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IMF: 35 Members Pledge US$340 Billion to Reserves

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Twenty-five members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reportedly committed a total of SDR243 billion (US$340 billion) in bilateral borrowed resources, at...

Nervous ECB’s Draghi Urges Low Post-QE Rate

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has called on authorities to keep the interest rate at its current 0 per cent level...

U.S Fed Split on Inflation, but See Third Rate Hike ‘Warranted’

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -  Policymakers at the U.S Federal Reserve were split on the prospect of inflation, but largely in agreement on the likelihood of a...

China’s Forex Reserves Climbs to the Highest Level US$3.1 Trillion

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China’s foreign exchange reserves hit an 11-month high at the end of September – rising for an eighth straight month – in...

Christine Lagarde: A Time to Repair the Roof

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, said on Thursday (5/10) that "the long-awaited global recovery is taking root" and...

Disruption in Banking Industry: Non-Bank Electronic Wallets

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Financila technology (FinTech) startups in Indonesia have initiated a revolution in the way financial institutions, including banks, in the country are...

Has Indonesia Achieved Infrastructure Sufficient for e-Money?

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia, with its combined market potential factor and infrastructure availability factor, such as adaptive regulatory and ease of online payments and delivery, will...

JCI Might Get Going despite Rupiah Volatility

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) is still likely to break the 6,000 level amid the volatility of the Rupiah, a casualty of global...

When Payment Innovation Grows Faster than Regulations

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia, home of more than 250 million humans, matures with strong consumer power. Dominated by a millennial generation, Indonesia is now entering the...

Catalonia? The Euro’s Fainting Spell

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Euro exchange rate made an impact on the Asian money market Monday as startled investors stared at the referendum by Catalonia to separate from...

Rupiah Hits 10-month Low Against U.S Dollar

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Rupiah, our Indonesian currency, continued to manifest its weakness on Thursday (28/9), sliding to a 10-month low against US dollar (US$). Rupiah was...

U.S Fed Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged

JAKARTA (TheInsider Stories) - United States central bank (the Fed) has left interest rates unchanged at up to 1.25 percent. The policymakers are also sticking with their...

Indonesian Banks Urges to Go Digital

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian Banks Association is gearing up to face the challenge in digitalization and modernization of banking service as the increasing of...

Indonesia Posts Trade Surplus $1.72bn

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s trade surplus recorded US$1.72 billion in August 2017, broke records in more than five years thanks to exports in manufacturing...

China Development Bank to Open Jakarta Representatives Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – China Development Bank (CDB) has announced that it is going to open a Representative Office in Indonesia, likely in connection with...
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