• Looking for a Free Ticket to Japan? Visit the Lamudi Property Expo!

    The need for decent housing with affordable prices has been rising lately. Unfortunately, getting a comfortable and cheap house is not an easy matter. Besides having a lack of property construction (thus resulting in the nation's housing backlog), it is often difficult to find accurate information about property products.

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  • Blockchain INDO Conference: May 11-12 in Jakarta's Hotel Kempinski

    Blockchain INDO Conference: May 11-12 in Jakarta's Hotel Kempinski

    Jakarta was one of the world's top 10 crypto-capitals in 2017 according to IDACB (International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain). This means that the city has created conditions for trading, crypto-exchanges, mining and ICO. This ranking was compiled by artificial intelligence based on research of cryptocurrency events worldwide. The Indonesian government, however, remains skeptical of digital money and therefore may only agree to accept its own cryptocurrency in the future. However, the business community shows growing interest in new opportunities offered by the digital economy.

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  • Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Rose in April 2018

    Indonesia's Nikkei Manufacturing PMI Rose in April 2018

    Indonesia's manufacturing activity improved in April 2018, touching its fastest growth pace in 22 months, on the back of strengthening domestic demand. The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a reading of 51.6 in April 2018, up from 50.7 in the preceding month (a reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in manufacturing activity, while a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction). However, business confidence towards the business outlook (for the year ahead) weakened to the lowest point since December 2012.

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  • Blockchain INDO Conference: How Blockchain Will Change Indonesia's Digital Economy

    Blockchain INDO Conference: How Blockchain Will Change Indonesia's Digital Economy

    The volume of Indonesia’s digital economy will reach about USD $130 billion by 2020, which will make the country among Southeast Asia's leading nations in terms of digital development. This was stated by local authorities just a week ago. New technologies, blockchain and transformation of the IT-sector will play key roles in this process. With this context in mind, the Blockchain INDO conference in Jakarta, to be held on 11-12 May 2018 in the Kempinski Hotel in Central Jakarta, becomes even more relevant.

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