Suryaputra Wijaksana is an economist at a leading Indonesian bank, specialising in macroeconomics and financial markets. He holds a master of public policy degree from the Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore. He is also an avid writer with publications in several national newspapers, magazines and government journals. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing squash and swimming.
Rising trade barriers and financial stress has upended the idea that a free and open world economy will bring prosperity.
A new source of natural gas within the controversial “nine-dash line” should revive questions about sharing access.
Riches from minerals and agriculture resources are yet to transform the local economy. Wider reforms should be the goal.