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With Government Research, LGN Hopes to Make Marijuana Legal in Indonesia

Despite Indonesia’s strict drug laws, a local community named Lingkar Ganja Nusantara (LGN) believes marijuana can become legal and transparently regulated in the...

Indonesia to Make Starting a Business Easier, But Experts Remain Sceptical

The Indonesian government looks to slash the number of days it takes to start a business from 47 days down to 10. But experts and analysts remain cautious.    ...

Despite Protests in Bali, Benoa Bay Reclamation Project Moves Ahead Legally

The Benoa Bay reclamation by PT Tirta Wahana Bali International has drawn fervent protests. But the project looks to be legal, and will be underway shortly. Although...

Tips for Investors: The Unwritten Rules of Doing Business in Lombok

An experienced entrepreneur shares some important tips you should take note of before starting up a business or putting your money in Lombok. Today, it is often referred...

Despite Islamophobia, Donald Trump Has Several Business Plays in Indonesia

US presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump is in bed with MNC Group. What could happen to Indonesian relations if he slithers into the oval office?   We’d...

Local Content Rule for 4G Smartphones to Drive Black Market for Gadgets

Indonesia’s local content rule for 4G devices may cause import permits to stall in 2017, prompting the growth of black markets as demand for new tech increases....

US Cooperates with National Police to Arrest Terrorist Leader in Sulawesi

Indonesia’s military has been fighting a guerrilla war with Muslim radicals in Sulawesi for years. Officials claim to be closing in on the group’s leader. What...

Indonesia Just Made it Easier to Invest in Property, No More Double Taxation on REIT Trading

The government has removed double taxation on Real Estate Investment Trust securities in a bid to attract more investors to the local property game. The Indonesian...

Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Sentiments are Diverting Attention from the Problems at Hand

Indonesia’s sudden uproar of anti-LGBT sentiment could be a tactic used by the government to divert public attention away from the nation’s real problems.   ...

Indonesia’s Bans on Netflix and Tumblr: Is it the Porn or the Taxes?

Following recent bans of digital content services Netflix and Tumblr in Indonesia, entrepreneurs and netizens speak out about the government’s motivations. In recent...

Government Hopes More Foreign Students Will Study at Indonesian Universities

While education quality remains a problem in Indonesia, the government just made it easier for foreign students to enrol in local universities. In January, the...

Dengue is Common in Indonesia; Zika is Carried by Same Mosquito

Zika causes only mild flu-like symptoms, but can lead to serious neurological disorders in unborn babies. Pregnant women in Indonesia should take precautions. Earlier...

Indonesia Remains Confident the Economy Will Grow by More than 5 Percent This Year

The Indonesian government aims to bolster its slowing economy by encouraging domestic consumption, increasing government spending, and drumming up investment. With a...

Amidst Slowing Economy, Indonesia’s Tourism Sector Prepares to Take on Foreign Investment

Facing an economic slowdown, the Indonesian government is set to revamp laws on foreign ownership in certain sectors, starting with tourism investments. To many...

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