We provide media monitoring services from selected Indonesian mainstream media, both print and online, as well as social media. Every day, our media monitoring team summarizes headlines and picks highlights of the day that help our clients meet their daily need for information.
Creating the sustainable investment packageApril 04, 2018
Government policies on investment effectivity were questioned as Indonesia’s economic growth remains stagnant at 5 percent in almost four years of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s presidency. Despite the criticism, the government stuck to its commitment to building an investment-friendly environment through the improvement of the quality of its policies and deregulation. Business players are challenging the government to create sustainable and future-oriented investment policies following the announcement of a new investment regulation package and tax incentive program by the government and omnibus law last week.
Questioning the effectivity of investment regulationApril 02, 2018
After almost four years of presidency, pro-investment regulations that Jokowi's enacted did not seem to have a significant effect as the national economic growth was still stuck at around 5 percent. Thus, the administration plan to further reform its investment policies raises the effectivity question.
Finding electoral support from uncertaintyMarch 29, 2018
Ride-hailing regulation limbo is a blessing in disguise for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. If his admnistration could solve the problem by a win-win solution for all actors, Jokowi's electoral support for the upcoming election would likely to increase. But in the same time, his second term may be at risk if the government fails to find a common ground.
Regulation uncertainty turns ride-hailing drivers precariousMarch 28, 2018
The emergence of disruptive technology, particularly ride-hailing apps, over the past two years has improved the national economy by integrating various business players from all social levels. However, our findings suggest that the rapid growth has become problematic since it was not accompanied by proper and suitable regulation.
Is highway tariff reduction necessary?March 27, 2018
The government’s plan to reduce highway tariffs to suppress logistics costs received various reactions from business practitioners. Although the decision was supported by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), it was deemed ineffective by businessmen and logistics associations. Our findings also suggest that the decision could likely hamper investment in the sector.