Indonesia's 2002 budget to be drained by debt

INDONESIA - Indonesia will unveil on 7 September a draft budget constrained by a mountain of debt that has left President Megawati Sukarnoputri's government with barren coffers and few options to prove it can fix the shattered economy.

The new government has given little away on what to expect but economists are betting on a conservative blueprint for 2002 with slightly more aggressive revenue targets.

Jakarta will also be banking on a last minute reprieve from the Paris Club of official credit

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