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Indonesia approves 2017 state budget with 2.41% deficit

Ms Sri Mulyani describes the budget as "balanced and credible" and one which can hopefully boost national growth.


INDONESIA'S parliament on Wednesday approved the government's 2017 budget, described by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati as a "balanced budget".

The budget, at a deficit of 2.41 per cent of gross domestic product, is bigger than the initial 2016 budget of 2.15 per...

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