Rising investment to boost fourth-quarter growth: vice minister

Investment, which has begun to show an upward trend, will be one of the engines of national economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2021, Vice Finance Minister Suahasil Nazara has said. “As the spread of COVID-19 has begun to decline in Indonesia, it has encouraged investors to invest (in the country),” he said at a media dialog in Jayapura, Papua, on Saturday. The high investment was also visible from the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in September 2021, which returned to the expansion level of 52.2 after declining to the…

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Several Indonesian provinces record zero COVID-19 deaths

Several Indonesian provinces recorded zero deaths due to COVID-19 on the weekend, according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force. The provinces were West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Sumatra, East Nusa Tenggara, North Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Aceh, Yogyakarta, Banten, West Nusa Tenggara, South Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Southeast Sulawesi, Jambi, Gorontalo, West Sulawesi, West Papua, and Maluku, it informed. Indonesia added 44 deaths nationwide due to the coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total COVID-19 death toll to 142,939. Meanwhile, the number of positive cases rose by 997 to…

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Indonesia’s broadcasters urged to care for reliable content: Kominfo

The Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) has urged media outlets and broadcasters in Indonesia to pay more serious attention to the reliability of their contents instead of just ratings. To this end, Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate appeals to media actors in the country to keep improving their practices of journalism by providing reliable content. As disclosed in a press statement that ANTARA received here Sunday, Plate highlighted the importance of serving the public with informative content that would bolster Indonesia’s cultural values. He shared his perspectives at…

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Toilets in tourist destinations must meet national standard: Uno

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has stressed that the toilet facilities in tourist destinations should be well-designed and well-maintained to meet the national standard. Therefore, such toilets can help improve the images of qualified tourist destinations and will also help to boost the tourist visits, he added. “Today, I am very happy and touched that we have carried out our program from the start of the year with the help of the Indonesian Toilet Task Force that has worked hand-in-hand with business stakeholders in assisting the government,” Uno said in…

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Uno pushes development of games and apps in East Java’s Malang

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno encouraged the development of games and applications in Malang City, East Java, due to the quite large potential of the games and application industry there. “This can be seen through the movement of creative economy players who are active both at the national and international level,” Uno noted while acting as a speaker in a game development event in Latar Ijen, Malang, East Java, on Saturday. In his written statement received here on Sunday, the minister said that he hopes the…

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AFPI supports police’ crackdown on illegal online lenders

The Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) has lauded the Indonesian Police’ firm crackdown on illegal online lending firms that have unsettled the public. “AFPI offers its highest appreciation to the Indonesian Police, for its legal measures taken against illegal online lenders. The move is expected to restore public order,” AFPI Head Adrian Gunadi said in a statement here on Sunday. The move, he continued, would protect the public from high-interest loan, rude and unethical debt collecting, and the use of customers’ personal data. In support to the police’ move against the illegal…

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