ASEAN’s biggest economy is struggling to make the jump to a higher-income country because of poor education, ageing infrastructure and a lack of opportunities.
Ahok lost the Jarkata elections. But has Indonesia lost a skilful politician and governor?
Indonesia is in the grim of a mega corruption scandal over the introduction of electronic identification cards. The puts President Joko Widodo on shaky ground following one of the country’s biggest ever thefts of public funds.
Bureaucracy is slowly strangling Indonesia’s opportunities for growth. The of red tape and paperwork is blocking foreign investment and causing widespread inequality.
Bank Central Asia’s digital transformation a success.
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.
Jakarta voters went to the polls to pick a new governor in January. The resulting run-off looks set to split the electorate along religious lines and could set the scene for country-wide political changes.
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?
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.
Disruptive fintech startups are surging in Indonesia thanks to a lack of access to traditional banking and a mobile-first society hungry for new ways to manage their purchases. We round-up the best and the biggest of the firms currently attracting investment.