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July 17, 2024

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Stable Rupiah, Steady Growth: Inside Bank Indonesia's Latest Rate Decision
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July 17, 2024 1:13 PM UTC

Bank Indonesia held its key interest rate at 6.25% to stabilize the rupiah and attract FX inflows, while maintaining interventions in the FX and bond markets. Inflation remains within target, and GDP growth forecasts are steady. Future rate cuts depend on US Federal Reserve actions. A 25bps cut is e

July 02, 2024

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Softening inflation will provide BI room to hold rate
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July 2, 2024 1:36 PM UTC

Bank Indonesia in a pro-stability move decided to maintain the key policy rate at 6.25%. The move comes at a time when the weakness in the Indonesia Rupiah has increased in recent weeks. A rate cut is therefore not on the horizon. 

June 21, 2024

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Bank Indonesia Holds Rate Despite IDR Weakness
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June 21, 2024 5:54 AM UTC

Bank Indonesia in a pro-stability move decided to maintain the key policy rate at 6.25%. The move comes at a time when the weakness in the Indonesia Rupiah has increased in recent weeks. A rate cut is therefore not on the horizon. 

May 22, 2024

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Bank Indonesia Holds Firm on Rates: A Steady Hand for Currency Stability
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May 22, 2024 9:29 AM UTC

Bank Indonesia in a pro-stability move decided to maintain the key policy rate at 6.25% today. The move comes at a time when the wakness in the Indonesia Rupiah has abated and headline inflation has edged down. Despite improving stability, a rate cut is not in sight in the near term. 

April 29, 2024

Indonesia: MPC Review: Bank Indonesia Surprises With A Rate Hike
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April 29, 2024 11:26 AM UTC

In a pre-emptive move to both curb inflationary pressures and safeguard the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR) against furhter depreciation, Bank Indonesia, in a surprise move, increased its main policy rate by 25 bps to 6.25%. However, further rate hikes are not expected as the central bank remains wary of hur

April 23, 2024

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Indonesia: MPC Preview: Bank Indonesia to Hold Rate Despite Currency Volatility
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April 23, 2024 11:12 AM UTC

With inflation within target range and the need to defend the currency amid global uncertainties and US dollar strength, Bank Indonesia (BI) is likely to extend its pause on rate adjustments in the upcoming monetary policy meeting on April 24. BI remains committed to stabilising the Indonesian rupia

April 01, 2024

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Indonesia CPI Review: Ramadan Demand Drives Up Inflation
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April 1, 2024 1:33 PM UTC

Indonesia's latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data has revealed a notable acceleration in inflation, surpassing expectations and marking the highest rate since August 2023. The surge, driven primarily by heightened demand during the fasting month of Ramadan, highlights significant price pressures ac

March 18, 2024

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Bank Indonesia to Retain Policy Rate
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March 18, 2024 5:40 AM UTC

Bank Indonesia (BI) will likely maintain the key 7-day reverse repo rate unchanged in March at 6%, in line with recent trends. The stability of the rupiah remains a crucial consideration for BI, alongside CPI inflation, which has moderated within the new target band of 2.5+/-1%. 

March 07, 2024

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Bank Indonesia to Look Beyond Recent Uptick in Consumer Price Index
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March 7, 2024 4:06 AM UTC

Indonesia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) indicates a notable uptick in inflation, reaching 2.75% y/y in February compared to 2.57% y/y in January. The three-month high inflation rate was primarily propelled by surging food prices, aligning with expe

February 26, 2024

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Farmers March to Delhi as Government Proposal Rejected Amid Election Tensions
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February 26, 2024 7:35 AM UTC

In India, widespread farmer protests persist, demanding Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for all commodities, pensions and debt forgiveness. Despite multiple negotiations, the recent central government proposal to purchase specific crops at MSP for five years was vehemently rejected by protesters, promp

December 05, 2023

BJP Sweeps Heartland States, Sets Modi Up For a Hat-trick
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December 5, 2023 10:36 AM UTC

Five years ago, the Congress had secured victories in all three states, but the tide turned decisively in this election. The BJP, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, not only retained power in Madhya Pradesh but also wrested control of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from the Congress.