What do we discuss in this September 2023 report?

Firstly, we devote one article to the recently launched carbon exchange in Indonesia. This carbon exchange is another tool in the country's quest for net zero emissions (by 2060). However, after a promising first day, there were zero transactions on the second and third trading days, and so we are yet to see real enthusiasm from the corporate domain.

Secondly, we zoom in on the TikTok Store case. Last month, Indonesian regulators announced that social commerce and e-commerce need to be separated, implying the TikTok Store (which had become quite popular in Indonesia) needs to stop facilitating online payments.

As usual, we also present an article focused on Indonesia's economic growth, specifically zooming in on the strength of household consumption, which is the traditional engine of economic growth for Indonesia.

Next, is an article on Indonesia's logistics sector. High logistics costs are among the key bottlenecks in the Indonesian economy. But, why are Indonesia's logistics costs so high, and what can be done to push these lower?

We also discuss the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train. With the help of China, Indonesia became the first Southeast Asian country that enjoys a bullet train. However, was this very expensive project really necessary?

Lastly, we present a number of updates on macroeconomic data, such as inflation, manufacturing, trade, the rupiah rate, and monetary policy.

Take a glance inside the report here!

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Price of this report:

Rp 150,000
USD $10
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