The Board of Governor Meeting of Bank Indonesia on October 11, 2011 decided to lower the BI rate by 25 bps to the level of 6.5%. Bank Indonesia will also maintain the stabilization of Rupiah particularly from the impact of global financial market shock. The decision is in line with the inflation expectation of below 5% on current and next year. Furthermore, these policies are meant to anticipate and to mitigate the negative impact of the global economic and financial slowdown on Indonesian economy. Looking ahead, the Board of Governor will continue to evaluate the global economic and financial performance and use the interest rate as well as the mix of monetary and the other micro prudential policies to mitigate the possible slowing down of Indonesian economic performance, especially on achieving the inflation target of 5% + 1% in 2011 and 4.5% + 1% in 2012.
Bank Indonesia, Author Team of Quarterly Report
"QUARTERLY ANALYSIS: The Progress of Monetary, Banking and Payment System Quarter III - 2011,"
Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking: Vol. 14:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://bulletin.bmeb-bi.org/bmeb/vol14/iss2/10