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Why Indonesia Banned Palm Oil Exports
May 03, 2022

Why Indonesia Banned Palm Oil Exports

By James Guild
Palm oil firms chasing export profits were driving up costs for consumers, creating a potential political headache for the government.

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN
April 26, 2022

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN

By James Guild
Inflation and rising commodity prices have assisted some countries' recovery, while holding back others.
Hundreds in Jakarta Protest Talk of 2024 Election Delay
April 21, 2022

Hundreds in Jakarta Protest Talk of 2024 Election Delay

By Fadlan Syam and Niniek Karmini
Rumors that President Joko Widodo is seeking to extend his time in office continue to spark protests, alongside inflation and controversial legislation.

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public
April 19, 2022

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public

By James Guild
GoTo is a key part of Indonesia’s vision for future economic growth: It’s a company that uses technology and capital to make domestic markets more efficient.

In Indonesia, Protesters March Against Mooted Delay to 2024 Election
April 12, 2022

In Indonesia, Protesters March Against Mooted Delay to 2024 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The protests proceeded despite President Joko Widodo's assurance that he has no intention to remain in office beyond the constitution's two-term limit.

Who Was Jakarta Built For?
April 05, 2022

Who Was Jakarta Built For?

By James Guild
And what that has to do with Nusantara, the country's planned new capital city.

Indonesia State Energy Firm Pertamina Mulls Purchases of Russian Oil
March 29, 2022

Indonesia State Energy Firm Pertamina Mulls Purchases of Russian Oil

By Sebastian Strangio
The firm's CEO said that the firm should take advantage of the plummeting prices for Russian crude oil.
Gojek and Foxconn Enter Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Race
February 15, 2022

Gojek and Foxconn Enter Indonesia’s Electric Vehicle Race

By James Guild
In the race to become the region's EV powerhouse, Southeast Asian nations are seeking the involvement of state companies with a strong stake in fossil fuels.

Indonesia’s Economic Vision: Opportunities for Latin America
January 29, 2022

Indonesia’s Economic Vision: Opportunities for Latin America

By Sebastián Sterzer
Indonesia's attempt at economic transformation offers opportunities, if Latin American countries are ready to seize them.

Why Isn’t There More Inflation in Indonesia Right Now?
December 15, 2021

Why Isn’t There More Inflation in Indonesia Right Now?

By James Guild
Unlike the U.S. and Europe, the nation is much less directly integrated into global supply chains.

Making Sense of Mitratel’s $1.3 Billion Dollar IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange
December 07, 2021

Making Sense of Mitratel’s $1.3 Billion Dollar IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

By James Guild
The listing sends the message that the government is willing to make room for the safe investment of private capital in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Participation at the 2021 G-20 Summit: Key Takeaways
November 17, 2021

Indonesia’s Participation at the 2021 G-20 Summit: Key Takeaways

By Noto Suoneto
Indonesia took over the leadership of the G-20, so its agenda for the multilateral group becomes even more important in 2022.

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