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Indonesia business reform

Taking care of business


President Joko Widodo (Photo Credit: IMO)

Government-led deregulation, attractive economic policies and an infrastructure boom is making investment in South-East Asia great again Mar 07, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Indonesia

10 Priority Destinations




The government has outlined 10 strategic locations and attractions which will be the basis for the “new Balis”. Dec 06, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Minister of Tourism Indonesia

Setting the stage for 20 million tourists by 2019


Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism is committed to doubling tourist numbers over the next three years. This will be achieved by improving infrastructure... Dec 06, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Tourism

Destination Lombok


Gili Trawangan island transport

Lombok, green and devout, is sometimes referred to as “The Unspoiled Bali” or “The Island of a Thousand Mosques”. It is directly... Sep 21, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Religion, Culture & History

Halal tourism in Indonesia


Baiturrahman Grand Mosque in the center of Banda Aceh city, Aceh Province. (Photo: Si Gam Acèh ©CC-BY-SA-3.0)

With a national motto of “Unity in Diversity”, Indonesia is known as a secular and tolerant democracy, and it is looking to highlight its natural... Sep 16, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


12th WIEF

Forum bridges economic divide


Indonesia’s capital Jakarta hosted the 12th WIEF from August 2-4, 2016 (Photo: Indonesian Ministry of Tourism)

Ten agreements signed at the 12th WIEF on collaborations on Islamic finance and capital markets, halal and franchise industry to spur economic activities,... Sep 12, 2016

Others | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Niche Tourism

‘Family friendly’ halal tourism boom




With demand for halal tourism rising significantly, Indonesia is set to take full advantage of the niche tourism offering.  Aug 26, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Doing Business in Indonesia

Indonesian government enacts progressive pro-business reforms


President Jokowi has become known for proactively engaging the population and addressing issues such as flooding, education, infrastructure and corruption. (Photo Credit: Pemerintah Provinsi DKI Jakarta, Provincial Government of Jakarta)

President Joko Widodo’s administration has taken concrete steps towards increasing the ease of doing business, attracting foreign investment and... Aug 19, 2016

Government | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


WIEF

12th World Islamic Economic Forum returns to Jakarta


Indonesia's Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, left, with Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of WIEF Foundation, right, at the press conference announcing Jakarta as host of the 12th WIEF

Under the theme ‘Decentralizing Growth, Empowering Future Business’, the forum sets the stage for dialogue to empower businesses to be more... May 17, 2016

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Indonesian Education

German agency aids in Indonesia’s educational development


Dr. Irene Jansen, Indonesian director of DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service, known as DAAD, has facilitated the transfer of 30,000 Indonesian students to German universities over the past 60... Apr 22, 2015

Education | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Energy in Indonesia

VIDEO: Perspectives of Indonesia's current energy situation



Mr. Ari Somarno, former President Director of Pertamina (Indonesia's state owned energy company) shares his views regarding South East Asia's largest... Mar 26, 2015

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Indonesian Presidency: 100 days of Jokowi




Joko Widodo – hailed as a ‘political phenomenon’ by becoming Indonesia’s new President last year – passed the 100 day mark... Jan 23, 2015

Government | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Indonesia’s energy program is going green

Rida Mulyana
Director General for New and Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation

Discussing Indonesia’s key priorities within the renewable energy sector, Rida Mulyana,... Dec 06, 2016


Sport and youth: Indonesia’s great unifier

Imam Nahrawi
Minister of Youth and Sports

United World talks to Indonesia’s Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi to discuss... Sep 26, 2016


Governor’s smart city initiatives improve Jakarta’s international standing

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
Governor of Jakarta

Popular Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is seen as someone who... Sep 23, 2016


Mayor Kamil oversees Bandung’s remarkable transformation

Ridwan Kamil
Mayor of Bandung

The city of Bandung is the capital and economic heart of West Java. In this interview with... Aug 24, 2016


Panin welcomes experts to become trailblazer in Indonesian Islamic banking

Mr Herwidayatmo
President Director of Panin Bank Group

Panin Bank is Indonesia’s eighth largest bank in terms of assets, and has been publicly... Aug 23, 2016


