New World Is…

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Fareed Zakaria in Washington Post Increasingly, the story of the global economy is a tale of two worlds. In one, there is only gloom and doom; in the other, there is light and hope. In the traditional bastions of wealth and power — America, Europe and Japan — it is difficult to find much good news. But [...]

Up And Away

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Do you have any idea, what graphic is that? That is Indonesia’s total export in $ billion from 2000 – 2008. Do you see the sharp increase? Do you know the figures? Here we go : Year $ billion 2000 48 2001 64.7 2002 56.5 2003 52.3 2004 64 005 69.84 2006 83.64 2007 102.23 2008 118.4 I am sure, with a more serious effort, Indonesia’s export can reach $300 billion in 2015. Go Indonesia! Source : here

Boom Time Is Back

→  June 23, 2009 0

After Morgan Stanley’s promising outlook on Indonesia, seems like many economist and analyst put more and more attention on Indonesia. It is our duty now as Indonesian, to keep up our economic performance, attract more investors (and tourists), make our stock market grows bigger, and most importantly, keep the stability. One thing is almost missed out, [...]

Traditional Goes International

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By Yudha, a GNFI contributor The names like BIN House, Tenun Baron, Iwan Tirta, Biyan Wanaatmadja, Ghea S Panggabean, Anne Avantie, Allure Batik, and Zainal Songket had the special place outside Indonesia. They developed their name by working on and developing what came from the culture that was known by them in the everyday life. Here [...]

The Biggest Pharmaceutical Industry In Southeast Asia

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Maybe, not so many people know that Indonesia hosts Southeast Asia’s biggest pharmaceutical company. It’s Kalbe Farma which has representative offices in Cambodia, Singapore, Myanmar, and Malaysia. Here’s from their website: Established in 1966, PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. (“the Company” or “Kalbe”) has gone a long way from its humble beginnings as a garage-operated pharmaceutical [...]

Google Android Has Come To Indonesia

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Google smartphone, named ANDROID, has landed in Indonesia, after Singapore only. I’ve been going to many countries, and I find that mobile quality in Indonesia is way much better, in term of connection and connectivity, clearness, internet capacity and speed, and other features which is only possessed by countries strive for high and latest technology. Go [...]

Indonesian Army Won The AASAM 2009

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Indonesian Army (TNI-AD) Again Won The Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) 2009 after 2008 Winning by Major (Inf) M. Asmi, taken from and from (and translated by Indomil) Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) 2009 was shooting competition and it was the 24th time has been organized by Australian Army with its purpose [...]

Typical Indonesian High Schoolers

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Once I showed this kind of picture to a friend from Japan, and she said, “Oh, this is an unacceptable abuse”. Lol! She was very wrong, at least in Indonesia. This is simply a celebration of successful students passing their very final exam in high school. You can find these beautiful gals, handsome guys, nationwide, [...]

Two Mobile Phone Giants Head-To-Head In Indonesia

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Seriously, this is so cool. World’s largest mobile phone makers, Nokia, and its main competitor, Samsung is getting themselves ready to built plants here in Indonesia. It means two things : - Fresh money is coming in - More jobs will be created - Cheaper Nokia and Samsung handsets. Indonesia Investment Agency (BKPM) said that both are dead serious [...]

How Much Indonesia Needs?

→  June 21, 2009 0

It’s been quite often I posted entries about GDP growth. I had one good question from one reader in New Zealand, on how to make Indonesia grow at 7% to 8% pace per year? There’s one Indonesian presidential candidate who shared with us that ”Indonesia should become an economically independent” to achieve that growth. Sounds [...]