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Today's Headlines Jakarta

  • DKI Jakarta Province to Impose New Lockdown as COVID-19 Patients Grow

    DKI Jakarta Province to Impose New Lockdown as COVID-19 Patients Grow

    The continuously rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the province of DKI Jakarta, which is the political and economic heart of Indonesia, has made the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government decide to impose a new local lockdown (heavy social and business restrictions, locally known as 'PSBB'). Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan confirmed that the lockdown will be re-imposed per Monday 14 September 2020.

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  • Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: September 2019 Edition

    Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: September 2019 Edition

    On Monday (07/10) Indonesia Investments released the September 2019 edition of its monthly research report. The report aims to inform the reader of the key political, economic and social developments that occurred in Indonesia in the month of September 2019 and also touches upon key international developments that impacted on the Indonesian economy.

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  • Peak in Urbanization; A Consequence of the Traditional Lebaran Holiday

    Peak in Urbanisation; A Consequence of the Traditional Lebaran Holiday

    An annual peak in urbanization in Indonesia is one of the most interesting consequences of the Lebaran period. Ahead of Lebaran - a national holiday when Indonesian Muslims celebrate the end of the Ramadan month - around 20 million Indonesians (most of whom reside in the urban centers of Java) travel back to their places of origin to spend a couple of days with their (extended) families. It is a tradition that is locally known as mudik.

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  • Office Space in Jakarta: Occupancy Rate Falls on New Supply

    Office Space in Jakarta: Occupancy Rate Falls on New Supplies

    The occupancy rate of office space in Jakarta in 2018 is estimated to reach its lowest level since 2012. The sliding figure is not caused by a decline in investment realization in Indonesia (which often involves the opening of new offices in the capital city of Jakarta) - in fact investment is rising - nor is it caused by an exodus of companies away from Jakarta (although a modest decline in demand for office space was detected). It is the opening of new large office towers what is troubling the ratio this year.

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  • Looking Back at Indonesia's 2018 Eid al-Fitr Holiday

    Looking Back at Indonesia's 2018 Eid al-Fitr Holiday

    The extended Eid al-Fitr holiday is now over and everyone should be back at work per Monday (25/06). Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta is also, again, plagued by heavy traffic congestion. In fact, traffic congestion should be slightly worse than before the holiday because it is estimated that more than 72,000 newcomers settled in Jakarta after this year's Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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  • Impact of Asian Games & IMF-World Bank Meeting on the Indonesian Economy

    Impact of Asian Games & IMF-World Bank Meeting on the Indonesian Economy

    Two international events are estimated to have a significant impact on the Indonesian economy in 2018. Firstly, the 2018 Asian Games, to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in - and around - the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. Secondly, the 2018 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group, to be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, on 12-14 October 2018. Both events will trigger foreign exchange earnings and give rise to a boost in economic activity.

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  • Floods & Landslides: Jakarta & Bogor Plagued by Torrential Rains

    Floods & Landslides: Jakarta & Bogor Plagued by Torrential Rains

    Parts of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta as well as parts of several satellite cities around the capital are plagued by floods, resulting in thousands of evacuees. Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta, said approximately 6,500 people have been displaced by floods in parts of South and East Jakarta, such as Rawajati and Kampung Melayu.

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  • Natural Disasters in Indonesia: Strong Earthquake Rocks Jakarta

    Natural Disasters in Indonesia: Strong Earthquake Rocks Jakarta

    The capital city of Jakarta was rocked by a strong earthquake on Tuesday (23/01) around 13:45 pm local time with its epicenter in the Indian Ocean, about 125 kilometers to the southwest of Jakarta. The quake did not go unnoticed in Jakarta. Many office towers, residential towers and hospitals were evacuated due to concerns about aftershocks, while people fled into the streets in panic.

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  • Property in Indonesia: More Expats Rent Houses in South Jakarta

    Property in Indonesia: More Expats Rent Houses in South Jakarta

    According to commercial real estate company Colliers International Indonesia, more expatriates are renting houses in Indonesia, specifically (South) Jakarta, since the second half of 2017. The rising number of expats who rent houses in Indonesia is due to expansion plans of manufacturing and automotive companies.

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Latest Columns Jakarta

  • Land Reclamation Indonesia: Van Oord & Boskalis Work on Pluit City

    Land Reclamation Indonesia: Van Oord & Boskalis Work on Pluit City

    Dutch dredging contractors and marine engineering companies Van Oord and Boskalis have been awarded a contract to design and construct the artificial island off the coast of (North) Jakarta. On this (160-hectares sized) artificial island a new city - called Pluit City - will be developed. The contract, valued at EUR 350 million (split equally between the two Dutch companies) was handed to the Van Oord-Boskalis joint venture by Muara Wisesa Samudra. The project aims to relieve pressure on densely populated Jakarta.

