Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s government has submitted a draft bill that is widely known as the “omnibus law.” It aims to increase competitiveness, create jobs and make it to easier to do business in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
After years of negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new trade agreement, was signed in February this year by 12 nations. If it is ratified — a big “if” — it will bring important economic benefits to member nations, which include the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru — but not China. At first glance, it may seem surprising that the world’s second-largest economy isn’t participating. But if you take a deeper look at the pact and its requirements, the reasons become clear. They also shed light on China’s ambitions and the other initiatives it is pursuing to support them, even as the future of the TPP itself becomes increasingly cloudy.
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IKEA ready-to-assemble Swedish furniture warehouse is coming to greater Jakarta.
Shipments of smart devices to Mexico– PCs, tablets, and smartphones–grew 46% last year.
These are but two examples of why MINT is the latest buzz acronym for armchair traveling economists. MINT – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey