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Healthy and resilient national banking sector will drive growth of real estate sector

Lenders play an important role in moving the economy forward as they disburse capital to support businesses, a function which has numerous multiplier effects: opening new jobs, driving manufacturing and industry, and many more. Therefore, it’s ...

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Enormous possibilities of an improbable country

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently passed the mid-point of his current term. This may be an opportune occasion to assess what has been achieved and the challenges and opportunities on the road to creating a predominantly middle-incom...

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Banking business looks ready for a rebound in 2018

Entering 2018, the pressure on global liquidity is likely to come from the policy normalization process of global central banks. The Federal Reserve (Fed), the central bank of the United States, plans to scale back its US$4.5 trillion balance sheet, ...

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Slowly but surely: operation begins in Indonesia's first integrated industrial zone

As Indonesia’s first and largest integrated industrial estate, the 3,000-hectare Java Integrated Industrial and Ports Estate (JIIPE) has garnered a lot of attention and interest since its development in 2013. Developed by PT Berkah Kawasan...

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Implementing sustainable policies in practice

Nature resource-based industries, including the palm oil sector, are frequently cited as the major cause of deforestation. As the largest oil palm grower in Indonesia and a member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Golden Agri-Resource...

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The world in 2018 and RI's foreign policy outlook

One week into 2018 and Indonesia’s diplomacy is in full swing. First, on the third day of 2018, I was in Davao, Philippines, launching the Indonesia-Philippines Cooperation on Islamic Education. The effort is the manifestation of an Indone...

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