The Indonesian rupiah continued its weakening trend although the decline has been limited in the last few days as the sell-off of the currency began to decrease. Issues that contribute to the rupiah's fall today are ongoing concerns about the end of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program and the US debt ceiling. 

| Source: Bank Indonesia

Concerns about a shutdown of the US economy if discussions about the state budget will not be fruitful plagued Asian markets on Thursday (26/09). However, Japan's Nikkei was able to go into the positive direction amid speculation that the government will review the corporate tax cuts and asked for pension funds to invest more in risky assets.