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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and UNWTO – assistance to save Croatian tourism

first_imgThe EBRD is investing activities in the period 2020/21 to help combat the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and investments are expected to reach up to 21 billion euros. The bank will focus on all sectors of the economy, including tourism and hospitality, which are particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined forces to boost the recovery of the tourism sector in 38 countries, including Croatia. According to a UNWTO analysis, all world destinations have introduced travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As some destinations begin to ease measures, the crisis is far from over, and the crisis so far has led to a sharp drop in international tourist arrivals. The immediate response is designed along the three pillars of the UNWTO technical assistance packages for tourism recovery. These include measuring the impact of coronaviruses, recovery plans with incentives to revitalize the tourism sector, protocols to ensure increased safety, hygiene and safety for tourists and employees, marketing measures that can increase demand for tourism, capacity building for tourism officials and training for tourism companies. adoption of new protocols. The rapid spread of the coronavirus has had a strong impact on many sectors of the world economy, and tourism is one of the hardest hit sectors. In light of such developments, the EBRD and the UNWTO have agreed to take immediate action to facilitate the recovery of tourism. Support is currently planned for a number of countries, including Albania, Armenia, Montenegro, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Croatia, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. The cooperation between the two organizations expands the existing partnership and builds on the recently adopted Covid-19 Tourism Renewal Technical Assistance Package, which includes three pillars through which the organization plans to help the sector: economic recovery, marketing and promotion, and institutional strengthening and resilience building. Photo: EBRDlast_img read more

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October 20, 2020

Retail

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Step in the right direction

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Seaside splash

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Aussie expert to address IPD conference

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October 19, 2020

Low oil prices push Pertamina’s 2019 profit down 16% to $2.1b

first_imgState-owned oil company Pertamina closed 2019 with a net profit of US$2.1 billion (Rp 28.8 trillion), down 16 percent from $2.5 billion the previous year on the back of weakening commodity prices.Pertamina investment and risk management director Heru Setiawan attributed the lower profit margin to a 9.5 percent year-on-year (yoy) dip in revenue to $52.4 billion last year.The drop in revenue corresponds with that of benchmark Indonesian Crude Prices, which fell 7.8 percent to $62.3 per barrel over the same period, hurting the profit margin even though fuel distributions were unchanged at 70 million kiloliters. “Right now, the largest contributor to Pertamina’s revenue is the downstream business but to its profit margin is the upstream business,” he said at a House of Representative hearing in Jakarta on Monday.The company’s downstream activity mainly consists of fuel retail and gas distribution, following its acquisition of state-owned gas distributor PGN. Its upstream activity includes oil and gas production and refining.Pertamina’s oil and gas production also slipped last year. The company’s production rate was 906 million barrels of oil per day (mboepd) in 2019, down 1.63 percent yoy. Pertamina upstream director Dharmawan Samsu told reporters that last year’s low production was caused by delayed work in the Nunukan Block in North Kalimantan, compressor facility issues in Algeria and generally underperforming oil and gas wells. “Those are the three main factors. Another 19 percent of the shortfall was due to unrealized absorption in South Sumatra and in Bontang,” he said, referring to the Bontang liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in East Kalimantan.However, the state-owned enterprises’ geothermal production – through subsidiary Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) – increased 2.1 percent yoy to 4,271 Gigawatt hour (Gwh). PGE is Pertamina’s spearhead toward diversifying into renewable energy power generation.Pertamina aims to book $2.2 billion net profit this year, up almost 5 percent from last year, and to increase oil and gas production by nearly 2 percent to 923,000 bpd.Pertamina will start operating one of Indonesia’s most productive oil blocks Rokan in Riau in 2021, taking over from the United States’ Chevron. In 2018, the company began operations in Indonesia’s giant oil and gas block Mahakam, taking over from French Total E&P and Japan’s Inpex.“With lessons learned from Mahakam we must make extra effort to enter the Rokan block early  to avoid production decline during the transition period,” Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati told a House hearing with Commission VII, which oversees energy and mining in November.During the transition period, Mahakam’s ready-to-sell production averaged 31,053 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 969 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas throughout January 2018. That’s below the original targets of 48,271 bopd and 1,110 mmscfd as stated in Pertamina’s 2018 work program and budget.In 2017, the Mahakam block produced 52,000 bopd of oil and 1,255 mmscfd of gas, respectively, accounting for 6 percent and 20 percent of Indonesia’s oil and gas lifting that year.“Normally, the preceding operator does not have any intention to invest early in the transition stage.”The Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Taskforce (SKKMigas) has estimated that while Rokan block is under transition, production will go down to a projected 161,000 bopd next year. Rokan block is the country’s second-most productive oil block, having produced around 190,000 bopd in 2019.As for selling price, the government has projected that ICP will remain stagnant or lower this year at $58 to $63 per barrel. Targets for ready-to-sell production, or oil and gas lifting, has been maintained at 775,000 bopd and 6,670 mmscfd this year, compared with 775,000 bopd and 7,000 mmscfd last year, according to SKK Migas.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Indonesia’s 2020 budget deficit may widen to 2.8 percent after tax shortfall: Indef

