All posts by: Okky Irmanita

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This month’s Entrepreneur Talk featured Pang Xue Kai (“Kai”), founder CEO of Indonesian cryptocurrency exchange Tokocrypto. Kai shared about his exciting entrepreneurial journey in Indonesia, and engaged the audience in a lively discussion about cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, which ranged from the numerous applications of blockchain technology, and the eradication of the role of middlemen […]

The Indonesian government is going on a streak to weather down external shocks affecting the country’s economic performance. After Bank Indonesia raised its seven-day repo rate by another 25 basis points to six percent on Thursday, the government announced on Friday that it had launched the 16th economic package aimed at relaxing regulations pertaining to investment. […]

Boeing Co. is preparing to send a safety warning to operators of its new 737 Max jets in response to the investigation of last week’s fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia that left 189 dead, said a person familiar with the matter. The bulletin from Boeing will alert airlines that erroneous readings from a […]

Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over domestic helpers. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than […]

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday before keenly awaited trade talks between China and the United States, while early worries over a double whammy for Donald Trump also eased. While not expecting a major deal when officials from Beijing and Washington meet, investors are hopeful they can find a way out of the months-long row that […]