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How 'black money' saved the Indian economy

<b>There is no question that India has the most positive economic story on the planet.</b><p>Buoyed by increased manufacturing output, India's economy grew by 7.4% in the third quarter of 2015, the fastest growth of any major country in the world.<p>But there is a dark side to India's success, says one of the …

Free trade and war: a review of Avner Offer’s “The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation”

People who have read my posts in the past two years might have noticed that I discussed several times the origins of World War I (here and here and …

GIC commits to invest S$520m in Indonesian retailer

SINGAPORE: GIC has entered into a partnership with PT Trans Retail, the main retail arm of Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp.<p>Under the partnership, …

Asia

Welcome to the next sweet spot: Indonesia

Indonesia could be as sweet as Vietnam for many investors in the near future if all the stimulus packages aimed at providing a better investment …

6 Signs You're Underselling Your Product or Service

It's great that your customers are getting a bargain, but don't sell yourself short. Here's how to match your product or service with the right price point.<p>A. Your Demand Is Higher Than Your Supply<p>If you've taken Economics 101, you've heard of the supply and demand curve. If your demand is higher …

Can Indonesia's economic opening up boost growth?

In a bid to accelerate growth and draw foreign investment into the country, Indonesia recently announced a major opening of its economy. DW takes a …

Economic Development

Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent

Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political discourse with the concept of the “1 …

Income Inequality

California and the World United Against the TPP

Protesters Decry Race-to-the-Bottom Trade Proposal Outside President Obama’s US-ASEAN Economic Summit Saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) …

Indonesian Drugmakers: More Foreign Investment Will Cut Forex Exposure

<b>Jakarta.</b> Indonesia's move to free up foreign investment in the pharmaceutical raw materials sector is expected to reduce the exposure of its biggest …

BusinessWorld | Liberalizing Indonesia turns up heat on PHL foreign restrictions

They were reacting to a move by Indonesia last week to open a long list of sectors to foreigners in a turnaround from previous actions that drew …

Indonesia: Big Bang Reforms Or Small Pop?

Indonesia’s move to open the doors wider to foreign investment could help spark growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. But with significant …

TPP may bankrupt Indonesia, activists say

JAKARTA. Indonesia could fall into bankruptcy if the biggest market in Southeast Asia join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would allow …

Indonesia unveils 'big bang' for foreign investment, boldest move in 10 years

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Thursday opened dozens of sectors to foreign investors in what President Joko Widodo has described as a “Big Bang” liberalization of its economy, Southeast Asia’s largest.<p>A customer of PT Mabua Harley-Davidson browses motorcycle spare parts during a clearance sale …

Asia

The TPP If Ratified: Corporations Will Overturn U.S. Laws, Speed up Destruction of the Environment, Outsource Jobs… | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Try this at home. Dress up corporate. Stand on a corner with a clipboard. Hover a drone with a video camera nearby. Ask passersby:</i><p>1. Who’s in the …

Malaysian banks in Indonesia to gain from BI rate cut

PETALING JAYA: The interest rate cut by Bank Indonesia (BI) last week and further anticipated rate cuts in that country could be a game changer for …

Indonesian Government scraps controversial cattle tax - ABC Rural - ABC News

The Indonesian Government will scrap its controversial 10 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on imported cattle following butcher strikes and mounting …

Rio Tinto sells Australia coal mine to Indonesia's Salim for $224 million

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto Plc (RIO.L)(RIO.AX) has agreed to sell one of its last remaining coal mines in Australia to a group owned by Indonesia’s third-richest man, Anthoni Salim, continuing an exit from coal as it battles a sharp slump in prices.<p>Rio Tinto said on Monday it was …

Indonesia

Indonesia: The Reluctant Giant

By most measures, Indonesia is among the world’s largest countries. It's the largest archipelagic country, the third largest democracy, the largest …

Geopolitics

TPP officially signed, Indonesia to amend 12 laws

The government will intensify discussion in the House of Representatives on Indonesia's intention to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which …

Foreign Investors Turn Up In Indonesia

By<p>Updated Feb. 5, 2016 1:00 a.m. ET<p>Foreigners are tiptoeing back into the southeast nation again.<p>Indonesia reported $1.4 billion portfolio inflow in …

Indonesia's growth in 2015 slows for fifth consecutive year

<b>Growth in South East Asia's largest economy, Indonesia, has come in at 4.76% for 2015, marking the fifth consecutive yearly decline.</b><p>Weaker commodity prices and consumer spending, together with a slowdown in its key trading partner, China, has hurt growth.<p>Towards the end of last year, however, the …

Indonesia's wealth managers bank on tax amnesty for take-off

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Competition is so tough among Indonesia’s wealth managers that one offers clients helicopter rides to soar above Jakarta’s notorious traffic jams, others provide golf clinics, airport limousines and exclusive money-managing seminars.<p>An Indonesian woman walks past a Louis Vuitton …

Asia

Indonesia to open up several economic sectors to foreign investment

JAKARTA: Indonesia will ease foreign investment rules in several sectors of the economy, including the e-commerce, healthcare, and movie industries, …

Indonesia says it's ready to open up its economy

Indonesia's president has unveiled plans for a "big bang" opening of his country's traditionally protectionist economy. Joko Widodo said restrictions …

Asia