• Today News, Japanese prime ministers special adviser, Hiroto Izumi, met Indonesian Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi, and Public Works and Housing Minister, Basuki Hadimuljono, here on Wednesday to discuss a number of infrastructure projects.

    From the Business Sector, Indonesia is stepping up its cooperation with Japan to develop its six outlying islands, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said.

  • Today News, Jakarta - The rupiah is unaffected by geopolitical tensions on the Korean Peninsula, said Bank Indonesia. The rupiah remains stable at Rp13,343 per US dollar as of September 4.

    From the Business Sector, Jakarta - State-owned telecom company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia or PT Telkom has recovered 7,658 out of 11,574 sites of ATM banking Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) affected by a glitch in Telkom 1 Satellite. It means that 66 percent of ATM banking services have returned to normal.

  • Today News, The Taxation Directorate General (DJP) said cumulative tax revenues in the first 8 months of this year reached Rp686 trillion or around 53.5 percent of the target of Rp1,283 trillion set in the 2017 state budget.

    From the Business Sector, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani says that the government’s ability to repay its debts is getting better over time. She said that the government is pushing for tax reform and to attract more investors in Indonesian capital market to reach the target.