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Updates on Indonesia’s Social Security Schemes


The Indonesian Government introduced the second amendment to the Work Accident Benefit and the Life Insurance social security programs.

Indonesia’s General Elections: What it Means for Investors


Indonesia’s recent election and the presidency of Prabowo Subianto could mean a continuation of economic policies with a focus on growth, resource sector opportunities, and economic reforms.

Navigating Personal Data Protection in Indonesia


Indonesia’s personal data protection law states the types of legal basis for obtaining and processing personal data as well as the criminal and administrative sanctions for non-adherence.

Guide to Indonesia’s Halal Certification Requirement: Q & A


Indonesia’s GR 39/2021 mandates businesses in most industries to be Halal compliant and Halal certified.

Indonesia’s Electric Battery Industrial Strategy


Indonesia’s ambitious targets in the electric battery industry offer a prime opportunity for strategic investments and partnerships.

Prospects for Electric Battery Production in Indonesia – Latest Issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine


In this ASEAN Briefing issue, we provide an overview of Indonesia’s EV battery industry, the various incentives offered by the government, and highlight the right business entity foreign investors should use when entering this industry.

Japan and Indonesia Commit to Trade Barrier Removal in Updated Agreement


Japan and Indonesia have agreed to lift trade barriers and deepen collaboration in various sectors.

Coal Production Goals vs. Environmental Responsibility: Indonesia’s Dilemma in 2024


With Indonesia aiming for a coal production of 710 million tons in 2024, the country is driving a delicate balance between economic growth and emission reduction.

Tax Transformation: Indonesia Introduces New Income Tax Regulations


Indonesia’s government has introduced Government Regulation 58 of 2023 (GR 58/2023) on new income tax deduction rates for individual taxpayers.

Renewable Energy Manufacturing Potential in Southeast Asia


Southeast Asia has the potential to be a global leader in renewable manufacturing while simultaneously achieving its economic growth targets.

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