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It is The Loadstar’s prediction that Indonesia will be the next big thing in terms of sourcing production, but if it is to have any hope of realising its potential, huge investment is needed in its infrastructure, especially its ports. With a general election imminent, residential favourite Joko Widdoo has been tipped to herald a new era of private-financed port development, but “some analysts have warned against placing too much hope in Widdoo as the ideal of a charismatic, pro-Western, free-market liberaliser with the nationwide support base necessary to implement reforms decisively”.

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