Economic recovery remains hostage to politics, with the diverse coalition that makes up the cabinet unable to provide strong and effective government. There has been a high turnover of ministers, and the governor of the central bank has been placed in detention. Communal violence continues on a large scale, and law and order appears to be deteriorating. The economy has been growing modestly, but investment spending-the most basic indicator of confidence in Indonesia's near-term economic...[Show more]
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