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Japanese enter e-cash and online lending market in Indonesia

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Indonesia, a country where millions of people don’t have bank accounts and therefore cannot pay with other means than cash, is stepping up its...
Internet economy in Southeast Asia to grow to $50 billion this year

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The online economy is expected to grow substantially in Southeast Asia, a region which is already the world’s third largest in terms of the...
Indonesia’s retail stores feel the void as online shopping takes off

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After years of impressive growth in wages and consumer spending, sales at retail outlets and malls in Indonesia are at the crossroads, while, at...
Almost 60,000 stranded under the volcano as Bali airport shuts down

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More than 59,000 travelers are stuck in Bali as the island’s Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar was ordered closed for at least...
FDI into ASEAN down 20%, Indonesia, Thailand drop the most

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) flows into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell by 20 per cent to $96.7 billion in 2016, the...
Thailand, Indonesia surge in Ease of Doing Business ranking

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Among ASEAN nations, Thailand and Indonesia were the ones that jumped the most in the new Ease of Doing Business 2018 ranking by the...
Indonesia worried about low passport ranking, worse than Timor Leste

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Indonesia is looking for reasons why the country is ranked relatively low in an new international survey.  The nation has been ranked 64th on...
Indonesia sets safety standards for ride-hailing services

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The Indonesian government has set up regulations for all online ride-hailing operators and will require them to provide insurance for both drivers and passengers,...
Bali tells tourists to stay despite looming volcano eruption

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Tour operators and tourism officials in Bali asked tourists to stay because they had “nothing to fear” from a possible volcanic eruption of Mount...
Indonesia plans ten tourism hot spots to replicate Bali’s success

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has developed a “Ten New Balis” tourism growth strategy, a plan that aims at replicating the economic effects of tourism...
Indonesia seen as new frontier for startups in Southeast Asia

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The successful first-ever IPO of a startup in Indonesia, as well as the country's burgeoning tech industry, has moved the nation in the spotlight...
Manila Water Company expanding to Thailand

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Publicly listed Manila Water Company, the major water provider for Metro Manila in the Philippines, in which the country's oldest conglomerate Ayala Corporation holds...
Indonesia’s Go-Jek set for expansion drive in Southeast Asia

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Indonesia’s popular ride-hailing company Go-Jek, the country's first billion-dollar startup, is looking to expand to at least four countries in Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News...
Five ASEAN countries among world’s biggest plastic polluters

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Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia are named in a new Greenpeace report as being among the top ten countries globally for mismanaged...
China’s infrastructure grip on Southeast Asia tightens

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The agreement signed these days to start the first phase of a new high-speed railway as part of the connection between Bangkok and Thailand's...
Thai furniture chain expands further in ASEAN, now to Jakarta

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One of the largest manufacturers and retailers of home furnishing products in Thailand, Index Living Mall, opened its first store in Indonesia in Jakarta...
Indonesia to trade palm oil and coffee for Russian fighter jets

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In good old COMECON style, Russia will accept payments from Indonesia for Russian-built fighter planes in commodities such as palm oil and coffee, reports...
$500 bíllion urgently needed to fix Indonesia’s infrastructure problem

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The World Bank, after assessing the state of Indonesia's overall infrastructure, came to the conclusion that the country needs around $500 billion in the...