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Getting Indonesia's slowing economy back on track

Reshaping policies, however, will not be easy due to the many vested interests at play, and previous administrations have passed or kept in place an unfriendly business environment.

Given its large and relatively young labour pool, Indonesia could compete the way Vietnam does for lucrative investments by world-class manufacturing companies such as Samsung.

WHEN Indonesian President Joko Widodo first entered office in late 2014, there was widespread optimism within the local and foreign business community - voters were elated by the fact a politician not tied to the old elite was finally elected to higher office, and the national bourse climbed on...

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