Day: March 4, 2021

Emerging Markets

INDONESIA: Widodo’s reforms in perspective

President Joko Widodo over the past three months implemented some of the most significant policy reforms since the early 2000s, specifically:

  • The passage of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, which streamlines investment-related rules across 79 laws.
  • A new negative investment list that substantially reduced the number of sectors subject to ownership limits, removing some that had been in place for decades.
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EUROPE: Managing the pandemic – what we are watching

This updated weekly piece provides snapshots of how selected European governments are dealing with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss any of the countries mentioned in more detail.

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  • With daily cases still hovering around 20,000, Prime Minister Jean Castex is expected to announce this evening localized measures to contain the spread of the virus in certain areas of the country (such as the northern Pas-de-Calais region).
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Emerging Markets

PERU: How the presidential candidates stack up

  • The electoral field remains highly fragmented less than six weeks from the 11 April first round presidential election.
  • Public apathy remains significant, which partly reflects the generally low caliber of candidates and debate.
  • With up to half a dozen candidates – some of them little known – still in with a chance of reaching a run-off vote, this note examines their profiles and manifesto pledges.
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