Berita Hari Ini di Indonesia

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Who Are the Richest Indonesians? Forbes March 2014 Rich List Released

Forbes magazine, an American business magazine, released its latest updated 'Indonesian rich list' on Tuesday (04/03), containing the names of those Indonesians that are assessed as the country's wealthiest people. Combined, the top ten of richest Indonesians hold USD $35.5 billion, which is roughly equal to one-third of Indonesia's total foreign exchange reserves at the end of February 2014, or, four percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013 (USD $878 billion).

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Who Are the Richest Indonesians? Forbes March 2014 Rich List Released

Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Indonesia Jump 22.6% in January 2014

The number of foreign tourists that visited Indonesia in January 2014 surged 22.6 percent to 753,079 from the same month last year. As usual, most tourists entered Indonesia through the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, the most popular tourist destination of foreigners, followed by Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Batam. A remarkable growth was detected in foreign visitor arrivals in Lombok, growing by 374 percent (yoy). However, this development was not explained by Statistics Indonesia in its press conference.

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Indonesia Jump 22.6% in January 2014

Manufacturing Expansion of Indonesia Slips due to Natural Disasters

Indonesia's February 2014 HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), which measures the performance of the country's manufacturing industry, slipped to 50.5 from 51.0 in the previous month, thus indicating slowing growth (a reading above 50 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction). Despite continued strong export orders, domestic demand weakened amid massive floods and volcanic eruptions at the start of the year.

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Manufacturing Expansion of Indonesia Slips due to Natural Disasters

Rupiah Pressured by Ukraine Tensions and January Trade Deficit

Amid a political crisis in the Ukraine, the oil price has risen significantly and the US dollar is appreciating against other currencies, particularly emerging market currencies, including the Indonesian rupiah exchange rate. Besides the US dollar, demand for other safe havens (gold, yen as well as US Treasuries) also increased due to Russian presence in the Ukraine (Crimea peninsula). Based on the Bloomberg Dollar Index, the rupiah had depreciated 0.35 percent to IDR 11,632 per US Dollar at 11:40 a.m. local Jakarta time.

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Indonesian Rupiah Pressured by Ukraine Tensions and January Trade Deficit