interest rates Archive

  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: January trade balance on the surplus. January trade balance posted a surplus of USD 50.2 million in January, after two consecutive months of deficit. It defied earlier expectation that trade balance would be deficit. The pattern of deficit, however, still followed the trend […]

    News Summary 6 – 26 February 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Statistics update: January trade balance on the surplus. January trade balance posted a surplus of USD 50.2 million in January, after two consecutive months of deficit. It defied earlier expectation that trade balance would be deficit. The pattern of deficit, however, still followed the trend […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Bomb attacks in Jakarta. Explosions and gun battles on the streets have rocked Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. The blasts were centred around Thamrin Avenue, a major shopping and business district close to foreign embassies, the United Nations offices and the State Place. Gunfire also took […]

    News Summary 1-15 January 2016

    Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Bomb attacks in Jakarta. Explosions and gun battles on the streets have rocked Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. The blasts were centred around Thamrin Avenue, a major shopping and business district close to foreign embassies, the United Nations offices and the State Place. Gunfire also took […]

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  •   Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Economic team on the edge. Amidst poor performance of the economy, all eyes are now on President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) line of economic ministers. Rumours on reshuffle is at this time unavoidable and even escalating further following a meeting between President and a group […]

    News Summary 27 June – 17 July 2015

      Summarised by Agnes HT Samosir Economic team on the edge. Amidst poor performance of the economy, all eyes are now on President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) line of economic ministers. Rumours on reshuffle is at this time unavoidable and even escalating further following a meeting between President and a group […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Market regains confidence after the Fed decision. The decision of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has been cheered by capital and securities market in Indonesia. The dovish message of the Fed, that is to increase the rate only if good performance continues in the US labor […]

    News Summary: 14 – 20 March 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Market regains confidence after the Fed decision. The decision of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has been cheered by capital and securities market in Indonesia. The dovish message of the Fed, that is to increase the rate only if good performance continues in the US labor […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir  BI cut interest rate in a surprise move. Last week on Tuesday (17/02), Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia cut the interest rate by 25 basis point to 7.5 percent from an earlier 7.75 percent. The move was based on BI’s attempt to spur economic growth in […]

    News Summary: 21 – 27 Feb 2015

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir  BI cut interest rate in a surprise move. Last week on Tuesday (17/02), Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia cut the interest rate by 25 basis point to 7.5 percent from an earlier 7.75 percent. The move was based on BI’s attempt to spur economic growth in […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Subsidised-fuel price is finally raised. Indonesian government has finally embarked on a new bold step to reduce its fuel subsidy after the new administration under President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo took office not more than a month ago (Jokowi was inaugurated president on October 20th). The impact of […]

    News Summary: 15-21 Nov 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Subsidised-fuel price is finally raised. Indonesian government has finally embarked on a new bold step to reduce its fuel subsidy after the new administration under President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo took office not more than a month ago (Jokowi was inaugurated president on October 20th). The impact of […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Fuel price hike to take place in November. The raise of subsidised fuel will approximately take time in November, according to the plan drafted by president-elect Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, or only a month after Jokowi is sworn, which will be in October. The measure is a response […]

    News Summary: 6-12 September 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Fuel price hike to take place in November. The raise of subsidised fuel will approximately take time in November, according to the plan drafted by president-elect Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, or only a month after Jokowi is sworn, which will be in October. The measure is a response […]

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  • Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia holds BI rate as current account deficit widens. Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, announced on Thursday that it would maintain its reference rate, known as BI rate, despite the second quarter’s widening current account. Current account deficit in the second quarter reached USD 9.1 billion or […]

    News Summary: 9-15 August 2014

    Summarised by Agnes Samosir Indonesia holds BI rate as current account deficit widens. Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia, announced on Thursday that it would maintain its reference rate, known as BI rate, despite the second quarter’s widening current account. Current account deficit in the second quarter reached USD 9.1 billion or […]

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