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Corporate Indonesia gears up for revival in consumer demand

STRONGER BUYING POWER: The rupiah has strengthened nearly 5 per cent against the dollar as investors turned more confident about key government programmes such as infrastructure building and a tax amnesty scheme.


INDONESIAN firms ranging from restaurant chains to snackmakers are stepping up investment and launching new products as improving economic conditions and easier access to credit drive a spurt in consumer demand in the country of 250 million people.

Consumption, which