On Thursday (08/08) Indonesia Investments released the July 2019 edition of its monthly research report. The report aims to inform the reader of the key political, economic and social developments that occurred in Indonesia in the month of July 2019 and also touches upon key international developments that impacted on the Indonesian economy.
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At July's two-day monetary policy meeting (held on 17-18 July 2019), the central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) surprised us by deciding to cut the benchmark BI 7-day Reverse Repo Rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 5.75 percent. Meanwhile, the deposit facility and lending facility rates were lowered - also by 25 bps - to 5.00 percent and 6.50 percent, respectively.
On Sunday 14 July 2019 Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his vision for Indonesia in the 2019-2024 period, which will be his second – and final - term as president of Southeast Asia’s largest economy (with the inauguration of his new cabinet scheduled for late-October 2019).
Again, Indomie was named Indonesia’s most well-known fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brand in the Brand Footprint (2019 edition), compiled by Kantar Indonesia, the local branch of the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. It is the seventh straight year that Indomie leads the Brand Footprint ranking in Indonesia. This ranking is based on most-bought FMCG products in Indonesia.