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Indonesia – BPS: Tourist Visits Down in September

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The number of foreign tourists who visited Indonesia in September 2017 fell 13.67 percent compared to August, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced. On a year-on-year basis, however, the BPS said that the number of tourist visits rose 20.47 percent from September last year. BPS chief Suhariyanto told reporters on Wednesday that one of the factors […]

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US Ambassador Criticizes Investment Regulations in Indonesia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan on Thursday, November 2, criticized a number of regulations that are against foreign investors. According to Donovan, the regulations not only hamper foreign investments but also obstruct innovation and development. For instance, Donovan said, the regulation governing local contents would limit consumers’ access to the 4G network. In addition, […]

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Indonesia – BPS: October’s Inflation Booked at 0.01 Percent

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Central Statistics Agency (BPS) head Suhariyanto said that October`s inflation rate stands at 0.01 percent, which is far lower than September`s 0.13 percent. The figure brings the inflation rate 2.67 percent so far this year. “It proves that President Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla’s administration is committed to maintaining the economic stability,” Suhariyanto told journalists at the BPS […]

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Eaton Sets Eyes on Indonesia’s Data Center

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Global power management company Eaton offers to accommodate Indonesia’s emerging data center and energy storage resources industry. Eaton will make Indonesia as one of its priority countries for solutions. The company plans to implement its newest technologies in Indonesia, including managing the data center of the future. This step is in line with the government’s ambition […]

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Indonesia: 75 Percent of Investment Target Achieved: BKPM

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has reported that that Indonesia saw Rp513.2 trillion investment throughout January to September. BKPM chief Thomas Lembong said that the figure is 75 percent of the full year target. As such, Thomas is confident that the target will be achieved in the next three months. He added that in […]

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Indonesia: Prepaid SIM Card Registration Period Officially Opens Today

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The registration period for prepaid SIM cards has officially commenced today on Tuesday, October 31. According to Noor Iza, the acting head of Communication and Informatics Ministry’s public relations, prepaid SIM card users must register their ID Number (NIK) and family ID (KK) number. The registration period starts today, Oct. 31, and will end on February […]

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