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Though well-positioned for AEC, logistics players should eye ecommerce sector closely
Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 18:27 PM
Though well-positioned for AEC, logistics players should eye ecommerce sector closely
The fast-emerging e-commerce industry in Indonesia also spells boom for logistics services providers, especially those engaged in land transportation. The transportation and logistics market in Indonesia, in general, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.2% in 2015, according to F&S. Amidst the big opportunities and growth potential, the ASEAN ...
Boosting awareness among middle-income households to stir Islamic banking growth
Friday, 2 Oct 2015 18:15 PM
Boosting awareness among middle-income households to stir Islamic banking growth
In a crucial move earlier this year, Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority launched a five-year roadmap to boost sharia banking growth in Indonesia – a country inhabited by the largest Muslim population in the world. And yet, sharia banking is not as popular among consumers as it could be, in part attributed to an overall large unbanked ...
Online grocers: Sophisticating a seemingly mundane shopping experience
Monday, 28 Sep 2015 18:24 PM
Online grocers: Sophisticating a seemingly mundane shopping experience
Jakarta’s traffic woes have apparently spelled opportunity not only for transportation apps like GoJek or GrabTaxi, but internet start-ups such as HappyFresh are aiming to save time for Jakartans, by shopping their groceries for them with complimentary doorstep delivery.
Exploring the level of awareness and usage of financial comparison websites
Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 17:55 PM
Exploring the level of awareness and usage of financial comparison websites
From shopping for just about anything online to booking a cab and ordering food and groceries, technology today enables financial transactions of varying types with a few clicks. This convergence of finance and technology has birthed a horde of ‘fintech’ start-ups aiming to zoom-in on the so-called neglected constituency – customers!
Women and their love for Instagram
Friday, 11 Sep 2015 19:01 PM
Women and their love for Instagram
It’s an important month for Instagram as it rolls out advertising platform globally, enabling marketers in over 30 countries to capitalise on the photo-sharing social network’s growing popularity...
Greater exposure to global content may be advancing pay TV ownership among netizens ​
Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 18:34 PM
Greater exposure to global content may be advancing pay TV ownership among netizens ​
That internet and Television are converging in many ways is increasingly evident, so much so that in the West, industry observers are debating whether live streaming services like Netflix should be integrated with traditional cable and broadcast channels. Supporters argue the integration is expected to significantly improve the TV viewing...
Average spending of Youth on online purchases on rise - though more cautious buying pricier items
Monday, 7 Sep 2015 18:39 PM
Average spending of Youth on online purchases on rise - though more cautious buying pricier items
As underlined by a recent Google Indonesia Consumer Barometer survey done in collaboration with online store Elevenia, online shoppers in the country continue to step up spending, despite the overall weakening macro-economic conditions. In general, a slower GDP growth coupled with currency depreciation has led to toughened economic environment...
IMF MD Christine Lagarde to Indonesian youth – “Harness the power of technology and innovation”
Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 18:48 PM
IMF MD Christine Lagarde to Indonesian youth – “Harness the power of technology and innovation”
“I see the students and youth of today as the new generation of change agents…ushering Indonesia’s transformation” – said Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, in a speech at the University of Indonesia yesterday (1 September 2015)...