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Indonesia's new central bank chief faces pre-election pressures

Warjiyo must control inflation without hitting growth before 2019 presidential poll

| Indonesia
Perry Warjiyo, next governor of Indonesia's central bank, will take over an economy faced with risks of both slowdown and inflation.   © Reuters

Perry Warjiyo, Jakarta's next central bank head, is as battle-tested as monetary policymakers get.

He was a central bank adviser in 1997, when the Asian financial crisis ended dictator Suharto's 32-year reign. In 2008, he was at the International Monetary Fund in Washington as the U.S. economy unraveled in the global financial crisis.

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