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Analysis: Jakarta jitters: Currency sensitivity study

  • Harry Su

    Bahana Securities

| Thu, January 17 2013 | 01:59 pm
Analysis: Jakarta jitters: Currency sensitivity study

PREMIUM There are three reasons why we think the Indonesian rupiah (IDR) was the region’s weakest 2012 performing currency, down 6.2 percent against the US dollar (USD).

BI did not really intervene in a big way, and with the shallow Foreign Exchange (FX) market, even the slightest pick-up in demand managed to weaken the IDR.

There are concerns on widening deficit given higher oil prices. ...