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Indonesia: Minister Doubts Economic Growth Target Attainable

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The National Development Planning Minister and Bappenas chief Bambang Brodjonegoro estimates that this year’s economic growth target is difficult to achieve. In the amended state budget of 2017, the economy is targeted to grow 5.2 percent. “The government will struggle to reach 5.2 percent,” he said in Jakarta, Monday, November 13. The difficulty, according […]

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Indonesia Eyeing China’s Growing Coffee Market

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Eight Indonesian coffee entrepreneurs met with Chinese businessmen to form a strategy to increase the export value to the largest populated country in the world. “We had the initiative to gather them to construct a formula in increasing Indonesia’s coffee export value to China,” said Indonesia Consulate General in Guangzhou Ratu Silvy Gayatri on Monday, November […]

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Asean should embrace the fourth industrial revolution

When the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) gather for their 31st summit in the Philippines today, they will also be celebrating “Asean@50” — testimony to Asean’s endurance and durability over five decades, as the longest-running regional grouping of developing countries in the world. A major item on the agenda will […]

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Asean in India

Asean will have a major presence in India in December and January with government leaders, ministers, top bureaucrats, business executives, investors, artists and others attending a variety of events in Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Goa. Seven events are scheduled before the heads of governments congregate in Delhi on Jan 26, India’s 69th Republic Day, for […]

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