This chapter includes the following articles.
Indonesia’s place as the largest economy in ASEAN presents a strong value proposition for investors. Already achieving one of the world’s most consistent economic growth rates of above 6% since 2007, with only a minor dip to 4.6% in 2009, Indonesia has continued to impress global investors as more export-oriented economies have wavered. The BKPM has forecast that Indonesia will attract $40bn in total direct investment during 2013, having become the fourth-most-popular destination for FDI in 2012. This chapter contains interviews with M Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs; M Chatib Basri, Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board; Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Trade; Suryo Sulisto, Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Prijono Sugiarto, President Director, Astra International; and Edwin Soeryadjaya, Chairman and Co-founder, Saratoga Capital.