• Opening Indonesia's Film Industry to Foreign Investment

    Opening Indonesia's Film Industry to Foreign Investment

    One of the business sectors in Indonesia that has recently been opened up to foreign investment is the movie theater industry. The opening of the movie industry for foreign investors can be regarded a milestone in Indonesia's film industry and also forms a lucrative business opportunity for these investors. There are currently only 1,117 movie screens in Indonesia to serve a potential audience of more than 255 million people, hence being one of the world's least penetrated cinema markets.

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  • IPO Sillo Maritime Perdana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    IPO Sillo Maritime Perdana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Indonesian shipping company Sillo Maritime Perdana, which provides offshore support vessels, plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). The company set the indicative price for its IPO in the range of IDR 117-140 a piece. By issuing 600 million new shares, or 23.08 percent of its enlarged share capital, Sillo Maritime Perdana targets to collect roughly IDR 77 billion (approx. USD $5.7 million) in funds from the IPO. Lautandhana Securindo and UOB Kay Hian Securities were appointed as underwriters for the IPO.

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  • Alcohol in Indonesia: Beer Available again in Jakarta's Minimarts?

    Alcohol in Indonesia: Beer Available again in Jakarta's Minimarts?

    Good news for those who love beer and live in Jakarta. About one year after Indonesia announced it had banned sales of alcoholic beverages in minimarkets and kiosks - a move conducted to "protect the morals and culture of Indonesian society" - Jakarta Governor Basuki Purnama Tjahja (Ahok) said alcoholic beverages with alcohol content up to five percent (which includes beer) will again be available in the capital city's minimarkets, the small retailers that have mushroomed across the city streets.

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  • Bank Indonesia Studies Relaxation of Loan-to-Value Ratio in Property Sector

    Bank Indonesia Studies Relaxation of Loan-to-Value Ratio in Property Sector

    Bank Indonesia, the central bank of Indonesia, is studying whether it should relax the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for the purchase of a house through the house ownership credit scheme (in Indonesian: kredit pemilikan rumah, abbreviated KPR). Furthermore, Bank Indonesia may allow the KPR scheme for the purchase of a second house that is still under construction. These measures would be efforts to boost credit growth, particularly in the property sector, and boost overall economic activity in Indonesia.

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