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.

Go-Jek hopes to win SEA market

Homegrown ride-hailing app Go-Jek is set to expand in Southeast Asia. Targeting Vietnam as its first destination, Go-Jek, officially PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa, launched the Go-Viet app in the neighboring country....

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Learning from experience

If there was one thing the government should have learned from the1998 financial crisis, it was to be wise. We wrote on Sept. 10 that managing market expectations was important. However, it must be based on careful assessment and wise decision-making....

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Managing expectations

It is true that the Indonesian economic fundamentals remain strong amidst global economic tumult. However, Indonesia’s current account deficit and the emerging market crisis in Argentina and Turkey have become a taper tantrum that leaves market players in shock and panic....

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Contemplating power project postponements

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ambitious infrastructure programs have faced many impediments in its implementation. The ongoing financial predicament, which has seen the rupiah weaken to its lowest level since the Asian financial crisis in 1998, is now the latest major obstruction to the realization of Jokowi’s infrastructure programs....

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New Aceh circular imposes gender-based restrictions

Aceh’s Bireuen regency administration has recently issued a circular that requires cafés and restaurants to ensure that male and female customers who share a table are married or otherwise be related by family. The circular contains other eight points, including prohibiting restaurant owners from hiring lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people and barring food sellers from serving women after 9 p.m., unless she arrives with a spouse or other relatives....

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IA-CEPA, good news amid global economic tumult

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed two declarations with Scott Morrison to finalize the Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) on Aug. 31 at Bogor Palace, West Java, during Morrison’s first international tour as the new Australian Prime Minister....

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