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When financial technology (fintech) start-ups began mushrooming in the country a few years ago, several economists and experts described the phenomenon as a disruption of the conventional banking business. Fintech firms can provide loans to customers faster than banks by using their technology in determining aRead more..

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Asian banks in search of business opportunities are turning to Indonesia, with financial institutions from Japan, Korea and Singapore hoping to acquire domestic banks as the local authority finalizes a plan to relax foreign ownership in local banks. Two Japanese lending giants earlier this year led takeovers ofRead more..

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that Indonesia was dealing with two blows throughout 2019 due to the declining growth of the global economy. The two caused by drops in commodity prices and trade volumes. According to Sri, the drops in commodity prices andRead more..

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati appointed Suryo Utomo, formerly expert tax compliance staff to the minister, as taxation director general on Friday, replacing the outgoing Robert Pakpahan, who is set to retire.  Suryo was among 17 officials sworn in atRead more..