Asia Pacific: Building barriers

Author: | Published: 11 Dec 2013

Indonesia has shot itself in the foot with yet another surprise regulatory change. Those looking to tap into its enormous consumer market have touted the country as one of the next big investment opportunities, including it in the next wave of emerging markets acronyms (such as MIST, which also includes Mexico, South Korea, and Turkey).

Indonesia's large population makes it an attractive consumer opportunity, but its tendency to issue unexpected and unfavourable regulations has affected its popularity. More importantly, it has impacted...