12:20 pm April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Pure-play silver miners, a niche investment market popular with retail investors, are moving up the endangered list.
8:34 am April 23, 2015 | No Comment
Ghana’s decision to seek arbitration in a dispute with Ivory Coast over an oil-rich basin in the Atlantic could prove costly for the country and a consortium led by Tullow if a court halts development there.
9:14 am April 22, 2015 | No Comment
Charges against a high-frequency trader for helping to spark the 2010 “flash crash” present a test of US prosecutors’ ability to win a big market manipulation case and may make other traders nervous they may be next, lawyers said on Tuesday.
4:54 pm April 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Indonesians have good reason to be upbeat about their economic future. Despite volatile global commodity and financial markets, the nation’s gross domestic product has been expanding in the 5 percent to 6 percent range on average for the past decade.
5:59 pm April 19, 2015 | 4 Comments
A recent study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, “Winning in Asean: How Companies Are Preparing for Economic Integration,” found that business executives do not have high expectations that governments will do much more to enable a free flow of goods across the region.
5:05 pm April 19, 2015 | No Comment
We live in an age of globalization. Yet one major theme of this month’s East Asia World Economic Forum in Jakarta is regionalization. As usual, the WEF is very savvy in its prognosis. In fact, I would go as far as to say that, how skillfully governments and businesses in East Asian emerging markets — including Indonesia — embrace and navigate regionalization over the next 18 to 24 months, will determine how well the region survives the transition to the “Post-Cheap Dollar Era.”
3:07 am April 13, 2015 | No Comment
Key projects in Indonesia must be got underway as a matter of urgency and a sound framework put in place to ensure continuity in the future.
10:37 am April 12, 2015 | No Comment
China and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled $3 billion copper mine five months after Beijing demanded royalties be slashed by almost a half, underlining Kabul’s struggles to support itself as foreign aid dries up.
9:08 am April 8, 2015 | No Comment
When BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, evaluates potential stock purchases, its managers look at all the usual financial metrics. Some of them also consider something much harder to quantify: employee sentiment.
9:41 pm April 7, 2015 | 1 Comment
A too-low subsidized fuel price has more disadvantages than advantages, the government needs better policies to minimize the disadvantages without overburdening the public.
8:47 am April 7, 2015 | No Comment
Few issues sum up the confusion of leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s first two months in office better than the bewildering saga of the country’s biggest port, Piraeus, a bastion of militant trade unionists.
9:41 pm April 6, 2015 | No Comment
Following easing moves by a number of central banks across the globe, Bank Indonesia in February cut its policy rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent.
8:09 pm April 3, 2015 | No Comment
It’s never too late for structural reform to blossom. Following a decision to appoint a national police chief that was seen as bowing to the political elites, President Joko Widodo is instead turning to his economic agenda to affirm his reform credentials.
8:24 pm April 2, 2015 | No Comment
While the actual budget numbers for 2014 have not been officially released yet, preliminary figures shed light on the feasibility of this year’s budget.
9:49 pm March 31, 2015 | 3 Comments
In these times, where the coal price is at its lowest in recent memory and there is little sign showing any price recovery in the near future, business owners are trying as much as possible to control the things that they can control, such as the operational costs to stay afloat. However, there are external factors that business owners simply cannot control, and one of the major one is the government itself. Government, in their rule-making process, sometimes deliberately leaves the industry out of the picture.
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