Berita Hari Ini di Indonesia

Bagian Berita Hari Ini adalah bagian yang diperbarui hampir setiap hari dan berisi informasi terkini mengenai topik-topik yang mewarnai pemberitaan di media massa Indonesia pada hari ini. Sebagian besar berita yang diterbitkan di sini meliputi hal politik, ekonomi dan sosial. Namun, seiring dengan penampilan berita terkini, tentu belum meliputi analisis yang mendalam. Silakan lihat kolom Berita, Keuangan atau Bisnis jika Anda ingin membaca topik tertentu dengan analisis yang lebih mendalam.

Growing Fuel and Electricity Subsidies Burden Indonesia's State Budget

One of Indonesia's main fiscal problems is the ever increasing amount of public funds spent on energy subsidies (these include fuels and electricity subsidies). These subsidies aim to support the poorer segments of Indonesian society but several studies conclude that it are in fact the middle class and elite segments that benefit the most of these energy subsidies. Furthermore, by keeping energy prices artificially low, the government distorts the economy by creating a more-or-less 'false economy'.

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Ever Growing Fuel and Electricity Subsidies Burden Indonesia's State Budget

Yudhoyono Appoints Lukman Saifuddin as New Religious Affairs Minister

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who will end his second term as president in October 2014, is expected to appoint Lukman Saifuddin as the new Minister of Religious Affairs on Monday (09/06) or Tuesday (10/06) next week. The position of Religious Affairs minister has been vacant since Suryadharma Ali stepped down from his post in late May 2014 to focus on his defense after being named a suspect (by the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission, KPK) in the hajj pilgrimage fund-corruption case.

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Yudhoyono Expected to Appoint Lukman Saifuddin as Religious Affairs Minister

Bank Indonesia: Consumer Confidence in Indonesia Increases in May 2014

According to Bank Indonesia's consumer confidence survey, Indonesian consumers were more optimistic in May 2014 compared to the previous month. Consumer confidence in Southeast Asia's largest economy increased to 116.90 in May 2014 from 113.90 in April. The increase indicates that Indonesian consumers are more optimistic about the current condition of the Indonesian economy as well as conditions in the coming six months. The result in May 2014 was also higher than in the same month in 2013 (112.8).

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Bank Indonesia: Consumer Confidence in Indonesia Increases in May 2014

Milk Industry of Indonesia Dependent on Imports to Meet Domestic Demand

Indonesia is yet to achieve self-sufficiency in the milk industry. The Indonesian Agriculture Ministry said that the country is for 60 percent dependent on milk imports (particularly from Australia and New Zealand) to meet domestic demand. Currently, domestic milk demand in Indonesia stands at 3 million tons per year. However, only 1.2 million tons can be produced domestically. In the future the situation can worsen as domestic milk consumption grows 7 percent per year, whereas domestic milk production grows by 3.3 percent per year only.

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Milk Industry of Indonesia Too Dependent on Imports to Meet Demand