For Jokowi, Real Test on Indonesia Fuel Subsidy Is Starting

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  • Gasoline prices declined this year while Brent crude rose 35%
  • Return to subsidies would put pressure on budget deficit

Joko Widodo.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Rising oil prices have put Indonesian fuel costs back in focus as some economists question whether President Joko Widodo will bring back budget-draining subsidies.

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