“How we can do better” is a new column that takes an insider’s look at various sectors and how they could improve. In this installment, we delve into film criticism in Indonesia.

“Hopefully, this talk won’t turn into something toxic and negative,” said Joko Anwar, one of Indonesia’s leading filmmakers, as he opened a discussion between filmmakers and film critics through Twitter Space, the social media’s live audio feature, on Aug. 20. That heads-up seemed necessary; there needed to be an antidote to the recent clash among filmmakers, critics and moviegoers in the country.

The clash started with the bad reception for doctor-and-musician-turned-filmmaker Tompi’s latest film, Selesai (Finished), which was panned by the general audience (its rating on the movie database site IMDb is 4.6 out of 10 stars). The public disdain was not only targeted at the film’s artistic quality but also its “sexist tone”, as one IMDb reviewer

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Eisya A. Eloksari (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●  
Tue, August 24, 2021

Global service providers are urging businesses in Indonesia to adopt green energy and hybrid cloud solutions but also note that the country needs to address deficiencies in telecommunication infrastructure and human resources to ensure that digitalization in the era of Industry 4.0 benefits the masses.

Schneider Electric’s Indonesia and Timor-Leste cluster president Roberto Rossi suggested it would become increasingly easy for companies to switch to green energy as the supporting technology became cheaper.

“Today, global investors and big players are looking for sustainable companies. The money is shifting from the old way of fossil fuels to green energy,” he said during The Jakarta Post’s UpClose webinar on Tuesday.

He went on to say that the world was entering the “Electricity 4.0” era backed by green energy and…

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Divya Karyza (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●  
Mon, August 30, 2021

The Industry Ministry has announced a host of measures to support the manufacturing sector at a time when consumer spending alone cannot be relied upon to lift domestic economic growth.

Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita explained on Wednesday that the strategies included technological advancement, a focus on the so-called green economy and blue economy, incentives for producers as well as nontariff measures against imports.

With regard to the first strategy, Agus said the ministry planned to build an Indonesian Manufacturing Center, which was aimed at reducing the use of imported machinery by increasing the domestic production of substitutes.

For green and blue economic development, meanwhile, the ministry aims to get more industries to implement what the minister referred to as “green industry” and adopt a circular economy concept….

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So far TV was the most popular medium chosen by advertisers in the United States, given its widespread reach and long standing reputation for accountability. In 2019, TV advertising spending in the U.S. reached 70 billion U.S. dollars.
Television ad spending, however, is projected to lose its top position in the industry soon. Digital advertising spending has seen an unprecedented growth in the last few years, and is expected to become the biggest ad medium in the U.S. Digital advertising spending was forecast to surpass 200 billion U.S. dollars by 2023, with the pandemic only slightly slowing it down. What is more, mobile advertising spending is set tor drive digital growth; in 2019 ad expenditures on mobile were in the lead compared to video and social. This gap was projected to increase even further from then on.

Parallel to television and digital advertising, more traditional media, such as radio and

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Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Jurisdiction Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Headquarters 73/1 Galle Road, Colombo 3
6°55′10″N 79°50′56″E / 6.919315°N 79.848821°E / 6.919315; 79.848821
Annual budget
  • LKR 2 billion (2016, recurrent)
  • LKR 3 billion (2016, capital)
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Ministry executives
  • Chinthaka S. Lokuhetti, Ministry Secretary
  • W.M.K.S.D. Vijayabandara, Secretary to the State Minister
Child agencies
  • Ceylon Sugar (Private) Limited
  • Consumer Affairs Authority
  • Co-operative Employees Commission
  • Co-operative Wholesale Establishment
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Co-operative Development
  • Department of Food Commissioner
  • Department of Measurement Units, Standards and Services
  • Department of Textile Industries
  • Elephant Pass Saltern
  • Hingurana Sugar Industry Limited
  • Industrial Development Board
  • Internal Trade Department
  • Kahatagaha Graphite
  • Lanka Ashok Leyland Limited
  • Lanka Cement Limited
  • Lanka General Trading Company Limited
  • Lanka Mineral Sands Company
  • Lanka Salusala Limited
  • Lanka Sathosa Limited
  • Lanka Textile Mills Emporium Limited
  • Manthai Salt Limited
  • National Crafts Council
  • National Design Centre
    • National Enterprise
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HBO’s acclaimed finance drama is worth investing in now.

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HBO’s finance drama Industry, which followed a group of fresh-faced recruits at the fictional investment bank Pierpoint & Co, was one of 2020’s best TV surprises. Packed with sex, drugs, and business jargon, the UK-based show, which debuted on HBO in November and wrapped up right at the end of last year, sucked you in with its soapy spin on the high-stakes workplace drama while also providing a barbed critique of its often toxic subject matter. Each episode was more exciting and visceral than the one before.

But now, like the characters blinking through a day of work after a ketamine-fueled night of debauchery, we’re left looking around at the wreckage and wondering what’s next. Will the company’s ever-buzzing open-plan office, where everyone’s trying to make a deal for “half a yard” and planning to grab a “bevy”

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One of the most surprising shows of the year had one final twist.


Amanda Searle/HBO

When HBO’s sex-and-drugs-filled finance drama Industry debuted back in the beginning of November, the series immediately drew both acclaim and derision for its chilly remove. The synth-driven score, the jargon-heavy dialogue, and the transactional nature of show’s key relationships signaled a willingness to portray its subject—the ketamine-fueled professional lives of young investment bank recruits in a perpetually gray vision of London—with a dead-eyed lack of sentiment. But there in the season finale was Rob, the coked-up party boy salesman played by Harry Lawtey, delivering a surprisingly hopeful message to his superiors: “There’s still romance left in this business.” 

In Industry, that romance often takes the form of cruelty. Over an eight episode first season, which has been fully available on HBO Max for weeks but finished its run with two final episodes, “Pre-Crisis Activity”

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The “Smart Parking Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global smart parking market to grow at a CAGR of around 14% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

A smart parking system (SPS) optimizes parking spaces through automated access control systems, parking guidance systems (PGS), parking reserving barriers and ticketing systems.

It utilizes mechanical arrangements to transport cars from one parking space to another and eliminate the wasted space in a multistory or single-story garage. It uses vehicle counting equipment, video cameras, automatic number plate recognition readers (ANPR) and pavement sensors to determine the occupancy of a parking lot and transmit the data to the control center in real time. It aims to assist in the smooth flow of traffic in congested areas and provide a systematic parking operation.

It also guides users to available

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Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta   ●  
Mon, June 7, 2021


The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is expected to lead economic growth in Indonesia both this year and in 2022, as the COVID-19 pandemic has induced a faster-than-expected takeup of digital services.

The ICT sector will grow by between 9.1 and 10.1 percent this year and 9.8 to 10.3 percent in 2022, according to a Fiscal Policy Agency (BKF) projection.

“Other sectors look even, but the sector we have generally been focusing on, namely information and communications, is performing really well,” BKF head Febrio Kacaribu said at an online briefing on Friday. “We also see it continuing to improve in 2022.”

While the pandemic has battered contact-intensive industries, the ICT sector has benefited from the increased digitalization of people’s daily activities, such as work and school, as the government

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