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Indonesia: Jokowi Promises Further Reform

President Joko Widodo has delivered two upbeat speeches in the last few days, vowing to open the Indonesian economy to foreign investors and reduce bureaucratic barriers. Speaking in San Francisco on 18 February at the US-ASEAN Summit, Widodo expressed his frustration with the complex permitting structure in Indonesia. On 22 February Widodo spoke at a session in Jakarta hosted by the BKPM, where he again complained about the country’s bureaucracy.


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