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.

Proceed with caution in improving forex reserves

The government should be cautious in managing ongoing economic challenges, as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s instruction to temporarily halt imports to save exchange foreign reserves might adversely affect both the economy and the country’s international standing....

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Why trade account surplus is needed

The stock market shock following global economic turmoil on Monday shows why we need a current-account surplus....

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Political acrobatics

One chapter of Indonesia’s political spectacle has finally passed. Presidential candidates President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto announced their vice presidential candidate one day before the deadline for registration, with both vice presidential candidates coming as a surprise....

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Democratic elitism revived

Despite the approaching deadline for presidential and vice-presidential candidate registration, both presidential candidates, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, have yet to announce their running mates. It has been widely speculated that President Jokowi and Prabowo have delayed the announcement to avoid potential political ruckus that might be triggered by their coalition parties or the opposition. The vice- presidential slot reportedly holds such significance that choosing the wrong nominee could potentially lead to an internal uproar among coalition parties or scathing attack from the opposition....

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Can economic stability be maintained?

It is no secret that the Indonesian economy is currently trapped between the projected widening of the current account deficit and the continued rupiah depreciation. Nonetheless, the country was surprised by its own second-quarter achievement of 5.27 percent quarterly economic growth....

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Surprising Q2 growth amidst economic tensions

The Central Statistics Agency’s (BPS) quarterly growth announcement was indeed surprising. At 5.27 percent, Q2 growth in times of economic turbulence exceeded the general expectation of around 5.1 percent....

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