Do Bank Muamalat Acquisition Rumors Plague Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia?
Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia, have fallen around 21 percent so far in 2018. Considering the recent capital outflows from Indonesia amid the high degree of uncertainty in global financial markets, it makes sense that shares of BRI are hit hard. After all, it is one of the blue chip stocks that is likened by foreign investors. However, a rumor - that says BRI wants to acquire a stake in Bank Muamalat Indonesia - may add pressures on BRI shares.