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2017-09-07 09:00:32

Indonesian entrepreneurs in far-flung islands can summon a postman to help them sell products over the Internet under a government scheme aimed at getting at least two million small businesses trading online by 2019. Lis Sutjiati, a special…...

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Fintech Exchange

2017-07-21 12:40:27

On June 16th, the Chair of Indonesia’s financial regulator, the OJK, launched a “fintech advisory forum” intended to strengthen oversight of one of the economy’s fastest-growing sectors. Speaking at the stock exchange…...

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Powering up

2017-06-08 12:47:50

South Korea is the easiest place in the world for businesses to obtain an electricity connection, according to the World Bank’s influential “doing business” survey, and so can offer valuable lessons to Indonesia as it seeks…...

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Innovation in financial services

2017-05-05 13:53:05

In development we often share lessons from the experience of developed countries. However, as technology rapidly changes the way we work and do business, all nations are grappling with some common issues. Australia and Indonesia recently…...

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Data innovation for policy makers

2017-02-27 11:10:36

Sharpening talent for data analytics at Ministry of Trade “How can we better use trade data to make clever decisions?” asked Tony Liu, AIPEG’s Data Analytics Adviser at the opening session of an event to show the…...

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Predicting revenue: Getting it right

2017-02-06 16:54:49

Forecasting revenue is very difficult – analysts are asked to predict economic shifts, taxpayer behaviour, and the outcomes of complex tax laws, often with limited data. But striving for the best forecasts is vital as the foundation of…...

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Financing for infrastructure

2016-12-21 11:19:47

How can Indonesia ensure adequate funding for infrastructure projects?  This was one of the questions posed to panelists at the Ministry of Finance conference, Unlocking Public and Private Investment: Role of the Financial Sector,…...

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FinTech Boot Camp for Regulators

2016-12-08 13:48:33

The number of FinTech startup companies in Indonesia is increasing steadily.  In the last two months alone, the number of FinTech groups registered with the Financial Services Authority (OJK) has grown from 120 to 160. The companies aim to offer…...

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Public policy making in action

2016-11-23 16:05:42

Good public policy and administration are at the heart of the democratic process. This November, Indonesian officials welcomed the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd, as part of the Government Partnerships Fund (GPF) program. A…...

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Indonesia improves rank for Doing Business

2016-11-11 10:22:14

Indonesia moves from 106 to 91 in the latest World Bank survey, but still has a long way to reach the top 50 or below. In the World Bank’s Doing Business…...

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