Indonesia fuel subsidies - updates

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Indonesian inflation picks up in March

Apr 01, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Inflation picks up to 6 38 in March

RICE PRICE. The price of some rice variants rose by about 30% from the start of the year to March. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Indonesian inflation slows in February on lower fuel, food costs

Mar 02, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The collapse in global oil prices has fed through to lower inflation

SLOWING INFLATION. An Indonesian vendor waits for costumers in her shop for batik clothes at a market in Jakarta. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

Jokowi praised on economy, but criticized on human rights

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Jokowi s unapologetic stance against clemency for convicted drug peddlers earns criticism from human rights groups

INDONESIA'S PRESIDENT. Joko Widodo will mark his first 100 days in power on Tuesday, January 27, after elected as president of the world's largest Muslim-majority country in July 2014, following a meteoric rise from a childhood in a riverbank slum. File photo by EPA

Indonesia inflation jumps to 8.36% after fuel price hike

Jan 02, 2015 - 3:02 PM

Transportation cost adjustments in December that pushed up food prices during the holiday season were the main reason for the higher than expected inflation

Indonesia's inflation rate jumped 8.6% and manufacturing activity sank the country's new president raised the price of fuel in Southeast Asia's top economy, data showed on January 2. Photo by Juni Kristianto/AFP

Indonesia scraps controversial gasoline subsidy

Dec 31, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The price of gasoline will fall in line with declining global oil prices to 7 600 rupiah 61 cents a liter from 8 500 rupiah Diesel will also be lowered to 7 250 rupiah from 7 500 rupiah a liter

A fuel attendant at the state-energy firm, Pertamina fuel station prepares to fill up motorists in Jakarta on November 17, 2014. Photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 1:31 PM

The latest updates on AirAsia QZ8501 new fuel prices come the New Year prepare your travel schedule to avoid traffic on New Year s eve and more on today s wRap from Indonesia

The scene at Jakarta’s Hotel Indonesia traffic circle during the New Year celebration in 2013. Photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Indonesia sinks 2 foreign ships reform team wants 88 octane fuel imports stopped motorcycle ban gets former governor s support and more

GOING DOWN. Two Papua New Guinea ships used for illegal fishing burning in Ambon Bay, Maluku, on December 21, 2014. Photo from the Indonesian Cabinet Secretariat

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Fixed fuel subsidy to be proposed in January KPK targetting the former Jakarta governor Jakarta s cute new anti littering effort and more

SUNKEN VESSEL. File photo of the the 1,753-ton Oriong-501 trawler, operated by South Korea's Sajo Industries. Yonhap/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Jokowi s visit to the landslide site a new regulation allowing several deputy governors what happened during Indonesia s national online shopping day and more

DISASTER. President Joko Widodo visiting the site of the landslide in Jemblung Village, Banjarnegara, Central Java, on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Photo by Himawan Listya Nugraha/EPA

Indonesia holds interest rates after recent hike

Dec 11, 2014 - 7:44 PM

Last month’s interest rate increase was the first for a year and the rate is now at its highest level for 5 years

CENTRAL BANK. The facade of Bank Indonesia building is seen in the capital city of Jakarta. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 3, 2014

Dec 03, 2014 - 1:17 PM

Former Blitar mayor is likely Jakarta s new deputy governor Jakarta s first parking meters earn 25k a month a hit and run video gone viral and more

Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama saat membacakan sumpah jabatan sebagai Gubernur DKI Jakarta sisa masa jabatan 2012-2017, pada 19 November 2014. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesian inflation up, manufacturing hit after fuel price hike

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:43 PM

But Indonesia s trade balance swung to a small surplus of 20 million in October from a 270 million deficit the previous month as a fall in oil prices cut the country s import bills

PROTEST. Indonesian students lay down on the street during an anti-fuel price hike protest at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 18 November 2014. Photo by EPA

One dead in Indonesian protest against fuel price hike

Nov 27, 2014 - 9:43 PM

The 27 year old man was found in the street in Makassar after police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse about 200 demonstrators

PROTEST. Indonesian students lay down on the street during an anti-fuel price hike protest at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 18, 2014. Photo by EPA

Fuel price hike ‘first step’ to subsidy reform in Indonesia

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Reforms include giving direct subsidies more and subsidizing commodities less as well as setting a fixed fuel subsidy amount

