The ASEAN–EU Strategic Partnership’s coherence challenge

The new ASEAN–EU Strategic Partnership announced on 1 December 2020 marks a turning point in the relationship between the two regional organisations — not only has the donor–recipient dynamic of previous decades disappeared, but now the European Union may need ASEAN more than ASEAN needs the European Union. The strategic partnership contains cooperative arrangements on a wide…

Indonesian Palm Oil Goods Exports Up 13.6% to US$22.97bn in 2020

Indonesia’s exports of palm products managed to increase amid the pandemic Covid-19. Last year, the export value reached US$22.97 billion or around Rp321.5 trillion. “Exports grew 13.6 percent from 2019,” Eddy Abdurrachman, head of the Oil Palm Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDKS), said in a national seminar on strengthening palm oil management policies, Wednesday, February…