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Soaring Gold Prices Due to U.S.-China Friction and Corona Pandemic【Bad money drives out good money】


In West Bekasi, where I live, there is a mall called Bekasi Cyber Park where there are many shops selling PC-related equipment, such as ITC Manga Dua in Kota and Ambassador Mall in Kuningan, and unlike Jakarta, Bekasi, which is in the countryside, the shopkeepers are not arrogant and easy to talk to.

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Why interest rates went up in the Asian currency crisis and down in the Corona pandemic


In Indonesia, the spread of the new coronavirus has led to growing speculation of an economic slowdown, and Bank Indonesia, after cutting its policy rate from 4.5% to 4.25% in June, decided to cut it further to 4% on July 16, but in times of recession, the rate Lowering the price to make it easier for companies to borrow money and motivate them to invest in capital equipment is a common monetary policy of central banks to stimulate the economy.

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Why Muslim groups and workers oppose the Omnibus Law, Panchasila Law and Corona Law


Yesterday, July 16, in front of the National Assembly DPR (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat), there was a massive demonstration by the Presidium Alumni 212 (PA 212), Front Pembela Islam (FPI) and other Islamic organizations, workers and students.

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A period of adjustment to the new normal in Jakarta


In Jakarta, the PSBB (Large Scale Social Restrictions) have been phased out in June, and about two months As if to vent the frustration that has built up during the self-restraint in the interim, last week's 21 Car Free Day (CFD, HBKB = Hari Bebas in Indonesian) resumed on Sunday. Jakarta citizens crowded into the Kendaraan Bermotor (Kendaraan Bermotor) in large numbers, and the crowd was so large Feeling threatened by the denseness by the Jakarta Provincial Government today, Sunday 28, from Thamrin Street Ban Car Free Day on Sudirman Street to 32 locations in the city so that the denseness is dispersed instead. The strategy was to establish a pedestrian zone.

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Impact of a new type of coronavirus at a Japanese company in Indonesia


Looking at social networking sites and personal blogs of Indonesian expatriates, there are cases where, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, there are cases where only the family members of the expatriates return home temporarily, and cases where the expatriates themselves follow suit and return home temporarily, as well as cases where they remain in Indonesia.


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What's going on in Meikarta now?


Tol Jakarta-Cikampek, 34km from Cibatu exit, turn left immediately If you follow the road, you can see the May Carta buildings under construction, circa 2016. A construction project named Orange County began and A sign announcing the construction of a Japanese kindergarten and a Japanese school with capital participation from Mitsubishi Corporation The name was changed to Meikarta before I knew it, and then The sale of apartment units began to develop with great fanfare in the malls of Jakarta and Cikarang.


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The current construction status of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway


In 2015, China and Japan engaged in a battle for orders, and the introduction of the Japanese bullet train system, using yen loans While it was seen as a certainty, the Indonesian government flipped out at China's proposal of zero financial burden. The Japanese proposal was kicked down, but the Japanese proposal was submitted to the Indonesian side It is rumored that the same construction specifications that were submitted by China have been submitted by a Chinese company. The Japanese feel that they have lost their footing in the negotiations with the Indonesian government, and there is no small amount of resentment against the Indonesian government. I remember hearing

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JaBoDeTaBek-PunJur Regional Spatial Plan to prevent flooding and relieve congestion


It's mid-June and while we thought we had already entered the dry season, the sudden heavy rains last night seemed to have caused immediate flooding (banjir) in Ancol, North Jakarta, where land subsidence is at its worst, said to be moving at a rate of 8 inches (about 20 cm) a year.

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Lion Air resumes domestic flights.


Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air, the three Lion Air Group airlines - Lion Air, Wings Air and Batik Air, which resumed operations on June 1 but were suspended on June 4 due to a number of deficiencies in passenger health certificates - will resume operations from Domestic Terminal 2E at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport today, starting on June 10.

ポストコロナ時代の新しい日常であるNEW NORMAL

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New Normal, a code of conduct for Indonesia after the lifting of the PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restrictions)


Yesterday, President Jokowi visited the Sumarecon Mall near his home to inspect the preparations for the reopening of the business on June 8.


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West Java to support Indonesia's economic development after capital relocation


I moved to Bali in June 2001 after working in IT for 3 and a half years in Jakarta in October 1997, because when I launched my business of exporting furniture and handy craft, Japanese customers such as furniture stores, sundry stores and restaurants regularly visit Bali for both travel and shopping.


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How big is Indonesia's car sales market?


In the period from January to March, before the implementation of the PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restrictions) due to the corona pandemic, the total number of vehicles shipped from January to March stood at 260,804 units, down 15.9% compared to the same period last year, but in April, after the implementation of the PSBB, the total number of vehicles shipped was 7,871 units, down 90.7% compared to the same month last year, and the target number of vehicles shipped in 2020 was lowered from 1.08 million to 600,000.


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The situation of the corona pandemic in Indonesia just before Lebaran


As of May 21, there were 1,278 deaths in Indonesia, including 498 in Jakarta, and while the number of infected people in Indonesia increased by 973 per day, the number in Jakarta increased by 70 per day, indicating that infection is spreading beyond Jakarta.


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Impact of the Corona disaster on the new and used car markets in Indonesia


The impact of the new coronavirus led to the implementation of the PSBB (Large-Scale Social Restriction) in the automobile sales market of Jakarta, the province of West Java, where Bekasi and Karawang are production bases, as well as the implementation of the new coronavirus, causing both supply and demand to stagnate.


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A conscientious common sense that separates religious norms from social activities


Whenever I see such insidious Japanese incidents of bullying the weak, I even feel that Indonesia has a higher level of citizenship than Japan, where the strong should help the weak and give alms to the poor, even though their economic status is lower than Japan's.


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Indonesia's history of recession


Since I came to Indonesia, I have seen the economic recession several times, but because of the spread of the new coronavirus this time, the economy will definitely go into recession, and in a few years' time it may be called corona shock or corona recession.


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Indonesia's new corona virus (COVID-19) uproar


On February 4, a cluster (mass infection) of a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) broke out on board the Diamond Princess, which docked in Yokohama, Japan, and a sense of crisis was immediately heightened.


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Democracy setback by Indonesian criminal law reform


Last August, my wife and I tried to stay at a hot spring hotel in Guci, a village deep in the mountains, 45km south of Tegal, Central Java, without a reservation at around 8pm, but we were asked to show our surat nikah (marriage certificate) in accordance with Sharia (syariah).


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Japan's post-bubble economy and Indonesia's post-currency crisis


When I entered university in 1991, at the end of the bubble economy, land and stock prices were exploding, Mitsubishi Estate had bought the Rockefeller Center Building, a symbol of America, and the women of the one-length body-con (like the Bubbly Dance of Tomigaoka High School's dance club) were dancing at Juliana Tokyo in the waterfront bay area, waving their fans.


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The impact of domestic and foreign demand on the national economy


The situation in Japan is that even if public works investment is made, the money stays in the savings of companies and individuals, and domestic consumption does not increase, while the situation in Indonesia is that even if domestic consumption increases, the ratio of imported consumer materials is high, and domestic assets are flowing out to foreign countries.