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Jakarta Post

Business upbeat economy will perform better

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 18, 2019   /  10:45 am
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo greets his supporters after speaking to the press at the Djakarta Theater in Central Jakarta on Wednesday. Early counts showed the former Surakarta mayor had won his reelection bid.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Business players are optimistic that the economy will fare better in the medium term after unofficial election tallies showed incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin are poised to win the election. The business community and economic observers hope President Jokowi will keep his promise to prioritize key structural reforms so that the economy will perform better than in his first term. “Priorities for reform should target improving human-resource capabilities to increase Indonesians’ skills and make them better suited to the challenges faced by business in the modern economy,” executive director for the British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (Britcham) Chris Wren said on Wednesday. According to Wren, the structural reforms could include taxation and incentives for investors in certain sectors such as manufac...