The biggest automotive exhibition in Indonesia, The Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS), which is an annual event for the country’s auto industry, is the window that depicts the development of Indonesia’s automotive industry. Year after year, IIMS has captured the attention of major players in the industry, local and international players, as reflected by the enhancements recorded by the exhibition each year. Every year, the participants of IIMS, as the biggest auto show in South East Asia, keeps on increasing. In IIMS 2009, there were only 21 brands participating for the exhibition while this year, the number grows to 38 participants consisted of 29 passenger car brands, and 9 commercial vehicle brands. Besides the increasing support from sole agents (APM), the automotive supporting industries also show similar positive support toward IIMS. This year, there were 276 automotive supporting industries participated in the exhibition, which is a significant increase compared to IIMS 2009 that only reached 129 supporting industries.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.