Government asks businesses to cooperate as global recession looms

Government asks businesses to cooperate as global recession looms

Food for thought: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi gives a press briefing on the achievements of her ministry’s 2018 program in Jakarta on Wednesday.(Courtesy of Foreign Ministry/-)

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Minister Tjahjo on board with plan allowing civil servants to work from home

Minister Tjahjo on board with plan allowing civil servants to work from home

Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo waves as he arrives at the Presidential Palace on Oct. 22, 2019. (JP/Donny Fernando)

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FemFest 2019 seeks to promote feminism in Indonesia

FemFest 2019 seeks to promote feminism in Indonesia

This year there was a 70 percent increase in online searches for 'feminism' compared to 2016. Spikes in the search term corresponded to news reports and events about feminism. (Shutterstock/File)

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Passengers rejoice: Commuter line from Lebak to reach Serang next year

Passengers rejoice: Commuter line from Lebak to reach Serang next year

Two commuter line trains make stops at Cilebut Station in Bogor regency, West Java, on March 12, 2019. (JP/Arif Firmansyah)

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Colleagues, friends reflect on Muslim scholar Bahtiar Effendy's legacy

Colleagues, friends reflect on Muslim scholar Bahtiar Effendy's legacy

Prominent Muslim scholar and Muhammadiyah Central Board (PP) Bahtiar Effendy has passed away in Jakarta on Thursday.(tribunwow.com/File)

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South Sumatra recalls 30% of 'fresh' coconut exports to Thailand

South Sumatra recalls 30% of 'fresh' coconut exports to Thailand

A customs officer poses with a shipping container full of sprouted coconuts on Nov. 19, 2019 in Palembang, South Sumatra. The container was one of 25 containers of coconuts that were reimported from Thailand due to unexpected germination. (JP/Yulia Savitri)

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40 days left for Bekasi to generate Rp 1 trillion in local income, mayor says

40 days left for Bekasi to generate Rp 1 trillion in local income, mayor says

Passengers at Bekasi Station, West Java, pass a banner stating that, starting on Sept. 8, the station no longer serves airport trains to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. (JP/P.J. Leo)

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Ma'ruf backs police's lavish lifestyle ban, advising officials to also display 'modesty'

Ma'ruf backs police's lavish lifestyle ban, advising officials to also display 'modesty'

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin (left) speaks to journalists at the Vice Presidential Office in Jakarta on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

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Off the shoulders of ‘Mbok’, into cafes and online stores: Jamu herbal drink enters Digital Age

Off the shoulders of ‘Mbok’, into cafes and online stores: Jamu herbal drink enters Digital Age

Visitors enjoy food and 'jamu' herbal drinks at Suwe Ora Jamu cafe in Petogogan, Jakarta, in July 2017.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

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Dutch and Chinese operators to help expand Kuala Tanjung port

Dutch and Chinese operators to help expand Kuala Tanjung port

Officials from Prima Multi Terminal, the developer of Kuala Tanjung Port’s multipurpose terminal in North Sumatra, monitor the movement of container cranes on Wednesday. The new container cranes from Finland are expected to speed up loading and unloading at the terminal. (Antara/-)

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North Sumatra may cull all pigs to curb hog cholera virus

North Sumatra may cull all pigs to curb hog cholera virus

Over 9,000 pigs have died in a hog cholera outbreak in North Sumatra. (Bloomberg/File)

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Developing Jakarta, one Instagrammable spot at a time

Developing Jakarta, one Instagrammable spot at a time

Skateboarders practice while others take pictures at the Dukuh Atas Cultural Park in Central Jakarta on Aug. 25, one week after it was inaugurated. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama )

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Monetary easing continues as BI lowers bank reserve requirement

Monetary easing continues as BI lowers bank reserve requirement

Logo of Bank Indonesia, in Jalan Thamrin, Jakarta. (JP/Rafaela Chandra)

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Greater role for BKPM as it takes over all business licenses

Greater role for BKPM as it takes over all business licenses

Office of Investment Coordination Board (BKPM) in Jakarta. (kontan.co.id/Achmad Fauzi)

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Dry spell persists in East Sumba as regency suffers 249 days without rain

Dry spell persists in East Sumba as regency suffers 249 days without rain

Residents ride a motorcycle across cracked soil as an alternative route from Eromoko to Baturetno in Glesung village, Wonogiri in Central Java on Sept. 11. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi )

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Emirates slims Boeing purchase plans in fleet overhaul

Emirates slims Boeing purchase plans in fleet overhaul

This picture shows the 100th Emirates Airline double-decker Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, during the 2018 Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) at the Sakhir Airbase, south of the Bahraini capital Manama on November 14 2018. (AFP/-)

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Indonesian consumers less optimistic in Q3, surpassed by Vietnamese: Nielsen

Indonesian consumers less optimistic in Q3, surpassed by Vietnamese: Nielsen

Women shop for apples at a market in Beijing, China. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri )

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Jokowi picks young people to presidential expert staff for their 'fresh, innovative ideas'

Jokowi picks young people to presidential expert staff for their 'fresh, innovative ideas'

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) with his new presidential expert staff members at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. (kompas.com/Ihsanuddin)

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Hunt them down: KPK requests Interpol red notice for BLBI suspects

Hunt them down: KPK requests Interpol red notice for BLBI suspects

Deputy chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission Laode M. Syarif (center), accompanied by another deputy Saut Situmorang (left) and KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah, speaks during a press conference on the new suspects related to graft in the disbursement of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) in KPK headquarters on June 10, 2019. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

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BI maintains rate at 5 percent, lowers GWM by 50 bps

BI maintains rate at 5 percent, lowers GWM by 50 bps

The Bank Indonesia building on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta. The central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 5 percent on Thursday. (Shutterstock.com/Harismoyo )

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Govt hands tied as regional laws discourage business

Govt hands tied as regional laws discourage business

A worker inspects water pipes at a PVC factory in Bekasi, West Java. Many local government regulations contradict central government regulations, creating uncertainty for businesses.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

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AmCham report highlights need for operational reform to attract investors

AmCham report highlights need for operational reform to attract investors

The Jakarta office of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) (kontan.co.id/Achmad Fauzi)

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Convicted terrorists on Riau Islands Police radar following Medan suicide attack

Convicted terrorists on Riau Islands Police radar following Medan suicide attack

Police officers secure the Medan Police headquarters in North Sumatra after a suicide bombing inside the compound on Nov. 13, 2019. (AFP/Atar)

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3 terms in office for president? Proposals for more terms put forth at MPR

3 terms in office for president? Proposals for more terms put forth at MPR

People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) members attend a plenary meeting on Oct. 3, 2019, in Jakarta. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

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Lippo Cikarang former director detained for Meikarta bribery case investigation

Lippo Cikarang former director detained for Meikarta bribery case investigation

Former president director of PT Lippo Cikarang Bartholomeus Toto speaks to journalists while wearing an orange detention vest after a 10-hour questioning with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (kompas.com/Ardito Ramadhan D)

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