28
August

Indonesian men's singles, Jonathan Christie managed to beat Chinese Taipei seeded Chou Tien Chen in the final of badminton individual category of the Asian Games 2018 at Istora Senayan Sports stadium in Jakarta on Tuesday (28/8). Jonathan Christie won the match with a score of 21-18, 20-22, 21-15. Thus Jonathan Christie successfully presented a gold medal for Indonesia. While Chou Tien Chen from Taiwan won a silver medal and the bronze medal was grabbed by Anthony Sinisuka Ginting from Indonesia. (trans tribunnews)

29
August

A total of 35 gold medals are up for grabs in 10 sports branches on day 11 of the Asian Games 2018 being co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra Province, on Wednesday.


Mentioned herewith is a list of the Asian Games sports events in which the athletes are competing for gold medals:


1. Athletics, eight gold medals

- men’s 20 km race walk
- women’s 20 km race walk
- men’s triple jump
- men’s pole vault
- women’s 200 m sprint
- men’s 200 m sprint
- men’s discus throw
- women’s high jump

2. Track cycling, two gold medals
- men’s individual 4,000 meter
- women’s omnium

3. Judo, four gold medals
- women’s -48 kg
- men’s -60 kg
- women’s -52 kg
- men’s -66 kg

4. Kurash, two gold medals
- men’s -81 kg
- women’s -63 kg

5. Diving, two gold medals
- women’s synchronized 3 meter springboard
- men’s synchronized 10 meter platform

6. Paragliding, two gold medals
- men’s team cross-country
- women’s team cross-country

7. Pencak silat, eight gold medals
- men’s individual
- men’s double
- women’s team
- men’s 90-95 kg class J
- men’s 70-75 kg class F
- women`s 60-65 kg class D
- men’s 55-60 kg class C
- women’s 50-55 kg class B

8. Artistic swimming, one gold medal
- women’s team

9. Skateboard, four gold medals
- women’s park
- men’s park
- women’s street
- men’s street

10. Soft tennis, two gold medals
- men’s singles
- women’s singles .

(ANTARA)

28
August

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi and Senegalese National Development Planning Minister Syeikh Kante agreed to encourage economic cooperation and promote moderate Islam during their meeting here on Monday.

"Indonesia warmly welcomes the first Islamic international conference on Islamic economic policies to be held in Senegal and is ready to share its experiences during the conference," Marsudi said at the Pancasila Building in the Foreign Ministry compounds.

The conference will be held in Senegal on Sept 13, 2018. Some two thousand ulemas from Senegal and neighboring countries are expected to take part in the conference aimed at promoting moderate Islamic values.

Indonesian is invited to take part in the conference in the capacity as the world`s largest Muslim country which promotes moderate Islamic values, protects women`s rights, has full tolerance, and encourages cooperation to support state development.

At the meeting, Marsudi warmly welcomed Senegal`s plan to reopen its embassy in Jakarta to enhance relations between the two nations.

During his stay in Indonesia, from Aug 27 to 30, Kante will also meet Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan; Industry Minister Airlangga Hartato; representatives from state construction company PT WIKA and Eximbank Indonesia; Indonesian Ulemas Council; and the president`s special envoy for dialogs and cooperation between religion and civilization. (ANTARA)

28
August

Indonesian President Joko Widodo discussed the problem of the country's economic growth with entrepreneurs from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). President Joko Widodo wants all parties not only to focus on the economic growth, but also on its quality. President Joko Widodo in his introduction when meeting businessmen from Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (27/8) said uncertainty has made the world economic condition even more uncertain. In fact, according to the president, the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim also could not advise and predict Indonesia's economic growth prospects and the global economic situation in general. President Jokowi said, Indonesia's biggest problem is currently still in the current account deficit. The government, will fix the current account deficit that has long been untouched. In addition to the current transaction, the primary balance problem must also be resolved. The President believes that these problems can be overcome within one year. (Trans/metrotv/AHM)