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Hendrajit: PT Freeport managed to make govt and parliament pitted against each other

Geopolitical analyst and Executive Director of the Jakarta-based Global Future Institute (GFI) Hendrajit said that PT Freeport Indonesia succeeded to make the government and parliament pitted against each other on the case of PT Freeport's contract extension. Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Sudirman Said officially reported House Speaker Setya Novanto to the Court of Honor Council (MKD) of the House of Representatives for allegedly using the name of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) to extend the Freeport's contract. On account of the Sudirman's complaint the relationship between the government and the House has increasingly escalated.

Pertamina to invest us$ 480 million for bio-avtur production
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Pertamina, Adaro sign strategic alliance agreement

State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina (Persero) and publicly listed mining company PT Adaro Energy Tbk on Wednesday signed a strategic alliance agreement to optimize fuel infrastructure to boost energy security.

Ibn Sutowo's PSC scheme eligible to be re-applied

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Crude oil prices steady below $49 a barrel

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Manufacturing industry struggles hard amid falling rupiah

Unlike previous years, 2014 was not an easy one for the country’s manufacturing sector as low demand in the global market and the sharp depreciation of the Indonesian currency severely affected the industry.

Oil, gas governance in spotlight

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry announced on Sunday the establishment of a team to solve rampant governance problems that have been gnawing at the country’s oil and gas potential, including the existence of a so-called oil and gas mafia.

The classification of professionals and party professionals: An entrance of neoliberal economic technocrats in Jokowi-JK government

President-elect Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced his posture and structure of cabinet, which will officially be sworn in on October 20, 2014. Interestingly, Jokowi will reportedly put some 18 professionals and 16 party professionals to fill 34 administration cabinet posts.

The scheme of neoliberalism behind fuel price hike

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Japanese Militarism : Japan, Between Love And Resentment

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