Bi-Weekly Roundup: Prepaid Phone Number Registration, Indonesia at the Top 5 of Air Travel
Indonesian Government Preparing Roadmap for Electric Car Industry
Discussions about the regulatory framework – including incentives – for the electric car industry in Indonesia are ongoing. Hence, stakeholders in the country’s automotive industry are eagerly awaiting for results of government discussions and a roadmap before investing in manufacturing facilities for the launch of electric cars on the Indonesian market.
U.S. Says Indonesia Forgoing Billions of Dollars in Investment
Indonesia is forgoing billions of dollars on offer from American companies eager to invest in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy. Indonesia had made significant progress on macroeconomic stability, improving the business environment, education and infrastructure, yet more must be done to encourage trade as well as foreign investment.
Unsold residential units in Malaysia at highest level for a decade
The number of unsold residential properties in Malaysia is now at its highest level in a decade, according to Malaysia’s central bank. Home prices have skyrocketed, pricing out a majority of families. The Central Bank’s report cited the lack of affordability as the biggest reason for homes not finding buyers.
TECH & DIGITAL
How to Register Prepaid Phone Card
The Communications and Information Ministry (Kominfo) set the deadline to register the prepaid phone cards until February 28, 2018. The registration is simple and does not take a long time. The prepaid phone cards that have not been registered by February 28 will be blocked gradually. The target of prepaid cards to be registered is 330 million numbers.
India, Indonesia Jump Into Top 5 in Air Travel as China to Lead
Over the next two decades, an air-plane ride will no longer be the domain of those in developed economies. Boosted by an expanding middle class, India and Indonesia will enter the ranks of the five largest, as well as the fastest growing air-passenger markets by 2036.