Indonesia: 10th Largest Economy By 2025?
By Anthony Harrington When you are the world’s fourth most populous country, with over 238 million citizens, it makes sense to think in terms of lifting your game and moving from being the 16th biggest economy in the world to breaking into the world’s top 10. This is indeed the target that Indonesia has set […]
“Most Important Country We Know the Least”
Gerald Fry November 26, 2012 1:00 am In many respects, Indonesia is the “giant” of Asean. It is the largest archipelago in the world with over 17,000 islands and the fourth largest population with 248.6 million people. It is the world’s largest Muslim nation, with 86 per cent of its population adhering to this religion. […]
Indonesia Outperforms BRIC Countries
By Martin Hahn on 11/03/2012 After successfully introducing the acronym BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or BRICS including South Africa) in 2001, Jim O’Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, a company that manages global investment funds, is now introducing a new acronym called MIST (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey). The MIST countries are the four […]
Le Mans Series…in Indonesia
2013 will see the launch of the eagerly awaited Asian Le Mans Series with the calendar being confirmed with races in China, Korea, Japan and Indonesia. Six events are programmed for the first season of the Asian Le Mans Series in 2013. They are spread all over the Asian continent with three races in China […]
Islands Hopping in Indonesia? Seaplanes
The seaplane taxiing over a coral reef to deliver tourists to a remote luxury resort may soon become a more familiar sight in Indonesia, an archipelago of 17,000 islands and only 183 airports. At the moment, seaplanes in Indonesia are limited to niche charter flights for high-end tourism and mining, but their use could spread […]
The Archipelago Economy
Most international businesses and investors know that modern Indonesia boasts a substantial population and a wealth of natural resources. But far fewer understand how rapidly the nation is growing. Home to the world’s 16th-largest economy, Indonesia is booming thanks largely to a combination of domestic consumption and productivity growth. By 2030, the country could have […]
Masihkah kita Macan Asia?
Akhyari Hananto Tahun 90’an awal, Asia mengalami booming dimana ekonomi tumbuh pesat, diiringi dengan transisi negara-negara yang (semula) agraris menjadi negara industry. Negara-negara itu antara lain adalah Filipina, Malaysia, Thailand, dan Filipina, yang mengikuti jejak Taiwan, Korsel, Jepang, dan Singapura yang telah lebih dulu menjadi negara maju. Kemudian munculnya istilah untuk negara-negara yang newly-industrialized tersebut […]
5 Reasons to Believe in the Indonesian Miracle
When most people think of Indonesia today, they think of beaches and temples or of its famously teeming cities, but this country of 240 million and counting is a much more modern, diversified, and dynamic economy than many international investors and companies assume. To make the most of Indonesia’s vast potential, they’re going to need […]
A Counterweight to the China Obsession
The Chinese economy attracts all the attention in the Asian Century, but Indonesia is right next to us, providing opportunities that are often more accessible and less crowded out by other foreigners. Thus a new McKinsey Report on Indonesia’s economy provides a counterweight to the China obsession and a reminder of just how well Indonesia […]
Jamu: Why Isn’t Indonesia’s Ancient System of Herbal Healing Better Known?
In 1990, Irish journalist Susan Jane-Beers noticed an herbal-medicine clinic in the corner of a hair salon in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, her adopted home. A victim of age-related chronic knee pain that conventional pharmaceuticals couldn’t numb, let alone heal, Jane-Beers decided to try jamu — traditional Indonesian medicine. The results astounded her. After three days […]