From Government of Indonesia

Consumers Optimistic: Poll

Most Indonesian consumers are optimistic about 2007, with the further improvement of key economic indicators continuing to brighten prospects for jobs and personal finances, a survey revealed.

The survey by AC Nielsen found that 68% of Indonesians have a good perception of where their personal finances will head over the next 12 months, while 9% say they believe their financial status will be excellent in 2007, The Jakarta Post reported.

This figure is the second highest in the Asia-Pacific region after India, where 71% of respondents said their economic position will be good in 2007.

Australia is in third place, with 66% of people saying that their economic conditions will be good.

The survey also finds that 64% of Indonesians have a good perception of local job prospects, well exceeding the Asia Pacific average figure of 41%.

The figures were based on a survey conducted between late October and early November last year, in which the firm interviewed 7,540 internet users across Asia Pacific, including 504 in Indonesia.
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