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Economy
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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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.