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Thrifty consumers crimp Indonesia's growth

Measures to stimulate demand would come too late for traders at Jakarta's Tanah Abang market.


THE Muslim fasting month is traditionally a time of plenty in Indonesia: Shoppers throng Jakarta's markets snapping up gifts to exchange at extravagant fast-breaking celebrations.

But this year, Ramadan - which runs from mid-June - will be a more abstemious affair because

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