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Author: Ruli Harahap

Consumer, Environment to Gain Most From Digitalization – But Adoption Depends on Business, Government

17 January 2017, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Much of the value that digitalization can potentially generate for society will remain trapped unless efforts are stepped up to align private-sector investment incentives …

Six Capital Funds US$9.17 Million Indonesia Innovation Center

Singapore-based fintech company, Six Capital, will provide Gadjah Mada University US$9.17 million to build a digital innovation center in Indonesia. Indonesian Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, present during the signing …

How Innovation Is Key to the Future of Infrastructure

As economies across Asia, including Indonesia, struggle to attain adequate growth, governments are increasingly realizing the importance of having in place the right infrastructure to support growth. The demand for more and …

Indonesia Headline Recap Week of 11 January 2015

The biggest attention grabber in the week of 11 January 2015 was the terrorist attack that took place in Jakarta. The attack, while surprising, was deemed a failure as only …

The Synthesis Indonesia 2015 Recap

As the year draws to a close, we should take a moment to reflect on what has happened in 2015, one of the most eventful years for Indonesia in the …

A Historic Opportunity for Indonesia

The rise of the digital economy and acceleration of infrastructure development were the key themes at this year's Indonesia Economic Forum (IEF), themes that provide a historic opportunity for Indonesia to join the ranks of the world’s top economies.

The Synthesis Headline Update 2 November 2015

Rival Golkar Camps Vow to Support Jokowi Administration Together The Jakarta Globe 2 November 2015 The feuding camps of the split Golkar Party have agreed to support the government of …

Tech Giants Top the Best Global Brands List For a Third Year Running

There’s yet another superlative to bestow on Apple: Best Global Brand. The company topped the annual Interbrand Best Global Brand report, followed by Google. The companies placed first and second …

The Korean Lesson

The Republic of Korea (or more popularly South Korea) has quickly become the world’s most advanced mobile economy, having embraced 3G and 4G since their onset. Mobile represents 11 percent …

The Future Economy: Fostering the Nation’s Social and Economic Growth

The rise of President Joko Widodo, in what was undoubtedly the most democratic election the country has seen in its history, also gave rise to hopes of economic improvement. However, …