Indonesia among Asia’s top destinations attracting investors: ECN survey

Indonesia is among Asia’s most attractive investment destinations, thanks to a robust private demand combined with expectation of improvements in its business climate, a survey from The Economist Corporate Network showed. Published on January 17, the survey — titled “Navigating Asia’s Risks and Rewards: Asia Business Outlook Survey 2017” — asked 223 Asia-based business executives in November last year about how their business were performing and their expectation for the year ahead. ECN is The Economist Group’s global advisory service that offers business intelligence briefings, presentations and advice to its subscribers in the so-called “growth markets.” “Respondents viewed government responses to political and economic risks in Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and India as most likely to positively impact business prospects in 2017,” a report from the ECN that details the survey said. The survey also said that “executives were most optimistic about Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and India. These countries were ranked by around 50-60 percent of those surveyed as having responded to risks in ways that will result in some kind of improvements for business.”

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