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Increased Trade And Infrastructure Development Take Centre Stage In New Report On Indonesia


Jakarta, January 2018 – Indonesia’s bid to boost investment inflows by enhancing its business environment and fostering new trade ties is explored in a country report just produced by the global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG)

 The Report: Indonesia 2018 charts the country’s successful efforts to increase international trade and strengthen trading relationships, with further agreements expected to be signed in the coming year.

Marking OBG’s tenth year of operations in Indonesia, the publication also shines a spotlight on the country’s infrastructural development, which is booming thanks to a huge project pipeline of public works scheduled for roll-out between 2015 and 2019.

OBG highlights the growing role earmarked for the private sector in new development, with over 20 major projects expected to be implemented as public-private partnerships. Transport infrastructure, including road, port, airport and rail upgrades, are all high on the agenda, boding well for the construction industry, the report noted, while regulatory changes should pave the way for international players to make a bigger contribution to projects.

The Report: Indonesia 2018 also analyses the latest developments across key regional cities, such as Surabaya, Yogyakarta and the maritime centre of Makassar, which are fast emerging as economic hubs in their own right, buoyed by geographical advantages.

Other topics covered include Indonesia’s plans to accelerate the construction of several upstream oil and gas projects, as part of broader efforts to expand the industry, and drive forward a raft of initiatives aimed at boosting power capacity.

The Report: Indonesia 2018 contains an interview with President Joko Widodo, together with a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for investors. It also features a wide range of contributions from other high-profile personalities, including: Xi Jinping, president of China; Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands; Hiroshige Seko, minister of economy, trade and industry, Japan; Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia’s minister of national development planning; and Thomas Lembong, chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

Commenting after the launch, OBG’s Editor-in-Chief Oliver Cornock said that aside from taking top spot for intra-ASEAN investment, Indonesia was also benefiting from stronger bilateral trade ties with key international partners.

“Indonesia’s trade with both the US and China has witnessed double-digit growth in recent years, confirming the country’s position as an important player on the global stage,” he said. “Rising consumption from an expanding middle class, improved highway and maritime links, and plans to carve a more business-friendly environment are expected to help the country maintain its focus on trade, which is proving to be a major source of foreign investment.”

OBG’s Managing Editor for Asia Patrick Cooke added, “In this, the 10-year anniversary of our operations in Indonesia, we find a country that continues to capitalise on its abundance of natural resources and dynamic internal market to cement its position as the largest economy in ASEAN and one of the most appealing destinations for FDI in Asia.”

He noted that as the Jokowi administration sharpens its focus on infrastructure investment to ensure more balanced economic development across the country, new engines of growth are expected to emerge. “These should appeal to the global investment community, provided the government follows through on promises to improve the ease of doing business and lift trade barriers,” Cooke said.

The Report: Indonesia 2018 marks the culmination of more than six months of field research by a team of analysts from Oxford Business Group. The publication assesses trends and developments across the economy, including those in macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and others. The Report: Indonesia 2018 is available in print and online.

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About Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global research and consultancy company with a presence in over 30 countries, from Asia, the Middle East and Africa to the Americas. A distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on many of the world’s fastest growing markets, OBG has offices in London, Berlin, Dubai and Istanbul, and a network of local bureaus across the countries in which we operate.

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global research and consultancy company with a presence in over 30 countries, from Asia, the Middle East and Africa to the Americas. A distinctive and respected provider of on-the-ground intelligence on many of the world’s fastest growing markets, OBG has offices in London, Berlin, Dubai and Istanbul, and a network of local bureaus across the countries in which we operate.

The Report: Indonesia 2018 has been produced with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), PwC Indonesia and the law firm Lubis Santosa and Maramis.

Through its range of products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, tourism, energy, transport, industry and ICT. OBG provides business intelligence to its subscribers through multiple platforms: Economic News and Views, OBG Business Barometer – CEO Survey, Roundtables and conferences, Global Platform – exclusive video interviews, The Report publications and its Consultancy division.

For more information please contact:
Basak Pasali, Director of CommunicationsE-mail: bpasali@oxfordbusinessgroup.com

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