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Rising barriers to trade put global poverty goals at risk, Indonesia says

Smaller Asean countries would not be able to reduce poverty without global trade: Indrawati

"Populist sentiment has been translated into political rhetoric and policy, which is really against the wider need," said Finance Minister Indrawati, a former World Bank managing director.


THE anti-trade mood sweeping parts of the world will hurt global efforts to pull millions of people out of poverty, according to Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

The former World Bank managing director said in an interview in Jakarta that she's worried...

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