Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Indonesia

Islam Nusantara saved Indonesia’s Muslims from ISIS. It can help India too

Religious leaders will assemble for the first 'R-20' at the G20 summit in Bali later this year and work to form a guideline to tackle extremism.

Why Indonesian President Jokowi wants to be ‘communication bridge’ between Russia and Ukraine

Indonesia President Joko Widodo will be holding the G20 summit at ‘most difficult time’, when one of its members, Russia, is engaged in war & nations threaten to boycott the event.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Indonesia reversing palm oil export ban will lead to street protests but it’s relief for India

In the mid of climate crisis, Covid, the ban sent shock waves across India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Now international markets can look forward to better times.

Palm oil prices to dip further as Indonesia lifts supply ban

President Joko Widodo said Thursday that exports can resume from 23 May after prices fell owing to weak demand.

A messy irony: why Indonesia banned palm oil exports

Indonesia consumes just over a third of its palm oil production domestically but has banned exports to meet its needs, launching one of the most dramatic examples of food protectionism.

Palm oil prices soar as Indonesia halting export threatens to fan global food inflation

The ban by Indonesia, which accounts for a third of global edible oil exports, adds to a raft of crop protectionism around the world since the war erupted in Ukraine.

India’s sweet spot in hoarding wheat looks shaky. Ukraine war means new concerns for Modi govt

Rising wholesale prices are signs that traders are estimating a lower crop size for wheat and buoyant exports. It can worsen with Indonesia's ban on palm oil.

Inflation has the monetary policy radicals crawling to the centre

Few were as bold in the first two years of pandemic as Indonesia, which used the central bank to directly finance an expansion in govt spending. But times have changed.

Novavax’s Covid vaccine, made by Serum Institute of India, gets emergency use nod in Indonesia

Serum Institute of India, world's largest vaccine manufacturer, will market the nanoparticle protein-based vaccine in Indonesia under the brand name Covovax.

On Camera


AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.