Indonesia's president reshuffles economy team as growth sags

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  • Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015

New ministers, part of Indonesian President Joko Widodo's cabinet reshuffle, pose for photographers before taking the oath at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo put two experienced technocrats into economic management posts on Wednesday in a cabinet reshuffle designed to reassure investors worried about a policy drift that has allowed growth to slip to a six-year low.

Widodo's move defied expectations that his own party would compel him to make more political appointments, a move that may surprise critics who say he has not been the robust leader they had hoped for when he took office last year.

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