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KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s central bank announced that the country’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves fell by $1.7 billion in March.

The position of the reserve assets could cover the cost of 10.1 months of imports or 9.7 months of imports and paying the government’s external debt payments.

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Below are excerpts from the stories in Indonesia, curated by Kompas.com editors:

Indonesia’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Down $1.7 Billion in March

Indonesia’s central bank announced that the country’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves fell by $1.7 billion in March following the government’s external debt payments, Bank Indonesia said in a statement on Wednesday, March 7.

The end-March reserve level stood at $137.1 billion, while the February reserve level was recorded at $138.8 billion, the highest on record.

Bank Indonesia Communication Department head Erwin Haryono said that the position of the reserve assets could cover the cost of 10.1 months of imports or 9.7 months of imports and paying the government’s external debt payments.

“It is well above the international capital adequacy standards of three months imports,” Erwin said in the statement.

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2021/04/07/120632426/cadangan-devisa-ri-turun-jadi-1371-miliar-dollar-as-pada-maret-2021

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