Tag: #insights

Forbes Life
Rising Star
Brian Imanuel proves how Asians in hip hop can thrive in the American music industry.
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Marella Putri 1 month ago . 6 min read
Column & Opinion
Reimagining the World in 2030
The COVID-19 has reminded us that we still need to improve in many areas, ranging from emergency health preparedness to fiscal management. We should use this crisis and recovery as an opportunity to create a better world for the future generation.
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Columnist Section 2 months ago . 6 min read
Insights
Road to Recovery
COVID-19 has severely impacted Indonesia's hospitality segment in the first half of 2020. With the relaxation of social distancing protocols, what's the next step for hotels?
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Robert Yota 3 months ago . 7 min read
Companies
Another Man's Treasures
Inocycle is making a big business from recycling PET waste.
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Robert Yota 3 months ago . 5 min read
Companies
Best of the Best: Metrodata Electronics
Towards the end of 2019, then communications and information minister Rudiantara stated that the country's spending on ICT accounted for
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Robert Yota 4 months ago . 6 min read
Companies
2Q20: INCO Outperforms Previous Quarter Results Amidst COVID-19
Brazilian mining powerhouse, Vale S.A, has enjoyed continued growth in its revenue and matte nickel output in Indonesia during the
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Robert Yota 5 months ago . 2 min read
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Indonesia Recorded First Deflation Since September 2019 Due to Weak Purchasing Power
It was due to weak purchasing power, with Indonesia’s consumer price index (CPI) standing at -0.10% month-on-month in July.
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Marella Putri 5 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
The Business Connector
GudangAda aims to bridge the technology gap across Indonesia's FMCG supply chain by digitizing transactions between traders.
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Robert Yota 5 months ago . 5 min read
Companies
Molding Momentum
Glove molding producer Mark Dynamics has capitalized from the surging demand for medical gloves.
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Robert Yota 5 months ago . 4 min read
Companies
Following Strong Results in June, Indocement Expects To Regain Momentum
Publicly listed cement producer PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa (INTP) has managed to record strong sales figures in June after initially
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Robert Yota 6 months ago . 2 min read
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Alibaba Cloud, Medico.id, and doctorSHARE Collaborate to Provide Accessible Healthcare Information
The three companies aim to provide rural residents in Indonesia with access to healthcare information especially related to the COVID-19 pandemic, for free to patients visiting doctorSHARE's Nusa Waluya II Floating Hospital.
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Marella Putri 6 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
TLKM Booked 3.8% Quarterly Sales Growth Driven By Higher Data Traffic
Since the COVID-19 outbreak started, people stayed home as part of broader shutdowns to protect people from the novel coronavirus.
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Robert Yota 6 months ago . 2 min read
Companies
LPKR Booked 8.5% Sales Growth Yet Suffered Massive Currency Loss
Publicly listed integrated property company PT Lippo Karawaci (LPKR) booked revenue growth in 1Q-2020, mainly driven by sales growth in the company’s property and healthcare segments.
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Robert Yota 6 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Indonesia's Inflation Rate Hit the Lowest Since May 2000
However, analyst expects an uptick in core inflation in upcoming months, as the government gradually eases the virus containment measures and Bank Indonesia continues its expansionary stance
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Marella Putri 6 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Garudafood Enjoys Double-digit Earnings Growth in 1Q-2020
Publicly-listed food producer PT Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya (GOOD) has booked positive earnings in 1Q-2020 driven by effective cost-cutting and efficiency measures.
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Robert Yota 6 months ago . 1 min read
Column & Opinion
The Time is Now - A Wake-up Call to Indonesia’s Healthcare System
The last few months are a prequel to an impending global recession, putting many things to the test – but most of all, each country's public health administration and healthcare system are on the center stage.
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Columnist Section 7 months ago . 5 min read
Companies
Strong Will
Friderica Widyasari leads Danareksa Sekuritas to persevere amidst this year's market turbulence and economic downturn.
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Robert Yota 7 months ago . 8 min read
Companies
Property and construction drove SSIA's 7% revenue increase in 1Q-2020
SSIA's construction sector contributes highest sales with Rp 652.1 billion, which grew 11.8%, while its property sector grew by 20% to Rp 86.9 billion.
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Marella Putri 7 months ago . 2 min read
Companies
Indonesia's Biggest Banks remain Strong in Q1 2020
Coronavirus pandemic gave a tough year for the banking industry, but seven biggest lenders in Indonesia still managed to post a positive result.
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Marella Putri 7 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
TBLA booked Rp 2.76 trillion net sales in 1Q-2020
The 27.3% YoY increase was mainly driven by palm oil and its derivative products. Earnings growth over the next 12 months however will be tempered by slowing economic growth due to COVID-19 outbreak.
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Marella Putri 7 months ago . 2 min read
Watches & Jewlery
Elegant Complication
The Baumatic BM14 in-house calibre embodies the full expertise and enthusiasm that has driven Baume & Mercier to create a new model.
