• Airline Sriwijaya Air Delays IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Airline Sriwijaya Air Delays IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Sriwijaya Air, the third-largest airline in Indonesia, decided to postpone its initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange - by one or two months - to April or May 2017 (initially the company targeted to conduct this corporate action in March 2017). Chandra Lie, President Director of Sriwijaya Air, said the airline needs more time to prepare the IPO. Lie added that it may also revise the number of shares that are offered to the public. Earlier, Sriwijaya Air planned to release 25 percent of its total outstanding capital stock.

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  • Tax Revenue Target Indonesia 2017: Government Eyes 16.8% Growth

    Tax Revenue Target Indonesia 2017: Government Eyes 16.8% Growth

    The government of Indonesia is confident that it will collect IDR 1,498.9 trillion (approx. USD $112.7 billion) in tax revenue in 2017, up 16.8 percent from tax revenue realization of IDR 1,283.6 trillion in 2016. Meanwhile, in its latest Indonesia Economic Quarterly, released earlier this week, the World Bank stated that the 2017 State Budget of Indonesia is a more realistic one (compared to tax revenue targets in recent years). However, it emphasized further tax administration and policy reforms are required to meet the new target and to further improve fiscal policy credibility.

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  • World Bank Releases January 2017 Indonesia Economic Quarterly

    World Bank Releases January 2017 Indonesia Economic Quarterly

    The World Bank released the January 2017 edition of its Indonesia Economic Quarterly (IEQ), titled "Sustaining Reform Momentum", on Tuesday (17/01). In this report the Washington-based institution says Indonesia’s reforms to fiscal policy and the investment climate are expected to boost the local economy. Therefore, the World Bank maintains its economic growth rate for Indonesia in 2017 at 5.3 percent (y/y). However, it also emphasizes that Indonesia - like the rest of the international community - is also plagued by uncertainty in global economic policy and global financial market volatility.

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  • Nusantara Tropical Farm, Largest Producer of Bananas in Indonesia

    Nusantara Tropical Farm, Largest Producer of Bananas in Indonesia

    Nusantara Tropical Farm, a Sumatra-based producer and exporter of tropical fruit in Indonesia, targets to export 1.8 million boxes of Cavendish bananas in 2017. This would be a 58 percent year-on-year (y/y) growth compared to 1.14 million boxes of exported Cavendish bananas (equal to 15,400 tons) in the preceding year. Nusantara Tropical Farm, the largest grower of Cavendish bananas in Indonesia, is part of the Gunung Sewu Group. This group operates diversified businesses in insurance, food, real estate, consumer and mining.

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