P2P lending offers Indonesian SMEs valuable access to credit. But a spate of complaints against illegal lenders has cast a pall over the nation’s fintech sector.
As major retailers leverage improved infrastructure to expand their operations, Indonesia is predicted to enjoy double-digit growth in both offline and online retail markets over the next decade. Cashless payments will be key to realising its future economic potential.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has reportedly asked his former political opponent Prabowo Subianto to join his cabinet. What is behind the decision to reach across the aisle? And what does it mean for Jokowi’s second term in office?
More than 35,000 wildfires in Indonesia this year sent authorities scrambling to bring the situation under control. But as the region moves forward, the effects of the fires may have taken a permanent toll on local youth.
Recent controversial bills have awakened a student movement in Indonesia that resembles the iconic 1998 protests. Is the student voice of today as strong a political force as in 1998?
Gibran Rakabuming’s PDI-P registration has set the stage for Jokowi’s eldest son to join the political fray. As the Widodo family lays the foundations for a new political dynasty, why can’t Indonesia move beyond family politics?
The Indonesian government’s response to the protests in West Papua is undermining its credibility. Without meaningful dialogue between all parties, tensions will remain and protests will continue.
The Indonesian government’s plan to move its capital to Borneo ignores the voices of the Dayak indigenous people and poses massive risks to the environment.
Jakarta remains among the least safe cities in the region. But the threats residents face are systemic rather than violent.
Come 2020, most of ASEAN’s citizens could find themselves paying more for digital services. Indonesia is the latest ASEAN nation to draft new tax legislation on online products and services.