The central bank (Bank Indonesia/BI) decided to maintain its benchmark BI Rate at 7.50% for ten consecutive months as the macroeconomic stability has continued to improve, making room for monetary policy easing. BI also maintains the Deposit Facility rate at 5.50% and the Lending facility rate at 8.00%. The Board of Governors decided to lower the primary reserve requirement in Rupiah from 8.0% to 7.50%, effective on 1st December 2015.

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