Stimulus Aimed at Avoiding Recession as Covid-19 Hits Informal Sector Hard

Indonesia's informal sector provides more than 55 million jobs but is losing its resilience as the pandemic stops people from working.

01 April 2020 | 05:09 PM


Bank Indonesia Set to Buy Gov't Recovery Bonds

Indonesia had abandoned the practice – basically the central bank printing money for the government – in 1999 to impose fiscal discipline.

01 April 2020 | 03:24 PM


Lawmakers Urge Police to Collaborate With Government Agencies During Pandemic

The lawmakers also recommend releasing 30,000 petty criminals to avoid mass infection of coronavirus in Indonesia's crowded prisons.

01 April 2020 | 03:57 AM


Over 130 Indonesians Abroad Have Coronavirus

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said there had been three deaths and 27 recoveries among them.

31 March 2020 | 10:46 PM


Gov't Sits on Mudik Rules While Thousands Flee Covid-19 Red Zones

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the government is still preparing a regulation for Idul Fitri exodus during the coronavirus epidemic.

31 March 2020 | 06:56 PM


Soeharto's Golf Buddy and New Order Minister Bob Hasan Passes Away at 89

The billionaire-turned-New Order minister had been battling bone cancer that had spread to his lungs.

31 March 2020 | 06:39 PM


Indonesia Imposes Entry Ban on Foreigners, Makes Quarantine Compulsory for Returning Citizens

Diplomatic passport holders and foreigners who hold stay and work permits in Indonesia are exempt from the regulation.

31 March 2020 | 06:29 PM


Indonesia Drops 3% Budget Deficit Cap for $25b Covid-19 Stimulus

The additional spending would be focused on healthcare, social safety net, tax breaks and restructuring business loans. 

31 March 2020 | 03:55 PM


Jakarta Prepares for Imminent Lockdown

The provincial government has proposed a regional quarantine to curb the spread of coronavirus.

31 March 2020 | 12:05 AM


Siloam Turns Shopping Center in South Jakarta Into Covid-19 Hospital

Siloam Hospitals has converted the old Lippo Plaza Mampang into a new facility to treat Covid-19 patients.

30 March 2020 | 11:35 PM