Media Monitoring

We provide media monitoring services from selected Indonesian mainstream media, both print and online, as well as social media. Every day, our media monitoring team summarizes headlines and picks highlights of the day that help our clients meet their daily need for information.

Popularity at the price of the economy

With elections around the corner, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appears to be backtracking on his reform agenda with a string of populist measures, most noticeably in energy, the Fitch Group’s think tank BMI Research stated in a report published on Tuesday....

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Advancing export surplus

The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reported a trade surplus of US$1.09 billion in March 2018. Exports in March grew by 10.24 percent to US$15.58 billion from the preceding month, marking a turnaround from trade deficits recorded since December 2017....

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Why Indonesia should be confident about its economy

The recent Moody’s Investors Service credit rating upgrade should help Indonesian policymakers and economists in leaving behind the sluggish economic tide during the first quarter of 2018. Indonesia won a sovereign rating upgrade to Baa2 with stable outlook, putting the country on par with the Philippines and India....

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Will AFAS ratification be beneficial to RI?

The House of Representatives agreement to ratify the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) is expected to bring positive developments to the national banking sector. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati had stated that the protocol ratification brings higher investment potential and a new era to Indonesian banks, allowing them to expand into the regional market, thus benefiting the public through better services with lower fees. But how much is the national banking sector willing to expand?...

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The race to regulate disruptive technology

Technological innovation has disrupted conventional business practices. Business players and the government are facing up to the challenges of how to react and benefit from disruptive technology....

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Fostering inclusion through financial technology

The government’s goal to achieve financial inclusion by 2019 seems to be more viable when utilizing banking and financial technology (fintech) cooperation. The latter may complement banking in providing innovative and non-traditional financial solutions, of which banking sector was unable to proceed due to regulatory restriction....

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