Chatib Confident Economic Growth 5.6%

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  • Suasana Bundaran HI, Jakarta usai hujan (8/1). Target pertumbuhan ekonomi pada kisaran 6,4-6,9 persen pada tahun 2014 dinilai realistis. Hal ini terkait dengan kondisi ketidakstabilan global yang masih akan mempengaruhi pertumbuhan ekonomi nasional. Tempo/Aditia Noviansyah

    Suasana Bundaran HI, Jakarta usai hujan (8/1). Target pertumbuhan ekonomi pada kisaran 6,4-6,9 persen pada tahun 2014 dinilai realistis. Hal ini terkait dengan kondisi ketidakstabilan global yang masih akan mempengaruhi pertumbuhan ekonomi nasional. Tempo/Aditia Noviansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Finance Minister Chatib Basri believed Indonesia’s economic growth would reach 5.6 percent as the global economic condition has been improving.

    "The 5.6-percent assumption can be realized," Chatib yesterday.

    The government set a target of economic growth at 6 percent in the revised 2014 State Budget. However, the economic growth slowed down to 5.2 percent in the first semester this year.

    The minister said the current government did not set the target of economic growth above 5.6 percent so that the new government would have an opportunity to improve it.

    Coordinating Economic Minister Chairul Tanjung echoed Chatib’s optimism as saying that the International Monetary Fund had a similar prediction, adding that the 2015 State Budget Draft had been in line with the baseline.

    "The State Budget Draft can be modified by the new government," Chairul said.

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