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.
BI’s monetary dilemmaApril 26, 2018
The rupiah depreciation is a dilemma for Bank Indonesia’s (BI) monetary policy that may be both a boon and disaster for the economy. Global investors moved their capital upon the US raising its treasury yields last week, which has caused a global currency depreciation since Monday.
Potential blunder due to new labor regulationApril 24, 2018
The newly issued Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018 on foreign workers may potentially negatively affect President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo electability as he seeks reelection. Media coverage on Tuesday and Monday clearly indicated how susceptible labor issues were to manipulation. Furthermore, lack of promotion and policy introduction to labor unions and organizations prior to its issuance has driven stronger public repulsion.
Critics, political opponents slam new labor regulationApril 23, 2018
Political contestation is heating up again, this time over controversial Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018. Political opponents and the House of Representatives criticized the regulation harshly. Even the House took extra steps by looking into forming a special inquiry committee in response to the regulation.
Increasing debts and global financial riskApril 20, 2018
The International Monetary Fund’s World Economic and Financial Surveys Fiscal Monitor April 2018 revealed mounting debts in the world economy. The report, however, showed good signs for Indonesia’s economy, as the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio at 28.7 percent lies far below the global average of around 50 percent.