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Jokowi to focus on structural reform to tap growth potential

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 3 2019   /  01:45 am

Speaking at the Bank Indonesia (BI) Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said that his priority was to unleash a structural reform agenda beyond the fiscal, financial and monetary sectors to ensure the effective achievement of the government's economic goals.While he would focus on structural reform, Jokowi said that Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, BI Governor Perry Warjiyo and Financial Services Authority (OJK) chairman Wimboh Santoso were fully entrusted with assessing and managing the country’s economic performance.“Monetary and financial [matters] are [the authority] of BI and the OJK. On the fiscal side, it is the finance minister who must be prudent and careful. My work will focus outside [the fiscal and monetary authorities],” Jokowi said in his speech, delivered to an audience comprised of senior banking and finance executives.Jokowi, f...