19 Jan '12, 9am

Indonesia's foreign direct investment hits record

Indonesia's foreign direct investment hits record

JAKARTA - Indonesia's foreign direct investment hit a record US$20 billion last year, with Singapore, Japan and the United States among the Southeast Asian nation's top investors, the trade minister said Thursday. Gita Wirjawan said the figure was "a new historic level" and an 18.4 percent hike over 2010 as foreign money flowed into the country's fast-growing economy. The record figure comes a day after Moody's Investors Service restored Indonesia's investment grade sovereign credit rating, weeks after a similar move by rival ratings agency Fitch. Indonesia, Moody's said, had earned the bump following steps to bring down its debt-to-gross domestic product ratio as well as having a "well-managed financial system." Indonesia's total investment in 2011, from both domestic and foreign sources, was 251.3 trillion rupiah (US$27.6 billion), surpassing the government's 240 trillio...

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