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Understanding Indonesia: Business & Economics

This guide provides useful information and links to resources on Indonesia.

At A Glance


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Check out this video describing the rise of Indonesia’s economy and becoming the major destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). This video shows Indonesia state-of-the-art business facilities, equipped to host large international conferences, corporate functions or small meetings, particularly in Jakarta, Bali, Manado and other large cities.


This section explores the various aspects of doing business in Indonesia.

Business Law

Economics & Infrastructure

This section explores the economics and infrastructure in Indonesia.

Indonesia is a major exporter of crude petroleum and natural gas.

In addition, Indonesia is one of the world’s main suppliers of rubber, coffee, cocoa, and palm oil; it also produces a wide range of other commodities, such as sugar, tea, tobacco, copra, and spices (e.g., cloves).

Additional Resources

Business Etiquette

Regia from the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, giving some tips on the business etiquette in Indonesian culture.

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