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.
Growing investment despite unsettled security issueMarch 23, 2018
App-based ride-hailing ojek (motorcycle taxi) and digital payment start-ups such as Go-Jek, Grab, Uber and OVO rapid development offers tons of promising business potentials. But their reluctance to improve users' security and protection amidst increasing crime rates in ride-hailing services might be problematic for investors in the near future.
Is Freeport divestment worth it?March 21, 2018
Since 2017, the government has been pushing to acquire majority shares in mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI). It will be an attempt to control the biggest gold and copper reserves of the country. While negotiations between the government and PTFI parent company Freeport- McMoran (FCX) have gone in favor of Indonesia, reports from Deutsche Bank indicate that Rio Tinto’s decision to sell its stake in Grasberg mine is likely to influence public opinion regarding the acquisition plan.
Does Indonesia fully understand Saudi Arabia?March 20, 2018
Indonesia and Saudi Arabia has notably enjoyed stable relationships, particularly through the annual religious hajj pilgrimage. The public and local media perceive King Salman's visit to Indonesia last year as an indication that Muslim-majority Indonesia had drawn closer to the sole custodian of two holy Muslim cities. However, the recent unannounced execution of an Indonesian migrant worker once again raise the question: Does Indonesia fully understand the Saudi Arabian mindset?
Cautious diplomacy to solve CPO issuesMarch 20, 2018
Indonesia has been the world’s biggest CPO producer since 2006. The CPO business: farming, industry and product manufacturing, has absorbed around 22 million workers and helped Indonesia improve its economy, particularly through its trade account. The Trade Ministry revealed in 2017 that the volume of CPO exports was recorded at 31.05 million tons and contributed US$22.96 million to the economy. However, trade barriers had caused the value of biodiesel exports to the EU to fall steeply to US$9 million in 2016 from US$635 million in 2013, leading to Indonesia booking a bigger trade deficit the following year.
Govt needs to worry about trade account deficit and declining exportsMarch 16, 2018
Despite Indonesia’s strong economic fundamentals, the state economic team of Bank Indonesia (BI), Finance Minister and Coordinating Economic Minister must be cautious about the development of the state trade account, especially during the period of global market uncertainty and strong external pressures.