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Narrowing the inequality gap in Indonesia

When Indonesia declared independence from Dutch rule in 1945, the country’s founder, Sukarno, called on his people to build a nation that would “stand in strength”, eternally united. That mantra — unity and strength — helped shape the country’s future, including its approach to economic development. During much of Indonesia’s early history, its egalitarian distribution […]

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Indonesia: Govt Prepares Strategies to Reduce Economic Inequality

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The National Development Planning (BPPN) Minister Bambang S. Brodjonegoro said that the government has several strategies to reduce economic inequality. “The normative ones include ensuring people’s participation in the social, political and economic contexts,” he said last week. Bambang said that the first point means that the government will open up quality job opportunities. […]

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Indonesia: Central Govt To Increase Fish Consumption Per Capita

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Central Government attempts to increase the number of fish consumption by launching several programs ranging from ‘Let’s Eat Fish’ (gemar makan ikan) campaign, farming, to technology. “We have to admit that the number of fish consumption in Indonesia is still low. Because of that, the government through Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries keeps […]

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Bank Indonesia: Deflation Not Caused by Weak Consumer Spending

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo said that deflation and low core inflation do not necessarily indicate weak consumer spending. On the contrary, he said, they reflect the government’s success in controlling price. “Core inflation does not represent weak consumer spending,” he said yesterday at the Presidential Palace. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) reports that […]

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