Indonesia Morning News For June 7

Indonesia Morning News For June 7

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Indonesia may lose 50,000 tourists because of Qatar crisis
The Indonesian government is predicting that the recent severing of ties between several Arab countries and Qatar would deal a blow to the archipelago’s tourism industry, with 50,000 expected tourists not showing up because of the crisis, a senior official said on Tuesday.
The Jakarta Post 

Indonesian Pertamina Defers Refinery Projects Over Funding
Indonesia’s state energy firm Pertamina plans to postpone upgrades at some of its refineries, including a joint project with Saudi Aramco, over financing concerns, said Rachmad Hardadi, director of megaprojects and petrochemicals at the Indonesian company.

Dopper: Indonesia Special Forces Extreme Live Fire Training Video
You don’t get to be ranked Asia-Pacific’s number one military might by sitting back and watching the rice grow. Indonesia’s well-equipped land, sea, and air force is complimented by formidable special forces troops who undergo rigorous training, including with live ammunition.
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Air Passengers during Lebaran Holiday Season Predicted to Reach Almost 7 Mln
The number of passengers during Lebaran this year at all airports under the operation of PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) is predicted to reach 6.9 million passengers.This figure increases by about 4 percent compared to the same period last year.
Netral English 

Pertamina EP Exceeds Production Target
PT Pertamina EP Asset 4 has produced 14,357 barrels of oil per day (bpd) at of the end of May. This volume is 110 percent above the company’s target of 12,255 bpd.

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Bank Indonesia, Police Combat Illegal Money Changer Businesses
The police met with Bank Indonesia (BI) on Monday to discuss several issues. The chief of police Gen, Tito Karnavian said that one of the topics he talked about with the BI governor Agus Martowardojo was taking actions against illegal money changer businesses.

Sri Mulyani: Govt Eyes Economic Growth of 6.1 Percent by 2018
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the government has set a target of economic growth between 5.4 percent and 6.1 percent next year. The number is higher than this year’s target of 5.1 percent.

Indonesia Will Rejoin OPEC, But Without Output Cut
Indonesia has decided to reactivate its membership in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC) under the condition that it won’t have to cut production, as the nation’s daily output has been on a decline.

BPK Discovers Rp60bn Loss for Regional Land Procurement
The Supreme Auditory Agency (BPK) handed over a report on the financial investigation of PD Pembangunan Cirebon City land purchase. BPK discovered indications of a Rp21.622 billion state loss.

Investing in Renewable Energy, Why Not?
Looking at the potential, investing in renewable energy in Indonesia is an interesting option.
Global Indonesian Voices 

Fuel Oil Prices in Indonesia Could be Raised by Considering These Probabilities
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry is set to evaluate the prices of fuel oils, particularly subsidized premium gasoline and diesel oil, after the post-fasting Idul Fitri festivities.
Netral English 

Air Asia X‘s Direct Flights from Bali Reduce Passengers Going through KL
The number of tourists from China and India has seen huge improvements after e-visa services were made available, said Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei.
Netral English 

19 Million People to Leave Indonesian Major Cities for Idul Fitri
An estimated 19.04 million people will travel from cities to their hometowns and villages to celebrate this year’s Idul Fitri with their families. The long-held tradition of returning home for Idul Fitri is popularly called ‘mudik’.
Global Indonesian Voices 

Indonesia co-chairs world’s first ocean conference
Indonesia has been chosen as one of the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference vice presidents, marking its strategic position in supporting the world’s ocean conservation and the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The Jakarta Post 

Indonesia‘s Commitment to Its Biggest Trading Partner in Sub-Saharan Africa
During a visit to Abuja on Monday, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi conveyed to her Nigerian counterpart Geoffrey Onyeama that Indonesia is ready to cooperate to develop Nigerias palm oil industry.
Netral English 

Transjakarta to sell meat at some stops during Ramadhan
Transjakarta bus operator PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) plans to sell meat at some stops in addition to other basic commodities it has been selling since the start of Ramadhan, an executive said on Tuesday.
The Jakarta Post 

Hand Former Manufacturer Mark Dynamics Seeks to Raise $3.6m in July IPO
Ceramic hand former manufacturer Mark Dynamics Indonesia will seek to raise Rp 48 billion, or $3.61 million, in an initial public offering next month to refinance its debt and fund a planned business expansion, a company director said on Tuesday (06/06).
Jakarta Globe 

Indonesia Eyeing Export Opportunities to Afghanistan
Afghanistan has expressed interest to import Indonesian products. Indonesia and Afghanistan have already establish trade relations covering finished products albeit at a relatively small amount. Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said that the government has welcomed Afghanistan’s import proposal. The export will primarily include consumer goods.

Indonesian farmers befriend soil to protect harvests from climate stress
In early 2016, when fellow farmers were despairing over plummeting yields linked to a major drought, Hamdi was busy harvesting maize from his land.
The News International 

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