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Government Urged to Increase Commitment to Funding for Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is relatively expensive, and even considered to impoverish the patient. For this reason, the state must enlarge its role, through the National Health Insurance (JKN) scheme. The chairman of the Indonesian Health Economics Association, Hasbullah Thabrany, said that the government should not suppress cancer financing, because it is …

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Egypt to Increase Desalination Capacity 4-fold in 5 years

Water-scarce Egypt will more than quadruple its desalination capacity by granting concessions to private companies from the state budget to build 17 facilities in the next five years with sustainable solar energy. The plan fits with Egypt’s efforts to diversify freshwater sources for its fast-growing population as the country faces …

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Coal Price Increase is Positive for Foreign Exchange

JAKARTA – Tarumanegara University mining observer Ahmad Redi said the realization of national coal production in the first quarter of 2021 had exceeded the target, from the planned 550 million tons of coal to 625 million tons of coal. This amount experienced an increase in production of 75 million tons …

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Knock! Get ready, VAT will increase next year

The House of Representatives (DPR) passed one of the most ambitious tax reforms on Thursday (7/10). The tax overhauls include increasing the value added tax (VAT) rate next year, a new carbon tax and canceling plans to cut corporate taxes. Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly said the …

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Taiwan Urges Australia to Increase Military Cooperation

Taiwan has asked Australia for help, after China increased the presence of its fighter jets in recent days to areas it identified as Taiwan’s air defenses. China regards Taiwan as its breakaway province, which will one day rejoin the mainland. But Taiwanese authorities consider the island a sovereign state. Like …

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Mental Disorders Increase Due to Pandemic

JAKARTA – Director of Prevention and Control of Mental Health and Drug Problems at the Ministry of Health, Celestinus Eigya Munthe, said the COVID-19 pandemic situation had caused an increase in mental health disorders in the form of depression by up to nine percent. “We see an increase in health …

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Without an increase in the loan limit, the interest rate will go up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday delivered an urgent call for Congress to raise the government’s borrowing limit, a day after Senate Republicans refused to consider a bill that would do so. Failure to raise the debt ceiling is likely to boost interest rates, increasing the government’s interest payments …

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