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Four key trends to watch in Indonesia’s economy in 2018

Four key trends to watch in Indonesia’s economy in 2018

February 15, 2018 By Mohammad Faisal

The outlook for Indonesian economy in 2018 seems promising. After growing at 5.07 percent last year, the world’s sixteenth largest economy is estimated to grow faster at 5.2 percent this year. There are many things worth watching in this vibrant and diverse economy with a population of over 260 million. Nonetheless, there are at least […]

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Technology’s shifting sands and the need to reconfigure government

Technology’s shifting sands and the need to reconfigure government

January 8, 2018 By Kevin Evans

‘Disruption’ is a term that comes to mind when we think of transformations in economic and commercial interactions, both in terms of what is produced and consumed but also in the ways in which they are conveyed or mediated. When a company like Indonesia’s rocketing start-up Go-Jek can provide services that include ticket booking, food […]

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Helping travellers uncover Indonesia’s hidden gems

Helping travellers uncover Indonesia’s hidden gems

January 3, 2018 By Ben Read

Is it possible that anyone who has flown to Bali would not notice the glaring contrast between the images used to promote this “island paradise” and what one sees on the ground? Nearly everyone must wonder for a moment if places like Kuta Beach and Ubud have become textbook examples of killing the goose that […]

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ReelOzInd! pops up in Indonesian high schools

ReelOzInd! pops up in Indonesian high schools

December 19, 2017 By Dr Gaston Soehadi

In 2017, the ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival or bioskop keliling screened in 12 Indonesian cities at 14 venues including  pop-up screenings in Makassar and Samarinda, , new to the program this year. In Australia, the travelling festival screened at eight venues in half a dozen cities from Canberra to Cairns. Festival audiences in […]

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Addressing the ‘macet’ problem of Jakarta

Addressing the ‘macet’ problem of Jakarta

December 18, 2017 By Kevin Evans

There are several words and phrases a visitor to Indonesia should learn. These include – Apa kabar? How are you? and Terima kasih Thank you. In Jakarta, the visitor will also quickly learn the word macet – traffic jam. I have yet to find a clear calculation of the cost of macet to the economy […]

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Here comes the Leisure Economy!

Here comes the Leisure Economy!

December 5, 2017 By Dr Diana Sari

The rise in Indonesian middle-class income is already affecting Indonesian lifestyles and changing their spending behaviour. Consumers are shifting their consumption from non-leisure to leisure (head of BPS, 2017). Indonesian people used to spend their weekends strolling with the family in malls to shop (or just window shop), or to eat out with family. Nowadays, […]

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Of ballots and Constitutional Court verdicts

Of ballots and Constitutional Court verdicts

November 20, 2017 By Kevin Evans

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on 15 November 2017 that over 61% of Australians said yes to the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same sex couples to marry?” With almost 80% of eligible voters taking the time to participate in this voluntary postal survey, the response by the people was […]

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A case study of Indonesia-Australia long-term business cooperation: Bucini and Henk Berg

A case study of Indonesia-Australia long-term business cooperation: Bucini and Henk Berg

October 24, 2017 By Dr Diana Sari

Trust is paramount when doing business, and becomes very important if you want to deal with a company abroad. The key prerequisite for the development of successful inter-organisational relationships is the prevalence of healthy interpersonal relations Open communication between people from the companies, the gradual gaining of personal credibility, and the cultivation of personal affection […]

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