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Indonesia’s central bank’s, Bank Indonesia (BI), Deputy Governor Dody Budi Waluyo said that the Indonesian rupiah is likely to remain under pressure, as the second-wave of coronavirus outbreak intensifies.  

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“Early indicators show Indonesia may avoid recession despite weak Q2.”

“Indonesian rupiah faces pressure this week due to domestic factors such as fear of a second-wave outbreak.”

Last week, BI Governor Perry Warijyo said that they will ensure good governance in Bank Indonesia’s agreement with the finance ministry.

USD/IDR spikes to 14,600

On the rupiah jawboning, USD/IDR spiked in the last minutes to reach fresh four-week highs of 14,600.

At the press time, the cross trades at 14,585, still up 1.96% on a daily basis.