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Chapter | Banking from The Report: Indonesia 2020

Indonesia’s banking sector is large and crowded, with more than 1600 licensed commercial and rural banks. However, there remains plenty of untapped potential, given that the country has the fourth-largest unbanked population worldwide, at 83.1m people as of November 2019. Policymakers want both the number of banks and the unbanked population to shrink. As more Indonesians join the formal...

Indonesia is the world’s 16th-largest economy and presents an enticing opportunity for investors, with ongoing reform efforts and attractive demographics. Meanwhile, a booming start-up ecosystem signals the country’s rising consumer power and regional influence. While headwinds are expected to follow Covid-19, Indonesia’s strong foundations will help maintain momentum in the medium to long term.

 

With several years of accumulated growth helping to re-shape the fundamentals of Côte d’Ivoire’s economy, strong overall business performance looks set to boost the country’s insurance sector. Premium has risen steadily over recent years, although the level of insurance penetration remains relatively low, at roughly 2% of GDP in 2018, leaving...

 

As providers operating in Côte d’Ivoire’s insurance sector look for strategies to increase their market penetration, much focus is being directed to the role that product innovation could play in boosting demand. Product diversification is primarily led by the private sector; however, upcoming regulatory changes mean the segment is set to be...

 

The use of sophisticated algorithms in wealth management is leading to improved efficiency and transparency in the financial services sector, benefitting both providers and clients. In particular, so-called robo-advisory firms are disrupting the industry and helping to boost financial inclusion. Primarily concentrated in developed markets such...

 

The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) is the capital market of the UEMOA, which brings together Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The BRVM began operating in 1998 with 35 companies listed on its equity compartment. As of the end of 2018 there were 46 listed companies, including 35...

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