Since foreign investment in Indonesia seems to be a hot topic this week, it’s worth mentioning that the nominee for next US Ambassador has said “business climate issues” will be a very high personal priority during his tenure if he’s confirmed (as is expected). Diplomat Scot Marciel, currently the deputy assistant Secretary of State in Southeast Asia, congratulated Indonesia on its major progress in democracy and human rights, and said the country was “of substantial importance to the US”. But he also called for greater liberalization of the local economy, citing foreign trade and investment restrictions as areas in which he’d like to see further change.

source & article: The Jakarta Globe