Many are sympathetic with the Jakarta governor after the President Cup snub, raising speculation he could have a part to play in the 2019 presidential election.
The rising space development trend for professional operators and start-ups has attracted the attention of large property developers eager to tap its business potential.
With six months to go before the 2019 presidential election registrations, the contest currently centres on Jokowi’s potential running mate.
The future of Bank Muamalat is uncertain after Minna Padi failed to enter as a new investor. The government is reportedly busy helping to save the oldest sharia bank in Indonesia.
Emtek has acquired KapanLagi Network and merged it with Liputan6.com, competing with several media conglomerates to become the largest online media network in Indonesia.
A series of attacks on religious leaders and places of worship could trigger security instability and social vulnerability ahead of the regional head elections.
Competition in the Indonesian clinical laboratory business will be tighter with the arrival of Kalbe Farma, which is developing Kalgen Innolab.
Astra has entered the digital business by becoming the biggest investor of Go-Jek. In addition to automotive sales and financial services, synergy with Go-Jek aims to accelerate the digitalisation.