Indonesia : Report to Chart Challenges Country Faces In Attracting Investors

Monday, 16 July 2012 14:22 Judy Tjh
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INDONESIA: REPORT TO CHART CHALLENGES COUNTRY FACES IN ATTRACTING INVESTORS

Oxford Business Group teams up with Lubis Santosa and Maramis for 2013 publication

Indonesia, XX July 2012: The steps Indonesia is taking to create a transparent and stable business environment as it looks to attract investors for its major infrastructure projects will be explored in a forthcoming report to be published by the global publishing, research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG).

The Report: Indonesia 2013, which marks OBG's sixth publication on the country, will provide in-depth analysis of the country's plans to drive forward a policy of decentralisation by handing a greater role to regional governors across the provinces. It will also contain a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for foreign investors, alongside a wide range of interviews with the most prominent political, economic and business leaders.

OBG has signed an agreement with Lubis Santosa and Maramis (formerly Lubis Santosa and Maulana) to provide support for legal services for its new publication produced with research assistance from BKPM, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN), Lubis Santosa & Maramis and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC). The legal firm will provide key analysis and data for the publication's Law Chapter.

Lubis Santosa and Maramis provides a range of services across the legal fields, covering Corporate and Commercial law, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution. Its clients include multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises and governmental agencies and institutions.

OBG's Regional Editor Paulius Kuncinas said he expected the Group's forthcoming report to look in detail at how policy-makers would address key legal issues which still needed clarification, such as the laws protecting foreign investor interests in Indonesia. "This is particularly true with regards to infrastructure which requires a long-term investment horizon and confidence in the durability of a favourable legal environment," he said.

OBG's Country Director María Meroño said she was delighted that Lubis Santosa and Maramis would be contributing once again to the Group's publication on Indonesia. "Lubis Santosa and Maramis's experts have an in-depth understanding of how Indonesia's legal framework is evolving against a backdrop of rising investor interest," she said. "It is a pleasure to be benefiting from their expertise as we begin the research process for The Report: Indonesia 2013."

Senior partner at Lubis Santosa and Maramis, Todung Mulya Lubis, added that Indonesia's massive infrastructure development, which is expected to be a primary driver of economic growth, heightened the need to ensure international investors were provided with reliable and relevant data.

"Oxford Business Group's reports on emerging economies are well established as market leaders among the global business community," he said. "I look forward to working with the Group's team to explore Indonesia's changing legal landscape at this important juncture in the country's development and furnishing business leaders with the information they need to make their investment decisions."

The Report: Indonesia 2013 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. It will be available in print or online.

About Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Through its range of print and online products, OBG offers comprehensive and accurate analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms. The Report: Indonesia 2013 is produced with research assistance from BKPM, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN), Lubis Santosa & Maramis and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC).

The critically acclaimed economic and business reports have become the leading source of business intelligence on developing countries in the regions they cover. OBG's online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis on the issues that matter for tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide. OBG's consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms currently operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

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