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Indonesia is the world’s 16th-largest economy and presents an enticing opportunity for investors, with ongoing reform efforts and attractive demographics. Meanwhile, a booming start-up ecosystem signals the country’s rising consumer power and regional influence. While headwinds are expected to follow Covid-19, Indonesia’s strong foundations will help maintain momentum in the medium to long term.
With China’s economy slowing on the back of a strict Covid-19 containment strategy, there are concerns about the effects this might have on several emerging markets.
To what extent has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted investment performance in Indonesia, particularly with regards to ESG?
A record initial public offering from Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak underscores the growth of South-east Asia’s digital economy during Covid-19, and has the potential to trigger further tech listings in the region’s maturing market.
To what extent did the Covid-19 pandemic impact investment in Indonesia, and which areas of the archipelago saw the highest levels of investment?
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly shaping the global corporate agenda.
South-east Asia is seeing a wave of interest in special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, with various major tech players considering them as a means to fast-track public listings. In parallel to this, several exchanges in the region are moving to allow SPAC listings, with a view to boosting post-coronavirus growth.
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