Insights

Broadening recovery, but financial risks lurk

Many things in 2017 could have gone wrong in the world economy but did not; we are sure investors are pleasantly surprised by that. We began the year fearful of sustained slowdown in China, rising trade protectionism, political developments that coul...

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Indonesia should benefit from US and European growth

The United States economy has entered the third-longest phase of economic growth in its history. The global economy has gone through a process of recovery after the 2008-2010 crises. About 70 percent of the world’s developed economies had faste...

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Main challenges: contracting signals from the noise

Entering office in 2014, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo faced his first political challenge at the House of Representatives. Then he faced economic challenges as global oil prices fell, causing strong fiscal pressure. The government ...

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Applauding 2017, achieving in 2018

It is certainly not easy to predict how the Indonesian economy will fare in 2018, especially because the global economy is not yet showing any signs of stability. Several institutions have forecast that the Indonesian economy will maintain its growth...

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Key issues facing Indonesia's upstream industry in 2018

Indonesia’s oil and gas industry continues to be of strategic national importance in providing energy security and government revenue, as well as being a key driver in supporting the country’s future economic growth targets. However,...

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Property market: light at the end of the tunnel

No matter what you’re going through, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. That is quoted from Demi Lovato, who started her career as a child actress in Barney & Friends and then grew up to be one of the most popular female icons. H...

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