Berita English News

BI Slash Indonesia's Benchmark Rate to 4.25%

Kamis, 18 Juni 2020 | 17:43 WIB
BI Slash Indonesia's Benchmark Rate to 4.25%

ILUSTRASI. Gubernur BI Perry Warjiyo saat penyampaian hasil Rapat Dewan Gubernur Juni 2020, Kamis (17/6) di Gedung Thamrin BI pusat. BI turunkan suku bunga acuan 25 bps, ekonom Danamon: masih ada ruang untuk turun. Photo: DOK BI

Sumber: | Editor: Thomas Hadiwinata

KONTAN.CO.ID-JAKARTA. Bank Indonesia (BI) slashed BI 7-Day Reverse Repo Rate (BI7DRR) interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 4.25%.

This is the third time BI cut Indonesia’s benchmark rate for this year. In January, the BI rate or BI7DRR was 5%. In February 2020, BI reduced BI7DRR by 25 bps, and cut another 25 bps in March 2020.

The Board of Governors' Meeting (RDG) on 17-18 June 2020 also decided to reduce the deposit facility rate by 25 bps to 3.50%, and the lending facility rate by 25 bps to 5.00%

BI said, this decision was consistent with efforts to maintain economic stability and to prop economic recovery in the Covid-19 era.

BI also said, it revised the nation’s economic growth projection to 4.2%-4.6% this year, which would be the lowest level in the last 15 years.