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Urban Chat: Patriotically going on a spending spree

  • Lynda Ibrahim

Jakarta | Sat, May 28 2016 | 09:36 am

PREMIUM A common conversation topic nowadays is how slow the economy has become. Friends in media and showbusiness find it difficult to get publicity and sponsorship; pals in fast-moving consumer goods and telecommunications (typically happy to shell out dough) report cutbacks on non-pivotal promotions because sales have been slow.

A slowdown in consumer spending is not exactly news. My contacts i...