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Indonesia central bank holds key rates at final meeting of 2020

Kamis, 17 Desember 2020 / 14:35 WIB
Indonesia central bank holds key rates at final meeting of 2020
ILUSTRASI. Bank Indonesia's logo is seen at Bank Indonesia headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia,

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Anna Suci Perwitasari

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Indonesia's central bank kept its key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, as expected, holding fire after providing five rounds of rate cuts to support the pandemic-hit economy this year.

Bank Indonesia (BI) held the 7-day reverse repurchase rate at 3.75%, the lowest since BI began using the instrument as its benchmark in 2016, in line with forecast by eighteen of 22 analysts polled by Reuters.

It also kept its two other main rates, the deposit facility and lending facility rates, at 3.00% and 4.50%, respectively.

Bank Indonesia cut rates last month to help the recession-hit economy, having been reluctant to ease monetary policy in previous months when the rupiah was under pressure. It has cut rates by a total of 125 bps in 2020 to soften the blow from the pandemic.


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