Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia’

Microsoft unveiled details of a forensic study on malware threats that examined name-brand PCs with pirated software installed, as well as counterfeit software DVDs, sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The study, which extends research originally conducted in December 2012, examined a total of 282 computers and DVDs—more than double the original sample—and found an average malware infection rate of 69%, an increase of six points over the preliminary study.
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During the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, Indonesia and the Philippines were bailed out by the International Monetary Fund. This year, they showed the world how far they’ve come from those dark days by pledging a billion dollars each to replenish the IMF’s kitty.

With rapidly growing economies and rising incomes, the two countries are home to a large and young labor force, an expanding middle class and have stable, elected governments with policies inspiring investor confidence. They also have sturdy banks and enough foreign-exchange reserves — more than a year’s imports in the Philippines’s case — to rebuff a misguided run on their currencies. See: Banks in Indonesia and the Philippines flourish.
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