LPEM COMMENTARY BI BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ MEETING DECEMBER 2015

  • With the expected interest rate hike by Federal Reserve for the first time in seven years on the horizon, we maintain our view from last month that BI will and should keep its policy rates at the current level (Repo rate at 8%, FASBI rate at 5.50%, and BI rate at 7.50%).…
    16 Dec
    16 Dec
  • In a perfect world, current macroeconomic situation would have given BI some space to ease monetary policy. Year-to-date inflation hovers at 2.16%, well below BI’s lower-end target, while the trend of slowdown in growth seems to have bottomed out. This, however, is not a perfect world. We expect BI to maintain its policy rates (Repo rate at 8.00%, FASBI rate at 5.50%, and BI rate at 7.50%) in today’s meeting and in December meeting despite the fact that current situation is akin to textbook case for monetary policy easing.…
    17 Nov
    17 Nov
  • BPS mencatat deflasi (umum) sebesar 0.08% (mtm) pada bulan Oktober 2015.  Faktor utama penyebab deflasi adalah penurunan harga pada kelompok bahan makanan sebesar -1.06% (mtm). Sesuai ekspektasi LPEM FEB UI, deflasi pada bulan Oktober 2015 merupakan pola lanjutan dari bulan September 2015.…
    10 Nov
    10 Nov
  • After years of high commodity prices since mid-2000s and, subsequently, quantitative easing policies in developed economies on an unprecedented scale, Indonesia—along with the rest of emerging markets —became complacent and failed to enact badly-needed structural reforms.…
    05 Nov
    05 Nov
  • Bank Indonesia’s Board of Governors decided to maintain its policy rate: Repo rate at 8.00%, FASBI rate at 5.50%, and BI rate at 7.50%. We believe this is due to maintaining stability of Rupiah in the midst of global market uncertainty. On the other hand, real sector is still consolidating its activity.…
    29 Oct
    29 Oct
  • BPS mencatat deflasi (umum) sebesar 0,05% (mtm) pada bulan September 2015. Penyebab deflasi adalah penurunan harga beberapa indeks kelompok pengeluaran, diantaranya: kelompok bahan makanan dan kelompok transpor, komunikasi, dan jasa keuangan (tabel 1). Deflasi pada bulan…
    07 Oct
    07 Oct
  • BPS mencatat inflasi (umum) sebesar 0,39% (mtm) pada bulan Agustus 2015.Inflasi terjadi karena ada kenaikan harga pada beberapa indeks kelompok pengeluaran. Kelompok bahan makanan, kelompok makanan jadi, minuman, rokok, dan tembakau, dan kelompok pendidikan, rekreasi, dan olahraga merupakan komponen utama penyumbang inflasi di bulan Agustus 2015 (tabel 1).…
    04 Sep
    04 Sep
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