Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo

Nine graduate from Plug and Play Indonesia Accelerator
Programme helps startups with innovative product ideas incorporating mobile & fintech.
Plug and Play, Gan Kapital join forces to launch Plug and Play Indonesia
Silicon-Valley based startup accelerator, Plug and Play Tech Centre joins forces with Indonesian investment firm Gan Kapital to open Plug and Play Indonesia.
Week in Review: E-commerce not the panacea for Indonesia’s economic upliftment
Indonesia’s focus on e-commerce to uplift its underpriviledged is off the mark, says Karamjit Singh, who argues that getting the education system right is key.
Indonesia announces e-commerce roadmap as part of Jokowi’s newest economic reform package
Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo put forward the 14th economic reform package, a presidential decree on the long-awaited e-commerce roadmap on Nov 10.
Indonesian e-commerce players face Catch-22 situation
Indonesia's e-commerce market is expected to hit US$81 billion in 2025, accounting for 40% of the total market in South-East Asia.
Indonesia to create state fund for startups, pundits say it’s not that easy
Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has instructed his administration to allocate a special state fund for startups, but former ministers say that’s easier said than done.
Jokowi: Digital economy vision is about helping the underprivileged
The country’s e-commerce and digital momentum should be directed at helping grow the economy in rural Indonesia, said President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who promised to hasten the process.
Indonesia: Grab and Uber have 6mths to comply, or get out
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry has come up with a new ministerial decree that defines ride-sharing services as transportation providers, requiring them to comply with the public transportation licensing regime within six months or be declared illegal.
Indonesia’s tax crackdown on foreign Internet/ OTT companies
The Indonesian Government is cracking the whip on Internet companies that have been providing their services in the country but have not been paying taxes, with industry observers saying it is mere protectionism.
Obama unveils US-Asean initiative to connect entrepreneurs and investors
US President Barack Obama has announced the US-Asean Connect initiative, which seeks to establish a network of hubs across the to boost economic cooperation and also connect entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses.
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