Indonesia’s economic slowdown in 2013 has not been without impact on the market for industrial real estate. As a result, the manufacturing sector lost some of the buoyancy it had displayed, which in turn softened demand for factories and warehouses and the land they stand on.
Following an eventful end to 2013 that saw the postponement of several public listings, the IDX marked the start of a new year with the announcement of 30 companies expected to conduct an IPO in 2014. Headlining those going public are industry leaders in a host of key sectors such as infrastructure and public transport.
As it seeks to reduce Indonesia’s dependence on fossil fuel imports, the government has little choice but to rewrite some of its rules in the oil and gas sector. Companies offering equipment and services are set to be among the main beneficiaries.
Buoyed by the success of the country’s existing FTZs, the Indonesian government in early 2014 announced its plans to develop three areas into new special economic zones. The introduction of these zones comes at a key time as neighbouring countries also begin gearing up to attract investment in the lead up to the ASEAN One Market in 2015.
See the latest news from Pura Mayungan, a leading manufacturer of electrical components and switchboards on their recent seminar held in conjunction with the Association of Indonesian Electrical Experts (HAEI) on efficient bus duct solutions in light of new regulations.
Beauty and skincare products are set to benefit from consumers’ increasing ability to afford everyday luxuries. While sales of cosmetics have grown fast over the past years already, there is a lot of untapped potential as Indonesia’s population grows in numbers and in affluence.
Indonesia has been heralded as the darling of Asia’s private equity market. However, a recent dip in economic performance has dampened expectations. To understand where it stands today, it is necessary to view Indonesia’s private equity market as one on the precipice of a new cycle.
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