Indonesia's Growth May Reach 5.1% in 2017: Darmin

Suci Sedya Utami    •    09 November 2017 16:15 WIB
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Indonesia's Growth May Reach 5.1% in 2017: Darmin
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution (Photo: Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

Jakarta: Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Naustion has predicted the country's economic growth will reach below 5.2 percent at the end of the 2017.

"It will be around 5.1 percent. It will be around that level," the former Bank Indonesia Governor said in Central Jakarta on Thursday afternoon.

The country's economy grew 5.06 percent in the third quarter of 2017. Previously, it grew 5.01 percent in the first semester of 2017.

The country's economic growth target was increased to 5.2 percent in the revised 2017 state budget. Previously, it was set at 5.1 percent in the main 2017 state budget.

"If we can have better government spending, we will have positive economic performance," the former Finance Ministry official added.
(WAH)