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PowerChina launches world’s largest foreign investment in green energy

PowerChina is investing $17.8bn to develop five hydropower facilities in North Kalimantan, Indonesia. Sebastian Shehadi reports.

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Indonesia eyes a place in global top five

Dr Bambang Brodjonegoro, minister of national development planning of Indonesia, tells Sebastian Shehadi how predictions for the country’s economic trajectory are fuelling its growth plans and why the current focus is on deregulation.

Indonesia throws its weight behind FDI

As Fitch upgrades the country’s rating, Indonesia is finally prioritising infrastructure investment. Gordon Feller reports.

Indonesia’s president pushes reform agenda

Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's first state visit to the UK gave him a chance to update the business community on Indonesia's efforts to modernise and liberalise the economy, as well as the “largest infrastructure plan in our history” to solve the problems of Jakarta's infamous traffic jams. 

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Indonesia looks for tourism investment lift

Indonesia's tourism figures are largely disappointing, given its picturesque beaches and spectacular landscapes. Much of this can be put down to the country's poor infrastructure, something the government is looking to address in the hope of doubling the number of holidaymakers coming to the country by 2020. Natasha Turak reports.

Wage increases weaken FDI flows in Indonesia

Foreign investors are shifting away from Indonesia's traditional industrial heartland in Jakarta in response to the province's increasing minimum wage. 

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

View from Asia: SEZs require give and take

Special economic zones (SEZs) alone are not enough to attract investment. As the varied success of Asia's existing zones show, and as is the case outside of such regions, governments have to be accommodating and incentivise foreign investors before they can reap the rewards of FDI.

Is Indonesia in a jam

Will the real Indonesia please stand up?

The growth of Indonesia’s economy has made headlines in recent years, but 2014 sees the country at a crossroads, with slowing growth, a still-creaking infrastructure, an end to cheap credit from the US and uncertainty regarding the impact of economic integration with the Association of South-East Asian Nations. 

Global real estate market sinks to a new low

Global real estate market sinks to a new low

The real estate sector took a pounding in 2013, with record lows forecast for foreign investment on a global scale. But on a regional level, the Asia-Pacific is seeing increased investment in the sector in what is thought to be an emerging trend.  

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