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.

Watching the level of foreign exchange reserves

The Indonesian monetary and fiscal authorities might face a new problem in the near future: depleting foreign exchange reserves....

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ASEAN, China agree on COC draft

ASEAN member states and China introduced a “single draft” on Friday, upon which the future Code of Conduct (COC) of negotiations over the South China Sea will be established. The marginal sea, where China and a number of ASEAN countries have overlapping claims, has often become the source of territorial conflicts. Thus, the introduction of the COC is aimed at reducing tension among the disputants....

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Questions remain after Pertamina’s winning bid

The government’s recent decision to pick state-owned energy holding company Pertamina as the new operator of the Rokan oil and gas block in Riau, Indonesia’s most productive oil block, has raised a number of questions. The block, which has been operated by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), the wholly owned local subsidiary of American energy giant Chevron, was auctioned in July as CPI’s contract will expire in 2021. Following the government’s decision, Pertamina will take control over the block’s operatorship until 2041....

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DMO flip flops, a bad business precedent

On July 31, we wrote about the importance of careful calculation prior to regulation revocation in response to the government’s announcement to revoke the US$70 price limit in domestic market obligation (DMO) regulation. Despite the plan being canceled the next day, consistency and thorough planning is important for the business climate....

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PLN’s fate hinges on planned DMO revision

It is apparent that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s populist policies, such as maintaining an unchanged basic electricity tariff, have created financial problems in these times of economic uncertainty. At the same time, they might affect the financial performance of major state-owned company such as electricity company PLN. On Monday, July 30, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Resources Minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan announced a revision to the Domestic Market Obligation revision (DMO)....

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MA to shape the political and economic future

In order to curtail the prevailing practice of corruption among the government officials, the General Election Commission’s (KPU) regulation No. 20/2018 prohibits individuals convicted of corruption, sexual crimes against children and drug abuse from competing in the 2019 general election. Furthermore, KPU imposed an obligation for political parties to sign an integrity pact affirming their support for the regulation. Nevertheless, following the registration of legislative candidates a week ago, at least 204 former corruption convicts are still found among the registered candidates....

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