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Indonesia and South Africa to Discuss Joint Trade Commission Meeting in August

Indonesia and South Africa have agreed to discuss a joint trade commission meeting in August 2013 as part of efforts to increase bilateral trade, a Foreign Ministry official said. “The economic cooperation agreement is part of Indonesia`s diplomatic efforts which put Africa in the list of priorities to increase trade relations. So cooperation with countries in the region must be ... Read More »

President Yudhoyono, KEN Discuss Three Main Economic Issues

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with the National Economic Committee (KEN) to discuss three main issues of the national economy. President Yudhoyono in a press conference in his office, here on Wednesday said that the three main issues are the subsidized fuel, food prices movement and poverty alleviation. “I think the three issues are relevant with that our society currently ... Read More »

Bali Airport to Close 24 hours on Tuesday 12 March for Nyepi Day

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport Authority has announced that it will be closed to all regular flights for 24 hours on 12 March in conjunction with the Balinese “Nyepi” Day of Silence. An exception is made for arriving or departing Emergency flights. Ngurah Rai is the only airport on Bali.   This will affect 301 incoming and departing regular flights, said Efferson Siregar ... Read More »

Indonesia and IDB to Develop Public and Private Sectors

Indonesia agrees to cooperate with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to develop public and private sectors. Since it was built in 1975, IDB has helped Islamic countries with low portfolio to eradicate poverty. “The cooperation is expected to add values and competitiveness in the development of public and private sectors,” Minister of Finance, Agus Martowardojo, said on Thursday. Until 2013, ... Read More »

Indonesia Resumes Trade Talks with EFTA Countries

Indonesia will send a large delegation to Switzerland next week to resume negotiations on the establishment of a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) between Southeast Asia’s biggest economy and four members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The Indonesian delegation that will consist of officials from related ministries is expected to tackle a number of barriers impeding trade and ... Read More »

UGM Installs Youngest Professor of Herbal Medicine

Gadjah Mada University, one of the country’s oldest universities, has appointed its youngest professor of pharmacology. Agung Endro Nugroho,36 years old, has been rewarded a professorship as he was considered to have played a pivotal role in encouraging and developing studies to enhance herb-based medicine as an alternative remedy. Agung’s installation speech had been given on Thursday at the university’s ... Read More »

Bali Government Carries Out Coral Reef Rehabilitation Progrram

The Bali provincial administration conducted a coral reef rehabilitation program to ensure the sustainability of marine habitat. The coral reef rehabilitation program was conducted because 20,8 percent of the existing 7.200-hectare coral reefs in Bali were in damage condition, a spokesman of the Bali provincial administration I Ketut Teneng said here on Thursday. He said that the rehabilitation work of ... Read More »

Eastern Indonesia`s Biodiversity Prone to Biopiracy

The biodiversity in Eastern Indonesian region was prone to biological theft or biopiracy as most of the species diversity in the region has yet to be registered and identified, an official said. “There are enclaves in Eastern Indonesia that need to be protected to prevent the piracy on the biodiversity,” Deputy of Environmental Damage and Climate Change Control of the ... Read More »

Indonesia`s Economy to Continue to Grow

Indonesia`s economy will continue to grow despite increasing political activities ahead of the general elections in 2014, Vice President Boediono said here on Thursday. “I believe 2014 will bring a new drive that will strengthen reform. I am optimistic of the prospects,” he said in his key address at the “Economist Conference Indonesia Summit 2013.” He said the facts had ... Read More »

Indonesia and Britain to Follow Up Creative Economic Cooperation

Indonesia and Britain will follow up creative economic cooperation through a working team, approved by Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and British Council. In a press statement here on Wednesday, Harry Waluyo, the Secretary for Body of Resource Development in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, said there would be a concrete implementation of a Memorandum of ... Read More »