Indonesia shrugs off economic crisis

“No sense of crisis” — you often hear that about Indonesia. What would an Indonesian crisis look like? There are really only a couple examples — 1965 & 1998 — since the place is so new and different.

According to Nielson reports and the Jakarta Post, Indonesian consumers — so far — act as if there were no global economic crisis. Maybe a good thing, but the comments below the article are interesting, too.

What else is relegated to the Santa-Claus-and-Easter-Bunny category in Indonesia: the dangers of smoking, the threat of Islamic fundamentalism, and bird flu.


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