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Indonesia's Fuel Subsidy Problem

Feb 6, 2012 | 12:07 GMT
A service station worker fills up a customer's tank at a petrol station in Jakarta.
A service station worker fills up a customer's tank at a petrol station in Jakarta on May 30, 2012. Indonesia late on May 29 said it plans to restrict the use of subsidised fuel in an effort to relieve the state of inflating costs after the government failed to pass a fuel-price hike through parliament in March.
(OSCAR SIAGIAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Jakarta needs to cut fuel subsidies in order to attract foreign investment, but this could threaten social stability....

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