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  • Jakarta's Giant Sea Wall & National Capital Integrated Coastal Development

    The Indonesian government is still studying the feasibility study for the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) masterplan. The NCICD masterplan, a joint project between the governments of Indonesia and the Netherlands, aims to protect the capital city of Jakarta against floods caused by high tides and faciliates sustainable development of Jakarta. The masterplan is developed by a consortium headed by Witteveen+Bos (main contractor) and Grontmij, with subconsultants KuiperCompagnons, Deltares, Ecorys and Triple-A.

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  • Dining in Jakarta: the Pullman Jakarta Central Park Collage Restaurant

    Dining in Jakarta: the Pullman Jakarta Central Park Collage Restaurant

    For a new column series, Indonesia Investments explores Indonesia's hospitality sector, particularly dining - whether in the context of business meetings or more casual gatherings. In the first installment of this series, we visited all-day dining at Collage in the Pullman Hotel located next to the Central Park Mall in West Jakarta. Pullman is the high-end international brand of the Accor group having 89 hotels and resorts in 24 countries around the globe. Three are located in Indonesia, two in Jakarta (Central Park and Thamrin CBD) and one in Bali.

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  • Consultancy for the Jakarta-Surabaya Toll Road Project Tendered in Early 2014

    Consultancy for the Jakarta-Surabaya Toll Road Project Tendered in Early 2014

    The position of consultant, tasked to conduct a feasibility study for the Jakarta-Surabaya toll road, will be tendered in early 2014. The realization of the Jakarta-Surabaya toll road, a 775 kilometer-long toll road that is built above the sea (along the coast line between Jakarta and Surabaya), is an ambition of the Indonesian government and expected to ease the difficulty of transportation on Java, Indonesia's most populous island. The feasibility study should explore the technical and environmental framework related to the establishment of the toll road.

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  • Indonesia infrastructure Update: Plans for Toll Road from Jakarta to Surabaya

    Indonesia infrastructure Update: Plans for Toll Road from Jakarta to Surabaya

    In order to improve Indonesia's intra-island connectivity on Java (and thus reduce logistics costs that are due to fragile infrastructure), the government is planning to build a toll road above the sea from the capital city of Jakarta in the western part of Java to Surabaya in East Java. Both these cities are Indonesia's centers of industrial productivity and economic growth. The 775 kilometer-long toll road, which is expected to cost about IDR 150 trillion (USD $13.3 billion), will be build by a consortium of 19 Indonesian state-owned enterprises.

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  • Bank Indonesia Plans New Rule to Avert Possible Property Bubble

    Bank Indonesia Plans New Rule to Avert Possible Property Bubble

    In order to avert a potential bubble in Indonesia's property sector, Bank Indonesia (the central bank of Indonesia) is planning to further tighten its monetary policy in the sector. After having raised the minimum down payment requirement on housing loans to 30 percent for first home ownership (thus a loan-to-value ratio of 70 percent) in June 2012, Bank Indonesia now intends to prohibit credits for the purchase of a second, third (or more) house that has not been built yet (still in the preconstruction phase). This new rule is expected to be introduced this month.

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  • Foreign Relations: Trade Between Indonesia and Sweden

    Indonesia and Sweden intend to increase business relations between both countries. Last month, Indonesia's president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made a state visit to Sweden, while in 2012 Sweden prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt visited Indonesia. A number of topics were discussed during these visits, including trade and investment. After the discussions, both countries agreed that trade and investment between the countries should be expanded. Up to early 2013, 77 Swedish companies are in operation in Indonesia.

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  • The Issue of Inequality Within Indonesia's Booming Economy

    The economy of Indonesia is booming with gross domestic product (GDP) surpassing six percent on an annual basis. And the country's strong economic fundamentals are confirmed by increasing international attention. But within the context of this economic growth it is important to take a look at whether economic growth is shared by all segments of Indonesian society. If, for example, only the higher classes of Indonesia would benefit from the economic boom, it could give rise to social issues in the future.

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  • The Rising Property Market of Indonesia: Is the Sky the Limit?

    Indonesia Property Market Analysis Risks Indonesia Investments

    One of the sectors that showed exceptional growth in 2012 was Indonesia's property market. On average, net profit of companies engaged in Indonesia's property sector grew 68 percent during the full year. Of the 45 property companies that are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), 26 posted net profit growth that exceeded 50 percent. But the success story did not end there. In the first quarter of 2013, the property sectoral index of the IDX continued its fast pace by rising over 41 percent.

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  • Tourism in Indonesia: One of Indonesia's Untapped Potentials? (Part I)

    Tourism in Indonesia Untapped Potential - Richard van der Schaar

    Whenever the topic of tourism in Indonesia is touched upon, most people will instantly think of Bali. This small but famous island harbors all sorts of entertainment that will appeal to various segments of international tourism: beautiful landscapes, Balinese Hinduism, lively nightclubs, beaches and more. But apart from Bali - and despite the fact that Indonesia has much to offer on other islands - the country has disappointed in attracting a large amount of foreign tourists so far.

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