Following the passing of the bill by the House of Representatives on 5 October 2020, Law No. 11 of 2020 on the Job Creation Law (the “Job Creation Law”) was finally enacted on 2 November 2020. It involves and effects (to widely varying degrees) over 78 existing laws ranging from land licensing, investment, manpower, government administration and spatial planning to ease the conducting of business and commercial activities.
New export opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors will begin to flow from today with the start of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).
Indonesia is an Islamic finance giant waiting to be awakened, and events from recent years have indeed stirred the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Armed with a strong political will, the Republic has a firm grip on its title as a worldclass Sukuk contender, issuing more sovereign Sukuk than any other nations globally. And the Southeast Asian giant, with over 225 million Muslim citizens, is resolute in broadening its Islamic finance...
Amid the global trade and tariffs war between China and the US, Asian markets saw a deterioration in M&A activity in 2Q19. In line with the overall trend in the region, private equity activity decreased for the third consecutive quarter.
Anchoring big players like Malaysia and Indonesia, the Asian Islamic capital market has been leading the global industry, not only in size, but also in innovation and diversification. The sophisticated infrastructure of Malaysia is a hallmark of excellence globally, the immense potential of Indonesia’s population and its flourishing sovereign Sukuk market remains captivating to many and the phenomenal market expansion rates in Pakistan and...
February 2019 was a tumultuous month for the Indonesian crypto-industry with the introduction of regulations that impose staggering thresholds for minimum capital and closing balance requirements among other stringent qualifying criteria for Crypto Asset Exchanges, Custodians, Clearing Agencies and Traders.
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Are Chinese investors losing interest in Indonesia? The latest balance of payments data published by Bank Indonesia (BI) in late-August show that foreign direct investment (FDI) flows from China slowed during the first half of 2018.