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Is Investing Only for The Rich?

Many people assume that investing is only for the rich, when one looks at world famous investors such as Warren Buffet, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Icahn and George Soros. However, is it true that investing is exclusively for the rich while...

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Kapital News Highlight - Nov 30

 Indonesian government has completed the negotiations for free trade and investment agreements with members of the four-nation European Free Trade Association. Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said the final agreement will be signed next...

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Kapital News Highlight - Nov 23

• Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution revealed that the government would allow foreign investors to have full ownership in 25 business units out of 54 business units issued from the Negative Investment List...

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Kapital News Highlight - Nov 16

• President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a bilateral meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence to discuss a number of collaborations including in the trade sector. According to the Foreign Minister of Indonesia Retno Marsudi, President Jokowi...

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Kapital News Highlight - Nov 9

• Alibaba, a giant e-commerce company from China. launched a special section on its platform for Indonesian products to promote Indonesia's best products to Chinese consumers. This special section is called the Indonesian Pavilion....

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10 Financial Literacy Books You Should Read

Financial literacy is a must-have skill in today’s world.  Financial literacy enables you to organize your finances better and make better financial decisions. One way to obtain a better financial understanding is through reading. You...

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Kapital News Highlight - Nov 2

According to Moody's Investor Service, ASEAN is ripe for Islamic banking. Although there are still many challenges that must be overcome, the authorities are clearly taking steps to develop the sharia banking sector. Currently, Malaysia and...

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Kapital News Highlight - Oct 26

• Head of the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) Triawan Munaf said that the creative industry sector has contributed Rp1,12 quadrillion (US$73,74 billion) to the gross domestic product (GDP) this year. The contribution has also increased from...

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Investing for Beginners : 5 Habits of Successful Investors

Especially for beginner investors, did you know that one secret of the rich to maintain their wealth is through investment? In 1995, Jeff Bezos's parents invested the US $ 250,000 in cash to Amazon, their son's company. According to The...

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Kapital News Highlight - October 19

• The 2018 IMF and World Bank meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali have ended on Friday last week (12/10) on a high note for Indonesia for the successful events. Indonesia also managed to secure a wide range of deals in infrastructure investment,...

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Kapital News Highlight - October 12

• A number of African countries have expressed interest in buying CN 235 and N 219 planes produced by Indonesian state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI). The two types of aircraft are on display at the Pavilion...

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Kapital News Highlight - Oct 5

• Go-Jek's expansion plan to the Philippines is still experiencing problems as the company is still waiting for the issuance of accreditation from the Philippines government. Go-Jek Chief of Corporate Affairs Nila Marita said that the...

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Kapital News Highlight - Sept 28

•    Indonesia is set to host the first World Conference on Creative Economy which will be held at Nusa Dua, Bali on 6-8 November 2018. There will be around 1.000 participants from 50 countries. This event will serve as a...

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Kapital News Highlight - Sept 21

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight : • According to a study by Visa's Consumer Payment Attitudes in 2017, it was found that more than 75 percent of Indonesians can go without cash for an entire...

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Kapital News Highlight - Sept 14

  On Wednesday (12/9), Go-Jek Indonesia launched its services in Hanoi under the brand Go-Viet as part of its US$500 million international expansion. Go-Viet is driven by a Vietnamese founding team, with Go-Jek providing technology,...

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Kapital News Highlight - Sept 7

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight : • According to Moody's Investors Service, global sukuk issuance is expected to reach up to US$100 billion in 2018, with more volume expected from Malaysia and...

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Kapital News Highlight - Sept 3

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  The leaders of Indonesia and Australia will announce the completion of negotiations on an Indonesia - Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)...

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Kapital News Highlight - August 27

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight : • OCBC RoboInvest is claimed to be the first robo-investment service in Southeast Asia by OCBC Bank. The service targeting young and tech-savvy investors requires...

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KapitalQuiz : 5 Facts about Islamic Finance

How big will global Islamic finance assets grow by 2022? The Islamic Finance sector continues to grow and evolve over the years. The State of Global Islamic Economy Report noted the Islamic finance assets is expected to rise almost double from $2...

