Although the Indonesian economy slowed rate, Indonesia is still so sought foreign investment. Surging middle class, from the previous 37.6 percent to 56.5 percent, the main attraction for investors.
“If we see, despite declining investment, Indonesia is still attractive because of the demographic bonus and potential economic growth,” said chief economist at Bank Mandiri.
Indonesia was ranked as the third most attractive investment country in Asia. Meanwhile, the United Nations Conference On Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is also releasing the potential of Indonesia as an investment destination to be in the top four at the bottom of India, China, and the United States.
Factors causing the above is the reason foreign direct investment (foreign direct investment). This interest also led to the inclusion of capital inflow to Indonesia so that the total bond issuance reached Rp 30 trillion in the first quarter of 2013, close to last year’s performance bond amounting to Rp 45 trillion.
However, the government should also be aware of the amount of foreign investment in order to make room for the growth of domestic investors. In addition, the government should also increase manufacturing.
“Manufacturing should be increased and the investment must provide benefits for employment.’s That we should be aware that not too many foreign investors to Indonesia,” he said.