Car sales in Indonesia in May 2017 were in line with expectations. The Indonesian Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) said car sales in the month prior to Idul Fitri (the celebrations that mark the end of the Ramadan month) always tend to show a modest rise every year, specifically passenger cars.
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Ahead of the long Idul Fitri holiday seven Indonesian companies were added to the Indonesia Stock Exchange over the past four days, having completed their initial public offerings (IPOs). So far in 2017 a total of 18 companies have gone public in Indonesia, rebounding from a figure of 14 in full-year 2016. It shows investors have become more confident about financial market stability and Indonesia's economic stability.
The Indonesian government may soon revise its negative investment list (in Indonesian: dafter negatif investasi) to attract more foreign investment into Indonesia. The government is specifically seeking to allow bigger foreign stakes in the management of airports across the Archipelago.
Perry Warjiyo, Deputy Governor of Indonesia's central bank (Bank Indonesia), believes Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter of 2017 will not be as high as earlier predicted because there has been a correction in Indonesia's export performance.