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JAKARTA (JP): Economists have expressed optimism that the upward trend in Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) would continue and they believe the GDP growth would reach between 5 percent and 6 percent, exceeding the official target of 3 percent to 4 percent.
Arif Arryman of the advisory group ECONIT said that GDP growth might reach 6 percent this year, providing the government improved its economic policies.
"I am confident that the current trend will be sustainable, and might even reach one to two percentage points above the 4 percent target," Arif told The Jakarta Post over the weekend.
He was commenting on the better-than-expected GDP growth in the second quarter of this year. …