Journal article

Risks, Resilience, and Reforms: Indonesia's Financial System in 2019

Adam Triggs, Febrio Kacaribu, Jiao Wang

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Indonesia has managed the complex challenges of the global economy well. The country's capital outflows were smaller in 2018 than during the Taper Tantrum in 2013; the rupiah had regained most of its lost ground by January 2019; the Indonesian stock market has outperformed its peers; growth is forecast to remain stable; inflation is low; unemployment remains below its five-year average; consumer and business confidence are robust; and the government budget has improved through a smaller deficit and cheaper borrowing costs. But significant risks remain. This paper assesses these risks and evaluates the adequacy of Indonesia's crisis management framework. It finds that the framework has seriou..

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