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Economy in very good hands

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, May 18 2009   /  09:41 am

Two women, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and acting Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Miranda Goeltom, will take the helm of Indonesia’s economy over the next few weeks as the incumbent President, Vice President and many Cabinet ministers will be preoccupied campaigning for the July 8 presidential election. Fortunately for all of us, the economy has performed exceptionally well so far during this highly politicized period, recording growth of 4.4 percent in the first quarter, much higher than most other countries despite the global financial crisis and sharp downturn Sri Mulyani will be leading fiscal management, but also, in her capacity as acting coordinating minister for the economy, trade and industry, oversees the government’s macroeconomic policies.
Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Miranda Goeltom became the acting governor of the central bank after...