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Asia Pacific Politics

Indonesia seeks to tackle economic reforms

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sought to fulfill campaign promises to develop the Indonesian economy and tackle the deficit. To this end, Widodo has bolstered domestic industries with subsidies and

Asia Pacific Economics

Luck is behind Jokowi’s subsidy gamble in Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo recently cut fuel subsidies. Thanks to falling global oil prices, Indonesians have actually seen a drop in prices at the pump, and thus have not

Asia Pacific Security

Is ISIS reviving extremist networks in Indonesia?

With over 250 million people, Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. While it has banned support for ISIS and its ideology, fighters returning from Iraq or Syria threaten to

International Politics

Top 5 political risks in 2015

From Russian recession and falling oil prices to emerging market reform and divided responses to Islamic State, five areas will define political risk in 2015. One year ago today, the

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

What lies ahead for Indonesia’s infrastructure in 2015?

Plans are in place to bolster Indonesian infrastructure in the year ahead, but actions will be needed to make those plans a reality. Guest post by Marius Toime Andrinof  Chaniago,

Finance International

6 reasons 2015 will be defined by market volatility

Markets spent most of 2014 calmly moving up, but 2015 may be a different story. Outside of a brief surge in volatility in October, markets were complacent throughout 2014. Even

Economics International

Investors underestimating risk in emerging market stocks

Despite political turmoil, investors remain bullish on emerging market equities. Is this because of improved understanding of risk, or complete misunderstanding? When the ‘taper tantrum’ hit for a second time

Asia Pacific Politics

President-elect Jokowi lifts Indonesia’s economic outlook

Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo brings a fresh face to a nation still finding its way as a global economic player. His commitment to subsidy reform and infrastructure investments could help

Economics International

Part I of IV: Why energy subsidies still exist despite inefficiencies

GRI Series on energy subsidies: Despite resolve to remove them, governments around the world continue to subsidize energy production and consumption. This series explores why. At the G20 Leader’s summit