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Weakest growth in 5 years makes Joko's job harder

President has few options to stimulate Indonesian economy

To free up funds for public investment in infrastructure, Jokowi plans to slash subsidies by raising retail fuel prices


INDONESIA's gross domestic product grew 5.01 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, its slowest in five years, highlighting the challenge that new President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, faces trying to turn around Southeast Asia's largest economy.