Insights

Will conventional businesses die out?

Digital technology has disrupted the conventional economy. In Indonesia, this digital disruption has occurred mostly in the transportation services and retail sectors.  The operation of internet-based ride-hailing services like Go-Jek, Grab...

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A tough political year has passed, a tougher time ahead

Without a doubt, 2017 was a really tough year, politically speaking. It sent us mixed images of how far we have progressed in continuing democratic political reforms. There are a number of highlights that one can gather from political events, the imp...

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What do upcoming elections mean for the economy?

With Indonesia heading for local elections in 17 provinces in June 2018, followed by legislative and presidential elections in April 2019, there have been questions as to how the economy will fare in the election cycle and where the risks are. In our...

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Challenges for Indonesia in the Asia-Pacific region

Since the end of the Cold War in 1991, East Asia has gone through dramatic changes. First, it lived through a short era of one superpower reigning supreme, the United States. The demise of America’s chief nemesis, the Soviet Union, had paved th...

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Boosting confidence, promoting inclusive growth

As we transition to a new fiscal year, this republic is presented with a credible 2018 state budget that aims to further strengthen economic resilience and promote inclusive growth. The global economic outlook is showing signs of an upswing. Ind...

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Maintaining financial stability while supporting growth

Jakarta - Indonesia’s central bank, Bank Indonesia (BI) will continue to focus its policy mix on maintaining macroeconomic and financial stability, which is a basic prerequisite for creating a more sustainable economic recovery. The monetary po...

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