• Financial Sector: Digital Banks Will Soon Become a Reality for Indonesians

    Financial Sector: Digital Banks Will Soon Become a Reality for Indonesians

    Digital banks will soon become a reality for Indonesians. Chief Executive of Banking Supervision of Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (in Indonesian: Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, or OJK) Heru Kristiyana recently confirmed that this supervisory agency is currently drafting regulations for the establishment of digital banks in Indonesia.

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  • Political, Economic & Social Developments in Indonesia: February 2021 Report

    Political, Economic & Social Developments in Indonesia: February 2021 Report

    On 5 March 2021 Indonesia Investments released its latest monthly report in which key developments are discussed that impact on the country's business and investment environments, most notably the 'positive investment list' (a derivative regulation of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation) and the establishment of Indonesia's sovereign wealth fund (which will focus on infrastructure development).

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  • Monetary Policy: Bank Indonesia Offers More Accommodative Policies

    Monetary Policy: Bank Indonesia Offers More Accommodative Policies

    At its latest monetary policy meeting, completed on 18 February 2021, Indonesia’s central bank (Bank Indonesia) decided to cut its benchmark interest rate (the seven-day reverse repurchase rate) by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.50 percent, a historically low level for Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Also the deposit facility and lending facility rates were cut by 25 bps to 2.75 percent and 4.25 percent, respectively.

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