Banking Update

Inflation is expected to be under control until year end, and the rupiah is keeping its appreciation. The central bank, Bank Indonesia (BI), would cut its benchmark rate the BI 7-day reverse repo rate, from current 5%. The Government successfully controlled food prices during January-September 2016, so that the inflation for the period reached 1.97%, with year-on-year inflation at 3.07%, lower than the Government’s target of 4% set on the revised 2016 state budget (APBN-P).

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