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Indonesia eyes Hong Kong tourists at International Travel Expo

The Tourism Ministry is bringing eight tourism players to the International Travel Expo (ITE) in Hong Kong set to run from June 15 to 18 in a bid to promote Indonesian destinations to the Hong Kong market.

 

“Hong Kong contributed 83,830 to the total 12,023,971 foreign tourists who visited Indonesia in 2016,” said the ministry's deputy minister for Overseas Promotion, I Gde Pitana.

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Indonesian Infrastructure Weakness Weighs on Growth

NETRALNEWS.COM - In October 2018 Indonesia will host the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Nusa Dua, Bali.

 

This is an important occasion: These annual meetings take place outside Washington only every third year, and involve thousands of high-level participants from all over the globe.

 

Announcing that Indonesia would host the 2018 meetings, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde noted that it would be a "great opportunity to showcase Indonesia's impressive economic and social achievements."

 

But what will those attending make of the Indonesian economy? Some participants will note that nearly two decades have passed since the Asian financial crisis, which began in July 1997. The crisis did enormous harm to Indonesia, and the scars still show.

 

In the three decades before the crisis, growth in gross domestic product averaged 7% a year. Since then macroeconomic policy has been more cautious and foreign markets have remained unhelpful

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Online Security - Educating Consumers From Email-Based Attacks

Email-based attacks are one of the most effective way cybercriminals use to obtain sensitive information from their target. A certain study conducted that, email message trick are extremely effective because a large number of people around the world cannot identify a sophisticated phishing email. This is because phishers are exceptional in imitating a business to trick their victim into giving out personal information. They usually target clients of reputable banks and online payment services to obtain bank details and financial information. 

Conducted Phishing Email Experiment

 

In line with this, experts conducted an experiment in which a number of respondents were asked to spot some of the most common phishing scams from 38 emails laid before them. Half of the emails are legitimate messages and the other half were fraudulent emails. The respondents were then asked if they consider a certain email as a scam, what security measure they should perform if they were right, how certain

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Manual Reviews Hurt Online Retailers Most During Holidays

The holidays are a stressful period for online retailers, who get not only more customers but also a higher ratio of fraudsters. And when manual fraud reviews are added to the mix, the problem only gets worse.

There are two main risks associated with manual reviews during peak shopping periods, said Michael Reitblat, CEO at payment security vendor Forter.

When companies switch from manual to automated fraud reviews, charge backs go down by 30 to 70 percent. Plus, approvals increase by 5 to 10 percent.

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