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Widodo promises digital economy boom for Indonesia

JAKARTA -- After a bruising year of economic retrenchment, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has latched onto technology as a potential game changer for the country's lackluster economy.

     Widodo, who has promised to lift growth to an average of 7% a year, sees the technology industry as one of the nation's potential economic drivers in years to come, claiming that Indonesia can become Southeast Asia's largest digital economy by 2020, with turnover of $130 billion a year compared with $18 billion now.

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