Poor infrastructure, protectionism threaten Indonesia's growth

Roads in central Jakarta are chronically jammed, attesting to the country's need to develop infrastructure quickly to keep its economy growing.

SADACHIKA WATANABE, Nikkei staff writer

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's poor infrastructure is casting a dark shadow over the economic future of this fast-growing Southeast Asian country. The development of Indonesia's infrastructure has failed to match the pace of its economic growth in recent years, resulting in problems such as chronic traffic jams. A wide range of companies operating in the country are struggling to overcome obstacles posed by the lack of well-developed and efficien...