Rempang's Land Spat: The Battle for Ground

An integrated industrial zone spanning 2,300 hectares will be erected in the initial phase. This development is poised to impact five old villages: Pasir Merah, Belongkeng, Pasir Panjang, Sembulang Tanjung, and Sembulang.

Severe Drought Threat from El Niño

The government estimates the peak of El Niño to occur in August 2023. This warm sea-level cycle is predicted to lead to decreased agricultural productivity and increased forest and land fires.

Series of Fires at Pertamina Refinery

A fire occurred at Pertamina Plumpang Depot, Jakarta, on 3 March 2023. Similar incidents have occurred at Pertamina's oil refineries in the past two years.

Electric Motorcycle Players in Indonesia?

The government plans to subsidize the purchase of electric motorcycles by Rp7 million per unit. This move aims to support the target of two million electric motorcycle units by 2025. New brands are emerging, but big companies dominate.

Low Occupancy, Malls Keep Expanding

Greater Jakarta will have nine new malls by 2025, even though occupancy rates in Jakarta and Bodetabek (Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi) are declining, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to property consultant Colliers.

The Culprit of Rice Price Hike

The average price of rice has increased since July 2022, both at the producer and retail levels. What causes the increase in commodity prices?

Startups Layoff Storm Continues

The wave of startup layoffs (PHK) in Indonesia continues. In November, there were at least 14 technology startups that implemented layoffs.

Layoffs Threat in Textile Industry

Several textile and textile product (TPT) companies reportedly have terminated their workers (layoffs). The government is still looking for the cause.

Chinese Electric Car Battery Giant Investment

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), a manufacturer of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles from China, is expanding its investment in Indonesia.