In order to make an initial public offering (IPO) in Indonesia more attractive the Indonesia Stock Exchange is advised to make this corporate move less expensive for companies. Also the annual listing fee as well as the deposit that needs to be paid to the Financial Services Authority (OJK) need to be revised in order to encourage more local companies to conduct an IPO in Indonesia. Although being Southeast Asia's largest economy, the number of listed companies in Indonesia is far below the number of listed companies in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.
6 December 2016 (closed)
USD/IDR (13,405) -111.00 -0.82%
EUR/IDR (14,428) +158.29 +1.11%
Indonesia Stock Exchange (5,272.96) +4.66 +0.09%
Portfolio Selected Companies (105,578) -521.00 -0.49%
Kolom Keuangan ini menawarkan analisis mengenai beberapa topik yang terkait dengan pasar keuangan Indonesia. Secara keseluruhan, kolom-kolom ini - yang mempunyai isi yang berbobot - akan melukis gambaran yang jelas dan terperinci mengenai struktur dan kinerja pasar keuangan Indonesia.
The Bank of Indonesia recently resorted to a sudden cut in interest rate (by 25 bps to 4.75 percent) at its 20th October 2016 meeting. This followed a 25 bps reduction in September and thus this is the sixth time this year that the Indonesian central bank has elected to loosen monetary policy.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Luis E. Breuer, visited Indonesia between 7 and 18 November 2016 to conduct the annual Article IV Consultation. The IMF team exchanged views with Indonesian government officials, Indonesia's central bank (Bank Indonesia), and other public agencies, as well as representatives of the private sector, academics, and students on recent economic and financial market developments and the near-to-medium-term economic outlook.
In line with expectations Indonesia's central bank (Bank Indonesia) kept its benchmark reference rate - the BI 7-Day (Reverse) Repo Rate - at 4.75 percent at Thursday's policy meeting (17/11). This decision was made amid the high degree of uncertainty in global financial markets (triggered by the 2016 US presidential election) and stable domestic conditions (low inflation and an improving current account deficit). The high degree of volatility does cause major pressures on the rupiah and therefore Bank Indonesia will continue to stabilize exchange rates through intervention in markets.