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Jakarta Post

Investment board eyes US, Chinese investors


    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 12, 2018   /   08:13 am
Investment board eyes US, Chinese investors Office of the Investment Coordination Board (BKPM) in Jakarta ( Fauzi)

Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has sent representatives to Guangzhou in China and New York in the United States to lure Chinese and American investors to put their money into Indonesia.

The representatives last week spoke to Chinese investors during a seminar hosted by the United Overseas Bank (UOB) during a business forum hosted by the Indonesian consulate.

BKPM regional investment promotion director Nurul Ichwan said the Guangzhou seminar, which welcomed over 120 investors, was an opportunity to sell certain key economic sectors such as tourism, manufacturing, industry and the digital economy.

Nurul also used the opportunity to outline Indonesia’s current business climate and explain the nitty-gritty of doing business in the country.

“The government is committed to simplifying and speeding up business processes to increase foreign investment,” Nurul said as reported by UOB chief economist Suan Teck Kin said that Chinese investments in Southeast Asian countries were increasing thanks to the country’s Belt Road Initiative.

Meanwhile, the New York forum pitched, among others, the tourism, manufacturing, infrastructure and creative economy sectors to over 200 American investors. (brf)

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