Karlis Salna – Indonesia is Southeast Asia's biggest economy, with one of the biggest labor pools in the world.
Economy & Investment
November 8, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Attorney General ST Burhanuddin said he would study all regional regulations that were considered hindering investment.
November 7, 2019
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Online streaming services such as US-based Netflix and Malaysia-based Iflix are contributing to the country's sluggish economic growth as investment in in
November 5, 2019
Karlis Salna, Rieka Rahadiana and Viriya Singgih – Indonesia's economic growth has barely moved in three quarters, prompting some analysts to cast doubt about the data.
Dion Bisara & Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – Indonesia's economy expanded at its slowest pace in two years in the third quarter as investment continued to taper and economic acti
Indonesia posted another quarter of slowing growth Tuesday, its weakest pace in two years, as Southeast Asia's biggest economy feels the sting of slumping commodity prices.
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Indonesia's economic growth reached 5.02 percent in the third quarter, the lowest level in more than two years, with investment failing to contribute
November 4, 2019
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia's economic growth is expected to slow to 4.9 percent in the third quarter of this year as weak global demand affects trade and weakens manufactu
Vindry Florentin, Jakarta – The IHS Markit report on the Indonesian manufacturing industry's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed a dropping trend in the manufacturing industry's dem
November 1, 2019
Riska Rahman, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded a slight increase in consumer prices in October as lower foodstuff prices offset hikes in those of food and beverages, cigarettes and tobacco
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The central statistics agency, Statistics Indonesia or BPS, noted slowing production growths in large and medium manufacturing industries over the last two y
Riska Rahman, Jakarta – Sluggish car sales throughout the year coupled with weakening commodity prices have taken a toll on diversified conglomerate PT Astra International.
October 31, 2019
Triyan Pangastuti, Jakarta – Foreign direct investment in Indonesia jumped 18 percent in the third quarter from the same period last year, marking a return of confidence as concerns ov
October 30, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesian textile, garment and tire manufacturers are benefiting from the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, leading to optimism that Southeast Asia's la
October 28, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The local arm of American multinational information technology company IBM amped its agenda on accelerating digital trade in Indonesia.
October 25, 2019
Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Indonesia failed to improve its rank in the latest ease of doing business list issued by the World Bank, falling short of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's promis
October 24, 2019
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia's ranking in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business (EODB) index has remained stagnant at 73rd despite efforts to attract investment by removin
October 22, 2019
Herman, Jakarta – A new book by senior economists Faisal Basri and Haris Munandar repeats an old warning that Indonesia risks falling into the so-called middle-income trap, reminding r
Jakarta – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$100 million intermediary loan to the government to help kickstart private sector investments in infrastructure projects as
October 20, 2019
Arys Aditya, Viriya Singgih and Karlis Salna, Bloomberg News – Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's president for a second five-year term and faces an early test to shore up supp
October 17, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo must shift his government's focus to increasing productivity in the domestic manufacturing industry and improving the investment cl
October 16, 2019
Jakarta – The International Monetary Fund has kept its economic growth projection for Indonesia at 5 percent this year and 5.1 percent next year, while issuing a warning that the globa
October 12, 2019
Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government on October 11 officially inaugurated Sorong Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on an area of 523.7 hectares in Sorong district, West Papua province.
October 9, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia's ranking in the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness index dropped five places in 2019 to 50th out of 141 economies, while Singapore takes over the United