The Next Leap for the Indonesian Economy: Deeper Capital Markets

The Next Leap for the Indonesian Economy: Deeper Capital Markets

By Mukul Raheja on 9:13 am February 5, 2014.

The presence of robust, deep, regulated and liquid capital markets is essential for any economy to function efficiently. For an emerging and growing economy like Indonesia it is especially crucial. Not only do functioning capital markets offer an alternative to bank borrowing for private businesses seeking financing, they also help the government get access to cheaper sources of funding to finance the national budget and infrastructure projects. Read more of this post

Why Indonesians Distrust Their Leaders

Why Indonesians Distrust Their Leaders

By Jakarta Globe on 11:04 pm February 5, 2014.
In a working democracy, elected men or women with public jobs must be the best and most trusted people within that particular country. They were chosen by voters who have placed their trust in these men and women to serve and protect them. Read more of this post

Improving Corporate Governance Seen as Key for Further Foreign Investment in Indonesia

Improving Corporate Governance Seen as Key for Further Foreign Investment in Indonesia

By Vanesha Manuturi on 11:00 pm February 4, 2014.

Jakarta. Indonesian Finance Minister M. Chatib Basri has called on the country to improve corporate governance as part of its efforts to lure more foreign investors.

“During the era of easy money, foreign investors usually place their portfolio without a full assessment of the country,” Chatib said at an event organized by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) in Jakarta on Tuesday. Read more of this post

European Banks Have $3 Trillion of Exposure to Emerging Markets

European Banks Have $3 Trillion of Exposure to Emerging Markets

By Steve Slater on 9:44 pm February 4, 2014.
European banks have loaned in excess of $3 trillion to emerging markets, more than four times US lenders and putting them at greater risk if financial market turmoil in countries such as Turkey, Brazil, India and South Africa intensifies. Read more of this post

If robots divide us, they will conquer; The rise of intelligent technologies may cost us dear – unless we understand the dangers

February 4, 2014 6:57 pm

If robots divide us, they will conquer

By Martin Wolf

The rise of intelligent technologies may cost us dear – unless we understand the dangers

With one rub of his lamp, Aladdin could command an intelligent being able to fulfil all desires. His genie was a spirit. But the dream of powerful and intelligent artificial servants has also encompassed physical beings. Now, it is becoming a reality built of silicon, metal and plastic. But is it a dream or a nightmare? Will clever machines prove beneficial? Or will they be Frankenstein monsters? Read more of this post

Kumho sibling feud reignited; conflict between Kumho Asiana Group Chairman Park Sam-koo and his younger brother and Kumho Petrochemical Chairman Park Chan-koo, who have been at odds since they fought over who should manage the group

2014-02-04 16:40

Kumho sibling feud reignited

By Kim Tae-jong

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The feud between two brothers of the Kumho family has been reignited, following the elder brother’s accusation Monday that his younger brother’s personal driver stole his private information. Read more of this post

Celltrion stocks plunge on ‘CEO risk’

2014-02-05 16:34

Celltrion stocks plunge on ‘CEO risk’

By Kim Tae-jong

image001-2Stocks of Celltrion dropped by 6.14 percent Wednesday following news that its CEO has been banned from overseas travel and the prosecution will soon summon him for questioning over alleged stock price manipulation. Read more of this post

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