Making Full-Use Of Singapore

→  September 23, 2010 5

I was at Batam beach facing the island of Singapore sometimes in the year 2000, I could see chain of high rise buildings on Singapore soil. I had never been there, but i was so sure that time, Singapore is so much different from any place in Indonesia. Singapore, for most Indonesians is merely a shopping [...]

Indonesia in Global Radar

→  September 16, 2010 2

Indonesia named one of top ten global investment targets Indonesia has been identified as one of the top markets for global investors, according to new research published by UK Trade & Investment. The ‘Great Expectations: Doing business in emerging markets’ report offers new insights from international investors about which markets they see as being the global [...]

“Es Teler 77″ To Go International

→  September 9, 2010 5

According to Sandiaga Uno, UMKM organizations intend to bring micro businesses such as Ayam Bakar Mas  Mono and Es Teler 77 to major world cities like New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. “So, not only the existing CFC or KFC in Indonesia but Ayam Bakar Mas Mono and Es Teler 77 should be stoned to Hong [...]

‘Confidence in the Economy Is Driven by the Woman’

→  August 31, 2010 1

‘Confidence in the Economy Is Driven by the Woman’ Economists trying to map the global economic recovery tend to focus on demography. The key players at the moment, says former Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, are women, who may hold the most potential for jump-starting global growth. Indrawati, now managing director of the World Bank, [...]

Invading Neighbors

→  August 31, 2010 3

Indonesia’s very own minimarket brand, Alfamart will soon investing $$$ to neighboring countries as it now has strong presence in Indonesia and capital to expand further. Alfamart owns more than 4,300 Alfamart stores nationwide and plans to open at least 10 Alfamart stores in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by the end of 2010. This [...]

Indonesia’s New Cozy Hotel Chain

→  August 24, 2010 2

When gigantic Air Asia launched Tune hotels as part of its business wings, it was expected that it would become a trend, boost Air Asia’s revenue. Despite its slow growth, Tune hotels firmly deepen its root. I myself had once stayed at Tune hotel, it was a cozy and nice hotel, only that the room was just too [...]

Indonesian Largest Companies

→  August 20, 2010 7

By Akhyari Hananto I have mentioned last nite in my twitter, that I would write about this. A friend of mine, an economic analyst from Canada, said to me several months ago that Indonesia will soon put at least 12 companies in Forbes’ World’s 1000 largest. In 2009, PT Telkom Indonesia ranked #657, Bank Central Asia [...]

The $ 672 billion roars !

→  August 19, 2010 2

Indonesian stocks are traded by Japanese investors every day, but one recent request from Tokyo was out of the ordinary. A big investor phoned up a local fund manager asking to buy $1bn in equities on the Jakarta stock exchange within just 20 days. Jakarta is not liquid enough to handle that kind of money. But [...]

5 Million Reasons To Visit Indonesia Pavillion

→  August 16, 2010 7

This is truly a heartwarming news that visitors flocking in Indonesia Pavilion had reached 4.8 million yesterday, and expected to top 5 million on 17 August, the day the nation celebrates its independence. The committee of the expo 2010 will only formally announce info on overall achievements like best pavilion, most visited pavilion, most this and [...]

Why Investors Are Flooding Back Into Indonesia

→  August 11, 2010 4

There’s been a lot of talk about how emerging markets are now safer than the developed world. And for the most part, this is just talk. You can point as much as you like to stronger growth prospects and better balance sheets. It doesn’t make much difference yet. When a crisis comes, foreign investors still flee [...]

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