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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Pursuing Retail Stores in Indonesia

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Pursuing Retail Stores in Indonesia | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

With all eyes glued to the saga of whether or not Apple Inc. will strike a deal on “cooperation” negotiations with China Mobile, it’s probably worth considering—from a logistics standpoint—that there might other ways for the tech firm to get its feet wet in emerging Asian markets.

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Haier plans stake in toy maker Lung Cheong

A subsidiary of giant Chinese appliance maker Haier Group plans to take a 25 percent ownership stake in plastic toy maker and injection molder Lung Cheong International Holdings Ltd.

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Japan's fishing industry offers huge opportunities for young Indonesians

Japan's fishing industry offers huge opportunities for young Indonesians | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Heri Iswanto accepts that coastal fishing can sometimes be hazardous work, but he says he stuck it out as an apprentice fisherman aboard a Japanese trawler "because I wanted to send money to my parents."

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High port tariffs contribute to high transportation costs

High port tariffs contribute to high transportation costs | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Local shipowners have demanded the country’s port operators to cease increases in port tariffs for, at least, the next two years until services and facilities are improved.


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Indonesia's Kalbe Farma Expands From Health Care To Juice Drinks and Beyond

Indonesia's Kalbe Farma Expands From Health Care To Juice Drinks and Beyond | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Kalbe Farma, known as Indonesia‘s largest pharmaceutical company, has been under the longtime stewardship of its founder, Dr. Boenjamin Setiawan, known affectionately as “Dr. Boen.” Now in its 47th year of operation, Kalbe has moved well beyond its core franchise into a host of other businesses related to health care.


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Local automakers expect fiercer competition this year

Local automakers expect fiercer competition this year | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Local automotive distributors can look forward to robust domestic sales and tougher competition in 2013, an industry group has said.

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Asia firms likely to hire more employees, hike workers' salary this year ...

Majority of companies in Asia expect to hire more employees and also give salary increases this year, a survey of Hong Kong-based executive head hunter Bó Lè Associates revealed.


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KRAS, Japanese company to make automotive steel

KRAS, Japanese company to make automotive steel | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

The country’s largest steel maker PT Krakatau Steel (KRAS) and its Japanese partner will set up a new factory to produce cold-rolled coil (CRC) and galvanized CRC to meet the steel demand from the country’s fast-growing automotive industry.


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Indonesia next hot spot for IPOs

Indonesia next hot spot for IPOs | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Indonesia is poised for heavy IPO activity in 2013 with a significant number of firms seeking to raise capital from an initial  public offering at the Jakarta stock exchange.

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Indonesia: Mui adopts porcine detection kits for Halal food ...

Indonesia: Mui adopts porcine detection kits for Halal food ... | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

PerkinElmer, a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment and P.T. Perkindo Mitra Analitika, PerkinElmer’s distributor in Indonesia, announced that they have signed an agreement with Lembaga Pengkajian Pangan, Obat-obatan dan Kosmetika Majelis Ulama Indonesia LPPOM MUI, the leading Muslim Halal accreditation body in Indonesia, for the regulatory management and proper utilization of porcine detection kits in Indonesia. 

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Hon Hai confirms plans for Indonesia plant after comment on delay

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main contract manufacturer for Apple Inc, has confirmed plans for a handset factory in Indonesia that local officials revealed over the summer but have since said were delayed.
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Foxconn postpones huge investment in Indonesia

The planned investment by Taiwanese electronic manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group has been postponed as negotiations continue, a senior minister has said.
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Logistics costs rise due to high port fees

Logistics costs rise due to high port fees | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI) has predicted that logistics costs in the country will increase by about 3 percent this year following a rise in port fees resulting from port operators’ service expansion.

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Nike investigates military intimidation at factory

Sportswear giant Nike is investigating claims that one of its supplier factories in Indonesia is allegedly paying military personnel to intimidate employees into working for less than the minimum wage.

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Indonesia urges Marubeni to invest in textile sector

Indonesia urges Marubeni to invest in textile sector | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

The Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia has urged Japan’s Marubeni Corporation to invest in the country’s textile sector.

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Indonesia's Nike Workers 'Denied Pay Rise'

Indonesia’s Nike factories have sought to deny their staff the new minimum wage by pressuring them to sign an agreement forfeiting their right to the pay increase, according to workers union leaders and a labor rights organization.

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Indonesia's Misguided Labor Movement

Indonesia's Misguided Labor Movement | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Labor activists demanding minimum-wage hikes have led protests that brought Indonesian cities to a standstill in recent months. But for all the sound and fury, this preoccupation with wages remains misguided.


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Asia's factories show signs of revival

Asia's factories show signs of revival | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Manufacturing activity in Asia expanded in December as China's economy showed signs of revival but export demand was uneven, pointing to further sluggish growth for the region, business surveys suggest.

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Foxconn wary of handset regulations in Indonesia

Foxconn wary of handset regulations in Indonesia | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday that murky regulations on imported handsets in Indonesia have left the company with doubts about its plan to build a phone factory there and it has

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Insight: Bracing for the domestic impact of the global economic crisis

Indonesia has to be prepared in the long and uncertain interlocking of low economic growth and the interrelated fiscal, banking and banking crises in the advanced economies. The only prescription to brace ourselves for this crisis is to increase productivity and competitiveness in the domestic economy by addressing bottlenecks and man-made problems.

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Lippo Taps Demand in Indonesia's Smaller Cities: Southeast Asia

Indonesia is poised for heavy IPO activity in 2013 with a significant number of firms seeking to raise capital from an initial  public offering at the Jakarta stock exchange.

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A risky page from China's playbook: Wages are rising in Indonesia

A risky page from China's playbook: Wages are rising in Indonesia | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Higher wages, higher value exports, higher consumer spending: the virtuous formula that China’s outgoing leadership has been pushing with mixed success is now reaching Indonesia.

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New roads 'will not resolve gridlock' in Indonesia

New roads 'will not resolve gridlock' in Indonesia | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it

Transportation experts say that building new toll roads is not the proper solution for the country's growing logistics problems.

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Indonesia Looks East in Infrastructure Catch-Up

Indonesia Looks East in Infrastructure Catch-Up | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it
Indonesia’s government will emphasize building infrastructure projects on its eastern islands in 2013 as it seeks to spread development across the archipelagic nation to boost economic growth.
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A wake-up call from Indonesia's manufacturers to government

A wake-up call from Indonesia's manufacturers to government | Supply Chain Indonesia | Scoop.it
A recent incident saw labor union members shut down several factories in Indonesia by force as they demanded a higher minimum wage. This wreaked havoc in the country’s business certainty. Unfortunately, the government seems to believe it is the opposite.
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