The rupiah weakened slightly on Wednesday to Rp 14,863 per US dollar, from Rp 14, 835 on Monday, according to Bank Indonesia’s Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate (JISDOR).
Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia economist Ahmad Mikail said the weakening trend might continue should the dollar index remain at 95.
He said the dollar was still in a strong position amid the trade war between the United States and China. “China plans to report the US to the WTO [World Trade Organization] for the US’ plan to increase import tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products,” he added as reported by kontan.co.id
(read more: The Jakarta Post)