Foreign Equity Signs USD 800 Million in April

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, April 20 2018 - 14:00 IWST

 Dody Budi Waluyo Deputi Gubernur BI (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Dody Budi Waluyo Deputi Gubernur BI (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Foreign capital entering Indonesia through shares and Government Securities in the first two weeks of April 2018 exceeded 800 million US dollars, after throughout March 2018, the domestic financial market depressed with a lot of foreign funds out.

BI Deputy Governor Dody Budi Waluyo said here on Thursday (19/4/2018) that investors' confidence to enter domestic portfolio increased, one of which was triggered by Moody's Investor Service's upgraded rating to stable outlook from stable baa3 / outlook.

"In addition, this is also the impact of Sovereign Debt Instruments also entered into the Global Bond Index, which gives an idea that foreign investors give confidence to Indonesia," he said.

However, Dody said, external economic pressure is also increasing. The pressure comes from increased uncertainty in world financial markets following a plan for a second Federal Reserve rate hike in June 2018, rising oil prices, and a possible US-China trade war.

"A number of global risks remain to be monitored because they can disrupt the domestic economy," he said.

Incoming capital inflows also make sure BI reserves will not be eroded too deep to keep the rupiah exchange rate. Indonesia's foreign exchange reserves at the end of March 2018 amounted to 126.00 billion US dollars.

Strong external pressures will come as early as May 2018 ahead of the expected Federal Reserve benchmark rate hike in June 2018 and the dynamics of the US and Chinese trade wars.

"The exchange rate in the future is pressure, similar to that in the region and cannot be separated from the movement of the world currency, BI will continue to keep in the market Stabilization through the foreign exchange market and bonds will continue," said Dody. (Ant)

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