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JFCC panel discussion on the outlook for Indonesia’s economy in Jokowi’s second term

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Dear members and friends,

As President Joko Widodo prepares for a second term in office, he has outlined his vision to fire up Indonesia’s economy through faster infrastructure development and more investment opportunities to create jobs and growth.

But after struggling to get growth above 5 percent in the first term and facing the fallout of trade wars and soft commodity prices, can he deliver on his aim to push through tough reforms over the next five years to reinvigorate the economy.

The president has also promised to open up investment opportunities and cut corporate taxes, though he concedes there remain too many obstacles to starting a business with red tape and vested interests still a potent force. And will the proposed 2020 budget do enough to underpin growth, and ensure that wealth and opportunities trickle down to the poorest in a country that remains deeply unequal.

Please join our panel of experts for a crucial discussion on the outlook for Southeast Asia’s biggest economy in Jokowi’s second and last term.

Panelists :

  • Fauzi Ichsan, Chief Executive Officer, the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS)
  • Ralph van Doorn, Senior Economist for the World Bank in Indonesia
  • Andry Asmoro, Senior Economist, Mandiri Bank

Day/Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 10AM -12PM
Venue: To be advised
RSVP: event@jfcc.info or call 62 21 29858007

The JFCC Executive Committee