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LIGNET: How Cutting Subsidies Will Make Indonesia Richer

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 01:09 PM

Indonesia, the world's 16th largest economy, is taking a great risk by moving to cut fuel subsidies for its 251 million people. The government predicts that inflation will spike and violent protests are likely. But over the longer term, this fast-emerging economy stands to benefit by cutting the subsidy, one of the last vestiges of its authoritarian past and, with a price tag of $21.4 billion a year, a deadweight on economic growth.

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