Category: Business/Property

Central Bank and Government Watch Closely as Rupiah Continues to Fluctuate

Analysts say Indonesia’s rupiah will further fluctuate. Meanwhile, the government and Central Bank experiment with stimulus packages and market intervention. In...

Breakfast at Monolog

If you’ve been to Plaza Senayan or Pondok Indah Mall in Jakarta, chances are you’ve been to Monolog; the coffee shop-cum-all-day-diner popular among both Indonesian...

Food Trucks Boom as Mouths Water on the Streets of Indonesia

Recent years have seen more unique food trucks turning up throughout Jakarta, with proprietors offering one-of-a-kind dishes to stand out from competitors. Food trucks...

Amid Rupiah Surge, Drop In Reserves Shows Indonesian Fragility

  Last month’s drop in Bank Indonesia’s foreign-exchange reserves, even as the rupiah led emerging markets to surge 7 percent, highlights vulnerability in the...

Government Announces New Policy to Allow Foreign Investors to Operate Special Economic Zones

The Indonesian government continues to make efforts to stimulate economic growth by attracting foreign investors. In a new policy package, investors are not only allowed...

Manpower Expresses Regrets; Extends Expats a Warm Welcome

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower recently caused panic and demoralization among companies hiring expats. All of this was following the drastic change of rules laid...

The Law in These Parts: Hadromi & Partners

Hadromi & Partners is a general practice law firm, established in 1999 during the Indonesian financial crisis. We discuss Indonesia’s ever-changing legal landscape...

China to Build Indonesia’s High-Speed Train, Experts Remain Cautious

China won the bid over Japan to build the first high-speed rail line in West Java. The Government hopes for an economics boost. Experts weigh in on the project....

Producing Durable Pallets from Recycled Plastic Waste

Bali (and Indonesia) has received a lot of negative press in recent years with regards to plastic litter. This issue, we meet with PT Enviro Pallets, a manufacturer of...

McKinsey & Company in Indonesia: Unleashing the Potential of the Archipelago’s Economy

Paris-born Guillaume de Gantes started his journey with McKinsey & Company 15 years ago in Paris. He mainly worked in New York, where he was elected as a partner of...

Aaron Mashano of Leaders of Tomorrow: Turning Passion into Profits

Zambian-born Aaron Mashano moved to Australia in 2001 to study English, law and commerce. He was drawn towards helping young migrants in prison, which led him to build...

The Business of Branding: Millward Brown

Mark Chamberlain is Managing Director of Millward Brown Indonesia, the global research agency behind this year’s inaugural BrandZ™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesian...

Trans-Sulawesi Railway to Boost Local Economy Without Private Investment

The Government will fund the Trans-Sulawesi railway project entirely, without private investors, in hopes that it will pull foreign money to the region later. The...

In Search of the Perfect Smile: Neu Premium Dentistry

Dr. Andri is the owner of Neu Premium Dentistry, which has two branches in Jakarta. He explains his business philosophy to us, and how New Premium uses new technologies...