Why Mulyani Indrawati is again Asia's best finmin

Jakarta's move to double down on Mulyani Indrawati bears fruit yet again as she stays top of the Asian finance minister pile for the third year in a row.

Not once, not twice but now three times the lady for the third year in a row, FinanceAsia's finance minister of the year is Indonesia's Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

A winner in 2017 and 2018 too, Indrawati is on her second stint as her country's finance chief, having previously stepped down from the role in 2010 to become managing director of the World Bank.

It was incumbent Indonesian President Joko Widodo who brought back the politically unaffiliated economist from New York to take economic charge of the world’s fourth-most populous nation.

Indrawati, now 56, has a reputation for...

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