David Sexton

ASEAN pushes for inclusive business models for sustainable growth

The Sixth ASEAN Inclusive Business Summit, hosted by Indonesia, emphasised the importance of establishing a conducive environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and for large businesses to adopt inclusive business (IB) models that contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

Australian Army M1A1 Abrams tanks sent to Indonesia

Australia has sent a troop of M1A1 Abrams tanks, an infantry platoon and a small fleet of armoured vehicles, trucks and recovery vehicles as well as command and control posts into the north-east of the Indonesian island of Java as part of United States forces-led military exercises with our nearest northern neighbour.

Talking Indonesia: decoloniality and independence

Indonesians around the world will celebrate Independence Day in a range of ways on 17 August. Some will hold festivals in big cosmopolitan cities, serving Indonesian food to hungry diasporas, while Indonesian villagers will hold traditional celebrations with simple games and competitions, like tug of war and kerupuk eating.

Indonesia’s stubborn logistics dilemma

Improving Indonesia’s logistics performance presents immense challenges. Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo promised to lower logistics costs during his first term campaign in 2014. But Jokowi’s efforts have not achieved their expected results.

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