Managing Indonesia’s Workforce Risks in 2013

Starting now, companies will face increasing workforce risks in Indonesia. Wages will rise by 15-30% over the next 12 months, pushing companies towards a labor cost trap, and a new regulation slated for implementation later this year will restrict companies’…

Indonesia: Watch Jokowi’s Flood Initiatives to Assess Jakarta’s Growth Prospects

Companies should monitor Jakarta’s flood prevention initiatives to determine whether the new governor can affect change. A recent deluge in Indonesia, which drove over 100,000 people from their homes and brought much of Jakarta to a standstill, has drawn significant…

Transferring Production Across Emerging Markets

Foxconn is one of the most well-known emerging-markets based manufacturers. With labor prices increasing along with a string of suicides in it’s Chinese factories – the Taiwanese firm is looking to Latin America for new production capacity. The following is…