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Popularity at the price of the economy
With elections around the corner, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appears to be backtracking on his reform agenda with a string of populist measures, most noticeably in energy, the Fitch Group’s think tank BMI Research stated in a report published on Tuesday....READ MORE
Why Indonesia should be confident about its economy
The recent Moody’s Investors Service credit rating upgrade should help Indonesian policymakers and economists in leaving behind the sluggish economic tide during the first quarter of 2018. Indonesia won a sovereign rating upgrade to Baa2 with stable outlook, putting the country on par with the Philippines and India....READ MORE
Will AFAS ratification be beneficial to RI?
The House of Representatives agreement to ratify the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) is expected to bring positive developments to the national banking sector. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati had stated that the protocol ratification brings higher investment potential and a new era to Indonesian banks, allowing them to expand into the regional market, thus benefiting the public through better services with lower fees. But how much is the national banking sector willing to expand?...READ MORE
Fostering inclusion through financial technology
The government’s goal to achieve financial inclusion by 2019 seems to be more viable when utilizing banking and financial technology (fintech) cooperation. The latter may complement banking in providing innovative and non-traditional financial solutions, of which banking sector was unable to proceed due to regulatory restriction....READ MORE