Indonesia Morning News For August 7

Indonesia Morning News For August 7
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Indonesia morning newsJapan Tobacco to Buy Indonesian ‘Kretek’ Cigarette Firms for $677m
Japan Tobacco on Friday (04/08) said it has agreed to buy an Indonesian maker of “kretek” tobacco and clove cigarettes, together with its distributor, for $677 million, giving it a bigger footprint in the world’s second-largest tobacco market.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia, Russia to trade palm, coffee for Sukhoi jets
Indonesian state trading company PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia and Russian state conglomerate Rostec have signed a preliminary deal to trade Sukhoi SU-35 jets for commodities like palm oil and coffee, the Indonesian trade ministry said.
— Bangkok Post

Bank Indonesia signals another rate cut could be on the table
Indonesia’s central bank has signalled a return to the easing bias that dominated its rates agenda last year.
— The Business Times

Dozens of Chinese Workers in Bogor Unregistered
Yos Sudrajat, head of the Bogor Manpower and Transmigration Agency revealed that only 8 out of 38 Chinese migrant workers employed by PT Bintang Cindai Mineral Geologi (BCMG) are registered at his agency.

Adobe partners with Indonesian Tourism Ministry to meet growing visitor demand
MINISTRY of Tourism (MoT), Republic of Indonesia, has partnered with Adobe to elevate the country’s tourism industry and deliver exceptional experiences for visitors.
— Digital News Asia

Bali to Elect New Governor Next Year
The new governor is expected to deal with specific issues from local culture and economy to human resource and youth.
— Global Indonesian Voices

Securing land still a problem for Indonesia rail project
Indonesia is facing major delays in securing the necessary land for a planned high-speed railway, raising questions over whether Beijing should take the lead instead or if the railway will be finished at all.
— Nikkei Asian Review

BNPB predicts forest fires to increase
Indonesias National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) predicted that forest and land fires would continue to increase ahead of the peak of current dry season ehich is expected to fall in September.
— Antara News

Week in Review: Indonesia’s ecosystem gets a Block71 boost
THE thriving startup ecosystem in Indonesia got another boost with the official launch of Block71 Jakarta this past week.
— Digital News Asia

Google, Twitter Agree to Help Indonesian Government Fight Negative Content
Tech giant Google and microblogging site Twitter have agreed to support the Indonesian government’s efforts to curb content deemed inappropriate or against the law by providing special reporting channels, a minister said on Friday (04/08).
— Jakarta Globe

Gov’t Mulls Revoking Permits of Ride Hailing Vehicles that Do Not Take Vehicle Inspection Test
The government has threatened to revoke the operating license of ride hailing vehicles that do not conduct and pass vehicle inspections. Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi confirmed that the government will conduct raids on private cars used by ride hailing customers within the next three months.
— Netral News

IS exploiting moderate groups to lure Indonesian maids
Muslim Indonesian maids working in east Asian countries like Hong Kong and Taiwan are being increasingly targeted by radical Islamist preachers aligned with the Islamic State (IS).
— Free Malaysia Today

Online trade transactions must be registered
Head of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Bambang Brodjonegoro, has expressed the need to officially register online trading transactions.
— Antara News

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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

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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