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Indonesia startups stand out in ASEAN by leaning on bonus pay

Southeast Asia battles for top professionals as its digital prominence grows

Employees work at Mediatrac, a data analytics startup in Jakarta: Southeast Asia has seen a strong rebound in deals as investors adjust to the setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Indonesia's startups are more willing to dole out bonuses to tech talent compared to peers in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and the U.S., according to a survey of venture capital-funded companies by consultancy Aon.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' most populous country recorded the highest level of performance incentives as a proportion of base salaries given to skilled professionals, according to the study, released this week.

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