A series of attacks on religious leaders and places of worship could trigger security instability and social vulnerability ahead of the regional head elections.
The tax ratio to gross domestic product has declined for the last three years despite the tax amnesty program, due to the development of digital economy, which has not been taxed.
President Jokowi has four “old faces” as candidates for Bank Indonesia governor. Experience and ability to manage monetary policy ahead of 2019 are the main considerations.
The government must ensure no more construction accidents to maintain the credibility of infrastructure projects as the main development program of Jokowi’s government.
Increasing exports and investment supported economic growth in 2017. With the addition of the social assistance program, this is predicted to continue to boost consumption in 2018.
The value of exports has not improved, so President Joko Widodo has ordered the Ministry of Trade to evaluate the effectiveness of the trade promotion agency.
The government’s plan to establish an oil and gas holding company will soon be realized. The gas sub-holding will be the anchor for the success of the three other sub-holdings.
The government will challenge the EU Parliament’s ban on the use of crude palm oil as a raw material for biodiesel, while business players target new markets.