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Asia's quiet giant comes to the fore

January 3, 2012

Despite being the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia's growth story is often overshadowed by that of its Asian peers, China and India. The country's potential has not been lost on the international banking community, however, which is slowly but surely upping its presence in this vast and highly unbanked archipelago.

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Reform is a work in progress

November 27, 2009

Policy reforms in Indonesia's banking sector have transformed shareholding structures and foreign investors have scooped up local banks. But further change is needed to enable the country to cope with an anticipated economic explosion, say local bankers. Writer Michelle Price

Indonesia mines a rich seam

September 1, 2008

Banks in Indonesia are looking to commodity plays as inflation hinders growth in the region. Writer Simon Montlake in Jakarta.

No desire to become a Tiger

February 4, 2008

Indonesia’s finance minister Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati tells Neil Sen that she is aiming for sustainable growth that will ensure equality.

Outstanding forecast

February 4, 2008

There is an air of excitement about progress in Indonesia’s banking sector and its prospects in the coming year. Neil Sen explains why.

Shock absorption

February 5, 2007

Wendy Atkins in Bali reports on the expansion of Indonesia’s microcredit operations that have proved to be resilient depositories for the poor in times of economic crisis.

What the bankers say: Indonesia

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future

Cross-border deal is clinched

August 1, 2005

The upgrade of Indonesia’s sovereign rating gave momentum to a ground-breaking securitisation transaction that could be followed by others in Asia.

Bank Internasional Indonesia

August 1, 2005

Boosting profits at a mid-size bank in an often turbulent market is not easy. But, with Indonesia on an upswing during a smooth political handover in 2004, Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) discovered many opportunities to raise its game. The result was a 101% increase in Tier 1 capital to $383m and net profit almost doubled.

No distractions from sell-off momentum

March 7, 2005

Indonesia’s banks are going back into private hands as the government continues with its economic reform plans, despite the huge post-tsunami rebuilding task it faces. Simon Montlake reports on progress.

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