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Economy and Finance

Entrepreneurs Open Their Voices After Sri Mulyani Rejects 0% New Car Tax

Jakarta - National automotive sector entrepreneurs must accept the fact that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati rejects the exemption of new car tax. The plan is for the proposal to take effect in September-December 2020. The Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo) ensures that it does not question Sri Mulyani's decision to reject the proposal for tax exemption, aka 0% for new cars. Chairman I Gaikindo, Jongkie Sugiarto assessed that the rejection of the proposal would have an impact on the performance of motor vehicle sales (KBM). "If the proposal is rejected due to government considerations, that's okay. "Only the increase in the sales figures for the KBM will also move a bit slowly." Said Jongkie when contacted by Media. Jakarta, Tuesday (20/10/2020). He expl...
Economy and Finance

The World Bank Has Reminded Indonesia Of The Bad Impact Of The Omnibus Law

JAKARTA - The World Bank has not only described the positive impact of the Omnibus Law in Indonesia. This report entitled in 'Long Road to Economic Recovery' which was released last July. In this report, this world institution apparently gave a view regarding the negative impact of the Omnibus Law on Cipta Kerja. "This bill also proposes reforms that could have devastating consequences. Especially in the current economic environment," wrote the World Bank in its report. For example, the proposals in this bill concerning relaxation of requirements for environmental protection. And this law would destroy a wealth of natural resources. Which are essential for the livelihoods of many people and could have a negative impact on investment. "However, the cause of the delay and uncertainty i...
Economy and Finance

If Europe Lockdown Again, Indonesia Hopes It Won’t Interfere With Their Exports

Jakarta - A number of European countries are planning to carry out regional closures or lockdowns to prevent the second wave of transmission of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Director General of Foreign Trade, Didi Sumedi, hopes that the closure of Europe will not disrupt exports. Didi said lockdowns usually focus on limiting the movement of people, the majority of whom use air transportation. "Hopefully it won't affect our exports, because most of them are exported to Europe via sea cargo," said Didi when contacted by Kontan.co.id, Thursday (24/9). Even so, business actors still express concerns. Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) for International Relations Shinta Widjaja Kamdani said "that the lockdown would create negative risks for Indonesian...
Economy and Finance

Could Indonesian Economy Grow 5% Next Year?

After being battered in 2020, the Indonesian economy is believed to soar in 2021. The government it self is targeting economic growth in 2021 to reach 5%. Deputy Minister of Finance Suahasil Nazara explained why the government is so confident in these projections. One of the reasons is because of the contraction in the economy this year. "The improvement from seeing yesterday we hope that the conditions in the second quarter of 2020 are sufficiently negative. We hope that gradually there will be an improvement in consumption, improvement in investment and with the support of consumption and government activities, we hope that it will contribute to growth. economy 5%, "he said in a virtual press conference, Wednesday (30/9/2020). Suahasil continued, technically if economic growth is nega...
Economy and Finance

Omnibus Law Becomes A Scenario To Save Indonesia’s Economy From A Crisis

Special Staff of the Minister of Finance Yustinus Prastowo assessed that the Draft on Omnibus Law Job Creation is the policy most likely to be taken by the government to overcome the economic crisis in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). According to him, the regulatory plan is not the best choice. However, the Job Creation Bill is the most rational option to respond to current conditions. "Omnibus Law In our opinion, is the most likely strategy at this time, not the ideal one. Maybe it is not the best policy, maybe not the second best, but it is the most likely to be taken right now to answer objective needs," he said in a teleconference session, Tuesday (14/7/2020). "That there are definite shortcomings. But whether this is all bad or not. So I believe there are good thin...
Economy and Finance

World Bank: ‘Omnibus Law Cipta Kerja Potential To Harm The Indonesian Economy.’

The World Bank assesses that there are several clauses in the Job Creation Omnibus Law that have the potential to harm the Indonesian economy, which is inversely proportional to the purpose of the draft regulation which is to increase economic growth through investment. This was conveyed by the World Bank in Indonesia's economic report released this July under the title Indonesia Economic Prospects: The Long Road to Recovery. Three points highlighted by the World Bank are clauses on employment, licensing and the environment. "The revision of the Manpower Law in the Work Creation Omnibus Law Bill has the potential to reduce the protection provided to workers," wrote the World Bank in its report, on Wednesday (29/7/2020). According to the World Bank, the latest minimum wage schemes as well...
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Survey: 75% Of People Choose Health Instead Of Economy During The Pandemic

The re-tightening of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) by DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan reaps pros and cons. Some people think this policy will weaken the starting economy. Others think that the PSBB needs to act as a brake so that the number of Covid-19 transmissions can be contained. Then, what about the public opinion itself? In the “National COVID-19 Survey” conducted by the KedaiKOPI Survey Institute (Indonesian Public Opinion and Discussion Group), it was revealed that the public is more concerned with health issues. This survey was conducted face-to-face with a home visit mechanism on 18 August-6 September 2020, by interviewing 1200 respondents spread across 34 Provinces in Indonesia. Interviews were conducted according to health protocol: wearing masks, maintaining a di...