Indonesia's President Promises Huge Annual Growth

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The one in charge
Indonesian President Yudhoyono says he intends to accelerate reform and promote transparency

When traffic in Jakarta snarls to a stop — as it so often does in the Indonesian capital — swarms of peddlers besiege occupants of air-conditioned cars, offering up everything from roasted peanut to balloons. Lately, though, the street vendors have added another item to their eclectic wares: posters of the country's recently re-elected President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The hawking of new merchandise in some of the world's worst gridlock is a fitting metaphor for a country that hopes to add a second I to the so-called BRIC emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Just as SBY's...

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