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Indonesia’s Cabinet Is Discussing Relaxing Fiscal Deficit Cap

  • One option is to move to a 3% deficit ceiling over five years
  • Government is retaining current cap for now, Indrawati says
Skyscrapers are seen beyond residential buildings in Jakarta.

Skyscrapers are seen beyond residential buildings in Jakarta.

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Indonesia’s cabinet is discussing amending a legally imposed cap on the budget deficit, which would allow the government to spend and borrow more to stimulate growth in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.