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    1. December 15, 2014

      Indonesia’s rupiah sinks to 16-year low

      Indonesia’s rupiah fell by 2 per cent against the US dollar on Monday, hitting the lowest level since the Asian financial...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Bank Indonesia lifts rates to offset impact of fuel price rise

      Indonesia’s central bank has acted swiftly to offset the inflationary impact of a fuel price rise by increasing benchmark...

    1. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Guest post: pressure mounts on Indonesia as global liquidity tightens

      By Maarten-Jan Bakkum, ING Investment Management Few emerging economies have been under so much pressure lately as...

    2. July 23, 2014

      Intervention fears hit Asian EM currencies

      Asian emerging market currencies came off early highs on Wednesday, as investors reacted to the prospect of central bank...

    3. May 7, 2014

      Central bank action spurs Indonesia stocks

      There are lots of central bank meetings on Thursday, including those of Malaysia, Norway, the UK and eurozone. Few in the...

    4. beyondbrics

      February 5, 2014

      Indonesia GDP: analysts' view

      Indonesian GDP came in higher than expected in Q4, up 5.7 per cent year-on-year in the quarter, above the average forecast...

    5. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2013

      Indonesia: can't hold back the tide as rupiah hits 12,000/$

      While speculation about the US Federal Reserve’s plans to curb its quantitative easing programme drags on, Indonesia’s...

    6. November 12, 2013

      Indonesia takes markets by surprise with rate rise

      Indonesia’s central bank surprised investors on Tuesday by raising interest rates to the highest level since 2009 as it...

    7. November 6, 2013

      Indonesia growth slows to 4-year low

      Economic growth in Indonesia has fallen to the slowest pace in four years as southeast Asia’s biggest economy faces growing...

    8. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2013

      Indonesia vice-president: planning for a post-QE world

      Nothing lasts forever, not even the Federal Reserves’ QE programme. And when it ends, emerging markets will have a new...

    9. October 17, 2013

      Renewed vigour for EMs favours Indonesian bonds

      The US budget deal is done (well, kicked down the road in truth), while the Federal Reserve is now expected to extend its...

    10. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2013

      Asia: learning the lessons of 1997

      There is much worry among emerging market investors – and policy makers – that it is 1997 all over again. EM currencies have...

    11. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2013

      Indonesia: getting complacent?

      Indonesia’s central bank held its policy interest rate unchanged on Tuesday, ending an aggressive tightening cycle that saw...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 1, 2013

      Indonesia: September trade surplus surprise

      After several months in the eye of the global emerging markets storm, Indonesia received some respite on Tuesday when it...

    13. September 12, 2013

      Indonesia lifts interest rate for second time in two weeks

      Indonesia's central bank surprised investors on Thursday by cutting its economic growth forecasts and raising interest rates...

    14. August 29, 2013

      Indonesia bows to investor pressure to raise rates

      Indonesia’s central bank followed Brazil in hiking interest rates as it seeks to reverse a slide in the value of the rupiah...

    15. July 31, 2013

      DBS bid for Indonesia’s Danamon collapses

      The largest attempted bank takeover in Asia for at least two years collapsed on Wednesday after DBS, Singapore’s largest...

    16. July 23, 2013

      Japan / Asean: resurge and development

      Count the number of Japanese cars and adverts for Japanese brands as you drive into Bangkok from its main airport and it is...

    17. beyondbrics

      July 20, 2013

      The Weekender, July 20

      The week in emerging markets, with our most read stories, five things we have learned, our favourite long reads, and the...

    18. July 15, 2013

      Markets rise as China GDP meets forecasts

      Monday 21:10 BST. Global equities were mostly higher as China’s second-quarter growth data met official forecasts, but the...

    19. beyondbrics

      July 11, 2013

      Indonesia hikes again as investors head for the exit

      Ben Bernanke may not have begun “tapering” quantitative easing just yet but that has not stopped investors in Indonesia from...

    20. beyondbrics

      June 14, 2013

      Bank Indonesia's magic numbers: Rp10,000 & $100bn

      embed1 After months of warnings from some economists about the need to increase interest rates, Indonesia’s central bank...

    21. June 13, 2013

      Indonesia lifts interest rate to ease overheating fears

      Indonesia has unexpectedly increased its main interest rate as it seeks to damp concerns that the economy is overheating...

    22. beyondbrics

      June 13, 2013

      Indonesia: time to panic?

      Indonesia’s central bank turned its attention from growth to inflation and the currency on Thursday, with a surprise 25bp...

    23. May 22, 2013

      DBS/Danamon: Singapore & Indonesia

      If bank regulators played poker – and who knows, perhaps they do – then the talk between Indonesia and Singapore around the...

    24. May 21, 2013

      Indonesia approves DBS acquisition of 40% of Bank Danamon

      DBS, southeast Asia’s largest bank by assets, on Tuesday won approval from Indonesia for the acquisition of up to 40 per...

    25. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2013

      Indonesia: having it and eating it?

      Despite a deteriorating current account, downward pressure on the rupiah and an upward tick in inflation, Indonesia’s...

    26. February 25, 2013

      Questions over Indonesian minister’s move

      Investors have been taken by surprise by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s decision to replace Indonesia’s reformist...

    27. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2012

      Indonesia: record trade deficit on commodity exports fall

      Indonesia posted a record trade deficit of US$1.54bn in October as the country continued to struggle with weak demand for...

    28. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2012

      Indonesian rates: steady as she goes

      Indonesia’s central bank on Thursday left its benchmark rate unchanged at a record low of 5.75 per cent. That makes nine...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 1, 2012

      Indonesia set to keep rates at record low as overheating fears recede

      Indonesia’s central bank is likely to keep interest rates on hold at a record low next week, after inflation figures came in...

    30. beyondbrics

      August 13, 2012

      Indonesia current account: a yawning gap

      embed1 Bad news often slips out when no-one seems to be paying attention. That’s what appears to have happened on Friday...

    31. August 3, 2012

      DBS presses on with Danamon acquisition

      DBS, Singapore’s biggest bank by assets, has sought to draw a line under the uncertainty surrounding its planned S$9.1bn...

    32. beyondbrics

      July 19, 2012

      Indonesia opens door for DBS deal

      A compromise in Indonesia over the vexed question of the ownership of the country’s banks. The central bank has announced,...

    33. beyondbrics

      July 12, 2012

      Indonesia: vigilant as rates on hold

      Although South Korea has followed China by cutting rates to mitigate against the impact of the deteriorating outlook in the...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 4, 2012

      Indonesia: pressure building on rupiah

      embed1 Indonesia’s deteriorating trade position prompted Credit Suisse to warn on Monday that one of Asia’s biggest emerging...

    35. July 2, 2012

      Indonesian exports tumble 8.5%

      Indonesia has recorded a rare trade deficit for the second consecutive month, sparking concerns that one of Asia’s most...

    36. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2012

      Indonesia acts to stem currency slide

      As the global economic outlook continues to worsen, relatively open emerging markets like Indonesia must strike a balance...

    37. May 31, 2012

      Indonesian rule threatens DBS takeover

      One of Asia’s biggest proposed banking takeovers was cast into doubt on Thursday when the Indonesian central bank unveiled...

    38. beyondbrics

      April 12, 2012

      Jakarta: inflation overshadows growth

      Indonesia’s central bank seems to have decided it’s gone as low as it’s going to go, at least for now. The bank left its...

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