Inalum Benchmark ke Pupuk Kaltim, Optimalkan Implementasi K3 – Anak usaha BUMN Pupuk Indonesia, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur menyambut baik implementasi Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (K3) di lingkup perusahaan itu menjadi rujukan (benchmarking) PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) dalam rangka optimalisasi K3. “Benchmark ini menjadi sarana untuk membuka wawasan dan pengetahuan secara bersama dalam melakukan perbaikan secara berkesinambungan, khususnya peningkatan kinerja K3 … Read more

The G-20 summit kicks off Tuesday. Here’s what to expect.

World leaders are kicking off a meeting Tuesday on the holiday island of Bali, Indonesia as the global economy grapples with a looming recession, central banks’ jumbo rate hikes and historically high inflation. The annual meeting of leaders from the world’s major economies, known as the Group of 20 nations, is also taking place as … Read more

Electric car sales surged by 55% in 2022 to hit over 10 million: IEA

Electric vehicles from Tesla photographed in China. The world’s second largest economy is a major player when it comes to the sale of electric vehicles. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images Electric car sales jumped to more than 10 million last year, with China accounting for roughly 60% of the market, according to … Read more

Metaverse could pump $1.4 trillion a year into Asia’s GDP: Deloitte

The impact of the metaverse to GDP in Asia could be between $0.8 and 1.4 trillion per year by 2035, said a new Deloitte report. Weiquan Lin | Moment | Getty Images Meta‘s huge bet on the metaverse may have put the company in dire straits, but a new Deloitte report suggests that virtual realities … Read more

Plastic pollution credits could be the new carbon offsets

Humanity has produced over 9.5 billion metric tons of plastic. That’s over one metric ton, aka 2,200 pounds, per each of the Earth’s 7.9 billion inhabitants. That plastic doesn’t go away. “All the plastic we’ve ever produced since the inception of the material is still here,” said David Katz, Founder and Chairman of Plastic Bank, … Read more

Tips from eFishery founder Gibran Huzaifah on running a profitable start-up

Indonesian Gibran Huzaifah Amsi El Farizy is no stranger to the start-up world. While he was still a college student, Farizy started his own fish-rearing business — and by the time he graduated in 2012, he was managing 76 ponds. Now at 33, Farizy runs Indonesia-based startup eFishery, which developed products such as automatic feeders … Read more

Hong Kong retains spot as most expensive business destination in Asia

Hong Kong has been named the most expensive location in Asia for business travelers — for the second year in a row, according to a new report.  ECA International’s latest Daily Rates research ranked countries based on costs for short trip expenses: four-star hotel rooms, meals, laundry, alcoholic and soft drinks, journeys by taxi and … Read more

Does being a digital nomad save money? It depends on where you go

Sipping a cold pint of beer in Budapest can cost $2. Dinner for two in a pub in Prague? About $22. And a month’s rental for a sleek studio apartment in the center of the Portuguese city of Porto can set you back $650. With these sorts of living costs, it’s no surprise that many are … Read more

Indonesia says economy is more resilient to absorb inflation shocks

Indonesia is taking steps to make its economy more resilient so it can withstand global shocks like inflation, especially from the United States, said Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. As the world’s largest economy, what the U.S. does has strong implications worldwide, including Indonesia, said the minister. To fight inflation, the U.S. has hiked interest … Read more

Indonesia’s forex reserves rise to 140.3 bln USD in February

JAKARTA, March 7 (Xinhua) — Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves increased to 140.3 billion U.S. dollars at the end of February from 139.4 billion dollars of the previous month, according to Bank Indonesia. “Tax receipts and withdrawal of government’s foreign loans had an impact on increasing the position of foreign exchange reserves in February 2023,” said … Read more