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Indonesia sees risks to growth on virus curbs, natural disasters By Bloomberg Sunday, January 24, 2021, 15:33 By Bloomberg A medical worker collects a nasal swab sample at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Jakarta, Jan 13, 2021. PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) Indonesia sees downside risks for economic growth in the first quarter as the government imposed more restrictions to curb a worsening coronavirus outbreak, said the finance minister. The first quarter is “very tough,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin on Saturday. We hope in February and March we can still catch up despite the January which is going to be very tough because of COVID and natural disasters.” […] Indonesia has a lot of potential to offer, “at the same time we also recognize we have a lot of homework to do to improve our investment climate,” Indrawati said.
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