Southeast Asia represents one of the fastest-growing regions in the world today, and is one that we are excited about as investors. The Templeton Emerging Markets Group held our semiannual analyst conference in Jakarta in September, and one of the key reasons for choosing that location was to observe and discuss the changes and challenges on the ground with the new regime of President Joko Widodo. I’ve invited my colleague Tek Khoan Ong to pen some thoughts on the outlook and investment opportunities in Indonesia today. Tek Khoan Ong, CFA® Senior Executive Vice President, Managing Director Templeton Emerging Markets Group As investors in Indonesia, we think there is much to be excited about. Indonesia has a large and young population that is fast-urbanizing and, hence, fueling growth in income and consumption. It has the world’s 4th largest population of more than 240 million (5th largest considering the European Union as a whole, as of 2013), more than 40% of which are younger than 25 years old.1 Indonesia’s resource-rich economy is the 16th largest in the world, and it could become the 7th largest by 2030, if the economy’s GDP growth trend of 5-6% per annum continues.