Indonesia



Are Singaporean investments helping or hindering Batam?

As investment continues to pour into Indonesia from Singapore, much of it heads to the Batam free trade zone. However, the area is taking on some big challenges in its bid to remain an attractive proposition for investors as well as homebuyers and tourists.



No clear winner for Jakarta election as divisive second round looms

There is no clear winner in the race to be Jakarta’s next governor and the election must go to a second round, say unofficial results. The incumbent Ahok seems to have polled in the lead but can a Christian really continue to govern Jakarta’s increasingly conservative Muslim majority?


Hary Tanoesoedibjo: Does Indonesia need its own Trump?

One of Indonesia’s richest men says he is considering throwing his hat into the ring for the next presidential election. He believes his business sense and strategic friendships could do great things for the country’s biggest problems. 




Can ASEAN trust China’s promises?

China has made ambitious commitments to investment in ASEAN countries, but uncertainty over funding raises the question of whether Beijing will make good on its promises.