first_imgIndonesia’s 2020 state budget deficit may further widen to 2.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), much higher than the government’s target, as tax reforms would result in lower revenue collection, economists say.Institute for Development of Economic and Finance (Indef) economist Tauhid Ahmad said the budget deficit may reach Rp 486 trillion this year, compared with the government’s target of Rp 307.2 trillion, which represents 1.76 percent of GDP.“The government is being too optimistic because the [tax revenue] growth assumption of 13 percent is too high considering realized tax revenue grew by only 8 to 9 percent each year,” Tauhid told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday. The tax office collected Rp 1.33 quadrillion in tax revenues last year, 84.4 percent of the full-year target, causing a shortfall of Rp 245.5 trillion, the worst in at least the last five years.Read also: Indonesia’s 2019 budget deficit widens to 2.2 percent amid tax revenue short fallSeparately, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the sweeping tax reforms through the omnibus bill, which is to reduce corporate income taxes and make internet giants pay taxes, would await approval by the House of Representatives before full implementation.“Though we cut the corporate tax rate, we will widen our tax base and maximize our spending so that there is no economic shock,” Sri Mulyani told reporters on Wednesday. “This must be maintained due to the global economic slowdown.”Sri Mulyani previously said the government would reduce corporate income tax from the current 25 percent to 22 percent in 2021 and then to 20 percent in 2023.Read also: Indonesia plans sweeping tax reforms for ‘expatriate’ income, dividends, penalties Global economic uncertainties and the government’s planned tax reforms through an omnibus bill on taxation – which would lower and relax taxes on corporations and individuals – would lead to lower-than-expected tax collection.Risks stemming from the rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, which has closed businesses and cities temporarily in China, the United States’ economic stagnation and geopolitical risks from climate change to Middle East conflict would affect global demand and commodity prices, economists said.Domestically, the government’s planned tax reform through the omnibus bill and super tax deductions, among other things, could widen the nation’s tax revenue shortfall, Tauhid said, adding: “This will cause the country to compensate for the lost tax revenue with debt.”The state budget deficit in 2019 totaled 2.2 percent of GDP, higher than the government’s 1.8 percent target because of a revenue shortfall of about Rp 207.9 trillion. The government collected Rp 1.96 quadrillion in state revenues last year, less than its target of Rp 2.16 quadrillion.center_img The proposed changes would also make internet companies operating in Indonesia pay a 10 percent value added tax (VAT) regardless of where they are based. The government’s planned tax reforms in the omnibus bill on taxation also include relaxing income tax for Indonesians and foreign expatriates, as well as eliminating dividend taxes.Topics :last_img read more

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PREMIUMCap Go Meh festivities in Chinatown celebrate city’s diversity, unity

