Singapore, 29th July 2021 – Bank Indonesia was recognised as Best Systemic and Prudential Regulator in Asia Pacific in 2021 under The Asian Banker Regulation and Supervision Awards at The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award Virtual Ceremony 2021.
Bank Indonesia (BI) has shown success in implementing its policy-mix during the COVID-19 crisis
Bank Indonesia (BI) has shown success in implementing its policy-mix, encompassing accommodative and well-targeted macroprudential policies to maintain financial system stability and mitigate adverse economic fallout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Moody’s affirmed the Indonesian banking system with a stable outlook with expectations that economic upturn and relative containment of the pandemic will improve banks' operating environment and profitability as credit costs and provisions decrease.
BI’s macroprudential policies has effectively managed procyclicality to sustain financial system stability, backed by a resilient banking sector
In 2020, BI reduced the policy rate by 125 basis points from 5% to 3.75% and implemented large-scale quantitative easing of around IDR 740.7 trillion ($74 billion) or 4.8% of GDP. BI’s macroprudential policies has effectively managed procyclicality to sustain financial system stability, backed by resilient banking sector. As of December 2020, the banking sector capital adequacy ratio (CAR) stood far above the regulatory minimum of 8% at 23.81%, dominated by high-quality Tier-1 capital of 93%, and supported by relatively sound profitability with return on asset (ROA) at 1.59%.
BI has significantly contributed to the national economic recovery programme (PEN) by implementing swift, sizeable, bold and extraordinary policy measures
BI has significantly contributed to the national economic recovery programme (PEN) by implementing swift, sizeable,and bold policy measures, mainly the the provision of extraordinary liquidity backstops and burden sharing mechanism. Banking sector liquidity remained ample as a result of large-scale quantitative easing with liquidity coverage ratio at 267.9% and liquid assets to third-party funds ratio at 31.67%.
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