Global Economy


Quoteworthy: "I cannot allow the gains we have all made to be squandered by processes that are not followed." –— Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, after a 24-day case-f

Global Economy

Asia in the time of Covid-19

(June 12): In something of a Western-centric statement, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on April 14 said that as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, or rather the measures imposed to cont


Indonesia unveils $2.2 bil emergency fiscal stimulus plan to counter virus impact

(Mar 13): Indonesia unveiled an emergency fiscal stimulus plan worth 22.92 trillion rupiah ($2.2 billion) as it seeks to protect Southeast Asia’s largest economy from the coronavirus crisis.

Palm oil

Indonesia files WTO lawsuit against EU over palm oil limits

(Dec 16): Indonesia has taken legal action against the European Union over stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels, marking a further deepening in trade tensions.

SE Asian economies

Indonesia: Jokowi's second term holds promises

SINGAPORE (Nov 25): President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is fondly called, began his second term at the end of October.


Indonesia's Jokowi picks main rival Prabowo, Gojek founder Makarim for Cabinet

(Oct 22): Indonesian President Joko Widodo asked the nation’s opposition leader and the founder of its biggest startup to join a revamped cabinet as he puts the Southeast Asian nation on a path to


Giant on the move

SINGAPORE (Oct 14): Last December, ahead of the presidential election, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin presented nine “missions” as part of their ambitiou


Indonesia: The giant of Southeast Asia

The republic’s young, 264 million-strong population and burgeoning internet economy make it a behemoth in the region.

Trans-boundary haze

Singapore offers Indonesia help to combat 'scourge' of haze

(Oct 8): Singapore has reached out to Indonesian authorities to offer assistance and urge action in combating the “perennial scourge” of haze on the region, with no response from Indonesia thus far

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