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Jakarta Post

Stock exchange and entrepreneurship

  • Fajri Adrianto


Padang, West Sumatra   /   Thu, July 4, 2019   /  09:25 am
Stock exchange and entrepreneurship A trading floor of Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

A capital market is not only an intermediation between investors and companies that need capital, either debt or equity, but also creates an opportunity for entrepreneurs to professionally start and manage their business ideas by establishing new companies. Of course, the question arises as to how the capital market can be an attraction for entrepreneurs. Based on data on initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) from 2010 to 2018, around 80 companies were still under 10 years old. Most of them are listed on the development board. Most of those young companies operate in trade, manufacturing, followed by infrastructure, utilities & transportation; property, real estate & building. Some other industries, such as mining, agriculture and finance, also contribute to creating young companies that meet the requirements for an IPO. According to the I...

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