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Today's Headlines Chairul Tanjung

  • Indonesia and the Panama Papers: Names and Numbers

    Reportedly, around 3,000 Indonesian individuals and companies are mentioned in the Panama Papers, the massive leak involving around 11.5 million confidential documents from the database of the world's fourth-largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. These documents show how political figures as well as celebrities, sport stars and businessmen exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson became the first victim of the leakage (he resigned on Tuesday). What about Indonesia and the Panama Papers?

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  • Indonesia Rich List & Panama Papers: How are Indonesia's Billionaires Doing in 2016?

    How did Indonesia's richest billionaires do during Indonesia's slowing economic growth in 2015 when gross domestic product (GDP) hit the five-year low of 4.79 percent (y/y)? Comparing the wealth of the top ten of richest Indonesians in April 2016 and December 2014 there were only three Indonesian billionaires that saw their net worth rising. Meanwhile, this article also takes a quick look into which Indonesian tycoons or well-known businessmen were listed in the Panama Papers, one of history's largest document leaks.

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  • Projects in Indonesia: Jakarta’s Giant Sea Wall (Great Garuda) Starts Soon

    Indonesian Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung said that construction of the Giant Sea Wall project, part of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) masterplan, will start on 9 October 2014. This ambitious mega-project, situated in the bay of Jakarta, aims to enhance flood prevention, foster urban development and - more generally - to turn Jakarta into a more prestigious metropolis. The project requires a total of USD $40 billion in investments. Private participation is vital for financing of the project.

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  • Indonesian Government Implements 3rd Fiscal Stimulus Package in July

    The Indonesian government plans to introduce its 3rd fiscal policy package, aimed at boosting investments in Indonesia, this month. Deputy Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said that it involves tax incentives (tax allowance and tax holidays). The government will also make it more attractive for foreign companies to re-invest profits in Indonesia. Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung added that a dividend tax exemption for both domestic and foreign investors is possible, provided that dividend is re-invested in Indonesian assets.

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  • Indonesia Financial Update: May 2014 Trade Balance and June 2014 Inflation

    The central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) expects to see a trade surplus in May 2014. Governor of Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardojo stated that he is optimistic that Indonesia’s trade balance will show positive growth after recording a shocking deficit of USD $1.96 billion in April 2014. This deficit was mainly the result of weak global demand for crude palm oil and coal, both of which are Indonesia’s most important foreign exchange earners in the non-oil & gas sector. However, this global demand is expected to have remained weak in May.

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  • Chairul Tanjung Expects Deflation in May 2014 due to Stable Food Prices

    Indonesian newly installed Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Chairul Tanjung expects deflation in May 2014 due to stable prices of the main agricultural and food commodities. After Tanjung was appointed to replace Hatta Rajasa, who resigned from his post to focus on his vice-presidential bid in the July presidential election, Tanjung announced that he will prioritize policies that foster stable food prices as well as fiscal stability. In April 2014, Indonesia recorded deflation of 0.02 percent (month-to-month).

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  • Chairul Tanjung Replaces Hatta Rajasa as Indonesian Economic Minister

    Chairul Tanjung, one of the richest businessmen of Indonesia, will replace Hatta Rajasa as Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs after the latter - who is also chairman of the PAN party - stepped down from his post to focus on his vice-presidential bid (as running mate of Prabowo Subianto) in the 2014 presidential election (scheduled for 9 July 2014). Today (16/05), Indonesian President Yudhoyono inaugurated Tanjung in the state palace. Tanjung only has five months left in office as a new government will be inaugurated in October 2014.

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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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  • Forbes Rich List: Top Ten List of Richest Indonesians in 2013

    American business magazine Forbes has updated its ranking of the world's richest people in its November 2013 edition of Forbes World's Billionaires list. At the same time, Forbes Asia has compiled a list of the 50 richest in Indonesia. Together, these 50 richest Indonesians are worth USD $95 billion, an amount that is roughly equal to Indonesia's total foreign exchange reserves at the end of October 2013 or 11.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012 (USD $850 billion).

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Latest Columns Chairul Tanjung

  • Higher Crude Oil Price Hurts Indonesia but No Subsidized Fuel Price Hike yet

    In the past week, the global crude oil price has increased considerably due to geopolitical tensions in Iraq which can disturb oil supplies from the Middle East. Up to the end of 2014, provided that no exceptional developments occur, the oil price is expected to range between USD $105-110 per barrel. Meanwhile, the Indonesian government announced that, despite the higher oil price putting pressure on the government’s budget balance, it will not increase prices of subsidized fuels this year.

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  • Construction of Indonesia's Sarulla Geothermal Power Project Starts Soon

    After a long delay, Indonesia will finally start construction of the world's largest geothermal power plant, the USD $1.6 billion Sarulla project, in June 2014. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Chairul Tanjung said earlier this week that the groundbreaking of the Sarulla project will start very soon as the government had settled the financial framework. The project was already initiated in 1990 but shelved due to various issues, including the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed in 2016.

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