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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. April 9, 2012

    Dollar retreats on stimulus speculation

    The dollar continued its retreat against the yen yesterday after last week’s US employment data showing a slowdown in the...

  37. April 2, 2012

    DBS to take control of Bank Danamon

    DBS is buying control of Indonesia’s Bank Danamon for 45.2tn rupiah ($4.9bn) as the Singaporean lender expands further into...

  38. beyondbrics

    March 8, 2012

    Seoul & Jakarta: tricky rate balancing

    embed2 While Brazil surprised the markets with a bigger-than-expected interest rate cut, South Korea and Indonesia on...

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