• Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 26 February 2017 Released

    Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 26 February 2017 Released

    On 26 February 2017, Indonesia Investments released the latest edition of its newsletter. This free newsletter, which is sent to our subscribers once per week, contains the most important news stories from Indonesia that have been reported on our website over the last seven days. Most of the topics involve political, social and economy-related topics such the gross domestic product, inflation, fiscal stability, income distribution inequality, the battle between Freeport and the government, a price-fixing case, the state of democracy, and more.

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  • Yamaha Corp to Build New Musical Instrument Plant in Indonesia

    Yamaha Corp to Build New Musical Instrument Plant in Indonesia

    The Yamaha Corporation plans to invest IDR 568.5 billion (approx. USD $43 million) to develop a musical instrument manufacturing factory in Indonesia. Japan-based Yamaha Corporation is a multinational with a wide range of products and services, including musical instruments, electronics, motorcycles and power sports equipment. Earlier this week Yamaha announced it has established a new subsidiary in Indonesia: Yamaha Musical Products Asia (YMPA).

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  • Bank Indonesia Cuts Economic Growth Forecast for Quarter 1-2017

    Bank Indonesia Cuts Economic Growth Forecast for Quarter 1-2017

    The central bank of Indonesia cut its outlook for Indonesia's economic growth in the first quarter of 2017. Earlier, the lender of last resort estimated Indonesia's Q1-2017 gross domestic product (GDP) at 5.05 percent year-on-year (y/y). Although the new growth projection has not been unveiled yet, Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo said it sees GDP growth now below 5.05 percent (y/y) in the first quarter of the year.

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  • Inequality in Indonesia: 4 Richest Equal 100 Million Poorest

    Inequality in Indonesia: 4 Richest Equal 100 Million Poorest

    A recent report released by Oxfam, a global aid and development charity, highlights the alarming level of income distribution inequality in Indonesia. According to the findings of this report, the four wealthiest Indonesians (combined) have more assets compared to the 100 million poorest Indonesians (combined). Indonesia's top four billionaires are worth USD $25 billion, which is approximately the same combined amount owned by the bottom 40 percent of the Indonesian population.

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