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As it moves to implement a major infrastructure development programme, the government has faced significant challenges in accessing the necessary financing for new projects. However, recent moves to partner with the World Bank for the formulation of a government debt and risk management programme (GDRMP) should support borrowing activities at...

 

Already one of the fastest-growing major capital exchanges in the world, Indonesia’s equity and bond markets saw increased activity in late 2016 and early 2017 after a lacklustre performance in 2015. The recent resurgence is based on the country’s strong economic fundamentals and aided by short-term trends which saw a recovery in commodity...

 

In an effort to push Indonesia’s annual GDP growth to a targeted 7%, President Joko Widodo has announced plans to improve the country’s position in the “Doing Business” report published by the World Bank, with the goal of reaching 40th position globally. Following a bold reform programme aimed at liberalising the economy and reducing...

 

Consistent, robust economic growth, a 260m-strong population and a favourable position as South-east Asia’s largest economy have driven Indonesia to become an increasingly important actor in global trade. The country’s trade with the US and China has recorded double-digit growth in recent years, and it stands as the largest destination for...

 

Macroeconomic growth gained momentum in 2017 on the back of improved global commodities prices, increased foreign direct investment (FDI) and robust domestic consumption. Although the country has not yet returned to the near-6% average annual GDP growth recorded in the five years leading up to 2012, its macroeconomic fundamentals remain robust...

 

Stretching 5120 km from the shores of Aceh to the mountains of Papua, Indonesia is one of the world’s most diverse countries. An archipelago that reaches across time zones, Indonesia encompasses 17,000 islands – around 6000 of which are permanently inhabited – and comprises 34 different provinces, each with its own capital city. Within these...