Many Europeans and Americans can’t but envy Indonesia these days; no state debts worth mentioning, balanced budget, a sturdy export and a sound growth of GPD. No shrinking middle class, but one that grows rapidly. Yet the great leap forward is still to come: double digit growth for instance like the BRIC countries and [...]
Bad boys give their middle finger to their fellow men and women. This was the week of bad boys all over the world.
Do you love tomatoes, cucumber, spit peas, bean sprouts (tauge) and lettuce?
Well, so did we. But now they are off the menu. Consumers are scared by them. The vegetables are suspected to have sneakily hooked up with this real dangerous bacteria Ehec as the vehicle by which it managed to get into the [...]
It looks like a message of hope and confidence. An Indonesian version of “Yes, we can!”.
Accompanied by some clangour of clarions and rub a dub of drums in the media, the Masterplan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development has been financially fuelled by almost € 350 billion last Friday.
Boosting Indonesian-European trade was in the news these days. Mainly within the framework of the ASEAN-EU business summit in Jakarta.
To some this may look like bad timing. Ireland, Portugal and Greece cope with huge debt crises. Spain and Italy are in the danger zone. Moreover major banking problems occurred the UK, Germany, France, [...]