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Indonesian economy sees weakest growth in four years

Indonesia's economy expanded at its weakest rate in four years, in the third quarter, as a result of slowing exports and subdued domestic demand.

Its economy grew 5.6% in the July-to-September period from a year earlier, down from 5.8% in the previous quarter.

Indonesia's exports have been hurt by slowing demand from key markets and a drop in commodity prices.

Meanwhile, domestic demand has been impacted by rising fuel prices and rising interest rates.

Santitarn Sathirathai, an economist at Credit Suisse, spoke to the BBC's Rico Hizon.

  • 06 Nov 2013
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