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Must-Know Changes in Payroll in Vietnam (2019)

Posted 11.02. 2019 by Cekindo

In 2018, the government of Indonesia issued a new decree 143/2018/ND-CP in regards to the mandatory social insurance payments and payroll for foreign workers employed in Vietnam. There are several important regulatory changes took place according to this decree and will have lasting impacts on the payroll in companies and organisation. In this article, we …

Explore Business Opportunities in Medan

Posted 6.02. 2019 by Cekindo

Medan, as well as the entire region of North Sumatra, abounds with attractive business opportunities. The thriving capital of North Sumatra, Medan, is a regional economic hub and commercial centre, rich in history and culture. This largest city in Sumatra attracts foreigners who flock to Medan to invest not only due to its booming investment …

Surabaya’s Efforts to Attract Foreign Investors

Posted 6.02. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 14.02. 2019

In recent years, Surabaya has affirmed its leading role in the country’s economy with the continuous increase in investments, especially the foreign direct investments. According to a report by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the food industry (UKM) of small-medium enterprises (SMEs) is the largest contributor to the investment spike. Service sectors such as …

Semarang Opens 4 Major Investment Opportunities in 2019

Posted 30.01. 2019 by Cekindo

Searching for profitable sectors to invest in Semarang can be a concrete strategy when looking for new investment opportunities in Indonesia. While Jakarta, Bali and its nearby areas continue to lead the growth in economy and business opportunities, a significant shift of investments is also observed in Semarang. In addition, businesses in Bogor, Jakarta, Depok, …

Insider Tips on Import and Export Business in Surabaya

Posted 29.01. 2019 by Cekindo

Not only that the city of Surabaya is less saturated than Central Java and Jakarta, but it also shows a higher economic growth rate compared to both of the more developed regions. As a result, many investors shift their focus to Surabaya and focus on export and import, trading, manufacturing, resources and infrastructure sectors. Let’s …

Learn from TOP 10 Indonesian Companies in 2018

Posted 27.01. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 4.02. 2019

Whether it’s PT Astra International, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, or PT Semen Indonesia, all entrepreneurs look at these companies in Indonesia that are phenomenally successful and wonder what the secret sauce to make this happened is. Of course, companies do not do everything right, and there are many factors why they were the best companies …

Indonesia: The Global Leader in Manufacturing to Be

Posted 24.01. 2019 by Cekindo

Indonesia is poised to become the future global leader in manufacturing with a strong economic backdrop, and due to the political uncertainty in neighbouring countries. According to a report from Deloitte, Indonesia will be one of the top 15 manufacturing hubs in the world by 2023. It is of no surprise because Indonesia’s manufacturing industry …

Benefits of PEO Outsourcing in Indonesia

Posted 23.01. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 25.01. 2019

Today, business owners and entrepreneurs in Indonesia know that every dollar and every minute counts when it comes to running a business. As your business in Indonesia grows, your HR demands can pile up, and you will be overload with employee’s paperwork. There is also a chance that your company struggle to attract and retain …

Is It Late to Secure Halal Certification in Indonesia?

Posted 22.01. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 25.01. 2019

Effective from October 2019, the government of Indonesia will enforce the mandatory halal certification and labelling measures for halal products in the country. Thus, Cekindo urges businesses and entrepreneurs to act appropriately and as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary penalties. With over 260 million population and 90% of them are Muslims, Indonesia remains …

Foreign Employment in Vietnam in a Nutshell

Posted 16.01. 2019 by Cekindo

If you need skills that are in short supply in Vietnam, or when you would like to gain new ideas and technologies, your business can reap the benefits of employing talents from overseas. If a company in Vietnam would like to recruit foreigners as their employees or partners, they need to follow certain official processes …

Learn Unexpected Benefits of a Coworking Space in Semarang

Posted 15.01. 2019 by Cekindo

When you think of the coworking space scene in Indonesia, places like Jakarta and Bali may come to mind, but Semarang is another city with coworking space on the rise. With start-ups that have grown substantially in the past few years in Semarang, the demand of coworking space is unstoppable, especially when taking into consideration …

Benefits of Relocating Your Factory from China to Semarang

Posted 14.01. 2019 by Cekindo , last update on 26.02. 2019

Even though the financial situation at the end of 2018 affected Indonesia’s economy negatively, the country is recovering, and funds are continuously pouring into many cities in Indonesia. This article focuses on the city of Semarang where overseas investment has been flowing mainly into the manufacturing of shoes, glass, small boats, textiles, and electrical equipment. …