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Indonesia's rich feeling pinch of govt levies on high-end goods

There's little sign the government of President Joko Widodo will roll back the levies on high-end goods, including cars and apartments.


FOR Dimas Sinaro, owning a Harley- Davidson boiled down to one word: pride.

"It shows you're successful," said the shipping line owner on a recent Saturday at a showroom in south Jakarta. "To have a Harley - it's pride."

What was already a rare totem of success here...

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