Market Pulse: Easier Managing Economics Than Politics
Rising political tensions, preceeding the 2019 presidential elections, is one dark worrying cloud, which could hamper the budding signs of this year's economic recovery.
Last week, after the defeat of former Jakarta governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), in last months municipal elections, he faced a 2- year court sentence on blasphemy charges. This flared simmering tension between Ahok supporters and opposing groups leading up to and after the…
HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.