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Regulation on plastic tax is going no where

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The government has concentrated Rp 500 billion (US$35.49 million) in sales from plastic taxes as said within the 2019 state budget, however the plan to problem a regulation at the problem is nonetheless within the early part regardless of past expectations that it'll be issued past due final year.

Customs and Excise Directorate General spokesman Deni Surjantoro said on Monday that the draft regulation was being debated with the aid of way of officers in related ministries. “The draft is being synchronized and we can also pay attention to the aspirations of different parties,” said Deni on Monday as reported with the aid of way of kontan.co.id.

The deliberation wanted time simply due to the fact the govt. had to search enter from different parties, the official said. Deni might now not provide a date for while the regulation can be issued but said the govt. deliberate to problem it this year.

The government argued that the primary purpose of the regulation can be to scale back plastic…

Creative talents financial institution on on-line marketplaces

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Twenty-four-year-old Hendra Wijaya is only 1 in every of many younger Indonesians who aspire to thrive within the fast-growing artistic industry.

As a content material author and social media influencer, Hendra will get the threat to develop his own community by way of the assist of virtual innovation. Early final year, he joined GetCraft, a web marketplace for the artistic industry, to sell his abilities to energy clients.

GetCraft provides a large array of artistic talents, from content material creators, videographers to social media influencers, so that model businesses and corporations may possibly have higher entry to the skill pool.

“I assume this platform is sort of a bridge for me and the manufacturers in need of to collaborate,” he stated on Tuesday. “Thanks to GetCraft, I actually have a larger opportunity to work with manufacturers that formerly didn't understand about me.”

Before GetCraft existed, Hendra stated it was more durable for artistic of us similar to content mat…

Chips, petrochemicals assist Korea’s exports hit listing excessive in 2018

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South Korea’s exports set a brand new excessive of $600 billion in 2018 primarily pushed with the aid of way of a steady performance in chips, petrochemicals and machinery, according to the govt. on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy stated the nation’s commerce quantity hit a listing excessive of $1.1 trillion, having a commerce surplus of $70 billion. Exports stood at $605 billion, up 5.5 percentage from 2017, and imports recorded $534 billion, an 11 percentage rise throughout the similar period.

Chip exports performed a key function in export growth, hitting a listing $126.7 billion, up 29 percentage from the past 12 months regardless of falling costs for reminiscence chips.
This is as the chips used for virtual units higher in means and call for for reminiscence chips continued to increase, the ministry said.

Petrochemical exports rose 12 percentage on-year to attain $50 billion. Their progress was pushed with the aid of way of rising unit costs resulting from a surge…

Government doubles down on constructing more, better-quality homes

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Amid its claims of success for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s One Million Houses software final year, the govt. is planning this yr to construct one other 1.25 million new homes of greater quality.

The housing software that Jokowi released in 2015 goals to scale back the country’s housing backlog from 7.6 million in 2015 to 5.4 million this year, incredibly for lower-income families. In the three years since its launch, the software has constructed 3.45 million housing units.

The subsidized housing sets are small, two-bedroom oblong homes and apartments that bounce from Rp 130 million (US$9,196). People incomes incomes of much not up to Rp four million could possibly follow for houses, and these incomes much not up to Rp 7 million could possibly follow for apartments.

The Public Works and Housing Ministry is managing the software this yr with the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), which has been tasked with improving first-class manage for the subsidized housing units, ad…

Old block Rokan desires recent investment

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After running for extra than 50 years, Indonesia’s most lucrative oil and gasoline block, Rokan, will want a recent investment, with the phrases having been agreed upon for state power holding manufacturer Pertamina to take over the position of operator from United States power enormous Chevron.

Pertamina’s win over Chevron final yr was unexpected, prompting a few critics to claim that it was an instance of how Indonesia’s power sector is run below a nationalistic agenda, quite forward of the presidential election in April.

As the brand new operator, Pertamina is anticipated to present that it will possibly rejuvenate the block, the production of that is projected to maintain declining within the years to come ought to there be no intervention whatsoever.

“Naturally, the reserves [of Rokan Block] will maintain depleting. In the past, its oil production may attain 1.2 million barrels of oil per day [bopd], but now it's down to merely round 200,000 bopd,” said Djoko Siswanto, director …

Misinformation woes might multiply with 'deepfake' videos

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If you notice a video of a politician talking phrases he by no means would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably performing in a low-cost grownup movie, do now not regulate your television set -- you would possibly simply be witnessing the destiny of "fake news."

"Deepfake" movies that manage actuality are fitting extra superior on account of advances in synthetic intelligence, creating the strength for new types of misinformation with devastating consequences.

As the technology advances, concerns are rising about how deepfakes also can additionally want to be used for nefarious functions by hackers or state actors.

"We're now not fairly to the level the place we're seeing deepfakes weaponized, but that second is coming," Robert Chesney, a University of Texas law professor who has researched the topic, informed AFP.

Chesney argues that deepfakes might upload to the recent turmoil over disinformation and impact operations.

"A well-timed and thought…