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SBY to call Singh to save WTO

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Bagus BT Saragih and Linda Yulisman, The Jakarta Post, Bali/Jakarta | Headlines President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is set to contact Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over India’s stance during the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in Bali, which could imperil the future of the trade body. Yudhoyono’s call is expected to help ease India’s […]

December 5th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

Indonesia calls for justice, transparency in global trade

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Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) – Indonesia has called for the principles of justice and transparency to be implemented in global trade negotiations to ensure that all parties benefit from any agreement. “A multilateral trading system will work only if it incorporates the principles of transparency, justice and opportunity,” Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said […]

December 4th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

Multilateral trade might fail without agreement in Bali

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Gita Wirjawan. (ANTARA/Yudhi Mahatma) Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) – Multilateral trade is bound to fail if there is no agreement reached at during the ninth World Trade Organizations (WTO) Ministerial Conference held in Bali, Indonesia. “Multilateral trade will be vulnerable if there are no agreements made during the meeting and the WTOs policies are […]

December 3rd, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

Bali Talks to Decide Fate of WTO

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World Trade Organization delegations arrive in the venue in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Dec. 2, 2013. The island will host the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference on Dec. 3-6, 2013. (JG Photo/Safir Makki) By Reuters Geneva/Jakarta. Crisis is the natural state of world trade negotiations. But this week will be different. Ministers meeting in the Indonesian […]

December 2nd, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

Indonesia Co-Sponsors UN ‘Right to Privacy’ Resolution

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By JG & AFP A United Nations rights committee on Tuesday passed a “right to privacy” resolution pressed by Germany and Brazil, who have led international outrage over reports of US spying on their leaders. The resolution says that surveillance and data interception by governments and companies “may violate or abuse human rights.” Fifty-five countries, […]

November 28th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

At World Culture Forum, a Call for Openness and Understanding

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President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono greets Nobel laureate Amartya Sen at the first World Culture Forum in Bali on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal) Jakarta Globe, By Ezra Sihite Nusa Dua. Delegates from 45 countries have come together for the first World Culture Forum in Bali, an event organized by the Indonesia’s Education and […]

November 28th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

WTO Hopes Bali Meet Can End Doha Round and Increase Global Trade

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By Francezka Nangoy (Jakarta Globe) Indonesia expects the so called Bali package of trade reforms can be achieved at a World Trade Organization council meeting on Thursday before the multilateral trade group heads to Bali next month for its Ninth Ministerial Conference. In essence, the Bali package comprises issues that require special attention in order […]

November 19th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

President Yudhoyono Outlines Four Points Necessary For Consolidating Democracy

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Nusa Dua, Bali (Antara News) – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in his opening remarks at the Sixth Bali Democracy Forum, outlined four points needed for consolidating democracy. “In this regard, I would like to share with you some views based on Indonesias experience in consolidating democracy. First, the constitutional rights for all citizens must be […]

November 7th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

SBY Sets Ambitious Food Security Targets

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A farmer holds a handful of rice stalks at a paddy field in Karawang, Indonesia’s West Java province June 13, 2013. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta) By Christabelle Palar Jakarta Globe-The government has set a range of new food production targets in a bid to reduce dependence on imported commodities and stabilize food prices. From his official Twitter […]

October 31st, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »

Swiss govt commits $9.95 million grant for RI tourism

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Jakarta Post-The Indonesian and Swiss governments signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday on an 8.9 million Swiss franc (US$9.95 million) grant to help develop the archipelago’s tourism. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu said her ministry planned to spend the grant on creating sustainable tourism that protected the environment and involved […]

October 29th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »