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Analysis: Unavoidable rising  prices of staple foods 

Reny Eka Putri, Mandiri, Jakarta As we approach the month of Ramadhan and head toward Idul Fitri, increases in the prices of goods, especially those of staple foods, are unavoidable. These seasonal price rises are influenced by increasing public demand…

Analysis: Measuring the  impact of LTV relaxation  on the property sector 

Sindi Paraminta, Bank Mandiri, Jakarta Bank Indonesia (BI) plans to enact a policy to ease the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio for property loans (housing loans (KPR) and apartment ownership loans (KPA)) and down payments for vehicle ownership loans in June. [mv_file…

Analysis: Reviving Indonesia’s  GDP growth: Focusing on  the quick wins

Andjarsari Paramaditha, Mandiri, Jakarta Early last month, Indonesia posted slower economic growth than analysts had expected. First quarter real GDP growth was booked at 4.71 percent year-on-year (yoy), weaker than the previous quarter’s figure of 5.01 percent, a record low…

Analysis: Bottled water  industry faces both growth  and challenges

Nadia Kusuma Dewi, Mandiri, Jakarta The market for bottled water (AMDK) has been growing over the past few years in line with rising public demand.  

Analysis: Indonesian economic  outlook: Bringing back  confidence

Andry Asmoro, Mandiri, Jakarta Indonesia’s economy approaches the end of the first half of the year with several doubts still lingering among investors whether the economy will rebound or stay flat this year. Looking back to what we saw in…

Analysis: Looking for better  infrastructure financing 

M. Ajie Maulendra, Mandiri, Jakarta Since the global financial crisis in 2008, the Asian region has been the most economically resilient in the world and the motor of the global economy.

Analysis: The role of banks  in environmental development 

Adjie Harisandi, Mandiri, Jakarta The Indonesian economy recorded relatively stable growth in the period from 2009 to 2013 with an average annual rate of 5.9 percent. However, this growth marked even higher growth in energy consumption during this period, at…

Analysis: Signs of improving  banking performance

Rully Arya Wisnubroto, Mandiri, Jakarta A Bank Indonesia board of governors meeting in February decided to cut the BI rate and deposit facility rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 7.5 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively, while the lending facility…

Analysis: An environment  for entrepreneurial development 

Elisabeth Carolina, Mandiri, Jakarta During the recent global economic crisis, millions of people lost their jobs and income. The governments of the countries affected by the crisis, in an effort to overcome this loss of jobs, had to play an…

Analysis: Animal feed industry:  Still plenty of room to  grow

Araminta Setyawati, Mandiri, Jakarta The Indonesian Feed Millers Association (GPMT) expects sales of animal feed in 2015 to increase by 12 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 16.8 million tons from 15 million tons last year.