Bankers Give Mixed Response Towards BI Rate

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Some bankers hoped that the Bank Indonesia (BI) interest rate will decrease as liquidity increases. However, there are others who projected that the BI rate will remain on the 7.5 percent level.

    PT Bank Central Asia president director Jahja Setiaatmadja said that the slightly pressured Rupiah will cause the BI rate to remain unchanged.

    Similar with Jahja, PT Bank OCB NISP president director Parwati Surjaudaja, projected that the BI rate will not be changed.

    On the other hand, PT Bank Bukopin president director Glen Glenardi expected the BI rate to decrease as the market's liquidity remains considerably high.

    Similarly, PT Bank Windu Kentjana International president director Luianto Sudarmana, also hoped that the BI rate would decrease. Luianto added that regardless of the BI rate, bankers will continue to adapt to the current situation.

    Several analysts from Morgan Stanley, Deyi Tan, Athur J, Carvalho, Zhixiang Su, Ju Yu Lee and Thiago d Machado, said that Bank Indonesia may decrease its interest rate because the country's macroeconomic condition has managed to stabilize.