• Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 21 May 2017 Released

    Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 21 May 2017 Released

    On 21 May 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 and economy-related matters such as the possible end to Indonesia's bank secrecy, the investment grade status from S&P, monetary policy, the current account balance, trade balance, infrastructure, and more.

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  • Indonesia Gets Investment Grade Credit Rating Status from S&P

    Indonesia Gets Investment Grade Credit Rating Status from S&P

    This is a great day for Indonesia's financial markets. Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) assigned investment grade status to Indonesia's sovereign rating, upgrading it from junk status, hence now being on par with the investment grade rating as assigned by the other leading credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service. The investment grade status from all three leading credit rating agencies should unlock a fresh flow of capital into Indonesia.

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  • Footwear Imports into Indonesia Surge High in Q1-2017

    Footwear Imports into Indonesia Surge High in Q1-2017

    Players in Indonesia's footwear industry are concerned about the sharp growth of imports of footwear (shoe) products into Indonesia, by far outpacing growth of footwear exports. Data released by the Indonesian Footwear Association (Aprisindo) show footwear imports into Indonesia rose 17 percent year-on-year (y/y) in 2016, while over the past two years exports of footwear products were recorded in the range of 3 - 4 percent (y/y).

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  • Indonesia Offers Schemes to Attract Investment in Sugar Industry

    Indonesia Offers Schemes to Attract Investment in Sugar Industry

    The Indonesian government prepared a number of new incentives to encourage investment in integrated sugar mills (which include sugar plantations). Through these incentives the Industry Ministry targets to attract four new investors in Indonesia's sugar industry each year. The two main schemes within its incentive package involve imports of raw sugar and tax breaks for imports of machines.

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