Indonesia to import rice from Vietnam, Thailand

Posted by - October 18, 2023

Indonesia’s upcoming acquisition of 1.5 million tonnes of rice will predominantly come from Vietnam and Thailand as the main rice suppliers. Following Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s announcement regarding the need for an additional 1.5 million tonnes of rice for the national reserves until the year’s end, Indonesia’s Acting Agriculture Minister Arief Prasetyo Adi affirmed this

Indonesia: Volkswagen to partner on Indonesia EV battery ecosystem

Posted by - April 17, 2023

Indonesian investment minister, Bahlil Lahadalia has stated Volkswagen will build an electric vehicle (EV) battery ecosystem in Indonesia and will partner with miner Vale, Ford and China’s battery minerals producer Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt. Automakers are courting Indonesia for its raw materials used in producing EV batteries, which account for about 40% of a vehicle’s sticker