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Marella Putri 7 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
World Bank approved $700 million of financing to help Indonesia fights against COVID-19 pandemic
The financing is divided into two projects, one for Indonesia's Social Assistance Reform Program and the other goes as COVID-19 Supplemental Financing for Indonesia's First Financial Sector Reform Development Policy Loan
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Forbes Life
Contemporary Passion
Galuh Swarna Sukardi shares her new role at David Zwirner Hong Kong and rising attention on Southeast Asian contemporary artists
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 5 min read
Companies
Government Gives Liquidity Injection to the Banking Sector
The regulation aims to help lenders cope with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Mitra Keluarga enjoyed growths in 1Q, seeks to capitalize on COVID-19 treatments
The rise in revenue is mainly attributed to the new demand for COVID-19 treatment
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Inalum raised $2.5 billion from global bonds
The proceed will be used to refinance Inalum’s maturing $1 billion in debt and to fund projects
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
HEAL maintained stable occupancy rate amid COVID-19 pandemic
Despite declining visitors for non-critical treatments, PT Medikaloka Hermina has been able to maintain the occupancy rate mainly due to the company’s decision to become one of the private hospitals that accept coronavirus patients
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 2 min read
Companies
INCO's matte nickel output rose in Q1
The performance, however, was lower than Q4-2019, and the industry is facing slower global demand due to COVID-19
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Bank Mandiri and Hutama Karya raised funds from global bonds issuance
Bank Mandiri offered $500 million global bonds, while Hutama Karya launched its first-ever global bond of $600 million earlier
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Commercial airlines resume flights amid PSBB
Commercial operations are allowed to serve domestic routes, with safety measure and seating adjustment for passengers.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 2 min read
Insights
Global bonds expands FX reserves, more room to protect rupiah amid COVID-19
One of the global bonds issued by the government was Asia's longest-dated dollar bond of $4.3 billion which was issued last month
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Indonesia's economy grew at its weakest pace since 2001 in 1Q-2020
The 2.97% growth is far lower than many projections, and the slowdown is predicted to drag to the second quarter.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Jokowi called for immediate debt relief for developing countries
Jokowi emphasizes to all NAM countries member at the High Level Meeting to solidify unity against COVID-19 pandemic and asks equal access to coronavirus medicine for developing countries.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Inflation rate in April stood at 0.08%
BPS noted lower demand for goods and services a result of a slowdown in economic and social activities upon implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB)
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Tax incentives introduced to mitigate COVID-19 impact
The government has extended tax incentives to help more manufacturing sectors, relieve loans for SMEs and income taxes, and more.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Mixed performances in financing industry in Q1-2020
Coronavirus has affected borrowers' capability to repay debts
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
Discussion on omnibus bill on job creation postponed
The move is meant to avoid workers' mass protest before the May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
PT Pegadaian (Persero) saw 18% higher transaction in Q1-2020
Slow business and furloughs forces people to pawn their items in order to keep some cash in hand amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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Marella Putri 8 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
CPO industry hit by uncertainty
Indonesia's palm oil exports for the first two months have declined by 20% to 4.93 million, the dropping demand caused by coronavirus pandemic
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Marella Putri 9 months ago . 1 min read
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Indonesia's Q1 direct investment amid Coronavirus pandemic
Foreign direct investment dropped by 7% due to coronavirus pandemic
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Marella Putri 9 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
BI Survey: Manufacturing and Tourism Sectors Hurt Most by COVID-19
The survey confirms significant impact of COVID-19 pandemic on manufacturing and tourism industry; as opposed to agriculture and related industries which were able to book growth.
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Marella Putri 9 months ago . 2 min read
Forbes List
Indonesia's Billionaires: Familiar faces remain on the list despite year's shaky start
Forbes recently launched its 2020 World Billionaires list, consisting of 2,095 names with a combined net worth of $8 trillion. This year, 15 Indonesian tycoons made it to the list, racking up a $53.7 billion fortune.
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Marella Putri 9 months ago . 2 min read
Inspiring Woman
Managing Uncertainty
Mari Elka Pangestu was appointed as managing director at the World Bank facing a challenging time. Her extensive experience and expertise on development issues are urgently needed.
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Marella Putri 9 months ago . 9 min read
Insights
Stronger Ties
Newly signed agreement between Indonesia and Australia will further integrate the neighboring economies
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Business
Forward Looking
Forbes Indonesia talks with representatives of international chamber of commerce on investment climate.Foreign direct investment (FDI) realization continues its downward
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Ester Christine Natalia 1 year ago . 8 min read
Entrepreneurs
On the Mat with Martin Hartono
Forbes Indonesia talks with Martin on how he take the values in martial arts in business and daily life.
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Ardian Wibisono 2 years ago . 3 min read
Business
Building Bridges
Berlin is making the first step to bridge opportunities with Asia, creating the first intercontinental startup ecosystem with wide areas of collaboration for both sides.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Business
Upgrading Local Talent
Employment is a hot button issue in Indonesia. The issue of unemployment has been a key platform for president Jokowi. His US$300 million effort in upgrading the nation’s infrastructure has seen some success in reducing unemployment figures. In the first quarter of this year, Indonesia reported unemployment rate stood at 5.13%.
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Nitesh Chellaram 2 years ago . 3 min read
Business
Weathering Market Volatility
Market volatility is back after a relatively subdued 2017 and emerging markets (EM) have not been spared. A resurgent U.S.
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Haryanto Budiman 2 years ago . 3 min read
Philanthrophy
Giving Model
Bill Gates finds a new model in Indonesia to develop his global philanthropy.
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Marella Putri 6 years ago . 16 min read
Arts
Brushing Enlightenment
Bandung artist Sunaryo is helping to develop the next generation of artists.
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Marella Putri 7 years ago . 5 min read