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How Independent Should Bank Indonesia (or any Central Bank) Be?
April 06, 2021

How Independent Should Bank Indonesia (or any Central Bank) Be?

By James Guild
It is worth questioning the dictum that central banks should occupy their own autonomous policy space.

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?
March 30, 2021

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Rising U.S. bond yields have prompted fears of capital flight from Southeast Asian economies. How serious is the threat?
Indonesia Has Plans to Expand Its Money Market. Is That a Good Idea?
February 09, 2021

Indonesia Has Plans to Expand Its Money Market. Is That a Good Idea?

By James Guild
Money markets could bring great benefits to the country's economy, alongside an injection of systemic risk.

Will Financial Scandals Undermine Indonesia’s Model of Economic Development?
January 26, 2021

Will Financial Scandals Undermine Indonesia’s Model of Economic Development?

By James Guild
Corruption within state-run enterprises threatens to tarnish the country's mixed development model.

Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out
January 13, 2021

Jokowi Receives First Shot as Indonesia Begins CoronaVac Roll-out

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes as confirmed COVID-19 infections continue to spike across the archipelago.

Could Biogas Hold the Key to Indonesia’s Energy Dilemma?
January 06, 2021

Could Biogas Hold the Key to Indonesia’s Energy Dilemma?

By Massita Ayu Cindy and Luky A. Yusgiantoro
By providing an alternative to LPG, and a use for organic waste, biogas could well be an energy policy win-win.

Amid Corruption and COVID-19, Jokowi Shakes Up Indonesia’s Cabinet
December 23, 2020

Amid Corruption and COVID-19, Jokowi Shakes Up Indonesia’s Cabinet

By Sebastian Strangio
The reshuffle included the replacement of the controversial Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto.
FinTech and the Risks of Terrorist Financing in Indonesia
December 16, 2020

FinTech and the Risks of Terrorist Financing in Indonesia

By Federica Russo
New financial technologies hold out great benefits to developing nations, but they also come with considerable risks.

What’s in the New Indonesia-SpaceX Chatter?
December 16, 2020

What’s in the New Indonesia-SpaceX Chatter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A call between Musk and President Joko Widodo followed earlier talks about the potential production of lithium batteries in Indonesia.

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies
December 01, 2020

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies

By James Guild
COVID-19 has presented state oil firms in Malaysia and Indonesia with widely divergent challenges.

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund
November 24, 2020

Indonesia’s Sovereign Request Fund

By James Guild
Indonesia's ambitious plans for a sovereign wealth fund have raised more questions than they have answered.
Indonesia’s Quixotic Bid to Host the 2032 Olympics
November 17, 2020

Indonesia’s Quixotic Bid to Host the 2032 Olympics

By Sebastian Strangio
There is the question of Indonesia's bid can succeed. Then there's the question of whether it would be a good thing.

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