Indonesian News Media

The Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post

Indonesia's longest-running English-language daily, read almost exclusively by the foreign expatriate community; almost universally ignored by the indigenous political elite.

The Jakarta Globe

The Jakarta Globe

Indonesia's newest English-language daily, giving The Jakarta Post a good run for its money, as well as some much-needed fresh perspectives.

Tempo Magazine


English-language liberal weekly with relatively impartial political and economic news. Could be said to represent Indonesia's West-leaning intellectual elite.

Living in Indonesia

Living in Indonesia

A useful site for foreign residents and expats to get a feel for living in Indonesia. Provides both practical guidance and broad overviews.


Kompas Online

Indonesian-language daily. By far the biggest and most influentual newspaper in Indonesia, read by the educated and the political elite.

Indonesia's Business & Economic Environment

Okusi Associates - Indonesian Business & Management

An Overview of Indonesian News Media

The Indonesian media presently enjoys considerable freedom after having been tightly muzzled during the 32-year regime of former president Soeharto. In the bad old days, publications that upset the government by telling the truth could have their licenses withdrawn. Several were shut down. Journalists faced intimidation and threats for reporting on politically sensitive issues, such as corruption and human rights abuses. ...

World Bank Report: Doing Business 2017 - Indonesia

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labor market regulation. ...

Doing Business in Indonesia: From a Western Perspective

Indonesia is probably not the easiest place in the world in which to do business. The "World Competitiveness Scoreboard" currently ranks Indonesia at 45, only two places ahead of Russia, ...

Indonesian Land Law & Foreign Ownership of Land

Indonesian Land Law is different to the laws that apply in most Western or developed countries. Foreigners wishing to use or purchase land for whatever purpose need to be aware of these differences ...

Culture Matters in Indonesia!

Culture really matters when doing business, especially in Indonesia. An understanding of the cultures, outlooks, perceptions of the people with whom we do business, as well as an understanding of our own cultures and values, has enormous real practical application and value. ...

Indonesia's Economic Development in comparison to South Korea and Taiwan

The rapid pace of economic development in East Asia over the past few decades has awed the world. ...