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Indonesia central bank sees 2016 current account deficit at 2.6-2.7% of GDP

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's current account deficit is expected to hit 2.6 to 2.7 per cent of gross domestic product next year, a central bank official said on Thursday.

"It is wider than the two per cent outlook this year because we expect recovery in economic growth, people would start to import," said Mirza Adityaswara, senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia.