JAKARTA ( TheStreet) -- Here at More Coffee Please in the financial district, electronica plays in the background while guys in designer specs and pressed shorts sit with Macs and Lenovo laptops. They might work in the giant black glass tower outside the cafe doors.Behind me, plastics are being fed onto a bonfire rimmed by partly demolished single-story shacks. Chickens wander the garbage-lined paths along with idle children. I recognized the contrast right off from my time in Beijing. I also know how it will unfold: The slum will disappear under pressure to build out a financial district that's flush with foreign multinationals as moneyed business people pack the Indonesian capital.
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