USD/IDR Price News: Indonesian Rupiah remains flat despite central bank's bullish comments


The Indonesian rupiah is trading in the sideways manner around 14,760 at press time. The currency has been restricted to a narrow range of 14,740-14,780 since May 22. 

The consolidation is preceded by an uptrend from 16,737 per US dollar to 14,735 per US dollar. Indonesia's central bank thinks the currency has the potential to rise back to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels of around 13,600 to 13,800 per US dollar. 

Central bank's head Warjiyo said on Thursday that the credit default swap has dropped since the market panic and may decline further, and once risk appetite returns to normal, the IDR would strengthen to reflect its fundamentals. So far, however, Warjioy's comments have failed to entice the IDR bulls. 

That said, the pair could soon witness an increase in volatility as a prolonged period of low volatility range-bound action, similar to the one we are witnessing currently, often ends up in a big move in either direction. 

Technical levels

R3 14826.6667
R2 14802.3333
R1 14758.6667
PP 14734.3333
S1 14690.6667
S2 14666.3333
S3 14622.6667