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Jokowi spells out spending, tax-cut plans

He plans to spend more on outlying regions; forecasts 5.5% GDP growth for next year

REVIVING ECONOMY: Jokowi leaving Parliament after his budget speech in Jakarta on Friday. He is seeking to reboot a struggling economic agenda after months of pressure from his party over the Cabinet's performance.


INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo plans to spend more on the nation's outlying regions next year and will seek law-makers' approval to cut tax rates, betting that lifting incomes will help revive a slowing economy.

The Indonesian leader, popularly known as Jokowi, predicts...

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