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17 Jul [Premium] Country Update: 4 July – 17 July 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Prepares for New Cabinet (4 – 17 Jul)  Second-term President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” has started reshaping his cabinet lineup behind closed doors. Tempo.co, quoting officials such as Indonesian Employers Association Deputy Shinta Kamdani, suggested that GoJek CEO Nadiem Makarim could be among those considered for...

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03 Jul [Premium] Country Update: 20 June – 3 July 2019

Indonesia   Tax Cuts and other Measures Mooted to Spur Investment and Unicorns (19, 26 Jun)  Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced on Wednesday, 19 June that the Indonesian government is aiming to cut the corporate tax rate from 25% to 20% to spur investment. Indonesia, which has...

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20 Jun [Premium] Country Update: 8 June – 19 June 2019

Indonesia   Jokowi Meets Business Leaders to Discuss Leveraging the Trade War (12 June) President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” met with industry leaders to ask for policy suggestions on how to help Indonesia benefit the most from the trade war. Indonesia has already begun to feel the effects of...

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14 Jun [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 23 May – 14 June 2019

Tech Business & Policy   Thai Telecom Regulator Neutral in US-China Tech Trade War (4,11 Jun) Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has established a neutral policy on the country’s 5G development plans, in the hopes of attracting both China’s Huawei and U.S.-based vendors to develop the...

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10 Jun [Premium] Country Update: 25 May – 7 June 2019

Indonesia Prabowo Ally Kivlan Zen to Be Questioned for Treason, Role in Assassination Plot (28 May) Kivlan Zen, a retired Army general and ardent supporter of Prabowo Subianto, has been in police custody since 29 May for treason allegations and his alleged role in an assassination plot...

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04 Jun End of centrist democracy and Asia’s unconventional systems

by Simon Tay As centrist parties falter in Western democracies, Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and India offer lessons on how political systems can bring stability   Last month, the world witnessed its two largest democratic votes - in India and across Europe - and elections have...

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25 May [Premium] Country Update: 11 May – 24 May 2019

Indonesia   KPU: Jokowi Wins the 2019 Presidential Election (21 May) The General Elections Commission (KPU) announced that incumbent President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” won the 2019 presidential election early on Tuesday morning, 21 May. The results were in line with unofficial counts conducted by reputable pollsters such...

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10 May [Premium] Country Update: 27 April – 10 May 2019

Indonesia   Indonesia Aims to Relocate Capital Out of Jakarta Over 5-10 Years (30 Apr) The cabinet of President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” announced that it intends to begin moving the government out of Jakarta on 30 April, Tuesday. The shift, motivated by increasing traffic congestion in Jakarta and...

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08 May [Premium] Digital Economy Update: 27 April – 8 May 2019

Tech Business   Grab Adds New Services to App Ecosystem; Takes Strategic Stake in Ninja Van (23, 26 Apr) Grab has added hotel reservation services Agoda and Booking.com; entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow; and on-demand video streaming service HOOQ to its app ecosystem in Singapore. It also invested in...

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