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Indonesian, Australian Central Banks agree to extend Swap Agreement

Jakarta, Aug 9 (ANTARA News) - The central banks of Indonesia and Australia have agreed to extend their bilateral local currency swap agreement worth Rp100 trillion (AUS$10 billion) from December 2018 to December 2021.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

BI and Philippine Central Bank sign MoU on Money Laundering

Jakarta, Aug 5 (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia (BI) and Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation to prevent money laundering and block fund for terrorism.
Date: 05 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia to use Two References for Financial Market

Jakarta, July 24 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will soon use two financial market's references of INDONIA for the overnight index and Jakarta Interbank Offered Rate (JIBOR) for a week to 12-month index.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

House Commission approves Additional Budget for Industry 4.0

Jakarta, July 13 (ANTARA News) - The Commission VI of the House of Representatives has approved proposal for additional budget of RP2.57 trillion for the Industry Ministry to carry on with the national agenda of the fourth industrial revolution.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Digital Innovation could push Development of Sharia Finance

Makassar, S. Sulawesi, July 4 (ANTARA News) - A Finance Ministry official said innovation of services in digital economy could lead to development of sharia economy in this southeast Asia's largest economy.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Revision of State Budget to be presented by the end of June: Finance Minister

Jakarta, June 26 (ANTARA News) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said her ministry will propose the draft revision of the state budget to the House of Representatives by the end of June after it reports the realization of state budget in the first half of 2018.
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Minister outlines Four Economic risks in 2019

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - The Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, has pointed out four risks that could affect economic performance in 2019.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Bank Indonesia to prioritize Monetary Policy

Jakarta, May 31 (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia will prioritise monetary policy oriented towards exchange rate stability as the Indonesian rupiah weakened by 37 points to RP14,025 from RP13,988 to the US dollar on Wednesday`s opening.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Minister believes BI will make Best Decision on Exchange Rate

Jakarta, Apr 27 (ANTARA News) - The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, believes Bank Indonesia (BI) will make the best decision on adjusting its benchmark interest rate to stem the rupiah's weakening.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Financial System remains stable: BI

Jakarta, Apr 23 (ANTARA News) - The financial system remains stable and the bank intermediation function continues to improve, Bank Indonesia (BI) Executive Director for Communications Agusman stated.
Date: 23 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesian Government issues Bonds in Double Currencies

Jakarta, Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government has issued dollar-denominated bonds and euro-denominated bonds worth US$1 billion each.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesian Central Bank gets New Governor

Jakarta, Mar 28 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR), through its Commission XI on banking affairs, in a fit and proper test session on Wednesday endorsed the candidacy of Perry Warjiyo as the new Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

President issues Regulation to eradicate Money Laundering, Terrorism

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has issued a Presidential Regulation No.13 Year 2018 on the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering and Terrorism, the information center of the Cabinet Secretary said here, Tuesday.
Date: 14 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government not to propose Budget Revision for Subsidy Change

Jakarta, 13 (ANTARA News) - The government will not propose a revision of the state budget in relation to a change in the ceiling of subsidy due to a fluctuation of global crude prices, a Finance Ministry official said.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bank Indonesia studies Use of Blockchain

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia (BI) is studying the use of blockchain, a system in which a record of transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency is maintained across several computers.
Date: 30 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Central Bank warns Banks against violating LTV Regulation

Jakarta, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia said the Jakarta administration`s plan to build low cost houses on bank credit without down payment needs legal basis.
Date: 27 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bitcoin possesses Potential to fund Terrorism: BI

Denpasar, Bali, Jan 25 (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia (BI) stated that the digital currency Bitcoin possesses the potential to be used as terrorism funds and in money laundering crimes as its transactions are being done under a pseudonym.
Date: 25 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Minister urges People to avoid Trading in Crytocurrencies

Jakarta, Jan 23 (ANTARA News) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has urged the people to avoid trading in cryptocurrencies, as such digital assets are not regulated by law.
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bank Indonesia bans Virtual Currency as Means of Payment

Jakarta, Jan 13 (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia (BI) has banned the use of virtual currency, including bitcoin, as a means of payment in the country. Based on Law No.7 of 2011 on Currency, any transaction intended to make payments or settle other obligations using currency or other financial transactions made in the Indonesian territory must us ...
Date: 13 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Finance Service Authority issues Green Bonds, e-Registration

Jakarta, Dec 30 (ANTARA News) - The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has issued several regulations to support and encourage government programs, especially in infrastructure development at the regional level through local bonds, green bonds, and business process acceleration through e-registration.
Date: 30 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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