Health Ministry approves Jakarta’s request to enforce Large-Scale Social Restrictions policy

The Jakarta Provincial Government is set to enforce the central government’s Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy in the coming days following an overly bureaucratic process.

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More than 30,000 lose jobs in Jakarta amid COVID-19 pandemic

More than 30,000 lose jobs in Jakarta amid COVID-19 pandemic

Newly released statistics on unemployment in Jakarta has come to reflect the huge economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had in the capital, with more than 30,000 losing their...

Indonesia sets sights on Netflix, Zoom digital tax to boost economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Indonesia sets sights on Netflix, Zoom digital tax to boost economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Your Netflix subscription is about to get a little pricier as the government has set its sights on taxing digital companies and services that may or may not have a legal entity in...

Uniqlo is uni-closed: Japanese fashion brand joins list of retailers shuttering stores in Indonesia amid COVID-19 pandemic

Uniqlo is uni-closed: Japanese fashion brand joins list of retailers shuttering stores in Indonesia amid COVID-19 pandemic

A retail nosedive has hit Indonesia as much of public activity grounds to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo being among the latest...

Gov’t raises app-based motorcycle taxi tariff to IDR2,250-2,650 per kilometer in Jabodetabek

Gov’t raises app-based motorcycle taxi tariff to IDR2,250-2,650 per kilometer in Jabodetabek

App-based motorcycle taxi (ojol) rides are about to get slightly more expensive in the Jabodetabek region (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi), with the government...

Police raid warehouse stockpiling more than 11 thousand boxes of face masks in Tangerang

Police raid warehouse stockpiling more than 11 thousand boxes of face masks in Tangerang

Many Indonesians have gone into panic mode following Monday’s announcement of the country’s first COVID-19 cases, with reports of widespread hoarding of food and medical...

Police seize UK-made Brompton folding bikes for not adhering to Indonesian quality control

Police seize UK-made Brompton folding bikes for not adhering to Indonesian quality control

Bromptons have got a pretty bad rep in Indonesia ever since the disgraced former boss of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia smuggled a couple of the premium folding bikes into the...

Where he went Salah: TVRI director fired for ‘violating national identity’ by acquiring Premier League broadcast rights

Where he went Salah: TVRI director fired for ‘violating national identity’ by acquiring Premier League broadcast rights

The supervisory board of state-owned television network TVRI said that its former president director, Helmy Yahya, was sacked for his decision to broadcast the English Premier...

Garuda Indonesia appoints new boss in shake up amid prostitution and smuggling scandals

Garuda Indonesia appoints new boss in shake up amid prostitution and smuggling scandals

Irfan Setiaputra has been appointed as the new president director of beleaguered flag carrier Garuda Indonesia at an extraordinary general meeting with shareholders today.

Government blocks illegal movie streaming site IndoXXI, mirrors inevitably appear

Government blocks illegal movie streaming site IndoXXI, mirrors inevitably appear

In the latest of what would eventually prove to be a futile attempt at policing the internet, the Indonesian government has blocked access to arguably one of the most popular...


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Coconuts Jakarta Business

There’s a popular statistic among Indonesians - although its origin is unknown, hence its validity is questionable - that around 60 percent of Indonesia’s money flows through the main business strip of Jalan Sudirman to Jalan MH Thamrin in Jakarta. Whether it’s true or false, it’s certainly the most centralized business district in Indonesia, consisting of many of the world’s leading financial institutions like banks and insurance companies. This is partly the reason why Jakarta keeps on attracting outsiders - either Indonesians or expatriates - to look for jobs or for investment opportunities in Indonesia’s capital city. Indonesia’s not that bad a place to invest in either, as it’s one of the few countries in the world that has experienced a steady economic growth in recent years despite scares of global economic meltdown.

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