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Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision
October 20, 2020

Development for Whom? The Omnibus Bill and Jokowi’s Economic Vision

By James Guild
The controversial bill intends to drive a particular type of economic growth, one that prioritizes manufacturing and investment.

What Will Indonesia’s Internet Economy Look Like?
October 16, 2020

What Will Indonesia’s Internet Economy Look Like?

By James Guild
Absent improvements in regulation and licensing, the breakneck growth in Indonesia's digital economy will soon reach its limits.
Protests Against New Labor Law Turn Violent Across Indonesia
October 09, 2020

Protests Against New Labor Law Turn Violent Across Indonesia

By Associated Press
Civil society groups and trade unions say that the law will undermine crucial labor and environmental protections.

The Five Strategic Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations
October 07, 2020

The Five Strategic Challenges Facing US-Indonesia Relations

By Noto Suoneto
As a new ambassador takes up his post in Washington, Indonesia faces a host of obstacles to a more fruitful relationship with the U.S.

Why the World Bank Torched its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Ranking
October 07, 2020

Why the World Bank Torched its ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Ranking

By James Guild
In addition to encouraging bad economic policy-making, the ranking incentivized nations to game the system.

Protests, Strikes Greet Indonesia’s Controversial ‘Omnibus Bill’
October 06, 2020

Protests, Strikes Greet Indonesia’s Controversial ‘Omnibus Bill’

By Sebastian Strangio
In pushing a package of neoliberal reforms in the midst of a global pandemic, the Jokowi administration is courting political upheaval.

Indonesia’s State-Owned Power Company is Hemorrhaging Cash – And That’s OK
September 29, 2020

Indonesia’s State-Owned Power Company is Hemorrhaging Cash – And That’s OK

By James Guild
Rather than a ruthlessly efficient corporate entity, the Indonesian utility is best seen as a vital public service provider.
Should We Be Worried About Indonesia’s Stock Market?
September 16, 2020

Should We Be Worried About Indonesia’s Stock Market?

By James Guild
Its recent poor performance is a less pressing concern than Indonesia's capacity to regulate complex financial markets effectively.

Indonesia’s Monetary Experiment
September 01, 2020

Indonesia’s Monetary Experiment

By James Guild
It's a difficult time for developing economies seeking to fund emergency measures. Indonesia has adopted a bold new strategy in response.

Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response Pivots to Support Economic Recovery
July 23, 2020

Indonesia’s COVID-19 Response Pivots to Support Economic Recovery

By Jefferson Ng
Indonesia’s restructured COVID-19 task force has a clear economic bias.

Post-Pandemic, Will Bali Rethink Tourism?
June 10, 2020

Post-Pandemic, Will Bali Rethink Tourism?

By Julia Winterflood
After COVID-19, what do Balinese want their island’s ‘new era’ to look like?
In Indonesia, Will COVID-19 Trigger Another Asian Financial Crisis?
May 21, 2020

In Indonesia, Will COVID-19 Trigger Another Asian Financial Crisis?

By James Guild
History may not repeat, but it does rhyme. 

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