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Man with manufacturing mission named Indonesia finance chief

Bloomberg  |  Singapore/Manila 

Indonesian President Joko Widodo turned to an economist with a mission to make manufacturing a key growth driver for the nation as the next finance chief. Bambang Brodjonegoro, 48, a former dean of the economics faculty at the University of Indonesia -whose graduates have helped shape the country's economic policy for decades - was inaugurated today by Jokowi, as the new leader is known. His priority is to retain economic resilience ahead of a Federal Reserve policy move next year, Brodjonegoro said on Monday. Brodjonegoro said in an August interview that it's critical for ...

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First Published: Tue, October 28 2014. 00:06 IST