Although Indonesia's full-year 2015 economic growth figure - at 4.79 percent year-on-year (y/y) - constituted a six-year low, the better-than-expected Q4-2015 GDP growth figure, mainly supported by government spending and gross fixed capital formation (particularly due to a surge in infrastructure development), provides optimism that Indonesia's era of slowing economic growth has ended and that the government's commitment to boost the nation's economic growth is no 'lip service'.

So far this year foreign investors have recorded a net buy of IDR 1.51 trillion (approx. USD $112 million) on the Jakarta Composite Index.

Meanwhile, Bank Indonesia's benchmark rupiah rate (Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate, abbreviated JISDOR) has appreciated 2.35 percent to IDR 13,471 per US dollar so far this year, hence being among the best-performing emerging currencies in Asia.

Indonesian Rupiah versus US Dollar (JISDOR):

| Source: Bank Indonesia