A bird’s-eye view of shipyards in Batam, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters

Indonesia plans to build country’s longest sea bridge linking islands near Singapore, in infrastructure push

  • The plans are part of President Joko Widodo’s US$400 billion infrastructure push
  • The government aims to reposition Batam as an alternative shipping hub to Singapore, and is eyeing growth in Bintan to seize opportunities arising from the US-China trade war
Topic |   Infrastructure

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A bird’s-eye view of shipyards in Batam, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
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Batamindo Industrial Park is a 320 hectare (790 acre) industrial area on the Indonesian island of Batam. Photo: Elaine Chan

Apple supplier sets up shop in Indonesia as island of Batam profits from US-China trade war

  • Pegatron Corporation is one of many diversifying their manufacturing away from China, with a US$40 million project to make wireless chips and semiconductors
  • Global supply chains have been disrupted by the ongoing tensions, which could ease this week as Xi Jinping and Donald Trump meet at the G20 summit in Japan
Topic |   China economy

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Batamindo Industrial Park is a 320 hectare (790 acre) industrial area on the Indonesian island of Batam. Photo: Elaine Chan
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