The IDR rupiah continued its strengthening movement brought on due to optimism concerning the Bank of Japan's and Federal Reserve's bond buying programs, as well as expected monetary easing by China's central Bank (People's Bank of China, or PBOC). China's March inflation rate recorded a significant decline, and this might be a reason for the government to make room for a less strict policy approach.

| Source: Bank Indonesia

Asian stock indices increased on Wednesday responding to China's export-import numbers. The country reported increased exports (although the trade balance actually fell unexpectedly in March) which may be a sign of expanding Chinese companies. China's rise in imports is assumed to indicate the population's rising demand. Asian stock indices also rose because investors are of the opinion that corporate Q1-2013 company reports are promising (supported by the Alcoa Inc. Q1 results).