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FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo. JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Wednesday submitted a proposal to parliament to levy excises on sugar- and artificially sugar-sweetened drinks as well as vehicles that emit carbon dioxide. Indrawati also asked parliament to reconsider her proposal to impose an excise on plastic bags to cut plastic waste, which she first brought up in 2017 but has not yet been approved. Reporting by Tabita Diela; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Shri Navaratnam. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Full story

19 February