Indonesia

Country Indonesia
Capital Jakarta
Continent Asia
Currency Rupiah(IDR)
Languages Indonesian

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The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. Indonesia's first free parliamentary election after decades of repressive rule took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third-largest democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for past human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist movement in Papua.

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The Improbable Rise and Blasphemous Fall of a Christian Politician in Indonesia - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)

The Improbable Rise and Blasphemous Fall of a Christian Politician in Indonesia
Foreign Policy (blog)
JAKARTA, Indonesia — “Indonesia's tradition of moderate Islam, frankly, is an inspiration to the world,” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said at a joint press conference last Thursday during a visit to the country. “In your nation, as in mine, religion ...
More than a thousand turn up at Indonesia's City Hall to pay tribute to AhokThe Straits Times
Indonesian VP dismisses concerns about rising intolerance after Ahok defeatChannel NewsAsia
Indonesia: Ahok – Polarising as ever despite being voted outAsian Correspondent

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Indonesia Digs Itself Into a Hole - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Indonesia Digs Itself Into a Hole
Bloomberg
Still, at copper prices of around $2.59 a pound and Grasberg's latest unit costs of 83 cents a pound, the company could in principle generate $47 billion of earnings from digging up the Indonesian mine's 27 billion pounds of copper -- and Freeport as a ...
Freeport-McMoRan Gets Boost From Indonesia Export ResumptionU.S. News & World Report
Freeport cuts copper production targets after Indonesia spatFinancial Times
Freeport hit by Indonesia export ban, permit talks to startBNN
TheStreet.com -Seeking Alpha
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Indonesia 'Can't Stop' Militants Crossing Into Philippines | Time.com - TIME

TIME

Indonesia 'Can't Stop' Militants Crossing Into Philippines | Time.com
TIME
Indonesia admits it cannot stop Islamist fighters or arms from crossing its border with the Philippines, renewing regional security fears.
Indonesian militants can 'easily' enter Philippines - National - The ...Jakarta Post

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Texchem expands its Sushi King operations to Indonesia - The Edge Markets MY

Texchem expands its Sushi King operations to Indonesia
The Edge Markets MY
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): Texchem Resources Bhd is set to expand its Sushi King operations to Indonesia after receiving the green light from the authorities there. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Texchem said it has incorporated a company in Indonesia ...



Opinion: Understanding Indonesia's Business Culture - Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)

Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)

Opinion: Understanding Indonesia's Business Culture
Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)
Adapting to a new work culture is often challenging. In Indonesia, there are certain rules of thumb that expats need to understand when settling in for work or starting a business. Working or doing business in Indonesia requires an understanding of the ...



Indonesia: Journalists Under Assault - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Indonesia: Journalists Under Assault
Human Rights Watch
(Jakarta, April 26, 2017) - The Indonesian government should adopt measures to ensure that state security forces who physically attack journalists are suspended and appropriately prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said today. New data and case research ...



SE Asian stocks largely up; Indonesia hits record high - The Edge Markets MY

SE Asian stocks largely up; Indonesia hits record high
The Edge Markets MY
(April 26): Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, tracking a relief rally in global markets after the first round of the French presidential election and optimism surrounding an expected US tax reform announcement later in the day ...

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What it Really Means to Localize Your Business in Indonesia - Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)

Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)

What it Really Means to Localize Your Business in Indonesia
Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)
Anyone who has ever tried to bring a business concept or franchise from overseas to Indonesia will tell you that at the end of the day it's easier said than done. The market will prove difficult to cope with if you do not understand a few key ...



Football: Indonesia vow faster permits for footballers after Essien debacle - Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Indonesia vow faster permits for footballers after Essien debacle
Channel NewsAsia
JAKARTA: Indonesia's football association pledged on Wednesday (Apr 26) that work permits for foreigners would be issued faster after high-profile moves by former English Premier League stars Michael Essien and Carlton Cole were almost scuppered by ...

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How Indonesia Aims to Make Palm Oil Sustainable - Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)

Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)

How Indonesia Aims to Make Palm Oil Sustainable
Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)
Currently, the total area used for palm oil plantations in Indonesia is approximately 11.3 million hectares. So far, only 1.4 million hectares have met ISPO standards. According to General Director of the Ministry of Agriculture Bambang MM, there are ...

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