Bi-Weekly Roundup: Mark Zuckerberg 2018 Resolution, The Rise of Co-Working Space in Southeast Asia
Happy new year 2018! This week on Heroleads Indonesia’s bi-weekly roundup, we gather some notable news and information from various industries. In the first chapter of this new year, we view Indonesia’s economy growth in retrospect, Mark Zuckerberg’s 2018 resolution, the rise of co-working space in Southeast Asia, and many more. These are the stories to catch you up on this first half of January 2018.
Growth-Blessed Southeast Asia Has More to Cheer About in 2018
Southeast Asian nations are riding a global trade boom that’s set to underpin solid economic growth in 2018, supporting the region as it embarks on monetary policy tightening and braces for a spate of elections.
TECH & DIGITAL
Mark Zuckerberg’s personal challenge is all about fixing Facebook before it implodes
Mark Zuckerberg is arguably the public face of the internet we never chose, but also the one we deserve based on the time we all spend using Facebook products. At some point, Facebook became so big that Zuckerberg’s personal challenges became news. And this year’s personal challenge is not personal at all — it’s all about work.
Looking Back at 2017: Success & Failure of State Budget Targets
Although realization of most components in Indonesia’s state budget have improved in 2017, tax revenue realization and the management of energy subsidies remain the two big challenges for the Indonesian government. Southeast Asia’s largest economy again failed to meet its tax revenue target last year.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Southeast Asian medical services providers eye China market
Southeast Asian medical services providers are turning their sights toward China, with the aim of attracting the growing medical demands of wealthy Chinese as the population ages and more foreign companies expand their businesses in the country.
Office sharing spreads in Southeast Asia on back of startups’ rise
The concept of office space sharing (or co-working space)—which is originated from North America—may still be in its infancy in Southeast Asia. But with a growing number of expat and local entrepreneurs fuelling the region’s startup scene, it is predicted that this segment will play a significant role to Southeast Asia’s future growth.
Jokowi launches Soekarno-Hatta airport train
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday inaugurated the new airport train that connects Soekarno-Hatta Airport Station in Tangerang, Banten, and Manggarai Station in South Jakarta.