Analysis

Chasing the scooter vote: fuel subsidies in Indonesia's political economy

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20 Apr 2012
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Region: 
ASEAN
  • The failure of the Indonesian government to implement planned reform of Indonesia’s massive retail fuel subsidies this month leaves Indonesia spending almost as much in subsidising vehicle use as it does building the roads to drive them on. In 2012 these subsidies are likely to consume at...

Rajoy's rebellion

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16 Mar 2012
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone
  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy went to Brussels last week to announce that Spain would not meet its deficit reduction targets for 2012. After a week of negotiation, Spain has talked its European partners into accepting a target of 5.3% instead of the previous 4.4%...