As the fourth most populous country in the world, supported by good political and economic stability, Indonesia’s large domestic market offers a wide range of investment opportunities for foreign and domestic investors. With a steady economic growth of above 5 percent in the average and a positive signal for a growing emphasis for the coming years, Indonesia is attracting more foreign investments since the government has introduced the enhancement of its regulatory and economic environment.
Indonesia’s investment climate is also buttressed by objective measures, namely the ease of doing business. The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business has placed Indonesia in the 72nd rank in 2018 out of 190 economies. The quantitative indicators provided are related to the regulation for starting a new business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. It also measures features of labor market regulation. For moving up 19 spots in 2018, Indonesia is also recognized as of the Top Improvers.