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Focus - Indonesia: Prohibition in Paradise? 17 Apr 2015

The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive policies in a widening number of markets ranging from Turkey to Russia, and from advertising restrictions to distribution barriers, the paradisiacal archipelago is joining the ranks of emerging markets that are falling from the alcoholic drinks industry’s grace.

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Heineken "concerned" as Indonesia enacts beer ban 16 Apr 2015

Heineken has said it is "very concerned" after Indonesian authorities implemented a ban on beer sales in the country's small stores.


Asahi's Indonesia JV targets females 13 Apr 2015

Asahi is to launch new products aimed at women in Indonesia after its joint-venture in the country opened a plant in West Java, according to local reports.


Coca-Cola to buy 29.4% stake in CCA arm 30 Oct 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is to pay US$500m for a minority stake in Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian unit as it aims to reverse falling demand for its brands in the South-East Asian country.


Asahi sets sights on Indonesia growth 25 Feb 2014

Asahi Group is targeting sales of IDR5tn (US$430m) for its non-alcoholic beverage joint-ventures in Indonesia by 2017 as demand in the country grows.


Multi Bintang breaks ground on new site 24 Jan 2014

Multi Bintang, the Heineken-controlled Indonesian brewer, has started work on a IDR210bn (US$19m) facility that will produce no- and low-alcohol beer.


Asahi expands Indonesian bottled water business 18 Nov 2013

An Asahi Group joint-venture in Indonesia is to take control of bottled water producer Tirta Bahagia Group in a deal worth IDR2.2tn (US$193m).


Asahi buys Pepsi-Cola Indobeverages in Indonesia 28 Jun 2013

Asahi Group has teamed up with Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur to buy Indonesia's PepsiCo bottler for US$30m.


Coca-Cola Amatil lines up Indonesia investment 16 May 2013

Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will invest about AUD500m (US$492m) in Indonesia over the next three or four years.


Indonesia bottled water growth doubles - study 18 Dec 2012

Bottled water growth in Indonesia doubled in 2011, with volumes expected to jump by 57% over the next four years, a new study has shown.


Suntory launches own-brand green tea in Indonesia 3 Oct 2012

Suntory has launched a green tea in Indonesia, the first time it has sold an own-brand beverage in the country.