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Morning Briefing: US – China Relationship Heats Up Again

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! China has suspended United States (US) warship visits and sanctioned several American non-government organizations after ratify a bill backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong...

Weekly Briefing: Indonesia’s Inflation, Tourism Data Releases Today

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Statistic Indonesia will reported the inflation and tourism data during November this noon. In October, the country posted the inflation...

Bank Indonesia Optimistic for 5.5% Growth in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) is optimistic the prospects for Southeast Asia's largest economy in 2020 will be maintained with continued growth momentum....

Powell: Fed Fund Rate “Likely to Remain Appropriate”

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) Federal Reserve (Fed) chairman Jerome Powell rated the current level of interest rates  “likely to remain appropriate” and should sustain...

Bank Indonesia Holds BI-7DRR at 5%, Relaxed Reserve Requirement

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) kept the BI seven days reverse repo rate (BI-7DRR) at 5 percent, deposit facility rate 4.25 percent and lending...

US’s Fed Lowering Rate, Signalling No Further Cuts in This Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate (FFR) to 1-1/2 to...

China Slices Loan Primary Rate to 4.15 Percent

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China decided to lowered its loan prime rate (LPR) after the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) governor Yi Gang said the central bank...

Global Central Banks Flails to Lower Interest Rates Tends to Negative

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Major global central banks flails to lower interest rate amid the higher uncertainty. Some also bring the benchmark rates to negative...

People’s Bank of China Cuts Rate to the Lowest Level Since...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The People's Bank of China (PBoC) cut the 7-days reverse repo rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent for the...

Weekly Briefing: Monetary Policies to PMI Survey Data Out This Week

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! This week, Bank Indonesia (BI) hold a board of governor on Nov. 20 - 21 to decide their monetary stance...

Indonesia’s Forex Reserves Rises to US$126.7B in October 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia' foreign exchange (forex) reserves amounted to US$126.7 billion at the end of October 2019, said the central bank on Thursday...

Weekly Briefing: Dovish to Global Policy Making Continues in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! The dovish tilt to global policy making continued in October with the United States (US) Federal Reserves cutting rates for the...

BI: Easing Monetary Policy is Possible Next Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) open to ease the monetary policy through adjusting interest rates, reducing the statutory reserve requirement or macro-prudential relaxation...

US’s Fed Cuts Interest Rate for Third Time in This Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) Federal Reserve (Fed) cut the Fed Fund Rate (FFR) for third time since 2018 to help the economy....

Morning Briefing: Mix Monetary Policy From Global Central Banks

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Again, Federal Reserve (Fed) Bank of New York intervened the market with what is called an overnight repurchase-agreement operation via a...

Bank Indonesia Makes Fourth Straight Cut in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) make a fourth straight cut during this year, after decided cut the BI 7-Days Reverse Repo rate (BI-7DRR)...

China’ Central Bank Holds Benchmark Rate in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - People’s Bank of China (PoBC) left the loan prime rate (LPR), its latest benchmark rate, unchanged 4.2 percent in October, following two...

Most of US’s Fed Board Believes 25Bps Interest Cut Is Needed

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Most of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policymakers believed the 25 basis points (bps) cut was needed. At the September meeting, the Federal Reserves...

US’s Fed Plans to Give More Stimulus to the Market

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - United States (US) Federal Reserve soon will announce plans to increase the amount of short-term treasury securities in order to avoid a...

Indonesia’s Forex Reserves Dropps to US$124.3B in September

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) noted foreign exchange (forex) reserves amounted to US$124.3 billion at the end of September, said the central bank...

Indonesia Cuts Guarantee Interest Rate by 25 Bps

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Board of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (DIC) cut its the guarantee interest rate by 25 basis points (bps), said the chairman...

BI Cuts Benchmark Rate 25Bps, Relax the Macroprudential Policies

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Bank Indonesia (BI) again cuts its 7-Days Reverse Repo (BI-7DRR), Deposit Facility interest rate, and Lending Facility Interest rate by 25...

Morning Briefing: After the Fed Cut Rates, Market Wait BI’s Move

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Bank Indonesia (BI) to announce its monetary stance today after two-days meeting. Last month, the central bank cut BI-7DRR rate 25...

Weekly Briefing: Central Bank Meetings Dominating This Week

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! Today, Statistic Indonesia will release export-import data during August. In July, the country experienced trade deficit narrowed sharply to US$63.5...

China Announces New Policy Package to Boost Consumption

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The State Council of China recently issued a policy package, rolling out 20 measures to step up consumption, in a bid...

Damayanti Sees Indonesian Rupiah Average Rate 14,000 – 14,400 in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Deputy governor of Bank Indonesia (BI) sees the Rupiah will trade at an average of 14,000-14,400 against the US Dollar during of...

US’ Fed has Limited Space to Form the Policy, says Powell

Jakarta (TheInsiderStories) -The Chair of United States (US) Federal Reserves (Fed) Jerome Powell highlighted that the central bank has a limited space to form...

Insight: Taming the Currency Hype

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Escalating trade tensions are taking a toll on the global economy and are partly responsible for the recent downward revisions to...

US’s Central Bank Sees July Cut as Mid-Cycle Adjustment

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Federal Reserves (Fed) policymakers split over the The United States (US) interest rate policy, showed at the minutes note in their...

Weekly Briefing: Global Attention on G7 Summit and Monetary Policies

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Good Morning! An increasing uncertainty over the outlook of United States (US) monetary policy and heightened fears of potential economic recessions rattled financial...