Andre Woolgar, Business and Policy Programme Assistant
Investment and reform of the Indonesian economic landscape were the key points of discussion during an Asia House briefing on 25 June with Her Excellency Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesian Minister of Finance, and Dr Wimboh Santoso, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK).
The Minister outlined Indonesia’s strong growth prospects, and emphasised the key priorities of President Joko Widodo following his recent re-election. Business and investment facilitation, as well as fiscal and monetary reforms, were among the priorities highlighted.
Meanwhile, Dr Santoso explored how financial regulation would be able to unlock Indonesia’s engine for growth with strategies to digitise and simplify systems in order to improve ease of doing business. The Chairman also spoke about Indonesia’s view on financial innovation and how non-traditional actors can become involved in the sector. Moderated by Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House, the briefing provided unique insights from the top levels of government into ASEAN’s largest economy.
The Asia House off-the-record briefing was held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members.
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