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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DOING BUSINESS IN INDONESIA

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The Importance of Real Estate Due Diligence in Indonesia

With a population of over 260 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. The country’s rising economy and increasing middle-income group makes it a hotbed for investments, particularly in property and real estate. Investors have recognised this potential but many of them have found themselves struggling to acquire the best …

Mergers and Acquisitions in Indonesia: Current Trends

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape in Indonesia has been accelerating and the positive trends still continues. According to the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), investments in Indonesia hit US$ 51.5 billion (IDR 721.3 trillion) in 2018, a significant increase of 4.1% compared to that of the previous year. In the Global Competitiveness Report, Indonesia also …

6 Things to Know about Indonesia’s 2020 State Budget

The parliament of Indonesia passed the Indonesian 2020 state budget in September, allocating US$180 billion for the government next year – a 3% increase from 2019 budget – to prevent economic decline caused by global trade war and recession risk in developed countries. As the world’s tenth largest and Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia has …

How Freelancers can Creatively Use Coworking Spaces in Bali

For many, it feels like emancipation to have a successful freelancing business without having to be stuck in the office all day. Working as a freelancer on your own terms also means less commute, less traffic, and more freedom that you have never imagined before. Apart from all the convenience and freedom as a freelancer, …

3 Things to Know for Mixed-Marriage Couples who Want to Live in Indonesia

The world is big but the technology and the internet have reduced the world to a global village. People from different countries with diverse cultural backgrounds can communicate and interact easily and quickly. This has also changed the conventional marriages – the trend of mixed marriage can be seen everywhere, including in Indonesia. In accordance …

Virtual Office in Jakarta and Millennial Employees

The market in Jakarta is now buzzing with great startups and new players with millennials for the past couple of years. Here is the staggering fact: currently, millennials contribute to more than 50% of the global workforce. This percentage is expected to increase to about 75% by 2025. Given this prominent statistic, it is understandable …

Is Working from a Coworking Space in Semarang Worth It?

Working from a coworking space is a growing trend in Indonesia, including in Semarang. It is undeniable that this flexible space solution is a great option for many startups and professionals. Each year, more and more businesses make the switch to coworking spaces. Although Cekindo truly believes that coworking spaces are here to stay, some …

Everything to Know about Contamination in Cosmetic Products in Indonesia

Based on the data issued by the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan/BPOM), there have been around 55,000 new cosmetic products registered as of 2019. That is, with the large number of cosmetic products and users in Indonesia, supervision of cosmetic safety has become more strict. However, the problem …

How to Get a Work Permit to Teach English in Vietnam

There are plenty of English teaching opportunities in Vietnam and the country is considered one of the most popular ESL teachers hubs in the world. Therefore, it is relatively easy to get a job as an English teacher in Vietnam, particularly for native English speakers. In addition to the abundant career opportunities, the cost of …

Your Simple Guide to Starting a Tech Business in Singapore

When you think of the startup scene in Asia, Singapore will definitely come to mind, especially with its tech ecosystem that is on the rise. Singapore is one the most preferred countries in Southeast Asia for investors from all over the world to establish tech companies. The country is wealthy with a talent pool that …

How to Establish a University in Indonesia with Foreign Investment

It is now possible to establish a university in Indonesia through foreign investment, thanks to the implementation of Regulation No. 53 of 2018 regarding Foreign Higher Education (also known as MRHE Regulation 53/2018) that has been effective since October 30, 2018. However, the investment needs to fulfill certain requirements and is subject to some restrictions …