Monthly Report: Those Decimated by Covid-19
- Almost all business sectors, from upstream, such as mining, processing to downstream such as retail trade, are staggered due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to laying off employees and implementing unpaid leave, some are forced to stop factory activities.
- To prevent large-scale layoffs, the government has prepared fiscal incentives in the form of tax breaks and exemptions for dozens of business sectors. The Financial Services Authority even gives banks the freedom to restructure loans where debtors are affected by the Corona pandemic.
- Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati expects the economy will still grow positively, reaching 2.3 percent on condition that the economy recovers in the fourth quarter of 2020. Nevertheless, there is still a possibility of contraction or minus growth.