JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Founder and CEO of an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lending fintech startup Modalku, Reynold Wijaya, expressed his optimism about the industry’s potentials. For him personally, Fintech industry is an advanced development of the financial services industry, which majorly depends on the internet and digital innovations. Realizing that technology is the future...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) Indonesian state-controlled port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III) is considering selling up to US$1 billion of bonds in 2018 to strengthen its equity and enable refinancing. President Director I Gusti Ngurah Askhara Dana Diputra, popularly known as Ari Askhara, has an in-depth experiences in financial-related positions after...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Indonesia has an ambitious goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 23 per cent by 2025. But the country has so far been moving at a snail’s growth in the development of renewable energy. The country’s energy mix currently only reached 11-12%....
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Global alternative asset manager Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ: CG) has hired Robby Winarta, a former Credit Suisse Group AG’s Indonesia investment-banking head, as Managing Director in Asia aims to step up its activities in Southeast Asia. Winarta, who has almost two decades of experiences in investment banking in Indonesia will be...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia has witnessed the rise of ‘sharing economy’ business model over the past five years or so, in particular in areas of transportation, tourism, finance, and retail sector. The business model has also been adopted in other business sectors. The term sharing economy refers to an economic...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As state-owned port operators are no longer limited in carrying out expansions by region, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II or Indonesian Port Company (IPC) plans to enlarge its business across the archipelago. Elvyn Masassya, 47, started his career in 1990 as a credit analyst at state lender PT...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Muhamad Chatib Basri, a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia and Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board describe his view on East Asian economy situation. The Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics of University of Indonesia sees a new trend in global economy. To know...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Sriwijaya Air, the third-largest airline in Indonesia, has decided to postpone its initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, moving to 2018 from an initial target set by the company for 2017. Chandra Lie, President Director of Sriwijaya Air, has admitted the airline needs more...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)—Power producers in Indonesia is facing  obstacles in developing power plants. The Independent Power Producers Association of Indonesia (APLSI) and PricewaterHouse Cooper said a report that major obstacles are regulatory uncertainty, lack of coordination among ministry/institution, and the poor management of 35,000-megawatt projects. Furthermore, investors also criticize the low...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - PT Indosat Tbk (ISAT), the second-largest telecom player in Indonesia, reported 29 per cent growth in net profit, at Rp1.09 trillion (US$81.34 million) for Jan-Sep 2017, compared to the same period last year, supported by better revenues and higher cost efficiency. The company's revenues rose 4.8 per...

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