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How much is paid for overtime in ASEAN countries?

How much is paid for overtime in ASEAN countries?

Overtime entitles workers  in all ASEAN countries to receive overtime wages for work exceeding standard hours. The lowest retribution is given in the Philippines, where an extra 25 percent of hourly wages is granted for overtime, while the highe...

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How much is paid for working at night or during rest days in ASEAN countries?

How much is paid for working at night or during rest days in ASEAN countries?

All ASEAN countries, except for Indonesia and Thailand, charge an additional premium for night work and rest days, but the premium varies considerably: Indonesia and Thailand have no formally imposed premium; the Philippines has a 10 percent premium ...

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What are the costs of social insurance for employers and employees in ASEAN coun...

What are the costs of social insurance for employers and employees in ASEAN coun...

Usually more developed countries with more expansive social programs charge higher rates, as is the case in Singapore, where an employee must contribute 20 percent of wages and employers 16 percent toward the main social insurance programs. Malaysia ...

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The Guide to Manufacturing in Indonesia

The Guide to Manufacturing in Indonesia

This Prezi breaks down the characteristics of Indonesia's manufacturing environment and puts them side by side with those of the nation's ASEAN competitors.

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What was one of the likely causes of Indonesia’s inability to meet its growth ...

What was one of the likely causes of Indonesia’s inability to meet its growth ...

During the 1980s and 90s, Indonesia’s manufacturing sector saw significant growth.  However, in the early 2000s, the government began to focus on commodity exports to meet growing Chinese demand for resources.  In doing so, the nation...

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What is a potential downside of investing in Indonesian Special Economic Zones (...

What is a potential downside of investing in Indonesian Special Economic Zones (...

Indonesia’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) offer investors preferential regulatory infrastructure and tax policies.  Indonesia currently has nine SEZs in place, and President Joko Widodo’s government plans for a total of twenty-five b...

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In 2016, what percentage of Indonesia’s GDP came from the nation’s manufactu...

In 2016, what percentage of Indonesia’s GDP came from the nation’s manufactu...

In 2016, Indonesia’s manufacturing sector was valued at USD112.8 billion, and made up 23.7% of the nation’s total GDP.  Indonesia’s manufacturing sector has seen a slowdown due to a decrease in Chinese demand for commodities.&n...

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What are the benefits of establishing a Limited Liability Company with Foreign D...

What are the benefits of establishing a Limited Liability Company with Foreign D...

Companies looking to establish themselves in an Indonesian market have four options available to them.  They can establish a Representative Office (KPPA), or a Representative Office for Trading (K3PA), which allow for foreign ownership, but do n...

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As of 2016, what Corporate Income Tax incentives did Jokowi’s government offer...

As of 2016, what Corporate Income Tax incentives did Jokowi’s government offer...

For investors willing to invest IDR 1 trillion (about 76.75 million USD) into an Indonesian SEZ, Jokowi’s government offers 20-100% tax reductions for up to 25 years.  20-100% tax reductions are also available for those looking to invest I...

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How will Indonesia’s demographics affect its potential for economic growth in ...

How will Indonesia’s demographics affect its potential for economic growth in ...

Indonesia is home to more than 255 million people, making it the fourth most populous nation on earth.  Of these 255 million, half are under the age of 30.  This generation of Indonesians is the largest that the nation has ever seen, and is...

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An Introduction to Foreign Investment in Indonesia

An Introduction to Foreign Investment in Indonesia

Indonesia stands out in the ASEAN region for its competitive wages, large labor pool, and burgeoning domestic market. With a population exceeding 250 million, the country is poised to become an immensely lucrative market as it develops further and th...

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Indonesia's Notable Stimulus Packages

Indonesia's Notable Stimulus Packages

This infographic shows the notable stimulus packages pertaining to foreign investment into Indonesia, put into place by President Joko Widodo's government since 2014.

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