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Banking & Corporates

Asean should rise up on the agenda of investors

From Joe Biden to Xi Jinping, global leaders are being drawn to Southeast Asia for three large international events – the G-20 summit in...

Transparency vital for world-class capital market

This year certainly presents a window of opportunity for Indonesia to raise the efficacy and integrity of its capital market. As a low-beta market, Indonesia...

Where to look for returns in 2023: What will happen to stock markets?

What will happen to stock markets in 2023? Will it be a repeat of 2015, which started with hopes of the Footsie climbing above...

Asian model of governance

The Anglo-Saxon model of corporate governance may not be fully suitable for Indonesia and Asia. The Anglo-Saxon model - sometimes called the outsider model...

Trade, FSC & FDI

Firms behind Indonesia’s high-speed rail seek another US$1 billion loan from China

The consortium building a China-funded high-speed railway in Indonesia is seeking a 16.1 trillion rupiah (US$1.03 billion) loan top-up from China Development Bank (CDB)...

‘Second Home’ Visa For Foreigners in Indonesia

Indonesia has rolled out “second home” visas in a bid to attract wealthy foreigners to the Southeast Asian country for a long-term stay. The visas are...

Bali’s pandemic renters face rude awakening as prices skyrocket

The cost of accommodation on Indonesia’s popular resort island is soaring following the lifting of COVID curbs. At the height of the pandemic, Maria, a...

What INA, Indonesia’s SWF needs to do?

Launching a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is not for the faint hearted. Indonesia threw its hat in the ring in January 2021. There are...

Energy, Sustainability & ESG

NGOs take aim at Indonesia over orangutans & academic freedom

More than a dozen NGOs have issued a letter accusing Indonesia of stymieing scientific research, after Jakarta banned a group of foreign academics who...

Working Group to Support Private Capital for Indonesia’s JETP

Today, at the Indonesian Presidency’s G20 Leaders’ Summit, it was announced that the Government of Indonesia will pursue an ambitious national effort under a...

Indonesia, ADB launch first coal power plant retirement deal

Cirebon 1 power plant in West Java would be refinanced on the condition it ends operations 10-15 years early. Indonesia, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

COP27: Indonesia receives plaudits for deforestation action, but globally, trees keep falling

Indonesia has received affirmation of its attempts to rein in previously rampant deforestation, as ministers convened at the United Nations climate summit in Egypt. At...

Asset Management, Treasury & Rates

Southeast Asian Stocks Crawl Back From Bear Market

Southeast Asian stocks are bouncing back from a bear market, outpacing global indexes as foreign investors pour in amid recovering economies.  The MSCI South East...

Pension Funds Shun Bonds Just as Southeast Asia Needs Them Most

The biggest state pension funds in Indonesia and elsewhere are shifting money from bonds to stocks, which could push up the cost of government...

The need for a better organised minority shareholder watchdog

In any discussion about the capital markets and their viability as instruments of value accretion, investors need always be cognisant of their ability to...

Top Fund Manager Doubles Cash Levels as Rally to End

One of Indonesia's top-performing fund manager in Indonesia has almost doubled cash holdings, betting that the nation’s stocks will extend their longest monthly losing...

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Analysis/Opinions & Polls

Why Indonesia is abandoning its capital city to save it

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta faces such challenges due to climate change that the plan is to build a new capital city more than 1,000 kilometres...

‘Biggest invisible thing on earth?’ – It’s called Indonesia, and it’s waking up

The world can’t afford to ignore this diverse archipelago any longer – its eager and savvy democracy, big workforce and brightening outlook demand attention Looking...

NSO Group targeted Indonesian officials

Targets reportedly included chief economic minister, senior military personnel and two regional diplomats. More than a dozen senior Indonesian government and military officials were targeted...

Indonesia seeks return of ‘looted’ artefacts from Netherlands

Items include the bones of ‘Java Man’, the first known fossils of the Homo erectus species, excavated by Dutch paleoanthropologist Eugène Dubois in the...

FinTech/Digital Finance

Indonesia’s GoTo plans to cut over 1,000 jobs in bid to reach profit

Indonesia’s largest Internet company, GoTo Group, is planning to cut more than 1,000 jobs as it seeks to trim costs and shore up its...

Boeing & poor piloting faulted for Indonesian air crash

Issues with the aircraft’s automatic throttle system were reported 65 times from 2013 up to the time of the disaster. A faulty automatic engine throttle...

Missing tech unicorns in Indonesia

While the Indonesia has successfully created impressive tech clusters and thousands of jobs, growth has mainly come from providing cheaper manpower Why has Indonesia not...

Central Java governor Ganjar Pranowo declares readiness to run for Indonesian presidency

Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto and former Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan have also declared their readiness to be presidential candidates. Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said...
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