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Using Rate Cuts for Growth

Indonesia’s central bank isn’t in a position to use interest rates to spur growth as cutting them would hurt the currency, Senior Deputy Governor...

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Conservation/ESG

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Rupiah Drop to ’98 Low

The last time the Indonesian rupiah was this weak in 1998, governments across Asia were seeking international bailouts to pay off foreign creditors. Now...

Islamic/Conventional Banking

IDX Imposes 10% Drop Limit on Shares

The Indonesia Stock Exchange narrowed the daily limit on share-price losses to 10 percent in a bid to stem volatility after the benchmark index...

FDI/Exports & Trade Finance

Indonesia Budget Spending Starts to Help

Unemployed for much of 2015, Firman Agung now works for the Indonesian government, racing to dig a drainage ditch through his village before monsoon...

Palm Oil

Counter Narrative

Tax Breaks for Corporate Bond Investors

Indonesia is considering tax breaks for investors in the nation’s corporate bonds and is also planning to make it easier for local companies to...

Poll & Indices

Manage Foreign Inflows, Not Restrict Them

With the nation’s benchmark index hitting an all-time high last week as investors race to capitalize on Indonesia’s strong economic potential, it may be...

Open Letter

Indonesia Push to Boost Lending Risks Backfiring

Indonesia’s efforts to revive economic growth by bringing down lending rates are at risk of backfiring as they make banks the worst performers in...

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Rupiah Drop to ’98 Low

The last time the Indonesian rupiah was this weak in 1998, governments across Asia were seeking international bailouts to pay off foreign creditors. Now...

Southeast Asian Stocks Crawl Back From Bear Market as Funds Buy

Southeast Asian stocks are bouncing back from a bear market, outpacing global indexes as foreign investors pour in amid recovering economies.  The MSCI South East...

Tax Breaks for Corporate Bond Investors

Indonesia is considering tax breaks for investors in the nation’s corporate bonds and is also planning to make it easier for local companies to...

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Rupiah Drop to ’98 Low

The last time the Indonesian rupiah was this weak in 1998, governments across Asia were seeking international bailouts to pay off foreign creditors. Now...

Pension Funds Shun Bonds Just as Southeast Asia Needs Them Most

The biggest state pension funds in Thailand and the Philippines are shifting money from bonds to stocks, which could push up the cost of...

Our capital market also needs to be in line with other jurisdictions

IN any discussion about the capital markets and their viability as instruments of value accretion, investors need always be cognisant of their ability to...
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