Indonesia appoints top businessman as chief econ minister
Published on May 16, 2014 5:46 PM
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday appointed one of the country's richest businessmen, Chairul Tanjung, as his chief economic minister.
Tanjung, 51, is founder and chairman of CT Corp, and head of the president's economic advisory body, the National Economic Committee (KEN).
"I see that he has the skill and commitment to promote the economy," Yudhoyono said.
The appointment of the Yudhoyono confidant follows the resignation this week of Hatta Rajasa, who left to become the running mate of Prabowo Subianto in July's presidential election.
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