Indonesia Articles & Analysis

The Indonesian economy had a strong year in 2018, with growth of 5.2% marking the fastest pace in half a decade. This came on the back of robust domestic consumption, increased foreign investment and continuing efforts to reform policy and simplify investment procedures, and despite challenges including a falling rupiah, a trade imbalance and global political issues.

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After passenger numbers dropped off sharply in the opening months of the year, Indonesia’s government has moved to rein in rising air travel costs by lowering ticket prices and increasing local production of jet fuel.

As regional exchanges become more mature, which factors make SGX a standout proposition for Asian companies seeking to list? 

 

Fulfilling its commitment to simplify business licences in order to foster investment, in June 2018 the government issued Regulation No. 24 on Electronic Integrated Business Licensing Services (GR 24). GR 24 follows the 2017 Regulation No. 91 on Acceleration of Doing Business. Referred to as the online single submission (OSS) system, it...

 

Indonesia has been identified as one of Asia’s upcoming economies for quite some time. The political reforms of 1998 and the legislation of economic policies and business incentives that followed have brought us closer to that expectation, and the current administration has aimed to go further by bolstering foreign direct investment (FDI). In...

 

Once reserved for ambitious start-ups and industry-leading operators, financial technology (fintech) has caught the attention of private sector firms and government planners alike, becoming a regular feature in budget speeches and development plans. As fintech plays a larger part in the lives of consumers, investors have come to recognise its...

 

How can fintech enhance financial inclusion across the archipelago in the short and medium term?