• Rapidly Developing E-Commerce Sector Changes the Traditional Way of Doing Business in Indonesia

    Rapidly Developing E-Commerce Sector Changes the Traditional Way of Doing Business in Indonesia

    E-commerce – which refers to the activity of electronically buying (or selling) products through online services or over the Internet – has been developing rapidly in Indonesia over the past decade. More and more Indonesians have started to shop online, forcing many offline retail players to adapt and innovate their business models in order to survive in this new and challenging environment where two newcomers, both tech startups and both e-commerce platforms, have developed into a unicorn (Tokopedia and Bukalapak) which is a startup that is valued above USD $1 billion.

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  • The Role of State-Owned Enterprises in the Indonesian Economy

    The Role of State-Owned Enterprises in the Indonesian Economy

    One characteristic of the Indonesian economy is that the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) play an important role in this USD $1.0 trillion economy. They not only play an important role because some of them rank among Indonesia’s biggest companies (in terms of profit, sales and assets), thereby generating plenty of money for the government (in the form of tax revenue or dividend) while at the same time creating jobs for millions of Indonesians.

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  • Back Again! 2nd Edition of CBME (Children, Baby, Maternity Expo) Indonesia in 2020

    Back Again! 2nd Edition of CBME (Children, Baby, Maternity Expo) Indonesia in 2020

    The only trade exhibition in the children, baby, maternity industry is coming again in Indonesia. After its very successful event in 2019 when it attracted more than 3,000 visitors and brought together more than 120 brands from all over the world, CBME (Children, Baby, Maternity Expo) Indonesia will be held again for the 2nd edition at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) on 4-6 March 2020. CBME is also held in other countries, such as in China, Turkey, and India.

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