WELFARE CARDS. Residents wait their turn to get new social protection cards at a post office in Depok, Indonesia, on November 25, 2014.  Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:09 PM

The central government slashes official travel budgets President Jokowi goes on another blusukan this week and the Jakarta administration aims to get your IDs repealed if you litter during rainy season

Joint-conference from, Walhi, and Greenpeace, urging President Jokowi to conduct 'blusukan' to Riau. Photo courtesy of

Jokowi takes on Indonesia's Oil Mafia

Nov 19, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The fuel subsidy cut is a warning to top figures the party’s over

Romeo Gacad/File/AFP

Indonesia raises interest rates after fuel price increase

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Also stocks increase and the rupiah strengthens as a result of the fuel price hikes

LATE NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT. President Joko Widodo and members of his cabinet announcing the fuel price hikes late on Monday, November 17, 2014. They came into effect less than 3 hours after the announcement. Photo by EPA

Numbers matter: Why Indonesia can no longer afford fuel subsidy

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:30 PM

If many of us can pay millions of rupiah for monthly installment to buy new cars would it be fair to pay gasoline at less than half of the price of a pack of cigarettes?

Perbedaan Jokowi dan SBY soal kenaikan harga BBM bersubsidi

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Jokowi mengatakan proyek infrastrukturnya beda orientasi dengan SBY Tapi Jokowi gunakan data KPS versi pemerintahan lalu

Pengendara kendaraan bermotor di Banda Aceh antre untuk mengisi bahan bakar minyak sebelum harga BBM bersubsidi naik, pada 18 November 2014. Foto oleh EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 18, 2014

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Reactions to the fuel price increase the minimum wage in Jakarta the case of another Indonesian jailed for a Facebook post and more

PANIC BUYING. Motorcycle drivers queue to refuel a few hours before the fuel price rises at a gas station in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on November 17, 2014. Photo by EPA

PIDATO LENGKAP: Jokowi umumkan kenaikan harga BBM

Nov 18, 2014 - 9:36 AM

Presiden RI Joko Widodo umumkan kenaikan harga BBM pada hari Senin malam 17 November 2014

Jokowi: Pengalihan subsidi BBM untuk sektor produktif

Nov 18, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Sejumlah proyek infrastruktur akan dibangun dari program pengalihan subsidi BBM senilai Rp 120 Triliun untuk 2015

BBM NAIK. Seorang petugas SPBU mengisi BBM untuk kendaraan beberapa jam sebelum pemerintah menaikkan harga BBM bersubsidi pada Selasa, 18 November 2014, dini hari. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

Jokowi fulfills promise, raises fuel prices

Nov 17, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Gasoline prices increase from IDR6 500 per liter 0 53 to IDR8 500 per liter at midnight on November 18

PUMP PRICES. Motorbike riders line up at a Pertamina gas station in Jakarta to purchase subsidized fuel. File photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 14, 2014

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Jokowi presents maritime vision in Myanmar Jakarta wants to charge higher vehicle ownership taxes subsidized fuel price hike hurdles and more

HIGHER TAXES. Jakarta wants to impose higher taxes on vehicle ownership. File photo by AFP

Indonesia holds rates ahead of fuel price hike

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Bank Indonesia keeps the rate at 7 50 for the 12th consecutive month in line with economists forecasts

LOOMING PRICE HIKE. Indonesian motorbike riders line up at a petrol station in Jakarta. The price of subsidized fuel is expected to go up soon. File photo by EPA

FULL SPEECH: Jokowi at APEC CEO Summit 2014

Nov 10, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Remarks by Indonesian President Joko Jokowi Widodo at the APEC CEO Summit on November 10 2014 in Beijing China

FIRST SPEECH ABROAD. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo delivers a speech at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing on November 10, 2014. Top leaders and ministers of the 21-member APEC grouping are meeting in Beijing from November 7 to 11. Photo by AFP

Politik kenaikan BBM era Jokowi-JK

Nov 09, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Menaikkan harga BBM bukan sekedar keputusan ekonomi Nuansa politik sangat kental PDI P juga pernah menolak kenaikan harga BBM

Seorang demonstran memprotes kebijakan pemerintah menaikkan harga BBM bersubsidi pada tahun 2012. Foto oleh AFP

