Fri, 01 Jan 2016


2016 will be a pivotal year for the Indonesian economy. The extended period of post-election policy chaos seems to have settled, and the worst of the policies have either been quietly put aside or amended to something within the bounds of sensible.

2016 will see increasing investment in technology based businesses ("startups"), both domestic and foreign. Some established economic players will experience disruption as a consequence, and pressures for status quo protection via government directives will be seen more frequently.

It can only be hoped that the Indonesian government can resist these pressures so that new opportunities open for efficient businesses that serve the public good.