Tempo English Weekly

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Market Pulse: A Weak Quarter, But Still A Promising Year

Although the first quarter remains weak, there are hopeful signs that the economy is on the mend. And, should this trend continue, most expect a stronger recovery in the second half of this year. The World Bank’s latest report projected this year’s growth to reach 5.2 percent, above the market consensus of around 5.0 percent. They noted an improvement in consumer spending, with auto and cement sales up in the…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.