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Bolstering manufacturing exports to cut inequality

  • Harry Aginta and Debby A. Soraya
    Harry Aginta and Debby A. Soraya


Jakarta | Mon, June 25, 2018 | 11:21 am
Bolstering manufacturing exports to cut inequality Reach for the stars: The children of the Wana Posangke community show great passion for learning despite their ordeals in acquiring proper educations. (JP/Syafrizaldi)

PREMIUM Since the beginning of 2018, the rupiah has weakened against the United States dollar to as low as Rp 14,200. Even though the currency recovered slightly after Bank Indonesia’s preemptive move to raise its policy rate by 50 basis points to 4.75 percent last month, the rupiah remains under pressure.

There are at least two fundamental factors influencing the movement of the rupi...

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