Indonesia is located at the southeast part of Asia. It has a hot, humid climate that stays around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Indonesia is located between Thailand, Philippines, Papua Nueva Guinea & Australia, those are the most important borders.
The Indonesian Constitution provides "all persons the right to worship according to their own religion or belief" and states that "the nation is based upon belief in one supreme God." The Government generally respects these provisions; however, some restrictions exist on certain types of religious activity and on unrecognized religions.
WAYANG: puppets <ul><li>Hinduism, Buddhist and Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional theater-performed puppet shows </li></ul><ul><li>For entertainment and also religious </li></ul>
Also fast food like Mc Donalds, KFC, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Arby's. Other restaurants include various Italian restaurants, Tony Roma's, and others. Traditional Food: eat fresh vegetables & spicy food.
% population living on less than USD$1 = 7.7 % population living on less than USD$2 = 55.3
Islam has been the most influential in the political and social life of the Indonesian people. Due to its abundant human and natural resources, there are a great number of foreign companies operating in Indonesia, including from the US. However, the downfall of the military regime of President Soeharto in 1998 has resulted in a reform era filled with great political, social, and economic instability that has driven foreign companies, investors, and tourists away. This situation can jeopardize the democratization process.
<ul><li>Indonesia offers: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>large domestic market, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>rich natural resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skilled, easy to train labour force </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>high savings rate (highest in the world), good global integration, easy transportation of merchant. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Indonesia conflicts: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>political situation, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>legal system, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>low development of Social and political institutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>weak public and corporate governance </li></ul></ul></ul>
<ul><li>They reduce some barriers by creating more transparent trade and investment regimes. </li></ul><ul><li>Competition from companies from Singapore, China, Japan, Malaysia and other regional players is intense. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. franchises continue to attract Indonesian demand. </li></ul><ul><li>Growing markets include: renovation and construction of regional and municipal infrastructure and water systems, military upgrading, safety and security systems and protection of sea-borne traffic. </li></ul>
<ul><li>For Indonesia as a whole, the army leaders, politicians and the industrialists are at the top, holding a large percentage of the wealth of the country to the detriment of the majority of citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>These are the new elite, compared to the traditional elite of the tribes. </li></ul>
The business environment in Indonesia is challenging. U.S firms often find it difficult and time consuming to enter the market. But is worth it because Indonesia has magnificent natural resources and large quantity of population that can help to the development of the growth in the economy. It is located on the world’s major trade routes and has extensive natural resources.
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