Competitive Industrialization

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Indonesia again suffered a trade deficit in January 2019, partly due to the fall in world commodity prices. Industrialization should, therefore, be prioritized. The deficit occurred because non-oil and gas as well as oil and gas exports...

El Niño Again Active, Impacts Monitored

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The climatic phenomenon of El Niño is said to be active again this year, even though it is still weak compared to 2015. Its impact on heightening the dry season in Indonesia must be monitored until April 2019. The...

Maintaining Food Sufficiency

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The second debate between the two presidential candidates will take place tomorrow with energy, food, infrastructure, natural resources and the environment as the main topics. As the topics directly relate to people's lives, it would be...

Campaign for Enlightening Islam for Nation’s Civility

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BENGKULU, KOMPAS – President Joko Widodo said that Indonesia was grateful to Muhammadiyah for all the work it had produced. He said that he hoped the organization would continue to campaign for the spread of enlightening religious...

Rakhmad Hardiyanto, Millennial Farmer from Batu

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Rakhmad Hardiyanto, 35, has stopped using his knowledge of machine engineering. In 2012, he shifted to agriculture, pursuing an agribusiness with jambu kristal (psidium guajava) or crystal guava. He focuses on modern agriculture in the...

Tale of Tastes from the Archipelago

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London was covered in snow on Wednesday (13/2/2019). On the streets, people were wearing thick jackets, gloves and scarves to withstand the cold air. However, it was warm on the second floor of The Providores restaurant in Marylebone...

The Global Slowdown Has a Wider Impact

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Indonesia suffered a trade deficit of US$1.16 billion in January this year. The global economic slowdown and the decline in global demand are considered to have contributed to the deficit in the trade balance. The...

Infrastructure and Crucial Food Issue

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Problems related to food and infrastructure are two issues considered very important to be resolved by the elected president. Therefore, in the second debate of the presidential candidates on Sunday (Feb. 17, 2019),...

Imports, Industry and Innovation

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Entering 2019, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) released Indonesia's international trade performance data, which was quite surprising: in 2018 the trade balance deficit was quite deep, at US$8.57 billion. It was caused mainly by the oil and...

Voters Await Concrete Programs

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JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto are offering similar visions and missions in food, infrastructure and energy. Therefore, the two candidates are expected to dive right into defining their...