Interest Rates & Capital Flight

Sep 15th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Bank Indonesia might provoke a monetary crisis by creating capital flight should it lower interest rates below 10%.

3G Phone Licenses

Sep 15th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Three new licenses have been granted for the provision of 3G mobile or cell phone services in Indonesia.

Industrial Parks

Sep 14th, 2006, by Patung, 1 comment

The government is gearing up to force the movement of manufacturing industries to industrial parks, while some lament the lack of infrastructure in such places.

Underdeveloped Villages

Sep 13th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Rural poverty in Indonesia. Forty-five percent of villages in Indonesia are classed as underdeveloped.

Balinese Tourism Woes

Sep 13th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Balinese tourism continues to struggle with tourist arrivals to Bali declined 20% from January to May 2006, on the same period in 2005.

2007 Growth Rates

Sep 12th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

The Governor of Bank Indonesia says economic growth in 2007 will be in the 5.3 – 6.3% range, implicitly casting into doubt the government’s budgetary forecast of 6.3%.

Aging Workforce

Sep 11th, 2006, by Patung, 1 comment

The Indonesian workforce is aging, with dire consequences for future business profitability and productivity.

Small Business Subsidies

Sep 10th, 2006, by Patung, no comments

Small and medium sized businesses are to receive subsidies on their loans.

Competing with Singapore

Sep 9th, 2006, by Patung, 1 comment

Indonesia still has a long way to go to compete with the likes of Singapore, says the head of the national investment body.

Doing Business

Sep 8th, 2006, by Patung, 22 comments

Indonesia remains a difficult place for doing business.

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