This chapter includes the following articles.
Indonesia is one of the world’s richest countries in terms of natural resources. With extensive oil, gas and solid mineral deposits, it is also one of the largest global economies. In 2017 the economy passed the $1trn mark, making it the 16th largest in the world. Its growing middle class, emphasis on industrialisation and services, and drive to improve infrastructure are laying the foundations for continued economic growth. Indonesia is also now home to four unicorns – start-ups valued at $1bn or above – highlighting its potential to develop the entrepreneurial and creative industries. The country is also working to attract both foreign and domestic funding by opening up and incentivising investment in additional sectors, as well as the development of infrastructure. This chapter also contains interviews with Perry Warjiyo, Governor, Bank Indonesia; Triawan Munaf, Chairman, Creative Economy Agency; and Wimboh Santoso, Chairman, Financial Services Authority.