INDONESIA

Arrest of Lippo Group executive leaves one of South-east Asia's biggest projects in limbo

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - The arrest of a senior executive at Lippo Group, one of Indonesia's leading business conglomerates, has thrown into doubt the future of a major development project touted as...

Start-ups help Indonesia's farmers to grow their sales

Melon farmer Ade Dwi Adedi used to worry where to sell his produce every time the harvest season arrives.

Indonesia says domestic market to shelter economy from trade war

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's economy may be cushioned by its huge domestic market as a trade dispute between the US and China poses risks to the global economic recovery, according to finance minister Sri...

Broken pipe is ours, says Indonesian state oil and gas firm, in latest on massive oil spill

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesia's state oil and gas company Pertamina has admitted that one of its pipelines, which was being used to transfer crude oil, had been the...

Singapore, Indonesia to share expertise on e-commerce logistics

KICKING off two learning-exchange programmes between Singapore and Indonesia, about 100 public sector leaders and education specialists gathered at a half-day leadership workshop to share e-commerce...

Indonesia expects to have more than 5 unicorns by 2019

INDONESIA is likely to have more than five startups worth at least US$1 billion each by 2019, with healthcare and education the most promising sectors to spawn new unicorns in South-east Asia's...

Goodbye to romance: Indonesian cities ban Valentine's Day

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Valentine's Day was banned in some Indonesian cities Wednesday (Feb 14) as police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition which critics say does...

Indonesia: Some turn a blind eye to get things done

Singapore companies operating in Indonesia often face a dilemma amid a culture of corruption in many of the country's outlying regions, where giving bribes is considered a norm. Avoiding it means...

Indonesia's Go-Jek to ride into Philippines next year

Indonesian motorbike-hailing start-up Go-Jek plans to set up operations in the Philippines early next year, with other South-east Asian countries to follow later that year, said the firm's chief...

Indonesia bans fintech firms in payments from using cryptocurrencies

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's central bank has issued a regulation banning use of cryptocurrencies by financial technology companies involved in payment systems, and said it is examining whether there's a...