Indonesia Morning News For July 9

Indonesia Morning News For July 9
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Indonesia morning newsForeign exchange reserves decline to US$119.8 billion in June
Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves slid to US$119.8 billion as of June, lower than the $122.9 billion recorded a month earlier as Bank Indonesia (BI) continued to defend the rupiah against a stronger United States dollar.
— The Jakarta Post

400 thousand foreign tourists expected to visit Sleman
The Tourism Office of Sleman District in the Yogyakarta Special Region is optimistic of achieving the target of 400 thousand foreign tourist arrivals in the district in 2018.
— Antara News

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Ranked 17th in World`s Busiest Airport
The Vice President of Corporate Communications at State-owned airline operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) Yado Yarismano said Soekarno-Hatta airport was the 17th busiest airport in the world, as listed by Airport Council International (ACI).

Link Net and Japan’s Softbank Join Hands to Deploy IoT in Indonesia
Link Net, an internet service provider operating under Lippo Group subsidiary First Media, and Japanese telecommunications provider SoftBank Corp have signed a partnership agreement to develop and deploy the internet of things, or IoT, in Link Net’s businesses in real estate, health care and mobile ecosystems in Indonesia.
— Jakarta Globe

RI, Thailand considering Malaysia’s free trade ideas
As Indonesia and Thailand are both assuming strategic international roles next year, they are saying they would first look into Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for a regional free trade zone.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

Anies set to be Prabowo`s Running Mate in Upcoming Election
According to Anggawira, spokesman for Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno, Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto has held a meeting with Anies to discuss the upcoming 2019 Presidential Election (Pilpres 2019).

Why a powerful Indonesia could influence Australia’s future more than China
If its economy continues to grow at its current rate, Indonesia will become one of the most powerful nations in the world in coming decades.
— ABC News

More women politicians making mark in Indonesia
The rise of women in political power has reached new heights in Indonesia, with East Java province producing the largest number of elected women – five – in last month’s regional polls.
— The Straits Times (paywall)

Law Enforcers Deny Accusations of Electoral Partisanship
Police and military officers have brushed off accusations of interference in last week’s simultaneous regional elections and vowed to remain nonpartisan during the presidential election next year.
— Jakarta Globe

Dubai Company Invests in Three Towers of Apartments of PPRO in Surabaya
PT PP Properties Tbk (IDX:PPRO), publicly-listed property developer which is subsidiary of PT PP (Persero) Tbk (IDX:PTPP) received a visit from Managing Director of Budget Petroleum, Dubai, UAE, Zahid Bashir and CEO of PT Arvada Investama Nanang, who bought three towers of apartments of PPRO in Surabaya, i.e., Grand Shamaya, Grand Dharmahusada Lagoon and Grand Sungkono Lagoon.
— Netral News

Makerfest teams up with Tokopedia, Creative Economy Agency to find next best creative startups
The country is searching for creative startups through a series of competitions organized by independent platform Makerfest in cooperation with e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia and the Creative Economy Agency.
— The Jakarta Post

Growing People Economy, Tourism Minister Empowers MSMEs in Mandalika
Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya hopes PT Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) as the state-owned enterprise (SOE) that manages the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ) becomes the central coordination that aims at developing Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
— Netral News

Indonesia offers more scholarships
The Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet Dr Christopher Mushohwe met Indonesian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Stephanus Yuwono and they weighed how relations could be further developed in education, health and agriculture.
— The Herald


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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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