Indonesia Morning News For June 12

Indonesia Morning News For June 12
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Indonesian biodiesel producers turn to China
INDONESIAN biodiesel producers are eyeing China as a new promising market amid negative sentiment in the European Union and the United States.
— The Nation

Diplomatic Condition in Qatar Presents Agricultural Opportunities for Indonesia
Berly Martawardaya, a researcher at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef), says the severing of diplomatic ties between Arab League countries and Qatar will open business opportunities for Indonesia.
— Netralnews

Halal Lifestyle Gains Momentum in Global Tourism Industry
The upcoming Smesco Halal Lifestyle Trend 2017 aims to promote halal lifestyles by featuring various products, services and educational sessions, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Sunday (11/06).
— Jakarta Globe

Police thwart attempt to smuggle 200k lobster eggs to Singapore
The National Police’s Special Crimes Directorate has foiled an attempt to illegally export lobster eggs worth billions of rupiah to Singapore via Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Banten.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Poland Explore Economic Cooperation
Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan paid a visit to Poland on June 8-10 to explore economic cooperation. According to Luhut, both countries have a lot of potential, including in strategic industries.

Indonesia’s ‘militant moderates’ fight religious intolerance
Clad in camouflage and armed only with their convictions, the paramilitary wing of Indonesia’s biggest Muslim organisation is on a campaign – to crush intolerance and defend the nation’s inclusive brand of Islam.
— The Straits Times

Go-jek wants to kill your wallet, says it’s beating Uber and Grab in Indonesia
“Our goal is to kill this (wallet),” Nadiem Makarim, founder of Indonesia’s ride-hailing service Go-Jek said at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference in Hong Kong, even as his fellow panelist, William Tanuwijaya, the founder of the country’s first unicorn Tokopedia watched on.
— Deal Street Asia

Salim Group to open new wholesale stores outside Java
Prominent Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group plans to open five more Indogrosir wholesale stores outside Java, next year.
— The Nation

Nazri: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore have tourism tax
The tourism tax is not something new but has already been introduced in other countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.
— Free Malaysia Today

Garuda aims to improve financial performance in two years
Garuda Indonesia is optimistic its operational and financial performance will see sustainable positive growth in one to two years, fueled by business strategy focusing on financial performance transformation.
— Antara News

Jambi customs confiscate Rp 1.2b in illegal cigarettes
Personnel of the Jambi Customs and Excise Office have seized more than 4.8 million illegal cigarettes of various brands during a security operation codenamed Operation Patuh Ampadan I, which ran from May 15 to June 8.
— The Jakarta Post

Activists, Experts Urge Lesser Role for Military in Fighting Terror Amid New Legislation
Activists and experts have urged the government to immediately draw up a separate bill on military assistance instead of pressing ahead with the current revision to the existing antiterror law, which would grant a greater role for the military in countering terrorism.
— Jakarta Globe

Indonesia to Appeal WTO Ruling on Fatty Alcohols
Indonesia will appeal the World Trade Organization’s ruling in favor of European Union anti-dumping duties on the export of certain fatty alcohols from the country, the Ministry of Trade said on Friday (09/06).
— Jakarta Globe


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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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