Japanese investors express interest in Indonesia
Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said a number of Japanese companies and banks have expressed interest in investing in Indonesia.
The interest was expressed on the sidelines of the International Conference on The Future of Asia held from June 10 to 13 in Tokyo.
“Almost all companies expressed a desire to increase their investments, from banking to manufacturing industries,” Kalla said, as quoted by tempo.co.
During the conference, Kalla met with, among others, representatives of MUFG Bank Ltd and Marubeni Corporation as well as Japan-Indonesia Association chairman Yasuo Fukuda.
Kalla said he told Japanese businesspeople that the automotive industry invested significant funds in Indonesia and claimed that several companies wanted to invest in this sector. The banking industry was also attractive to Japanese investors, said Kalla. Japanese interest in the Indonesian banking sector has been shown by the plans of major Japanese lenders to acquire two Indonesian banks. – The Jakarta Post