• Businesses under Pressure in Indonesia, Unemployment Increases

    Businesses under Pressure in Indonesia; Unemployment Increases as Companies Cut Operating Expenses

    Most companies and industries have been under huge pressure since the Indonesian government imposed a range of restrictions (specifically on people’s movement and business activities) in an effort to curb the further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As most companies experience a massive decline in sales, it has become difficult for these companies to finance their operating costs and expenses. And, the longer the restrictions last, the bigger companies’ financial burdens become.

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  • Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: May 2020 Edition

    Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: May 2020 Edition - In the Eye of the Storm

    On Wednesday (03/06/2020) Indonesia Investments released the May 2020 edition of its monthly report. In this edition, titled 'in the Eye of the Storm', we focus specifically on the social implications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis on Indonesian society. Hence, unemployment and poverty are two topics that deserve specific attention.

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  • Trade Balance of Indonesia: Trade with China Comes on Steam Again After Lockdown Ends

    Trade Balance of Indonesia: Trade with China Comes on Steam Again After Lockdown Ends

    Last month we basically came to the conclusion that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has a direct (short-term) positive effect on Indonesia’s trade performance (although the longer term consequences are clearly negative) as Indonesia managed to boost exports (possibly because it filled the gap left by China’s lockdown), while imports into Indonesia fell markedly (partly because of the lower need for inputs for export-oriented output), thus leading to a comfortable trade surplus.

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