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Jakarta Post

SBY to issue new economic package

  • Rendi Akhmad Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 12 2008   /  06:46 am

The administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is slated to issue its last package of economic policies later this month to help expedite private investment and spur economic growth ahead of next year's elections. A copy of the draft package, titled Focus of Economic Programs 2008-2009", obtained recently by The Jakarta Post from the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy consists of a series of planned regulations and actions by the economic ministers. "It will be a kind of guidance for ministers until the end of 2009 .... I cannot say about the timing of its issuance as the President is still reviewing it," outgoing Coordinating Minister for the Economy Boediono told the Post recently. An official with Boediono's office said the package had been scheduled to be issued this week, but because the government planned to raise fuel prices it wo...