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Hiring Foreign Workers vs Locals in Indonesia

Posted 18.02. 2019 by Cekindo

Nowadays, Indonesia has become well known as one of the largest economy and emerging markets in the world. It has also transformed into a destination with increasingly attractive options for locals to work in a different city, and for foreigners to work in a different country. As a company that expands and requires more talents …

How to Start a Fintech Company in Indonesia

Posted 15.02. 2019 by Cekindo

Fintech industry in Indonesia has started a revolution. The Financial Technology (fintech) Association in Indonesia was established only two years ago. In just two short years, mobile technology services such as mobile wallets Go-Pay and Ovo have opened a new era of cashless payments in Indonesia, and the tremendous rise in the adoption of e-wallets …

Pros and Cons of Payroll Outsourcing for SME in Indonesia

Posted 15.02. 2019 by Cekindo

Every business that employs people is obliged to do payroll. However, as a small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) owner, you do not necessarily have to do it yourself, especially when you need to juggle other responsibilities in the company. Of course, you can delegate payroll tasks to employees and do it in-house. However, there will …

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 …