• France & Indonesia: Hollande's Visit Brings Investment Commitments

    France & Indonesia: Hollande's Visit Brings Investment Commitments

    The state visit of French President François Hollande to Indonesia, part of his Southeast Asian tour and the first visit to Indonesia by a French president since François Mitterrand in 1986, resulted in several agreements. On Wednesday (29/03) Hollande met Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta with the aim to strengthen bilateral relations between both nations. Hollande was accompanied by French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Digital Sector and Innovation Minister Christophe Sirugue, parliament members and 40 business representatives.

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  • Speech Richard van der Schaar at Stadiums & Arenas Asia Summit

    Speech Richard van der Schaar at Stadiums & Arenas Asia Summit

    On Tuesday 21 March 2017 Indonesia Investments' Managing Director Richard van der Schaar was among the speakers at the Stadiums and Arenas Asia Summit 2017, a two-day event, organized at the JW Marriot Hotel in Jakarta. With several high-profile international sports and music events being planned in Asia over the next decade (for example the Asian Games) there is the need for investment in stadium and arena infrastructure across the region. The Stadiums and Arenas Asia Summit 2017 aims to explore the key challenges that are faced by Southeast Asian governments and stadium owners.

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  • Corruption in Indonesia: DPR the Most Corrupt Government Institution

    Corruption in Indonesia: DPR the Most Corrupt Government Institution

    The latest survey of Berlin-based Transparency International confirms that Indonesia's House of Representatives (DPR) is perceived - among Indonesians - as the most corrupt institution in the country. This outcome is no surprise because the DPR, the elected national legislative assembly that draws up and passes laws and budgets as well as monitors the performance of the government, has for long been perceived by the Indonesian people as the most corrupt institution within the country.

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  • Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit in Indonesia

    Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit in Indonesia

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo emphasized that the area around the Indian Ocean is the future of the world economy. He made this statement at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) summit in the Jakarta Convention Center on Monday (06/03). This region, which has a 2.7 billion population in total (around 35 percent of the world population), already sees 70 percent of world trade go through the area and hence the Indian Ocean forms a key trade route, especially for the distribution of oil and gas.

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