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World Food Day calls for solidarity, more resilient, robust systems

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The 2020 World Food Day calls for more resilient and robust agri-food systems and for global solidarity since the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of systems, threatening to drive millions more worldwide into hunger. Themed, “Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future,” the commemoration of World Food Day

Health ministry pays Rp7.1-tln claims to hospitals handling COVID-19

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Health has paid claims amounting to Rp7.1 trillion to COVID-19 handling hospitals derived from the total Rp21 trillion budgeted by the government. Acting Director General of Health Services of the Ministry of Health, Abdul Kadir, noted during an online press conference in Jakarta on Friday that the claims

New credit growth increases in 2020 third quarter: BI survey

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Bank Indonesia (BI) survey indicated increased new credit growth in the 2020-third quarter, with the weighted net balance (WNB) of new loan requests, at 50.6 percent, better than -3.9 percent in the earlier quarter. However, in the third quarter of 2020, the WNB was lower than 68.3 percent recorded in the

Jakarta Environment Office provides 36,000 bags to recycling center

  Jakarta (ANTARA) – The DKI Jakarta Environment Office has provided 36 thousand recyclable bags to the Jakarta Recycle Center, which is focusing on processing household waste. As citizen participation in the program has been found to be erratic, the office has decided to establish a collaboration with various stakeholders to help develop the recycling

G20 members should not withdraw stimulus too soon: Finance minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – At a Group of Twenty (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ virtual meeting, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati urged G20 members to avoid premature withdrawal of stimulus until a durable economy recovery is achieved. “A partial, unequal economic recovery could bring down the global economic prospects, far below the pre-pandemic period,”