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by Chris Leahy

Indonesia’s young finance minister has made some key decisions since her appointment, winning many friends abroad. Some tough challenges lie ahead; to meet them, Mulyani will need to win more friends at home. Chris Leahy reports.



Tough challenges,  right choices
 
MINISTER OF FINANCE of the year:
DR SRI MULYANI INDRAWATI, INDONESIA
Manning the financial helm of a far-flung country of 230 million people is no easy task, yet Indonesia’s finance minister, Dr Sri Mulyani Indrawati, is proving rather adept at the job. While the country’s future economic prosperity remains finely balanced, the signs are encouraging that the economic team assembled by president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) is getting to grips with the country’s issues. Mulyani is playing a pivotal role in that effort.

“She’s added a high degree of stability from the perspective of the international markets,” says the head of debt capital markets at an international investment bank. “She’s done a good job to tackle the issues facing the country.”

There is indeed much to applaud. The decision to raise...


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Finance minister of the year 2014:
Mexico's Luis Videgaray


Full details of the award, including an in-depth interview with Videgaray and coverage of the reception at the IMF in Washington will be live October 10.