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Indonesia’s internet economy to grow more slowly but remain region’s biggest: Report

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 27, 2020   /  12:56 pm
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Digital economy illustration. The e-Conomy SEA 2020 report by technology behemoth Google, Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek and global consultancy Bain & Co. projects growth of 11 percent for Indonesia’s internet economy this year to a value of US$44 billion. (Shutterstock.com/mrmohock)

Indonesia is expected to remain the biggest internet economy in Southeast Asia despite the raging COVID-19 pandemic taking its toll, an industry study shows. The e-Conomy SEA 2020 report by technology behemoth Google, Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek and global consultancy Bain & Co. expects Indonesia’s internet economy to grow 11 percent year-on-year (yoy) this year to reach a value of US$44 billion as Southeast Asia's digital economy is expected to reach $105 billion. Indonesia and Vietnam are the only two countries projected to book double-digit growth this year. “We believe the growing number of talented developers, a young population and government support for the digital economy are all helping drive this momentum,” Google Indonesia managing director Randy Jusuf told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.   Indonesia’s digital econo...