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Indonesian Vice-President challenges central bank to reduce interest rates

Mr Kalla said "Indonesia with 7.5% rate is still high. We shouldn't let ourselves be played like that."


INDONESIAN Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has challenged the country's central bank in person to stop using the US Federal Reserve as an excuse not to cut interest rates, which he said are too high and impeding investment.

Indonesia has higher interest rates than in its