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Linkedin Facebook cap-go-meh Chinese-New-Year Lunar-New-Year China glodok china-town West-Jakarta Log in with your social account Google Hundreds of Jakartans were drawn into the excitement of the post-Lunar New Year celebration of the Cap Go Meh festival in the capital’s Chinatown area of Glodok in West Jakarta on Saturday, with visitors enjoying the various performances that celebrated diversity and the fusion of Chinese and local traditional cultures.Hendrawanto, a 54-year old resident of Penjaringan, North Jakarta, laughed heartily as he watched two lenong (traditional Betawi theater) performers trade pantun (four-line rhyming poems) with each other.Hendrawanto, who is of Chinese descent, said he had grown up watching lenong performances.“I enjoy watching the performances because they’re so funny. I’m glad that I came to the festival as it’s very rare that I can see a show like this,” Hendrawanto said.The Cap Go Meh festival, w…last_img read more

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Australian bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on

first_imgBut the after-effects will endure, and national soul searching has already begun.”We know events like these can challenge the way we think about the world, undermine our perceptions of safety, and rupture social bonds,” said disaster response expert Erin Smith. Dozens of families have lost loved ones, thousands of homes and farms have been gutted, swathes of the east coast are scarred charcoal-black and millions have had their sense of security shaken.”It will likely take years and a great deal of imagination for us to figure out where we go from here,” said Smith. The question of what is next for Australia is already being asked, most of all of political leaders, and it is being met mostly with finger-pointing and recrimination.’Heads above the parapet’While scientists agree climate change created favorable conditions for the blazes, politicians of all stripes are acutely aware how sensitive the issue is in Australian politics.In an arid nation whose economic strength is intimately tied to the mining and export of fossil fuels, at least four prime ministers have been ousted in part over their climate policies.In recent weeks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has seen his ruling conservative coalition threatened by members in rural constituencies demanding funding for more coal-fired power plants.At the same time, the centrist wing of his party has criticized his climate targets as inadequate.Meanwhile rebel members of opposition Labor met secretly to steer the center-left party’s leadership toward a more overtly pro-coal stance.The party’s deputy leader awkwardly refused to rule out more coal subsidies, months after vowing they should end.”They don’t want to stick their heads above the parapet, at least when it comes to suggesting substantive policy,” said Matt McDonald, an expert in climate politics from the University of Queensland.One reason, he explained, is that while the hot and dry Australian continent is uniquely susceptible to the impact of climate change, it is also a world-beating source of coal.Coal accounts for around 75 percent of Australia’s electricity generation and exports of the fossil fuel are worth Aus$60 billion a year, the country’s largest export after iron ore. People in affluent suburbs may call for emissions cuts and green energy, but coal accounts for thousands of jobs in election-deciding districts of Queensland and New South Wales, and many more in the related aluminum smelting business.Independent MP Zali Steggall — a former barrister and Olympic medal-winning skier — who ousted climate-sceptic former prime minister Tony Abbott from his Sydney seat at the last election, wants to take some heat out of the debate.She has introduced a bill that would reduce Australia’s carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and divert some contentious issues to an independent expert body.”The debate has been very divisive,” in part because of the blame game, Steggall told AFP. “There was a certain defensiveness in the early days of this debate because the finger was so squarely pointed at coal and fossil fuels.” “You have to think about a generation that worked really hard at building Australia’s prosperity on fossil fuels. You have to be very careful in the debate about apportioning blame. It’s not like it was done on purpose.””It’s about recognizing and being thankful for that contribution, but acknowledging that we do need to evolve,” she added. “We’re all going to get there in the end.”With bushfires projected to get ever more deadly and the next season a little over six months away, the risk, Steggall says, is that politicians take so long to reach consensus “it will be too late to do anything”. Australia’s “black summer” of devastating bushfires is finally coming to a close, but bitter arguments over how to tackle climate-fuelled disasters are raging on.When firefighters announced this week that all blazes in the hard-hit state of New South Wales were under control for the first time since September, the relief was palpable.In other regions, a few fires are still being contained, but most Australians can finally abandon the grim rituals of the last half-year — morning checks of smog monitors and “Fires Near Me” apps, deciding whether the kids can play outside, whether to flee or defend their homes. center_img Topics :last_img read more

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