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Shipper, a platform for e-commerce logistics in Indonesia, raises $5 million

Indonesia has one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in the world, but the logistics industry there is still very fragmented, creating headaches for both vendors and customers. Shipper is a startup with the ambitious goal of giving online sellers access to “Amazon-level logistics.” The company has raised $5 million in …

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New Ipsos Study Examines Opportunities for Natural Gas in Indonesian Manufacturing

The Indonesian manufacturing industry continues to rely heavily on oil and coal for its energy ne, yet opportunities exist for significant savings and cleaner production if the country embraces natural gas energy sources, a new study by Ipsos Business Consulting has concluded. The country has until now been slow to …

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Indonesia’s security minister Wiranto hurt after stabbing attack

A man wielding a knife attacked Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, during a visit to the town of Pandeglang in Banten province on the island of Java, images from police and television showed. Indonesian national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo confirmed the incident and told media that the male …

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Indonesia has lost land equal to size of Jakarta in last 15 years

Ever since taking office in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, in December, Nagekeo Regent Johanes Don Bosco Do has been receiving grim reports from residents living in coastal areas in the northern and southern parts of the regency. According to observations from local officials and residents, waves from the Flores Sea …

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With sea levels rising, why don’t more Indonesians believe in human-caused climate change?

Are humans to blame for climate change? A full 97 percent of climate scientists say yes. But if you ask Indonesians, a whopping 18 percent would say no, a new survey from YouGov and the University of Cambridge reveals. Of the 23 countries surveyed, Indonesia had the biggest percentage of …

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Kacific Picks Petro1 to Provide Ground Infrastructure Services

A 9-meter Kacific satellite antenna, similar to the ones being installed at Petro1’s facilities. Photo: Kacific Kacific Broadband Satellites Group selected PT. Petro One Indonesia (Petro1) to provide ground infrastructure services in Indonesia for its new satellite, built by Boeing, which will launch at the end of 2019. Petro1 will …

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Malaysia has stopped selling sand to Singapore — Quartz

Singapore ne a lot of sand. As a tiny island-nation acutely aware of its small size, it has long reclaimed land from the sea to expand its geographic area. Since it became an independent nation 54 years ago, its physical size has grown by almost a quarter, from 224 square …

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Here are the world’s 10 best places to vacation on a budget

East Nusa Tenggara? Madhya Pradesh? The average American vacationer might not have heard of these exotic, far-flung destinations — located in Indonesia and India, respectively — but iconic travel guide Lonely Planet says they’re among the best values for holidays around the world. The publication’s list of 10 “Best Value” …

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