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Money in circulation up 12% in 2018

Monday, 08 January 2018 | The Jakarta Post

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. The amount of money in circulation in 2018 is predicted to grow by 10% to 12% from Rp 694.8 trillion (US$5.18 billion) in 2017, on the back of many political agendas stimulating the economy.

Bank Indonesia (BI) money management head Suhaedi said the central bank projected the average growth of the total currency in circulation (UYD) to be 10 percent. Aside from many upcoming political agendas this year, the growth would also be driven by the acceleration of economic activity.

“We expect [the growth of total currency in circulation] to hover around 10% to 12%. We will continue to monitor the progress, as it all depends on the economic growth factor,” he said on Friday.

Suhaedi assured that economic activity would move faster in 2018 than last year. The central bank projected economic growth in 2018 to be 5.1 to 5.5 percent year-on-year (yoy). (fny/waw)

Source : The Jakarta Post

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