Govt seeks ways to curb shark fin exports


The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Mon, November 04 2013, 8:31 AM photo. http://www.speakupforblue.com The government is seeking to restrict shark fishing in a way that will not severely hurt fishermen in the country, which has become one of the world’s largest suppliers of shark fins. The best option may be a quota system, … Continue reading Govt seeks ways to curb shark fin exports

Merpati saved from liquidation


The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Wed, November 13 2013, 11:53 AMThe government’s decision on Tuesday to save ailing state-owned carrier Merpati Nusantara Airlines from liquidation has opened the way for the entry of new investors who had earlier expressed an interest in acquiring the carrier, a minister said.State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said … Continue reading Merpati saved from liquidation

Many locals spend more than their gains


A large section of Indonesian consumers spend more money than their monthly income in order to create the facade of an affluent lifestyle to buy social status making them prone to bankruptcy, according to a recent survey.The survey by Kadence Indonesia has found that the trend will seemingly continue in the following years indicating growing … Continue reading Many locals spend more than their gains

Soybean imports set to boost domestic supply, lower prices


Soybean imports set to boost domestic supply, lower pricesThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Wed, October 30 2013, 9:26 AMIn a bid to boost domestic supply and eventually lower prices, the government has allowed the National Logistics Agency (Bulog) to import 22,000 tons of soybeans from top producers, Brazil and the United States, in … Continue reading Soybean imports set to boost domestic supply, lower prices

Foreign investors eye RI’s small islands


Foreign investors eye RI’s small islandsThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Wed, October 30 2013, 9:28 AMThe beauty of the archipelago has charmed a number of foreign investors to pour some of their money into the development of ecotourism on Indonesia’s small islands.Swedish Ambassador Ewa Polano said on Tuesday that Indonesia, which had an … Continue reading Foreign investors eye RI’s small islands

Peruri buys more printers on high demand


Peruri buys more printers on high demandThe Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Tue, October 22 2013, 11:40 AMDespite the growth in electronic financial transactions, most Indonesians still prefer cash payments, making the demand for banknotes in the country remain at a high level.Prasetio, president director of state-owned securities paper and banknote printing company Peruri, … Continue reading Peruri buys more printers on high demand