Enormous untapped potential for SMEs

Muhammad Zainul Majdi
Governor of West Nusa Tenggara

Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province, whose two largest islands are Lombok and... Aug 23, 2016


Indonesia upgrades its military equipment and technological capacity

Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu
Minister of Defense

General Ryamizard Ryacudu, Indonesia’s Minister of Defense, discusses the country’s... Aug 22, 2016


‘Endless investment opportunity: that is what we offer’

Dr Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro
Minister of National Development Planning

Dr Bambang Permadi Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s former Finance Minister and... Aug 22, 2016


‘Building infrastructure will have a huge positive impact on our economic growth’

Teten Masduki
Chief of Staff of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia

The position of Presidential Chief of Staff was recently created by President Joko Widodo... Aug 19, 2016


Indonesia finds the right tone from the top

Brian Arnold
President of AmCham Indonesia

United World sits down with Brian Arnold, President of AmCham Indonesia, to discuss the... Aug 19, 2016


Indonesia reshapes its investment environment

Budi Bowoleksono
Ambassador of Indonesia to the US

Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador of Indonesia to the US, talks about the country’s growth,... Sep 20, 2015


Indonesia’s educational system strengthen by Germany

Dr. Irene Jansen
Director of German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

The German Academic Exchange Service, known as DAAD, has facilitated the transfer of 30,000... Apr 27, 2015


Growth is a must

H.E. Bambang Brodjonegoro
Minister of Finance

World Report talks to H.E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro about the new reforms implemented... Mar 23, 2015


Implementing the Indonesian vision

Hon. Susi Pudjiastuti
Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The government is laying out a set of incentives to spur growth in the shipbuilding industry... Mar 16, 2015


What lies behind the concept of the maritime axis is economy

Mr. R.J. Lino
President Director IPC 2 (Pelindo 2)

By connecting the eastern part of Indonesia with the western part of Indonesia, the nation... Feb 18, 2015


Sintesa Group: The largest distribution company in Indonesia

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani
CEO of Sintesa Group

We are focusing in terms of the four pillars that Sintesa has which are consumer products,... Feb 17, 2015


We believe in equitable developments that address socio-economic gaps and disparities

Hon. Andrinof Chaniago
Minister of National Development Planning Head of Bappenas

Indonesian new government has three priorities: First, there is the goal to increase productivity... Feb 06, 2015


United as one nation

Hon. Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno
Coordinating Minister Political, Legal and Security Affairs

The motto of Indonesia is the minority respects the majority, but the majority protects... Feb 05, 2015


“Jalesveva Jayamahe,” in the seas we will triumph

Hon. Indroyono Soesilo
Coordinating Minister Maritime Affairs

The potential and competitive advantage Indonesia bears, being the largest archipelago in... Feb 04, 2015


Safety won't be compromised

Mr. Fary Djemi Franscis
Chairman Commission V

Mr. Fary, Chairman of Commission V responsible  for the area of transport, telecommunications,... Jan 28, 2015


A new era for renewable energy?

Dr Surya Darma
Vice Chairman, The Indonesian Renewable Energy Society

Dr. Surya Darma, Vice Chairman of The Indonesian Renewable Energy Society, discusses the... Dec 22, 2014



LOCATION:   

Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean

 

AREA:   

total: 1,904,569 sq km

 

CLIMATE:   

tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver

 

LANGUAGES:   

Bahasa Indonesia update paises set descripcion = official, modified form of Malay; English, Dutch, local dialects update paises set descripcion = of which the most widely spoken is Javanese)

 

RELIGIONS:   

Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4% update paises set descripcion = 2000 census)

 

POPULATION:   

245,613,043 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

republic

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Jakarta



GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):   

$1.03 trillion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

rice, cassava update paises set descripcion = tapioca; peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra; poultry, beef, pork, eggs

 

INDUSTRIES:   

petroleum and natural gas, textiles, apparel, footwear, mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood, rubber, food, tourism

 

EXPORTS:   

$158.1 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



IMPORTS:   

$127.4 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



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