• Monetary Easing Cycle Continues: Bank Indonesia Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate to 5.25%

    Monetary Easing Cycle Continues: Bank Indonesia Cuts Benchmark Interest Rate to 5.25 Percent

    The central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) showed that it is willing to lend a helping hand to try and boost Indonesia’s economic growth by cutting its benchmark interest rate again. On 19 September 2019 – the last day of its two-day monthly policy meeting – Bank Indonesia cut its BI 7-day reverse repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 5.25 percent, while the deposit facility and lending facility rates were lowered (by 25 bps) to 4.50 percent and 6.00 percent, respectively.

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  • Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: September 2019 Edition

    Indonesia Investments' Research Report Released: September 2019 Edition

    On Monday (07/10) Indonesia Investments released the September 2019 edition of its monthly research report. The report aims to inform the reader of the key political, economic and social developments that occurred in Indonesia in the month of September 2019 and also touches upon key international developments that impacted on the Indonesian economy.

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  • Student Demonstrations in Indonesia over Revision of the Criminal Code and “Destruction” of KPK

    Student Demonstrations in Indonesia over Revision of the Criminal Code and “Destruction” of KPK

    Quite similar to the events in Hong Kong – where protesters have been demonstrating for months to express their objection to an extradition bill that would have given more power to China (and considering protests did not stop when the Hong Kong government announced it suspended the controversial bill, the movement has morphed into something much larger) – there have been several straight days of protests in Indonesia, especially in the bigger cities on Java and Sumatra.

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  • Economy of Indonesia; Latest World Bank Report Makes Indonesians Fear a Looming Recession

    Economy of Indonesia; Latest World Bank Report Makes Indonesians Fear a Looming Recession

    In early September 2019 the World Bank released a report titled Global Economic Risks and Implications for Indonesia that paints a somewhat negative picture of Indonesia’s economic growth in the foreseeable future. The Washington-based institution noted that it expects Indonesia’s economic expansion to continue slowing up to (at least) 2022; from a realized growth pace of 5.2 percent year-on-year (y/y) in 2018 to 4.6 percent (y/y) in 2022.

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