Indonesia’s February 2020 inflation accelerated slightly more than analysts had expected. The consumer price index (CPI) increased 2.98 percent year-on-year (y/y), up from 2.68 percent (y/y) in the preceding month.
Update COVID-19 in Indonesia: 2,491 confirmed infections, 209 deaths (6 April 2020)
3 April 2020 (closed)
USD/IDR (16,410) -146.00 -0.88%
EUR/IDR (17,734) -169.37 -0.95%
Jakarta Composite Index (4,623.43) +91.74 +2.02%
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Indonesian stocks went downhill on Monday (09.03.2020) while stock markets around the world are crashing. The Jakarta Composite Index fell 6.58 percent to 5,136.81 points on the first trading day of the week, its lowest level since December 2016.
In the first half of February 2020 the ‘Indonesian Islamic State (IS) returnees’ were a hot topic in local Indonesian media. Based on international reports, 689 Indonesian citizens have travelled to Syria (or Iraq) in support of the battle of Islamic terrorist group IS (albeit most experts assume that the real number is much higher). The problem now is that many among these 689 Indonesians – including children and women – have become stranded abroad, mostly in Syria and Turkey.
On Friday (06/03) Indonesia Investments released the February 2020 edition of its monthly update. In this second edition of 2020 we zoom in on the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the Indonesian economy.