Bank Indonesia facilitates business matching (business meeting) and business coaching (business consulting) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) actors to develop business capacity and expand access to MSME markets. Business matching activities and business coaching conducted as part of the 2019 Indonesian Creative Works Exhibition (KKI) series which will be held again on July 12-14 2019 at Exhibition Hall A, Jakarta Convention Center. Different from the previous year, KKI 2019 facilitated business matching between MSME players and financial institutions, marketplaces , and foreign aggregators / importers.
Retail sales in May 2019 increased, driven by seasonal factors. The Real Sales Index (IPR) of Bank Indonesia's Retail Sales Survey grew by 7.7% (yoy), higher than 6.7% (yoy) in April 2019. This increase was mainly driven by sales of the Clothing subgroup, Parts and Accessories group , and the Food, Beverage and Tobacco group along with increasing demand during the month of Ramadan and ahead of the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.