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Can Indonesia Achieve Its Electric Vehicle Ambitions?
February 01, 2023

Can Indonesia Achieve Its Electric Vehicle Ambitions?

By William Yuen Yee
If the government falls short of its ambitious EV adoption targets, it won't be for lack of effort.

Southeast Asia’s Cement Industrial Complex
January 17, 2023

Southeast Asia’s Cement Industrial Complex

By James Guild
The economics of cement production, particularly in emerging markets, are closely entwined with both politics and climate policy.
Why Indonesia Plans to Ban Bauxite Exports in 2023
January 10, 2023

Why Indonesia Plans to Ban Bauxite Exports in 2023

By James Guild
The move is in line with Jakarta's increasingly aggressive use of export bans in pursuit of domestic economic goals.

Why Economic Nationalism is on the Rise in Southeast Asia
December 20, 2022

Why Economic Nationalism is on the Rise in Southeast Asia

By James Guild
Indonesia reflects the growing global trend of nations intervening in markets in pursuit of domestic development and strategic goals.

Indonesia’s $20 Billion Energy Transition Partnership Takes Shape
December 06, 2022

Indonesia’s $20 Billion Energy Transition Partnership Takes Shape

By James Guild
The Just Energy Transition Partnership has laid out a roadmap to net zero, but many details are still only vaguely sketched.

Indonesia to Appeal WTO Ruling on Nickel Export Ban
December 02, 2022

Indonesia to Appeal WTO Ruling on Nickel Export Ban

By Sebastian Strangio
“If we are scared of being sued, and we step back, we will not be a developed country," said Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

Indonesia’s Industrial Export Ambitions
November 01, 2022

Indonesia’s Industrial Export Ambitions

By James Guild
President Joko Widodo has overseen a centralization of research, development, and industrial production.
Will Indonesia Go Green at the G-20?
October 26, 2022

Will Indonesia Go Green at the G-20?

By James Guild
The country's green energy goals have so far been aspirational, but political will might finally be starting to build.

In the Midst of Protest, Hopes of Reform in Indonesia
October 06, 2022

In the Midst of Protest, Hopes of Reform in Indonesia

By Rizal Ramli
Protests against the recent reduction in fuel subsidies speak to a deeper discontent with the country's direction under President Joko Widodo.

The Meteoric Rise of Indonesia’s Bayan Resources
October 04, 2022

The Meteoric Rise of Indonesia’s Bayan Resources

By James Guild
The firm's share value has defied the broader downward trend in the Indonesian stock market since late 2021.

Why Indonesia Reduced Petrol Subsidies
September 06, 2022

Why Indonesia Reduced Petrol Subsidies

By James Guild
The move will be unpopular, but could well generate considerable economic benefits over the long run.
Pain at the Pump as Indonesia Dials Back Fuel Subsidies
September 05, 2022

Pain at the Pump as Indonesia Dials Back Fuel Subsidies

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came after the state budget allocation for fuel subsidies jumped from $10 billion to nearly $34 billion.

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