It was the fourth consecutive month that Indonesia's central bank left its interest rate regime unchanged. Although blocking accelerated economic growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy, the high interest rate environment is needed to combat inflation which accelerated to 7.15 percent (y/y) in May 2015 and to defend the rupiah which has lost around 7 percent against the (bullish) US dollar ahead of looming further monetary tightening in the USA before the year-end (higher US interest rates). Meanwhile, higher borrowing costs are regarded as a medicine to remedy the country's wide current account deficit.