Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

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Opinion | How the US-China currency war will impact Indonesia

Beijing’s devaluation of the yuan and Trump’s decision to label China a currency manipulator have seen the trade war escalate to a new level – one that will reach Jakarta, pressuring the rupiah and widening Indonesia’s trade deficit.

19 Aug 2019 - 12:24PM

Beijing’s devaluation of the yuan and Trump’s decision to label China a currency manipulator have seen the trade war escalate to a new level – one that will reach Jakarta, pressuring the rupiah and widening Indonesia’s trade deficit.

How the US-China currency war will impact Indonesia
Opinion | Indonesia still wants Chinese investments, but Jokowi is also wooing Middle East money

Jakarta needs to drum up foreign capital to boost lacklustre economic growth so is looking to renew deep-rooted historical ties with the Middle East.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:17PM

Jakarta needs to drum up foreign capital to boost lacklustre economic growth so is looking to renew deep-rooted historical ties with the Middle East.

Indonesia still wants Chinese investments, but Jokowi is also wooing Middle East money
Opinion | US-China trade war: Vietnam might get Apple, but Indonesia can get a bite of the action, too

Countries like Vietnam stand to benefit as companies like Apple leave China for more profitable markets. But for Indonesia to benefit, some innovative, outward-looking policy decisions will be needed

20 Jun 2019 - 10:40AM

Countries like Vietnam stand to benefit as companies like Apple leave China for more profitable markets. But for Indonesia to benefit, some innovative, outward-looking policy decisions will be needed

US-China trade war: Vietnam might get Apple, but Indonesia can get a bite of the action, too
Opinion | Oil is just the start of China’s belt and road interest in the Gulf

Part of the reason for Beijing’s presence in the region is the pressing need to resolve its overcapacity problem – and to facilitate the flow of trade and investment between China and the Gulf.

7 Jun 2019 - 9:20PM

Part of the reason for Beijing’s presence in the region is the pressing need to resolve its overcapacity problem – and to facilitate the flow of trade and investment between China and the Gulf.

Oil is just the start of China’s belt and road interest in the Gulf
What’s driving Indonesian paranoia over Chinese workers?

The number of Chinese workers in Indonesia is tiny, yet they are often the target of fake news, as happened in post-election riots that killed 8 people in Jakarta

4 Jun 2019 - 10:48AM

The number of Chinese workers in Indonesia is tiny, yet they are often the target of fake news, as happened in post-election riots that killed 8 people in Jakarta

What’s driving Indonesian paranoia over Chinese workers?
Opinion | Indonesia could be Beijing’s best belt and road friend

With a blossoming economy and strategic location, the archipelago has much to offer Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan to grow global trade.

15 May 2019 - 2:51PM

With a blossoming economy and strategic location, the archipelago has much to offer Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan to grow global trade.

Indonesia could be Beijing’s best belt and road friend