G20 talks overshadowed by Ukraine war as host Indonesia seeks consensus

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — G20 finance leaders meeting in Bali must make progress tackling the global economic threats sparked by Russia’s war in Ukraine or the humanitarian consequences would be catastrophic, host Indonesia said on Friday.  Some Western ministers blasted Russian officials attending the talks, with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen saying Russia’s “brutal and […]

Shinzo Abe sought to reinvigorate Japan with bold economic policies, strong armed forces

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, was shot and killed on Friday. He was 67. — Image via Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 TOKYO — Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, who sought to lift the economy out of chronic deflation with his bold “Abenomics” policies, beef up the military and […]

Supporting Government to Reduce Emissions, Pertamina Cooperates with ExxonMobil to Develop Low Carbon Technology

JAKARTA, Nov 2, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – In line with President Joko Widodo’s direction to transform businesses towards a green economy, Pertamina is pursuing the Government’s target of reducing 29% Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 with its own efforts and 41% with international assistance. President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, and President of ExxonMobil Indonesia, Irtiza H. […]

Singapore deputy PM unexpectedly steps aside as future premier, in succession setback

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will step aside as the designated successor to current premier Lee Hsien Loong, in an unexpected decision that disrupts the city-state’s succession plans. “We need a leader who will not only rebuild Singapore post-COVID-19, but also lead the next phase of our nation-building effort,” Mr. Heng said in […]