The Indonesian rupiah exchange rate stabilized in June 2020, which must be a major relieve for officials, both at the central bank (Bank Indonesia) and the government.
Update COVID-19 in Indonesia: 115,056 confirmed infections, 5,388 deaths (4 August 2020)
5 August 2020 (closed)
USD/IDR (14,587) -36.00 -0.25%
EUR/IDR (17,312) +36.98 +0.21%
Jakarta Composite Index (5,127.05) +52.02 +1.03%
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It is something the central government of Indonesia has been planning and weighing for several years now, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis seems to have sped up the efforts. Per 1 July 2020, the Indonesian government imposes a 10 percent value-added tax (VAT) on sales of imported digital products and services.
The Indonesian rupiah, which had been under heavy pressure in March 2020 amid novel coronavirus (COVID-19) panic, rebounded in April 2020 (albeit policymakers emphasize that the Indonesian rupiah remains undervalued at the moment).
Around the globe, financial markets experienced a heavy storm – or a tornado – in March 2020 as coronavirus fears peaked. Particularly after the World Health Organization (or WHO) officially labelled the COVID-19 outbreak a “pandemic” on 11 March 2020 and a growing number of nations started imposing restrictions on the movement of people and economic activity, markets entered deep red territory.