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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian business prospect in the second semester (2H) of 2017 more promising forced by the government's massive national development program . In the 1H of the year, profitability of publicly listed company rose 38.3 percent compared to same period in 2016. Net profit of listed companies on...
by Hugo Erken and Bjorn Giesbergen from Rabobank Without China’s economic lifeline, the North Korean economy would go off a cliff Although China has been scaling down on imports from North Korea, which suggest China respects the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, China so far has continued...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo has targeted 5.4 percent of economic growth for 2018, supported by infrastructure development and consumer activity. Widodo's infrastructure development plan will require some Rp 5,500 Trillion (US$450 billion) in investment between 2015 and 2019 – the term of his presidency – the funds to derive from...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian government aims to establish the Indonesia Infrastructure Financing Agency, also known as the ‘infrastructure bank’ as soon as 2018, to act as a bridge over the gap between the needs of infrastructure project funding and available longer-term financing. Isa Rachmatarwata, Director General of State Assets Management...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Philippines' economic growth in the second quarter of this year was the fastest among the six biggest members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN), representing more than 95 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the regional bloc. Meanwhile, Indonesia remains the largest economy...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian Government is urging financial markets to support the acceleration of infrastructure development, to make up for insufficient state funds. x In August, Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (FSA) has issued an effective statement for three capital market instruments in infrastructure financing. According to Chief Executive of Indonesia's FSA, Hoesen,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Chinese Development Bank (CDB) is today known as one of the largest financial institutions in the world, as reflected in its rank as 57th in the The Fortune Global 500 company list. Founded in 1994, CDB has surpassed the World Bank as the biggest lender, with...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to keep its interest rate unchanged while reiterating there is a possibility it will begin tightening its monetary policy. While U.S Federal Reserves (The Fed) remain unclear on its next monetary policy. "Thus, monetary tightening in Europe will inevitably impact...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati officially Installed Robert Pakpahan as the new Director of General Taxes on Thursday (30/11), replacing Ken Dwijugiasteadi, who will retire in early December. Pakpahan was directly appointed by President Joko Widodo, after Sri Mulyani proposed three alternative candidates for post: Pakpahan, Suryo Utomo (Expert Staff...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - A growing number of small businesses say they are looking to interact with their insurers online, with 36 per cent saying they will buy online in the near term, and 48 per cent within five years, according to PwC latest survey. The findings are from a survey...

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Daily Business Brief – Dec 18

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -  Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today: Lippo Karawaci Shareholders Approve Rights Issue Plan Shareholders of...

National Priority Projects Still Far from Completion

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set an ambitious target to bring infrastructure development as the backbone of the domestic economy. Yet, the...

Indonesia Trade Surplus Drops in November as Imports Surge

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GO-JEK Acquires Three Fintech Firms to Strengthen GO-PAY Businesses

Cementing Leadership in Indonesia's Fast Growing Payments Market JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - GO-JEK,Indonesia’s mobile on-demand services and payment platform, has acquired three leading financial technology (fintech) businesses in...

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