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Kapital News Highlight - August 20

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :   This year, the value of the Turkish lira has dropped to 40 percent against the US dollar. The sharp decline in Turkey's currency will likely give a...

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Kapital News Highlight - August 13

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  1. Indonesia and Malaysia have teamed up on a joint venture to produce a local brand vehicle for domestic use. The representatives of the two countries signed a...

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The Importance of Crowdfunding through Sharia Principles

The rise of crowdfunding (raising capital by taking small amounts of money from numerous investors or backers) has proven to be a positive trend for entrepreneurs. Many entrepreneurs have used crowdfunding services to help jumpstart or sustain...

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Kapital News Highlight - August 6

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :    1. Asian Games to boost Indonesian economy. According to the Economist of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) Bhima Yudhistira...

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Kapital News Highlight - July 30

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  Cryptocurrency faces winding road in the Muslim world . The recent halal certification of a blockchain platform Stellar brings a significant different to the...

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Kapital News Highlight - July 23

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  Cryptocurrency firm Stellar gets Islamic finance certification. The California-based financial company, Stellar has received certification from The Shariyah Review...

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Kapital News Highlight - July 16

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  Robots will slash millions of jobs and create an upswing in trafficking and slavery across south-east Asia, research claims. In a report launched on Thursday,...

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Kapital News Highlight - July 9

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  The world crude oil prices continue to increase up to US$ 80 per barrel after output cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies....

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Kapital News Highlight - July 2

A weekly highlight for your updated and forward-thinking financial insight :  China loosen up restrictions imposed on foreign investment in its free trade zones in the latest step to fulfill its promise to open up the economy. The National...

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6 Common Misconceptions about Islamic Finance

Global Islamic finance assets have grown from $2 trillion in 2016 to $2.6 trillion in 2017. Despite its growing practice, the industry is still surrounded by misconceptions about Islamic finance. This article aims to tackle the common...

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6 Smart Habits on How to Save Money

Not everyone can manage their finances well, including Milennials. With online shopping becoming so pervasive and easy to perform, it could make managing money a little more challenging. However it is not impossible, and spending less and...

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Leadership Styles for a Successful Business

Effective leadership is an key ingredient for the success of your business as it has a huge impact on a company’s performance. Business author David Goleman outlined 6 different leadership styles that one can embody in order to build a...

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4 Differences between Conventional and Islamic Economic System

In general, the Islamic economic system is a system in which economic activities pertaining to production, distribution and consumption of resources are governed by Islamic principles. These principles are derived from Al-Quran, the divine speech...

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Islamic Business Ethics for A Prosperous Society

In today’s highly globalized world, unethical business behavior has caused many problems to arise from economic activities. This neglect for ethics in a capitalist system stems from the assumption that behaving ethically will only lead to...

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7 Tips on Managing your Household Budget

Managing a household budget may sound simple, but in reality is complicated, regardless of your family size. It is manageable, with the help of several tips that could effectively manage your household budget. 1. Track your shopping habit You...

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Financial Planning in Starting a Business

Financial planning is an important part of business development. It is not only for a basis of various business activities, but also significant as a measure of success. This financial projection should be projected for at least the next three...

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Digital Marketing Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprise

In the digital age, digital technology has a major impact on the world economy and business. Microsoft and IDC Asia / Pacific predicted the digital economy will account for 40% of Indonesia's GDP by 2021. Of course, this is a potential that...

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7 Ways to Manage Your Money Like A Millionaire

Credit Suisse reported that the top 1 percent of the world’s richest people have more than half the world's total wealth. Rich people think and act differently from other people in general. They not only work hard to increase their...

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Short-term Investment for Long-term Financial Goals

Entering 2018, we look towards setting and fulfilling New Year resolutions including financial goals. While financial goals are mainly long-term in nature, using short-term investments to achieve them can be a favorable and worthwhile strategy....

