Again, it came as a surprise to us that Indonesia’s central bank (Bank Indonesia) decided to cut its benchmark interest rate (the BI Seven-day Reverse Repo Rate) by 25 basis points (bps) to 5.50 percent at the monetary policy meeting of August that was organized on 21-22 August 2019.
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Each year, on 17 August, Indonesia celebrates Independence Day. For most Indonesians it is an important occasion to commemorate Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch colonizers.
For the first time in several years, Indonesia Investments decided that it had to adjust its outlook for Indonesia’s economic growth. Since 2016, Indonesia’s modestly accelerating economic growth rate had been fully in line with our estimates.
Indonesian inflation remained under control in July 2019 although it was slightly higher than our estimate. Still, authorities will need to carefully monitor prices of specific food commodities amid the long dry season as inflation of the raw foodstuffs expenditure group has remained relatively high.