Indonesia Economy

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The innovative tech scene in South-east Asia has garnered international attention. A jolt occurred in the international tech industry in early 2018, when the Singapore-based ride-hailing app Grab announced that it would take control of the Southeast Asian operations of its US-based competitor, and global first-mover, Uber. The purchase, which...

 

Indonesia entered 2020 trying to navigate global economic headwinds, including the pressure of uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Covid-19 outbreak; however, the second-term election victory of President Joko Widodo, better known as President Jokowi, in 2019 and his coalition’s control of the national legislature has put the government...

 

Indonesia is the only G20 economy in South-east Asia and is home to the world’s fourth-largest population. While it possesses a variety of natural resources, taking full advantage of this endowment is challenging due to constraints such as an archipelagic geography, an infrastructure deficit and workforce inefficiencies. Reforms aimed at...

 

Where have recent tax reforms improved the business and investment climate, and what further measures can increase the tax-to-GDP ratio?

 

Indonesia has pledged to make special economic zones (SEZs) a policy priority. The zones are seen as a way to boost industrial activity and job creation, particularly in more remote, less developed regions. The goal is to draw more than $50bn in investment into SEZs over the next decade, and methods include enhancing the incentives available...

How will the administration continue to encourage further investments in the digital economy?

PANDJAITAN: By creating an environment where our tech start-ups can perform well and quickly expand, we have already witnessed the tremendous growth of our digital economy. Alongside the five tech unicorns, we have many...

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