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World Culture in Development Forum 2013 in Bali

All local, national, regional and international participants involved in Culture and Sustainable development are cordially invited to the inaugural World Culture in Development Forum to take place on the fabled island of Bali from 24th to 29th November 2013. The World Culture in Development Forum (WCF) 2013 is the first in a planned series of annual international meetings in Bali that will bring together key ... Read More »

Indonesia Halal Expo (INDHEX) 2013 to Promote Quality Halal Products and Services

From 30th October to 2nd November 2013, the 3rd Indonesia Halal Expo (INDHEX) 2013 will take place at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center (JIEXPO), Jakarta. The Expo will cover all aspects on the subject of Halal, including Halal Food and Beverage, Halal Cosmetics, Halal Pharmaceuticals, Halal Banking and Finance, Halal Tourism and Hospitality, Islamic Fashion, Halal Logistics, Global Halal Forum, Halal Award, Congress of Indonesian Women Ulama, ... Read More »

Indonesia-China Trade Target Set at US$100 Billion

Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan said trade between Indonesia and China could rise to US$100 billion in value if China succeeds in its program to create a consumption based economy . Currently trade between China and Indonesia is valued around US$52 billion a year. “The annual trade value could increase to US$80 billion – US$100 billion in the coming several years ... Read More »

No to Mining Business in Raja Ampat

Minister for the Environment Balthasar Kambuaya said he would reject any proposal for mining operation in the district of Raja Ampat of West Papua. “I have already told my staff to reject any such proposal in the district of Raja Ampat,” Balthasar said here on Friday. Balthasar said Raja Ampat is extraordinarily rich in natural resources that would be damaged ... Read More »

Indonesia`s Emerging Market in Southeast Asia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Indonesia is a big country and an important emerging market in Southeast Asia. The Chinese foreign minister made this remark after accompanying Chinese President Xi Jinping to pay state visits to Indonesia and Malaysia and attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bali this week. President Xi Jinping, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and their ... Read More »

Indonesia Economy Stable Until 2018: OECD

A recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says Indonesia’s economic will grow on average 6 percent annually during 2014-2018, making it the country with the highest economic growth. In the report, the OECD said Indonesia’s economic growth would be one of the highest in that period, exceeding the Philippines, which is estimated to reach 5.8 ... Read More »

Raja Ampat Festival 2013

The unspoilt splendors of Raja Ampat will be presented to the world through the Raja Ampat Festival 2013 scheduled to be held on Waisai Beach from 18th to 21st October 2013. Entering its fourth edition this year, the festival continues to be an essential program of the district government of Raja Ampat aimed to promote this fascinating underwater paradise, pristine natural environment, enchanting cultural traditions, ... Read More »

APEC, Engine of Global Growth, Closes in Bali with 7 Strategic Commitments

At the conclusion of the 21st APEC Economic Leaders Meeting held in Bali from 7 to 8th October 2013, that included 21 heads of state and 4 observer countries, Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono, Chair of the Summit Retreat emerged around noon on Tuesday, 8 October, and informed the press that discussions among leaders proceeded smoothly and productively. APEC leaders deliberations centered ... Read More »

Bali’s “Tri Hita Karana” Life Philosophy Recommended for APEC Sustainable Economic Development

Addressing the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2013 (ICSD 2013) with Special Focus on Tourism, held in Bali during APEC 2013, Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono suggested that APEC adopt the Balinese Philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana” to achieve Sustainable and equitable Economic Development, one of the three main pillars for Development in APEC. “Tri Hita Karana” is the Balinese philosophy that underpins the three relationships ... Read More »

APEC 2013: When the World Turns to Bali, Indonesia

Chosen as venue for the 8Th APEC Summit 2013, the fabled island of Bali is today filled with top leaders of the world who arrived here almost simultaneously. Among these are 21 member country leaders, 4 observer countries’ leaders, and thousands of business and media delegates. The event attracted the attention of the media, among which 70 percent are international media. Although ... Read More »