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Benoa aims to be hub port for cruise ships

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Becoming increasingly popular as a destination port and turn-around port, Benoa is aiming to expand its operations to become a hub port for cruise ships. By being a hub port, Benoa would be an arrival and departure point for cruise ships from around the world, with cruise operators establishing their home base in Bali. “Cruises […]

February 6th, 2014 | Published in Economic,News,Tourism,TTI | Read More »

Indonesia remains attractive to foreign investors, says BI

Bank Indonesia

Despite tighter global liquidity this year, Bank Indonesia (BI) remains optimistic that the country will still attract foreign inflows, as fund managers will notice the latest improvements in the country’s macroeconomic indicators, notably the narrowing current-account deficit. “There’s one important variable that determines the decision that investors make when they weigh their investment preferences within […]

February 6th, 2014 | Published in Economic,News | Read More »

Finance minister optimistic about growth of economy at 5.8-6.1 percent

Minister of Finance

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Finance minister Chatib Basri stated that he was optimistic that Indonesia’s economy would grow between 5.8 percent and 6.1 percent this year. “We were right with our prediction of growth at 5.8 percent to 6.1 percent last year,” he explained after attending an Indonesia Summit 2014 seminar, here on Wednesday. The […]

February 5th, 2014 | Published in Economic,News | Read More »

BPS: Indonesia’s GDP Up by 5.78 Percent in 2013

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced that Indonesia’s GDP had experienced a 5.78 percent increase in 2013. According to BPS, the growth occurs on all economic sectors with the highest increase of 10.19 percent recorded by the transportation and communication sector. Meanwhile, sector with the lowest percentage of growth was the mining and drilling […]

February 5th, 2014 | Published in Economic,News | Read More »

Many Foreign Investors Earn Profit in Indonesia: Minister

Indonesian Minister of Finance, Chatib Basri. (ANTARA PHOTO/Reno Esnir)

The Government of Indonesia is currently drawing up a policy to provide incentives in the form of dividend tax relief to foreign investors who will reinvest their profits in the country. Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA News) – Foreign investors in Indonesia make huge profits from their investments in a number of business sectors including telecommunication, automotive, […]

February 3rd, 2014 | Published in Economic,News | Read More »

BNPB: Only Aceh Tsunami Seen as National Disaster

A resident left a field when Mount Sinabung erupted in Bekerah village, Namantran, Karo, North Sumatera, Saturday (1/4). Reuters/S Aditya

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Chief, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, stated that the Mount Sinabung eruption was not a national disaster. This is because, according to him, the regional government is still functional. “The president had only announced a national disaster once, which was the Aceh tsunami in 2004,” he said at the […]

February 3rd, 2014 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays,News | Read More »

Tawaran Pelatihan Militer di Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center (MPSOTC) Yunani


Dalam rangka meningkatkan hubungan bilateral RI dengan Yunani, pada tanggal 16 Januari 2014 KBRI Athena telah melakukan kunjungan ke Multinational Peace Support Operations Training Center (MPSOTC) Yunani, di Kristoni Kilkis, Yunani. Pada kesempatan kunjungan tersebut, Kepala/Komandan MPSOTC kepada Duta Besar RI menyampaikan tawaran kepada Pemerintah Indonesia untuk dapat mengirimkan pasukan penjaga perdamaian guna mengikuti program […]

January 29th, 2014 | Published in Features,News | Read More »

Balinese Jazz

Gustu Brahmanta, Balinese Jazz musician and artist, Indonesia.

Jazz music has been spread all over the globe, including Indonesia. In Bali, the touch of jazz is brought into a different style by Gustu Brahmanta Trio which consist of Ida Bagus Putu Brahmanta (drum), Ida Bagus Indra Gupta (contra bass), and I Wayan Suastika (rindik). The trio composes jazz melody using traditional instruments such […]

January 27th, 2014 | Published in Social Culture | Read More »


ubud festival

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is annually offering the Darmasiswa Scholarship, a non-degree program addressed to all foreign students from friendly countries wishing to study Indonesian language, arts, music and crafts. The main purpose of the Darmasiswa Scholarship is to foster and encourage interest in the language and culture of Indonesia, and create […]

December 13th, 2013 | Published in Agenda,Social Culture | Read More »

Indonesia Is Prepared to Commit to WTO’s Bali Package on Global Trade

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By Tito Summa Siahaan (Jakarta Globe) The Indonesian government says it is ready to commit to the new rules of the international trade regime. The Bali Package comprises 10 different texts on three major issues, namely trade facilitation, agriculture, and least-developed countries (LDCs). Trade facilitation is arguably the most important as it sets out guidelines […]

December 11th, 2013 | Published in Indonesia Nowadays | Read More »