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Indonesia food security and its challenges

Written by Lian Jye Indonesia's domestic apple production concentrates mainly at Batu, East Java. Due to the over-reliance on chemical fertilisation method, these domestic plantations are facing challenges in declined production. Right now, there is one additional challenge: increase in import quota. In January 2014, Indonesia has increased its import quota for

Foreign bank challenge in Philippines

Written by Lian Jye Located in Zamboanga City in Mindanao, Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank is one of the world's earliest Islamic financial institutions. However, the bank has been struggling due to lack of scale and Islamic expertise. After posing record high loss of PHP 124 million in 2008, the bank