Ahead of the meeting, shares in Indonesia's banking sector fell and subsequently dragged down other sectors, including the basic industry and consumer goods sectors. Today, foreign investors recorded a net sell, while domestic investors bought more shares than they sold. The index fell 0.78 percent to 4,441.72 points.

Investors' wait and see attitude regarding the BI rate (Indonesia's benchmark interest rate) also impacted on the currency. The Indonesian rupiah fell 0.72 percent against the US dollar on Monday (11/11). Moreover, the US dollar rose due to higher nonfarm payrolls, even though the US unemployment rate had increased slightly and consumer spending declined. Market participants are also waiting for the speeches of the Federal Reserve heads of Atlanta and Minneapolis, both of which are expected to outline their views on the US economy. It has been speculated that both support the tapering after various recent US economic data is well-received.

| Source: Bank Indonesia

Asian stock indices were mixed on Monday but with a rising trend. In China the market is optimistic that the communist party meeting will result into a pro-economic growth policy. Also the higher industrial production of China resulted in positive market sentiments. Japan's Nikkei gained as the yen fell against the US dollar.