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Indonesian Rupiah IDR


Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Bank of Indonesia

Interest Rate: 6.00%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 33.1%

Trade Balance, 2017: $15.5 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 4%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

High-yielding interest rates


Factors of Weakness

High-risk emerging market


Political instability


The Indonesian rupiah is the official currency of Indonesia. Domestically, it is nicknamed “perak” (“silver” in Indonesian). The currency was first introduced in 1946. The government has long-term plans to redenominate the rupiah because of huge devaluation of the currency.

Indonesian Rupiah News Archive

Indonesian Rupiah Climbs vs. US Dollar As Crude Oil Prices Drop

The Indonesian rupiah climbed against the US dollar today. Market analysts explained the rally by falling prices for crude oil.

Indonesian Rupiah Stable After Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

The Indonesian rupiah rose a bit against the US dollar today after Indonesia’s central bank raised interest rates to stop the drop of the currency.

Bank Indonesia May Intervene to Support Falling Rupiah

The Indonesian rupiah fell today, prompting speculations that the nation’s central bank will intervene to defend the currency.

Indonesian Rupiah Weakens on Fed Interest Rate Hike Bets

The Indonesian rupiah fell along with most other Asian currencies against the US dollar today amid bets on an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in the near future.

Market Sentiment Beneficial to Indonesian Rupiah

The Indonesian rupiah rallied to the highest level in about five months today as the market sentiment was positive and helpful to currencies of emerging markets.

Indonesian Rupiah Rallies, Future Still Looks Bleak

The Indonesian rupiah rallied against the US dollar strongly, rising more than 1 percent today. Yet analysts are still worried that the future looks bleak for the currency.

Indonesian Rupiah Gains as Court Supports Election Outcome

The Indonesian rupiah advanced today after the country’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of Joko Widodo, rejecting challenges against the outcome of the July presidential elections.

Indonesian Rupiah Bounces to Two-Month High

The Indonesian rupiah climbed today, touching the highest level in two months, as it was announced that Joko Widodo is the victor in the nation’s presidential elections. This gives hope that political uncertainty will not be driving investors away from nation’s assets any longer.

Indonesian Rupiah Drops due to Contested Elections Result

The Indonesian rupiah dropped today as the result of this month’s presidential election was contested by one of the candidates, who said that the voting was undemocratic and unfair.

Bank Indonesia Encourages Rupiah to Depreciate

The Indonesian rupiah fell today as the nation’s central bank signaled that it encourages weakness of the currency as it should help local exporters and improve the trade balance.