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Indonesia Rupiah Advances as Intervention Anticipated

May 11, 2012 at 9:29 by Vladimir Vyun

50,000 and 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah billsThe Indonesia rupiah advanced today on speculation that the nation’s central bank will intervene, buying the currency, to reduce currency volatility and slow growth of consumer prices.

Analysts speculate that the Bank Indonesia may boost its interest rates after keeping them unchanged on the last policy meeting. The bank may do so to keep inflation in check after it jumped the highest level in seven months. Indonesia’s central bank may slow inflation growth and lower volatility by removing surplus funds from the financial system.

USD/IDR fell from 9,175.0000 to 9,150.0000 as of 9:24 GMT today.

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