Category: Business/Property

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Tax Amnesty is Spurring Locals to Shop for Overseas Property

Indonesia’s tax amnesty policy is helping foreign property developers attract more interest from locals looking to buy property overseas.

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Homes For Expats in Jakarta May Get More Costly Due to MRT

The Jakarta Provincial Government predicts that the city’s MRT project will end up raising property taxes by up to 30 percent in the areas where the train will...

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Dear Taxpayer, Big Brother is Taking Action (Advertorial)

We highlighted several examples of letters sent by the Tax Office to dearest taxpayers in our previous installment of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Tax Amnesty....

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Why Investor Confidence is Low in Indonesia’s Mining Industry

It’s no secret that Indonesia is a major player in the global mining industry. A country rich in natural resources, it has abundances of copper, gold, tin and nickel...

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AFEX Indonesia on Fintech and Cross-Border Payments

As the world’s fourth most populous country, which has 742 different languages, 18,307 islands and a middle-income class that is larger than Australia’s, Indonesia...

Expats Buying Luxury Homes and Condos to Pay 20 Percent Sales Tax

Expats Buying Luxury Homes and Condos to Pay 20 Percent Tax

The government has given foreigners permission to own homes, but only under certain provisions. Now, buyers must pay a new form of sales tax on top.

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Australia to Help Manage Lombok International Airport

Indonesia asked Australia to jointly manage Lombok International Airport and further develop related tourism opportunities.

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The Economics of Bintang Beer in Indonesia and Beyond

In the UK, Bintang will be distributed by Kingfisher Beer Europe. Multi Bintang Indonesia seeks to promote the lager beyond just pubs and bars.

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This Entrepreneur Gives International Education to Students from All Income Levels

Since its inception in Indonesia, Singapore School Bona Vista has grabbed substantial financing from IFC, built schools across the archipelago and delivered high-quality...

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Advertorial: Why Should Your Company Relocate to a Service Office

Deciding whether to relocate your workspace can be tricky. One of the nation’s most successful serviced offices Marquee Executive Offices shares why companies should...

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This Entrepreneur Shares His Profit with Bali Locals

American expat Michael Lorenti Jr. is siphoning money from the booming cosmetics industry back into the pockets of locals in the East Bali village he now calls home....

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What Foreigners Need to Know About Background Checks in Indonesia

If you’re an expat in Indonesia running a startup, a mid-sized organization or a Fortune 500 corporation, it’s critical to be knowledgeable on how a comprehensive...

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Roads in Mesuji: Driving or Mud Skiing?

The distance from Jakarta to Mesuji in the Lampung Province of Sumatra is a little more than 400 km away. Last month, I paid a visit to my relative for a family...

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A Discreet E-Store for Nights of Passion in Indonesia

Intimacy e-commerce platform AsmaraKu aims to be the go-to purveyor of romance, health and wellness products in Indonesia. With a population approaching 260 million,...