Manufacturing activity in Indonesia has been in the red zone throughout the third quarter of 2019. In fact, the performance in Q3-2019 was Indonesia’s weakest performance in terms of manufacturing activity since the last quarter of 2016.
17 October 2019 (closed)
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In September Indonesia’s consumer price index (CPI) deflated by 0.27 percent month-to-month (m/m), particularly due to a decline in food commodity prices. This is good news as we had detected some potential threats to Indonesia’s inflation rate in the August 2019 edition of out monthly report. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s core inflation has remained stable, signaling that deflation is not caused by weakening purchasing power.
On Tuesday 15 October 2019 the Indonesia Trade Investment Summit will be held in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Pacific Place) in Jakarta. This high-profile event focuses on the development of investment and trade, including strategies, targets and challenges.
Wiranto, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, was injured in a knife assault on Thursday morning (10.10.2019) when he arrived for a visit at a local Islamic university in Pandeglang (Banten). Reportedly, one police officer as well as one aide of Wiranto were also injured in the attack.