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Economy

China’s investment in Indonesia up from $600 million to $1.6 billion

Boost for President Joko Widodo’s ambitious program to build infrastructure IFM Correspondent November 1, 2016: Many countries are racing to invest in Indonesia, South East Asia’s biggest economy. Last week, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the economy will probably expand 5 percent this year, making Indonesia an attractive investment destination. According to reports from...
Economy

Things are finally looking up for Asia

Asia has managed to stabilise itself thanks to China’s improved economic performance Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya October 20, 2016: It is the last quarter of the year and things have changed drastically since January for the global economy. Asia, in particular, has witnessed a change in outlook by economists. Back in January, things looked shaky. Chinese...
Fintech

MYPINPAD expands in Asia and MENA

Smartphone adoption is growing in China, India, Indonesia and Japan August 24, 2016: MYPINPAD, an enabler of multi-factor authentication for touchscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets, has recently channelled efforts to bring its simple, proprietary and customer friendly authentication solution to Asia Pacific and MENA. Following the appointment of seasoned industry executives to lead global...
Business Leaders

‘Lazada and Alibaba partnership will bring significant synergies’

Giovanni Puglisi Interview with Riccardo Basile, Chief Commercial Officer of Lazada Group June 6, 2016: Lazada is Southeast Asia’s undisputed retail giant. However, data by Rocket Internet, the Germany-based company behind Lazada, reveals that despite strong revenues, the e-commerce giant has struggled to generate profit. The company’s latest financial results show €275 million in revenue...
Finance Wealth Management

Pioneer of mutual fund industry in Indonesia

A feature on Danareksa Investment Management March 14, 2016: Danareksa Investment Management (DIM), winner of the IFM award for Most Innovative Asset Management Company Indonesia 2015, is the first asset management company established in Indonesia and has become one of the most respected fund managers in the country. DIM’s business was essentially founded in 1976...
Economy

Will AEC be a force to reckon with?

The 10-nation group wants to make its presence felt globally Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya February 24, 2016: This year, Southeast Asian countries finally embarked on a new journey — the formation ASEAN Economic Committee (AEC). It has been in the works for years now and hence it is not surprising that expectations ran high when the...