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2017-12-28 14:28:16

Over the centuries, technology has helped humans overcome countless challenges, but it has yet to tame all of nature’s forces: this year’s Forum on Economic Development and Public Policy was shifted from the island of Bali to the…...

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Doing Business: Pop-up Licencing Stalls

2017-10-18 11:53:23

Outside a fast-food restaurant selling fried chicken at a shopping mall in Jakarta, a team from the investment board is giving advice on how to obtain business licences. It is one of several pop-up stalls that the board’s one-stop service,…...

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Trade Made Easier

2017-09-25 15:06:12

When the World Trade Organisation met in Bali for its annual ministerial conference in 2013, Indonesia was one of the strongest advocates of an agreement to simplify global trade. Four years later, however, Indonesia is one of only a small…...

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Making money from motorways

2017-09-25 08:25:14

Indonesia’s government has sold the income from its oldest motorway as part of a novel way of financing infrastructure upgrades. On August 31 the state-owned motorway operator, Jasa Marga, raised 2 trillion rupiah (AUD 186 million)…...

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Digital economy: Technology in Indonesia

2017-09-07 09:00:32

DIGITAL ECONOMY: TECHNOLOGY IN INDONESIA 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…...

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