Failures and lessons to be learned in the industry.

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Indonesia is the country with the largest population in the world with a population reaching 273,52 million while 10,56 million people live in Jakarta. As Indonesia has a large population, the government has a target to increase the share of trips on public transport from 23% to 60% by 2030 (The Guardian, 2016). Public transportation has been really helpful and popular, especially nowadays many people use online transportation. They use online transportation because it is more useful and efficient.

In this article, we are going to talk about the development of online transportation in Indonesia and how the failures of…

Strategies on improving Indonesia’s foreign relations.

Source: Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows into Indonesia have grown and their base has been expanding because of resilient economic growth, low government debt, and prudent fiscal management. FDI growth is mainly focusing on deregulation, law enforcement, and business certainty implemented by the Indonesian government over the last years. Moreover, Indonesia lowered the minimum equity requirement for foreign investors and abolished the approval requirement for several business transactions involving foreign investors. How does Indonesia set strategies on improving foreign relations through foreign investment?

Foreign Investment through Foreign Relations

Indonesia is ranked 17th among the top 20 host economies due to the enabling policy of liberalization. Japan…

Analysis of Indonesia’s fish export and investment opportunities in the fisheries sector.

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This month, Indonesia’s state-owned airline, Garuda Indonesia has affirmed to help foster the growth of Indonesia’s fishery export specifically in North Sulawesi Province. Despite the pandemic, Indonesia has recorded export growth in its fisheries industry of more than 7% compared to 2019.

As the world’s largest archipelagic state, Indonesia’s coastal and marine waters make up one of the most fertile fishing grounds in the world. In 2019, Indonesia’s fisheries and fishing industry contributed 2.65% or around USD 26.9 billion to the Indonesian gross domestic product (GDP). Indonesia scores among the top five fishery and aquaculture producers in the world making…

The stalled of the new capital building project on Borneo Island.

Source: Retail News Asia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced the continuation of the plan to relocate the capital to East Kalimantan after it gets delayed because of a coronavirus outbreak in 2019 and the Indonesian government must shift some of the budgets to support the pandemic relief efforts. The new capital building project on Borneo Island is to replace Jakarta as a capital city and move ahead with the construction of a presidential palace beginning after the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 stalled the ambitious project. …

Analysis on the Opportunities of Sharia Financing in Indonesia and How to Enter the Market

(Source: Media Indonesia)

Last month, the Indonesian government officially launched Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI), the country’s largest sharia bank. With 87% of the Muslim population, Indonesia is seeking to boost its sharia economy development to cater to the increasing demand for halal products and services. The launch of the new bank is also expected to create a strong sharia lender in Indonesia and in the global finance industry to increase the growth of Indonesia’s sharia finance industry.

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) data shows that the market share of sharia financial service contributes up to 9.03% in 2020 to Indonesia’s financial system. Thus…

Highlights of the cocoa industry in Indonesia.

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Valentine is identical to chocolate as a gift. Valentine’s Day is more of an enormous commercial farce than anything, but it’s nice to have a minimum of having the choice to celebrate the International Day of romance. But some people in Indonesia don’t want people to possess that option in the least.

Indonesia is facing a situation where the second-deepest drop by cocoa production volume between 2019 and 2020 season, compared to other producing countries, the pandemic COVID-19 pressure on demand and the operation of the cocoa industry according to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO).

Will the Cocoa Industry in…

A story of Jack Ma, his investment in Indonesia and his current disappearance.

Source: Yicai Global

Jack Ma had been missing since October 2020 and was reported off the radar by several Chinese run media outlets. Surprisingly he made an appearance in a video published by Chinese state media in January 2021. He has been laying low after reports speculating about Jack Ma’s whereabouts. Apart from the news that reported Ma is missing, he is now the richest person in China and ranked 20th among the Forbes’ wealthiest people in the world. Ma’s influence in Indonesia makes a lot of things connected to his Alibaba Group in the loop.

With Ma’s influence, e-commerce policy will remain…

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An opportunity to bring back the tourism industry in Indonesia.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industry has released the data about monthly foreigners that come to Indonesia in July 2020. The numbers drop by 89.10% compared to July 2019, with Bandara Ngurah Rai and Batam as the biggest airport hit with a 90–100% drop. This number leads to a decrease in revenue from tourism sectors by almost 81 billion rupiahs, and it is expected to be more decreased in the next few months unless COVID-19 vaccines or international borders will be slowly open any time soon, which currently not the case.

The governments said that there will be a…

Insufficient resources, inappropriate allocation, and inadequate quality are major obstacles to the delivery of effective healthcare that reaches the poor. According to research done by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) account for 90% of the global burden of disease but only 12% of global spending on health. There is not only a correlation between poverty and lack of accessible healthcare, but also causation.

Ideally, standards of health profoundly influence economic performances and quality of life. However, people in developing countries tend to have less access to health services than those in developed countries.

Healthcare Access in Developed and Developing Nations

The key…


A new era of Education Technology (or EdTech) comes to make a change in the education sector. As defined by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), EdTech is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. With the rapid changes happening, educational institutions need to have adequate preparation to adapt to the current situation.

As of now, education in Indonesia is involving technology in daily routine. According to a 2018 research by Cambridge International, Indonesian students are among the world’s highest users of technology in…


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