Indonesian Monetary Policy Eased

February 20, 2020

Concern over the potential impact of the coronavirus also elicited an unexpected 25-basis point cut in Indonesia’s 7-day repo rate to 4.75% and complementary cuts of same size in Bank Indonesia’s deposit facility rate and lending facility rate to 4.0% and 5.50%, respectively. The action was characterized as a preemptive step to counteract any virus-related drag on tourism, trade, and business spending. “Moving forward, efforts to contain Covid-19 demand vigilance due to the potential impact on economic growth, trade volume and international commodity prices as well as capital flows to and from developing countries, including Indonesia.”

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