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Asia's `Shopping Paradise' Lures Indonesians After Rupiah Rally

  • Currency has gained 10% in six months, buoyed by bond flows
  • Central bank says it doesn't want rupiah to get too strong

Drawn by the lure of some of Asia’s best shopping and buoyed by a resurgent rupiah, 20-something Indonesian Dewi Lestari was ready to spend when she set foot in Singapore for the first time this month.

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