The Indonesian ”Miracle”

→  May 5, 2009 0

Press freedom is manacled in Thailand and Brunei, through their lese-majeste laws, in Malaysia and Singapore through their debilitating laws against defamation, and even in the Philippines, where journalists are conveniently gunned down when their inconveniently revealing reports hurt certain powers that be. In contrast, the Indonesian press on the whole is a bit freewheeling [...]

An IMMEDIATE CALL for Indonesian Banks

→  April 28, 2009 0

An IMMEDIATE CALL for Indonesian Banks Last night, I watched Aljazeera and found that Malaysia is ready to liberalize its banking and insurance sector. I was a bit surprised to know that, since Malaysia has long been known as very protective in service sector. It was actually aimed to strengthen  its domestic financial sector to build its capital [...]

The Telecommunication GIANT of Southeast Asia

→  April 27, 2009 0

It is always said that SingTel, Singapore’s telecom company, is the largest phone company in southeast asia. You will find different thing in Malaysia. There, people say that TM (Telekom Malaysia) is the biggest in the region. I am not sure how the calculated that, and claimed to be the biggest. If it’s about the [...]

Chindonesia Escapes From Danger

→  April 27, 2009 0

I read The Jakarta Post this morning and I found a long long article regarding the only 3 countries in Asia which are virtually safe from being eaten by the global downturn. Well, in that article, the three countries are not very safe and sound, they’re also badly affected, but in minimal impact. I think you know [...]

10% Economic Growth is (Always) Possible

→  April 23, 2009 0

I had a very interesting discussion with a friend from Canada regarding economic growth. We tried together to select some significant factors which can lead to huge GDP growth; I personally believe that economic high-growth is almost certain to reap substantial long-term benefit in terms of poverty reduction and wider human development. We discussed over Southeast [...]

Overtaking Business

→  April 23, 2009 0

Mexico, Indonesia, and Turkey are in a favorable position to become the new generation of emerging economies to have significant impact on the global economy, claims Grant Thornton International. Following on from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR)  into the impact of the BRIC economies (Brazil Russia, India and China) [...]

Yes, We Are Confident!

→  April 22, 2009 1

When a country receives more international flights, it will only means 4 things : 1. It symbolizes the growth of economy in that country 2. It gains more international confidence toward that country 3. It means the tourism industry is growing 4. It also means that the countrymen travel overseas more. I’ve been posting many times regarding many international airlines [...]

Let’s ‘Invade’ Australia

→  April 21, 2009 0

Few months ago, Lion Air informed us that they’d take over (or join – can’t remember) one Brisbane-based airline, SkyWorld Air, to start serving Australian routes. Only yesterday, I found in one New Zealand-based website, that it is confirmed that Indonesian giant, PT Rajawali Corp would acquire Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast Hotel. Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast [...]

Optimistic Indonesians

→  April 17, 2009 0

By the Numbers Published Apr 11, 2009 From the magazine issue dated Apr 20, 2009 A WorldPublicOpinion.org poll on the impact of the financial crisis on families shows that citizens in developing economies are feeling the worst pinch from restricted credit—and that high food prices are worrying one and all: 100 Percentage of polled countries where a majority of people [...]

Asian Tiger Revisited

→  April 15, 2009 1

I’ve been asked many times by many readers, regarding Indonesia in future. Let’s put down a while the Vision 2030 launched by Indonesian president, let’s go down to the earth, and further deeper to the ground, and see the roots. Let’s deal with reality. Let me share with my opinion from political perspective. Indonesia is politically stable with [...]



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