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Trade war good for Indonesia: VP Kalla

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 9 2019   /  02:54 am

Rise to the occasion: Vice President Jusuf Kalla (right) and Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution attend the 2019 Indonesian Economic Outlook event in Jakarta on Tuesday. Kalla said the trade war between the United States and China could be an opportunity for Indonesia. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)The Indonesian government is encouraging stakeholders to look at the bright side of the trade war between the United States and China, saying the global uncertainty could be beneficial for Indonesia as businesses relocate production facilities to circumvent US import restrictions.Speaking at a seminar on the economic outlook for 2019, Vice President Jusuf Kalla pointed to the positive side of the trade war that had not been highlighted as much as its negative impacts.Challenges stemming from the trade war, he said, went hand in hand with the opportunities, and Indonesia would not be able t...