performances they were scheduled to play around East Java in March.
— Coconuts Jakarta

Workshop Aims to Improve Food Control Systems in Indonesia
The Ministry of Health and the National Agency for Drug and Food Control, or BPOM, are presenting a four-day workshop in Jakarta this week as part of efforts to raise food safety standards in Indonesia.
— Jakarta Globe

Gov’t to Boost Investment in West Nusa Tenggara’s Mandalika Island
Property association Real Estate Indonesia, or REI, will assist the government in boosting investment in West Nusa Tenggara’s Mandalika Island, a resort area known for its white-sand beaches and ecotourism.
— Jakarta Globe

Police foil attempt to send 7 illegal migrant workers
The West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Police have thwarted an attempt to send off seven illegal Indonesian female migrant workers via Lombok International Airport that allegedly involved Immigration Office personnel and security officers at the airport.
— The Jakarta Post

Treason suspects in Indonesia plotted to ram truck into Parliament complex
The five men arrested for treason ahead of last Friday’s protests in Jakarta had plotted to have a truck ram into the back gate of Parliament and then let their supporters take over the complex, police said.
— The New Paper

PetroChina Poised to Step Up Development Efforts in Indonesia
China’s big three state oil companies are poised to pump up capital investment by 24% in 2017, ending years of yuan-pinching as oil and gas prices rebound.
— Netralnews


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Stella-maris Ewudolu

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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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