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Rupiah Rout Puts Indonesian Debt in Spotlight as Vote Looms

  • Government debt rose 40 percent after Jokowi came to power
  • Opposition says unsustainable debt burden can trigger crisis
Daily Use of Rupiah as Indonesian Currency Drops to 3-Year Low
Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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What’s the safe level of public debt for Indonesia?

That’s the debate raging in Indonesia as politicians ratchet up the tension ahead of campaigning for next year’s presidential election.