Biden picks Macron for first state visit of presidency

President Joe Biden will host his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the White House on December 1 for the first full-scale state visit of his administration, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday.The visit will “underscore the deep and enduring relationship between the United States and France, our oldest ally,” Jean-Pierre told reporters at the White … Baca Selengkapnya

France says controlling inflation is main priority for 2023 budget

The fight against inflation is the biggest priority, France’s finance minister said on Monday, as he delivered a 2023 budget subject to what he called ‘unprecedented uncertainty’ due to the fallout from Russia’s war against Ukraine. “The most important and most urgent challenge for France and other European nations is to bring down the inflation … Baca Selengkapnya

G20 DMM Aims for Multilateralism and Blended Finance to Achieve SDGs

The Minister of National Development Planning/Head of the National Development Planning Agency Suharso Monoarfa who also serves as Chair of the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting (DMM) emphasized the importance of multilateralism that is more inclusive and optimal to harmonize collective action from G20 countries. The commitment to multilateralism or reinvigorating multilateralism is also important to … Baca Selengkapnya

RI urgently needs to boost oil, gas investment amid ambitious 2030 targets

Indonesia needs a greater sense of urgency and sustainable supportive legislation, experts say, to boost investment and meet its ambitious oil and gas production targets by 2030, as competition with other countries gets even tougher.  The country aims to boost its oil and gas production to 1 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) and … Baca Selengkapnya

Trade policies inhibit investment in Indonesia: World Bank

The World Bank has said that new rules on investment brought about by the Job Creation Law should be complemented by trade policy reforms for Indonesia to attract more investment. In a virtual press briefing on Tuesday, the institution explained that changes in trade policies were paramount to support the massive “investment diversion” to Southeast … Baca Selengkapnya