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Cookie-counting Indrawati aims to fix Indonesian budget woes

Ms Indrawati has urged spending restraint in a speech to officials as she grapples with a fiscal shortfall and widening budget deficit.


WITHIN the austere confines of Indonesia's Finance Ministry, even the cookies are under review as budget strains threaten to undermine President Joko Widodo's ambitious infrastructure plans for South-east Asia's largest economy.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati urged...

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