Australian politicians and government statisticians paint a picture of optimism in the first case and caution in the latter. One can see the role of politicians to be positive and for the person in the street to carry on regardless, doing the best they can. But, if you look at the High Street of any city or town in Australia, and other developed economies, you will see that not all is well.
Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world after the USA and India and is also the largest Muslim country by population. People tend to know it more for the congestion of Jakarta and the beauty of Bali, than one of South East Asia’s (SEA) more attractive investment locations.