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Monday, May 16, 2011

Indonesia - a neglected opportunity

We can consider China and the India key players in Southeast Asia, but lets not forget the Indonesia. Indonesia offers various possibilities for profit both for exporters and importers. If allows to look more closely at the Indonesia.

Indonesia is an island country based and consists of 17508 Islands, but only about 6000 of them is inhabited. Statistically, the Indonesia is the 16th largest country in the world with a population of more than $ 200 million. The main religion is Islam and you must consider in the course of business in Indonesia. The Indonesia is a democratic country, which is generally a good idea, but at the same time, it is a good land of corruption and the level of corruption in Indonesia is one of the highest in Southeast Asia.

The Indonesia has vast quantities of natural resources, including crude oil, natural gas, tin, copper and gold. In fact, the Indonesia is the largest Tin market in the world. Therefore, there are many opportunities to do business and make money.

The 1997 Asian financial crisis struck the most difficult of the Indonesia. Economic development slows and even decreased, at a given time, inflation has increased by 77%, but the Indonesia was able to recover and now its GDP is growing. And although it may seem weir Indonesia must feel very happy of the 1997 crisis, because due to that the current global crisis has had a minimal effect on the Indonesia.

Major trading partners the Indonesia are the Japan, the United States and China earlier the main exported products are the natural resources and various courses. That are mainly imported equipment, chemical products and food. It is therefore quite a few opportunities for trade and profit.

The labour costs are very low, as in most Asian countries, and it is because of the level of poverty of the Indonesia. From the humanitarian point of view, it is obviously very bad, but on the other side manufacturers are capable of producing their goods at low cost and the price of the goods is affordable even for the poorest part of the world's population.

Matthew e. Brock is a writer for the site of suggestions of International trade . See intelligent and valuable information. Subscribe to our business newsletter for more tips and suggestions.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Seven surprising elements on the Indonesia

Although the Indonesia is well known in South Asia and nearby Australia, few people really know much about the Indonesia. Here are seven surprising elements on the Indonesia.

1. The Forth worlds largest Population

The Indonesia officially has more than 225 million people, about 10% of Indonesians live in or around the capital of the nations, Jakarta. The majority of Indonesians are less than 25 years, with a percentage higher than in females. The Indonesia is a young country.

2. A Nation of Islands

The Indonesia officially has more than 17,000 islands, spread over 5 000 kilometres of ocean. Many of these islands are sparsely populated, with the majority of Indonesians living on the island of Java, that is the capital of the nations.

3. Political system

The Indonesia is a modern democracy with a Parliament and regional Governments in all of its provinces and Islands. Since 1998, the Indonesia has developed a political system of de-centralization and democracy, based on the American primary-system-with an elected President and the Parliament every five years.

4. Economy

The Indonesia is still rich in natural resources such as the modernization of nations based on the American model, has been fuelled by oil, natural gas, gold, precious stones, and forestry exports. This change, as the Indonesia has become a net importer of oil, but still has a strong localized industrial base, a regional tourism sector and a stable maritime economy.

5. Languages

Bahasa Indonesian is the official language, many people their "local" language spoken at home and uses bahasa Indonesia for business. There are an estimated 2000 local languages used in Indonesia, located on the Islands that make up this unique Nation.

6. Volcanic rich

The Indonesia is located on the Pacific coast, fire, with active volcanoes pointed through the islands of the Indonesia. Many are still active, others today disappeared have created some of the rich more agricultural land in the world.

7. Religious diversity

Indonesian majority are Muslims, but also many Indonesians are Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, and in some remote areas animalists. The Indonesia constitution guarantees freedom of religion and the protection of religious and ethnic rights. Stability and acceptance through religious communities, has helped create a nation reasonably tolerant and open minded.

The Indonesia is a land of contrasts mile of its looking Western cities such as Jakarta, with centres-band commercial, suburban and modern industry in quite remote back drops were life has hardly changed for centuries.

It is not difficult to visit the Indonesia, since many budget airlines fly to cities and the different islands. Vessels of modern speed passengers regularly performs at RIau and Sumatra through Singapore and Malaysia Islands. Makes it much easier and more affordable to visit the unique islands of Indonesia.

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