Death Toll in Lombok Quake Rises to 16
The death toll from the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rattled Lombok island on Sunday morning rose to 16 as of 08:00 p.m. local time, according to the West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD).
Asian Games projected to contribute rp22 trillion to Jakarta economy
The Asian Games 2018 will surely contribute to the economy of Jakarta and Palembang as co-host of the event, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said.
— Antara News
Gov’t Declares State of Emergency After Powerful Lombok Quake
The government has declared a three-day state of emergency after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed at least 14 people, including a Malaysian tourist, on Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday morning (29/07).
— Jakarta Globe
Indonesia’s crude palm oil export edges down in H1
Shipment of Indonesia’s crude palm oil and its derivative products offshore drifted down in the first half of this year as demand dropped amid import tariffs, the industry association said.
— Hellenic Shipping News
SpaceX to launch Indonesian communications satellite next weekend
The Space Coast will host yet another early morning launch next weekend when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, marking the fourth mission in a row targeting a pre-dawn liftoff.
Government to revoke coal price cap policy
The government plans to revise its domestic market obligation (DMO) on coal price next week during a high-level meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, with among considerations being to increase state revenue from coal, the efforts of which are currently hampered because of the formula.
— The Jakarta Post
Bank Indonesia Taps Big Data to Formulate More Effective Policies
The central bank has turned to gathering real-time data from social media, online portals, internet search data and satellite images to help it better shape its policies.
— Jakarta Globe
BJB Syariah Bank Rakes IDR 18 billion Profit in Q1 2018
Business performance of BJB Syariah Bank in the second quarter of 2018 showed another brilliant growth. The company managed to record IDR18 billion in profit .
— Netral News
Indonesia reveals details of Chinese sensors installed onboard KCR-60M vessels
In line with the installation of Type 630 30 mm close-in weapon system (CIWS) turrets, the Indonesia Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has also equipped two of its KCR-60M fast attack craft with Chinese-made sensors, consoles, and combat information systems.
— Update Philippines
Silkroad Nickel wants Indonesian export quota for low-grade nickel ore from Sulawesi mining area
INDONESIA-BASED miner Silkroad Nickel has started its application for an export quota for low-grade nickel ore and plans to have the quota in 2018, it said on Saturday.
— The Business Times
Govt Introduces Seminyak Integrated Waste Management Facility
The Public Works and Public (PUPR) Ministry installed a garbage counter at the Integrated Waste Management Site (TPST 3R) in Seminyak, Bali that reduces, reuses, and recycles garbage.
Inside Indonesia’s secret school for the children of terrorism
With a neatly organised box of pencils, an eight-year-old girl sits at her school desk, carefully colouring in pictures of animals.
— ABC News
Indonesian rescue workers meet 4 groups of Thai tourists
Indonesian rescue workers have reached Thai tourists trapped at four locations around Mount Rinjani volcano on Lombok island, according to a report from the Thai Embassy in Jakarta.
— Thai PBS
Village Minister: President Hard Work Makes Indonesia’s Economy 16th Largest Worldwide
Minister of Village, Disadvantaged Area Development, and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo said the Indonesian government is intensively addressing the gap, one of them through the Village Fund program.
— Netral News
Fifteen PNG citizens escape from Indonesian prison
A GROUP of 15 Papua New Guinea citizens, including two women, serving terms in an Indonesian prison for drug-related offences are on the run, police say.
— The National
Prabowo Goes Against BPS, Claims Poverty Increased by 50 Percent
Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto recently said that Indonesia’s poverty rate within the last five years has gone from bad to worse and claims that half of the country’s wealth is only felt by a small group of people.
Narcotics Deputy Director Detained at Airport for Possession of Crystal Meth
West Kalimantan Regional Police Narcotics Division Deputy Director Adj.Senior Commissioner Hartono was apprehended by Aviation Security (Avsec) personnels at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten, after he was caught carrying crystal meth on his way to depart to Kendari.
— Netral News
Liverpool strengthens trade links with Indonesia
Liverpool has strengthened its ties with Indonesian twin city Surabaya and aims to forge stronger links, particularly in the maritime and creative industries sectors.
— The Business Desk
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