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Indonesia finance minister sees below-target GDP growth this year

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Indonesia's finance minister said on Wednesday economic growth of 5.4 per cent is more realistic for this year than the government's target of 5.7 per cent.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's finance minister said on Wednesday economic growth of 5.4 per cent is more realistic for this year than the government's target of 5.7 per cent.

"We will try as much as possible to achieve high growth but 5.4 per cent may be more realistic," Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro told reporters.

Gross domestic product rose 4.71 perc ent in January-March from a year ago, the weakest annual pace since 2009.

REUTERS

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