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Crowdfunding for Business Branding

For a business to succeed, a business needs to build upon a trifecta; Branding, customer relations management and product viability. Though it is easy to build a brilliant product and provide quality customer service, it is essential the business...

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5 Books for Better Business Insights

Reading is an important aspect for the lives and especially critical for people in the business world. Key financial icons such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or even Elon Musk are amongst the many CEOs who advocate this notable trait. Generating...

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7 Steps to Financial Freedom

Having financial freedom is the dream for many people. It's not just about how much money you earn, financial freedom is how you can manage and get what you want in return. Unfortunately this does not come easy and requires a long process to...

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10 Smartphone Applications to Successfully Support your Business

The current age of technology has been advancing rapidly, and especially the technologies that help businesses. Unsurprisingly, even the common mobile phone can be a great asset for any business as it provides great utility. With the help of some...

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7 online investment tips that you should understand

Investing is one way for an individual to earn additional income in his life. The potential of earning solid returns have attracted many to investing, especially online investing that can be conveniently done over the internet. Unfortunately,...

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The Different Types of Crowdfunding and Why You Need to Know Them

Crowdfunding began in 1997 and is now ever so popular given the wide reach and instant access to the internet. Forbes reported that in 2015, over US$34 billion was raised worldwide through crowdfunding. So given its huge impact, what is...

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Islamic crowdfunding - Financing towards sustainability

Two important factors for SMEs are financing and business sustainability. Both are key ingredients for business growth and success although they often conflict one another. Financing tend be short-term focused – making the most profits over...

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How to grow wealth while growing communities

Growing your wealth ethically and meaningfully isn’t difficult. Shariah-based investments can help you to do so. They focus on investing in projects which promotes community and economic growth while ensuring basic universal values are...

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Setting short-term financial goals for 2017

As we enter 2017, it is a good idea to start setting financial goals for the year. This can help ease your financial burden while growing your wealth. Just like New Year resolutions, don’t shoot for the moon. Your short-term financial goals...

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Crowdfunding for a Good Cause

Kapital Boost is all about growing communities. We help SMEs grow by engaging people to invest in them. We also believe in using our platform to benefit meaningful non-profit and social projects. Harnessing the power of the crowd to achieve good...

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Kapital Boost receives Shariah pronouncement on Murabaha crowdfunding

PRESS RELEASE Kapital Boost, Asia’s 1 st Islamic SME crowdfunding platform, today received a Shariah pronouncement from the Financial Shariah Advisory & Consultancy (FSAC) on its Murabaha crowdfunding structure. The Shariah...

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Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion 2016

For the Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion, Muhammad Bin Ibrahim, Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, said that financial inclusion has been accorded global priority to address the widening income gap, promote economic empowerment...

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Indonesia Fintech Festival & Conference 2016

The Indonesian Fintech Festival and Conference 2016, held on 29th and 30th August, was an event jointly organized between Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin). The event gathered...

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Crowdfunding for Millenials

Millennials have been a hot topic of discussion. There have been on-going attempts to bring insights about this generation of youths. Indeed, they are worth the attention. Millennials make up slightly more than a quarter of the global population....

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Islamic finance - playing it safe

Islamic finance has been in the spotlight following the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, and for good reason. The market weakness revealed that Sharia-compliant financial products were generally less risky to their conventional peers and...

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Islamic crowdfunding as a solution for SMEs

The spirit of entrepreneurship has always been a part of Islam. Nine out of ten companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who were guaranteed heaven were businessmen.  Today, entrepreneurs continue to be a driving force of the economy. The lack...

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A smarter way to invest

Why invest?   “Don’t work for money. Make it work for you.”  Robert Kiyosaki You’ve worked hard for your money. Make sure it doesn’t lose value. How does money lose value? Putting it in bank deposits is one...

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Simple strategy for exponential growth

You may have noticed Kapital Boost focuses on only offering short-term (3-9 months) funding opportunities. It is for good reasons. Doing so, provides our members with several investment benefits including: Increased flexibility/liquidity. ...

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