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Indonesia’s Expectations from the 2015 SIAL Canada Trade Event

Twenty-six Indonesian companies expected to generate a potential transaction of 10 million USD during the 2015 Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) Canada. SIAL Canada is an international agro-food industry event. It was held from April 28 to 30 in Toronto and Indonesia was the country of honor for the 2015 SIAL Canada. [Continue reading]

The 2015 May Day Review

Approximately 150,000 workers from the greater Jakarta—Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi—joined the May Day celebration rally in Jakarta on Friday last week. Those who attended are affiliated with the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Union (KSPI), the Confederation of All Indonesian Workers Unions (KSPSI), the Confederation of Indonesian Prosperity Labour Union (KSBSI), and the Preparatory Committee of All Indonesian United Workers Confederation (KP-KPBI). The workers expressed what they refer to as 10 basic demands:[Continue reading]

EMTK Is Now One of the Shareholders of Bobobobo.com

On Wednesday (Apr 29), PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (IDX:EMTK) announced that the company had just invested series A budget to the newly established e-commerce bobobobo.com through its subsidiary PT Kreatif Media Karya (KMK Online). Alvin W. Sariaatmadja of EMTK told the press that the value of EMTK’s investment to bobobobo.com is approximately 20 billion Rupiah. [Continue reading]

Facebook Prefers ISAT to EXCL for Free Internet Access Project

The popular social media platform Facebook announced its cooperation with PT Indosat Tbk (IDX:ISAT) to provide free internet access to Indonesian internet users through the internet.org. The internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative, bringing together technology leaders, non-profit, and local communities to connect the two thirds of the world that do not have access to the internet. [Continue reading]

Cosmetics Industry: Conversation with Wulan Tilaar

Sari Ayu is one of the oldest Indonesian cosmetic brands produced by PT. Martina Berto Tbk (IDX:MBTO) of the Martha Tilaar Group. MBTO was established on June 1977. Today it has 13 brands targeting different segments of cosmetic consumers. On Friday (April 17), we spoke exclusively with Wulan Tilaar Widarto, the vice chairwoman of the Martha Tilaar Group. [Continue reading]

The Care for Education Community & their Sekolah Kolong Pelangi

Valentina Palma Sastrodihardjo is a Jakarta resident, who took it upon her to help the less fortunate kids pursue education. Valent once worked as a corporate secretary but she realized that that wasn’t what she wanted to do. So she resigned and began working as a computer teacher at Ricci Elementary School. She found joy in teaching kids and thus decided to pursue further education in teaching. [Continue reading]

Ahok & the Idea of Province-Owned, Alcoholic Beverages Retail Outlets

The implementation of the controversial Trade Minister Regulation on The Sales of Alcoholic Beverage has been in full force since April 16; three months after it was released in January 16, 2015. Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, otherwise known as “Ahok”, is now under fire after the revelation that the province government has been for long a major shareholder of the Indonesian brewery company PT Delta Djakarta Tbk (IDX: DLTA). Ahok’s response? Throwing an idea to establish a Jakarta-government-owned alcoholic beverages outlets. [Continue reading]