Trump is coming: Bali’s Pan Pacific Nirwana closing so Trump can move in

Say goodbye to Pan Pacific and hello to Trump’s ultra luxury, 6-star project While there’s been chatter aplenty with little to no developments for the past couple of years about Donald Trump expanding his hotel empire’s reach to Bali, things really do seem to be moving forward now The closure of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort under the seven-year management of Pan Pacific Hotels, has been announced for...

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Changing sea temperatures suspected cause of fish shortages in Bali Strait

Changes in sea temperatures are thought to be the main cause behind fish scarcity in Jembrana, west Bali, experienced in the past eight months  “We are soon going to...

Changing sea temperatures suspected cause of fish shortages in Bali Strait

Indonesian Consumers Foundation handling ATM fraud cases in Bali, instance reported of Rp 76 million stolen from one customer

In recent years, Bali’s been no stranger to ATM fraud In fact, it’s even been identified as one of the worst places in the world for ATM skimming  While the OJK...

Indonesian Consumers Foundation handling ATM fraud cases in Bali, instance reported of Rp 76 million stolen from one customer

Central bank launches website mapping licensed moneychangers in Bali

Needing to change some currency but nervous to fall prey to Bali’s notorious moneychanging scams Well the central bank is hoping to help folks exchange money fearlessly, by...

Central bank launches website mapping licensed moneychangers in Bali

Bali governor enthusiastic as ever about electric scooters, welcomes test drivers from Jakarta

Bali Governor Made Pastika is gung ho about electric scooters  In an event welcoming electric scooter test riders on a five-day journey from Jakarta to Denpasar, Pastika...

Bali governor enthusiastic as ever about electric scooters, welcomes test drivers from Jakarta

Bali has an estimated Rp 2 trillion of bank notes in crappy condition: BI

Ever get handed back rupiah notes, usually the smaller denominations, that look like they’ve been flushed down the toilet and come back up again We’re talking torn, wrinkled,...

Bali has an estimated Rp 2 trillion of bank notes in crappy condition: BI

29 foreign companies compete for waste management job in Bali

A total of 29 foreign companies have apparently offered up their services to provide waste management services in Bali, in cooperation with the provincial...

29 foreign companies compete for waste management job in Bali

Mandiri bank pushing to collect outstanding credit balance of Rp 187 billion from Bali customers

Indonesian bank Mandiri is ready to collect from customers in Bali who have apparently picked up on the credit craze  The bank is targeting to collect Rp 187 billion in...

Mandiri bank pushing to collect outstanding credit balance of Rp 187 billion from Bali customers

Rp 3.7 trillion in small notes prepared in Bali for Idul Fitri holiday

Bali is gearing up for Idul Fitri, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan that’s set to fall during the first week of July this year Because everyone needs small money...

Rp 3.7 trillion in small notes prepared in Bali for Idul Fitri holiday

Indonesian VP says Trump’s Muslim comments could spark retaliation

By John Chalmers and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's vice president on Monday voiced concerns over US presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on...

Indonesian VP says Trump’s Muslim comments could spark retaliation

Coconuts Bali Business

The business section of Coconuts Bali covers the latest on the island’s economy, banking, trade, entrepreneurial spirits, and other fun money-related stuff. We say fun because business stories here sure can be entertaining. This is Bail, where cashiers hand customers back candies instead of change—though that was supposed to be disallowed, true story. A current business phenomenon in Indonesia, and in Bali especially, is a credit craze. Motorbikes, cars, iPhones, and property that normally wouldn’t be accessible to the everyday Joe are suddenly super affordable with small down payments and years-long payment plans. At the end of the day, most of our stories come back to Bali’s biggest money maker, the exploding tourism industry. Is it a bubble, soon to pop? That’s to be seen. And let’s also discuss some of Bali’s tried and true but at times struggling industries: agriculture and fishing. We’ve also got plenty of stories in the business section to cover these challenging markets.