Indonesia

Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail: Construction to Speed Up

June 10, 2019 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 China won the tender for Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail (HSR) development in September 2015, through a Joint Venture (JV) company - Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), as it requi...

A Cashless South East Asia: A Future Reality or a Dream?

March 1, 2019 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 The digital payment market in South East Asia remains at a nascent stage (~2% contribution to the global digital payment market in 2018) with cash dominating day-to-day-transactions...

Indonesian Start-ups: Will the New Tech Board Help Boost IPOs?

December 14, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Investments in start-ups in Indonesia increased significantly (by 68 times) in 2017 YTD (January to August) to USD 3 billion from a low base of USD 44 million in 2012, according to ...

China’s One Belt One Road Projects in ASEAN

October 24, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

ASEAN Members Require USD 2.8 Trillion to Meet Infrastructure Investment Needs in 2016 - 2030  The ASEAN Master Plan on Connectivity 2025 was adopted in September 20...

Indonesian Data Centres: Could Stronger Privacy Regulations Raise Foreign Interest?

July 16, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

Indonesia’s commercial data centre (DC) market is highly underpenetrated and has significant potential for growth, given the large enterprises in the country and their ever-increasin...

Intra-ASEAN Trade Analysis

June 19, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) comprises 10 members: Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The diverse cultu...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: Indonesia Warns Against USA-China Trade War

May 22, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Warns Against “USA-China Trade War”  Bank Indonesia (BI) held its regular Board of Governor’s Meeting, and on 19 April, it decided to keep...

Malaysia Continues to Exhibit High Growth; Low Inflation Rates in Thailand and Singapore Call for Attention

March 19, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Key Focus for February  In February, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia released their 4Q 2017 GDP statistics, while Singapore announced revised figures for the same...

Malaysia Raises Policy Interest Rate to Avoid an Overheated Economy; The Philippines Maintains Strong Growth

February 26, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

 Indonesia: Additional Measures Taken to Alleviate Economy by Raising Cash-Deposit Ratio  Indonesia’s Bank Indonesia (BI) held its Board of Governor’s Meeting, where...

ASEAN Region M&A Review

February 9, 2018 | by Ilvin Cornelis - Global Research and Analysis Team

  The ASEAN region started losing its M&A momentum to the USA and Europe in 2011. M&A transaction volumes in ASEAN as a percentage of the global aggregate fell to 5.2% ...

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