The central bank (Bank Indonesia/BI) today decided to lift its benchmark interest rate, BI 7-day repurchase repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 5.5%. Deposit facility and lending facility are also lifted by 25 bps each, to 4.75% and 6.25% respectively. BI said the rate hike aims to maintain investors appetite on the domestic financial market and to control current account deficit.