Ketidakpastian kenaikan BBM bersubsidi sebabkan harga bahan pokok naik

Nov 07, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Pengusaha mendukung kenaikan harga BBM bersubsidi jamin tak ada PHK Sementara oposisi di DPR menolaknya katakan program Jokowi tak pro rakyat

Menteri Perekonomian Sofyan Djalil memastikan akan menaikkan harga BBM bersubsidi sebelum tahun 2014 berakhir, secepatnya bulan November ini. Foto oleh AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 7, 2014

Nov 07, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Jokowi s statement on raising fuel prices a Buddhist textbook graft case at the Religious Affairs Ministry the latest on lifting the ban on Vimeo and more

PUMP PRICES. Motorbike riders line up at a Pertamina gas station in Jakarta to purchase subsidized fuel. File photo by EPA

Indonesia's GDP growth slows again, hits new 5-year low

Nov 05, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Official data shows Southeast Asia s largest economy expanded 5 01 in the third quarter below economist forecasts

SLOWING GROWTH. Indonesia's economic growth slipped to 5.01% in the third quarter – the lowest level in 5 years. File photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 4, 2014

Nov 04, 2014 - 11:35 AM

The launch of Jokowi s social welfare cards the fate of the satay worker who posted pornographic images of the president the online backlash against the disbanding of the U 19 football team and more

Indonesian inflation edges up as fuel price hike looms

Nov 03, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Economists say prices have gone up now because the market has anticipated the fuel price hike

PUMP PRICES. Motorbike riders line up at a Pertamina gas station in Jakarta to purchase subsidized fuel. File photo by EPA

10 hal yang bisa dipangkas jika harga BBM bersubsidi naik

Oct 28, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Kenaikan harga BBM bersubsidi akan memberikan efek ke biaya hidup Lantas pos mana saja yang harus dikorbankan jika BBM bersubsidi naik?

SUBSIDIZED FUEL. Subsidies in Indonesia, including for fuel, are expected to cost $31.3 billion in 2015, around 18 percent of the total draft budget submitted to parliament. File photo by EPA

Why we shouldn’t politicize the fuel subsidy debate

Oct 28, 2014 - 1:00 PM

When BBM subsidies are driven by largely political issues we tend to overlook the core issues – economics moral hazards and inefficiency

LONG QUEUE. Indonesian motorists wait for their turn to fill up their motorbikes with subsidized fuel at a gas station in Yogyakarta on Aug. 27, 2014, when state oil company Pertamina reduced daily quotas. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 27, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Initial reactions to Jokowi s cabinet the results of the 2014 Jakarta Marathon Kalla s latest statement on the fuel price hike and more

WORKING CABINET. President Joko Widodo (C) accompanied by his Vice President Jusuf Kalla (C-R) and some of his new ministers at the State Palace in Jakarta on October 26, 2014. Photo by Adi Weda/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Grand celebration plans for Jokowi s inauguration IKEA Indonesia s opening the celebrity wedding of the year and more

Celebrity couple Raffi Ahmad and Nagita Slavina are set to be married on Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of @RaffiAhmadLagi/Instagram

Why SBY had good reason not to raise fuel prices

Sep 29, 2014 - 1:33 PM

To be clear fuel subsidies should be scrapped But President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had good reason to refuse Jokowi s request to start raising fuel prices now

SUBSIDY DILEMMA. A long queue of Indonesian motorists waiting to fill up their motorbikes with subsidized fuel at a gas station in Yogyakarta on August 27, 2014, caused by a policy to reduce the quota of subsidized fuel distributed daily. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Student jailed after post on social media app Path

Sep 01, 2014 - 2:50 PM

An Indonesian student has been detained for allegedly defaming Yogyakarta after she called the city poor stupid and uncultured in a post on social media app Path

LONG QUEUE. Indonesian motorists wait for their turn to fill up their motorbikes with subsidized fuel at a gas station in Yogyakarta on Aug. 27, 2014. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Aug. 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:55 AM

Subsidized fuel price hike talks objections to amendments to the legislative bodies law a massive gas line explosion and more

BURNING OIL. A photograph taken with mobile phone shows a burning Pertamina pipeline in Subang, West Java, on Aug. 28, 2014. Photo from EPA

Jokowi plans to eliminate fuel subsidies

Jul 11, 2014 - 10:03 PM

How does candidate Joko Widodo or Jokowi plan to jumpstart the economy as well as confront problems like traffic and fuel subsidies?