Meanwhile, demand for US dollars in the onshore market persists (despite the less volatile nature of the rupiah as capital inflows continue) according to Irene Cheung, economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd in Singapore in Bloomberg Businessweek.

The central bank's Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate (JISDOR) depreciated 0.19 percent to IDR 12,173 per US dollar on Thursday (23/01).

| Source: Bank Indonesia