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International healthcare - travelling for tech

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29-Oct-18 Innovative technologies are in great demand among international patients. In price-agnostic markets such as China, the Middle East and Russia, accessing technology is typically the number two reason for travelling overseas for treatment, after access to the latest drugs. [image: ITIJ / Getty Images]

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Indonesia on the verge of a connectivity revolution

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17-Oct-18 The long-envisioned Palapa Ring, 67,887 km broadband fiber-optic cable network, stretching the length and breadth of Indonesia, is nearly complete and promises to bring the sprawling archipelagic nation fully online. [image: Information Ministry]

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma tech institute in Indonesia

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15-Oct-18 Jack Ma of Alibaba plans to open an institute to train tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia. The aim is to train 10,000 over the next 10 years. The institute will also train hundreds of developers and engineers on cloud computing. [image: Shutterstock]

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Asian banks tear down brick-and-mortar expansion model

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08-Oct-18 Singapore's largest bank DBS is attempting to disrupt the traditional business model of physical branches in Indonesia with a branchless smartphone platform, 'digibank'. After DBS rolled out digibank in India in 2016, it captured over 2 mn customers. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Indonesia’s premier-city link on track for 2021 launch

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03-Oct-18 Construction of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative-backed Jakarta-Bandung rail line is back on track, with contractors confident it will enter operation in 2021.  Its most significant benefit is to cut transit time from five hours to 36 minutes. [image: HKTDC]

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