Other internal factors that caused positive market sentiments were investors' expectations for low inflation (or possibly deflation) in April 2014 and a trade surplus in March 2014. However, the country's current account deficit has probably widened in the first quarter of 2014 to over 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

Bank Indonesia's benchmark rupiah rate (Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate, abbreviated JISDOR) appreciated 0.06 percent to IDR 11,601 per US dollar on Friday (25/04).

| Source: Bank Indonesia

Indonesia's benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) also strengthened. The index climbed 0.13 percent to 4,897.64 points. Together with Japan, the index of Indonesia was the only major Asian index that gained on Friday (25/04). Most Asian indices are still troubled by concerns about geopolitical tensions in Ukraine.