Indonesia Morning News For March 12

Indonesia Morning News For March 12

Indonesia morning newsIndonesia (Again) Vows to Clean World’s Most Polluted River (video)
If everything goes according to plan 2025 is set to be a big year environmentally for Indonesia, which carries the unwanted title as home to one the world’s most polluted rivers, in addition to being the world’s second largest source of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
— AEC News Today (video)

China: Port of Haicang refuses entry to 7.84 tons of Indonesian durian
A shipment of refrigerated durian from Indonesia was recently refused entry at Haicang port in Xiamen because the proper permits for refrigerated fruit were not obtained. The shipment was therefore in violation of regulations regarding inspection and quarantine of plant material in China.
— Fresh Plaza

JCI Still Potentially Weakens, These are Stocks Worth Purchasing
Jakarta Composite Index (JC) at the beginning of this week is predicted to move in the range of support 6.360 to 5.840.
— Netral News

Hi-tech conservationists fight Indonesia wildlife crime
From cutting-edge DNA barcoding to smartphone apps that can identify illegal wildlife sales, conservationists are turning to hi-tech tools in their battle against Indonesia’s animal traffickers.
— ChannelNews Asia

Indonesia achieves third rank in ITB Berlin
Indonesia has been selected as the third rank of the best exhibitor for Australia and Oceania category at the world`s tourism exhibition “Internationale Tourismus Borse” (ITB) 2018 in Messe, Berlin, Germany.
— Antara News

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C. Bank Expects CA Deficit to Widen to 2.1% of GDP in 2018
Bank Indonesia, the country’s central bank, estimates that the current account deficit will widen to 2.1 percent of gross domestic product, or GDP, from 1.7 percent last year, due to the continued deficit in international trade activity, the bank’s governor said on Friday (10/03).
— Jakarta Globe

Tin miner Timah to boost capex by 240 percent in 2018
State-owned tin miner PT Timah aims to increase its capital expenditure (capex) by 240 percent to Rp 2.65 trillion (US$192.3 million) this year to execute its plan to increase its tin production and diversify its business.
— The Jakarta Post

57 Villages Have Received First-Phase Village Funds in Aceh
A total of 36 villages in Juli Sub-district and 21 villages in Peusangan Siblah Krueng Sub-district, Bireuen Regency of Aceh Province have received Village Funds and Village Fund Allocation.
— Netral News

Surabaya to Become First Creative City in Indonesia
Tri Rismaharini (Risma), the mayor of Surabaya, is striving to make the East Java provincial capital the first creative city in Indonesia.

Domestic Market Obligation Indonesia: Coal Price Capped at $70 per Ton
Through Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry Regulation No. 19/2018 on the Procedures for Determining Benchmark Prices of Metal and Coal Sales as well as through Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry Regulation No. 1395 K/30/MEM/2018 on the Selling Price of Coal for the Electricity Supply for the Public Interest the Indonesian government confirmed a new set of rules in the coal mining sector, specifically regarding coal that is sold domestically under the domestic market obligation.
— Indonesia Investments (media release)

Indonesia Starts Obtaining Results from Digitalization of Tourism
The tourism digitalization policy implemented by Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya since 2014 has started showing good results for the Indonesian government.
— Netral News

Indonesia is ready to retaliate if the government of the US President Donald Trump conducts a trade war against the country, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated.
— MenafaFN


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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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