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  • Understanding the Digital Attitude of Indonesian Consumers

    Understanding the Digital Attitude of Indonesian Consumers

    Going digital through mobile devices is a big game in Indonesia, especially in the e-commerce industry. Among the developing countries, Indonesia is a growing digital market with a +100 million internet population and an average of 87 percent of mobile traffic, proving that Indonesia is a mobile-first country.

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  • McKinsey Expects Great Growth for Indonesia's E-Commerce Market

    McKinsey Expects Great Growth for Indonesia's E-Commerce Market

    The value of the e-commerce market in Indonesia is estimated to have grown to the range of USD $55 - $65 billion by 2022. This estimate stems from a new report, titled The Digital Archipelago: How Online Commerce is Driving Indonesia's Economic Development, that was released by management consulting firm McKinsey earlier this month.

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  • e2eCommerce Indonesia 2018: Be Digital, Go Global

    e2eCommerce Indonesia 2018: Be Digital, Go Global

    One of the best ways to keep current with trends in the eCommerce market is by attending the e2eCommerce Indonesia 2018 conference. The conference is fully packed with motivational speeches by executives from the world's most influential companies and it also provides excellent networking opportunities that can help your business grow.

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  • Indonesian Books on Finance & Economics: Investing in Digital Startups

    Indonesian Books on Finance & Economics: Investing in Digital Startups

    Seeing various startup companies - across the globe (but also in Indonesia) - having developed into influential unicorns with a valuation of at least USD $1 billion, startup companies deserve some special attention. It is true, however, that most startups end in failure and therefore it is important to fully comprehend all aspects involved when establishing, running, and buying or selling a startup company to turn it into a success.

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  • Consolidation in Southeast Asian Ride-Hailing Industry: Uber-Grab

    Consolidation in Southeast Asian Ride-Hailing Industry: Uber-Grab

    The local and thriving ride-hailing market in Southeast Asia is dominated by local startups. Foreign counterparts fail to gain significant market share. The latest proof is Uber Technologies Inc.'s decision to sell its operations and assets in the Southeast Asian region to Singapore-based technology company (but originally founded in Malaysia) Grab. Through this consolidation-move, Uber will obtain a 27.5 percent stake in the combined entity, while Uber's chief executive officer will join the board of Grab.

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  • Indonesia Among Least Attractive Markets for Startups & Venture Capital

    Indonesia Among Least Attractive Markets for Startup & Venture Capital

    Indonesia has a thriving digital economy due to the huge population that is increasingly connected to the Internet. Meanwhile, growth still comes from a low base and therefore there are plenty of foreign and domestic investors ready to invest in Indonesia's digital economy, for example through capital injections in startups.

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  • Kresna Graha Investama Wants 3 Units on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Kresna Graha Investama Wants 3 Units on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Financial investment management company Kresna Graha Investama said it is preparing the initial public offering (IPO) of three subsidiaries on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in the second half of 2018. All three subsidiaries are engaged in the country's digital sector. However, at this stage, Kresna Graha Investama Managing Director Suryandy Jahja only mentioned the name of one unit that is to list, namely Match Move Indonesia.

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  • Google & AT Kearney Positive about Indonesia's Startup Market

    Google & AT Kearney Positive about Indonesia's Startup Market

    American multinational technology company Google and American global management consulting firm AT Kearney completed a joint study and released a report, titled "Indonesia Venture Capital Outlook 2017", that shows Indonesia's startup market is thriving - albeit coming from a low base. Financial technology is regarded the top category for future investment.

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  • By 2019 All Indonesians Should Have Access to Internet

    By 2019 All Indonesians Should Have Access to Internet

    Indonesia's Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara says all Indonesians across the whole archipelago will be able to enjoy Internet access by 2019. Through the Palapa Ring project, one of Indonesia's priority infrastructure projects, all cities and districts in Indonesia will have fast broadband Internet through an undersea fiber-optic cable network that stretches across 13,000 kilometers as well as an onshore network of nearly 22,000 kilometers.

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