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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 …

China Must Bite the Bullet

China’s future and its ability to restructure its economy was the core of discussion at the recent Future China Global Forum held in Singapore. While there were concerns, both speakers and delegates remained confident that China can and will ride out the current challenges.

A World Divided: Regaining Control

All politics is local. That was the resounding message the British people sent out to the world when 52% voted to leave the European Union on June 23. For the …

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 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, …

Shoeb Kagda Talks Indonesia’s Rising Consumer Class With McKinsey’s Arief Budiman Pt.1

  Indonesia got its act together in fixing its macro-economy after the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis by lowering inflation; repaying its external debt and restructuring the banking sector. It also …