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Bank Indonesia gets chatty with markets

The central bank runs WhatsApp chatrooms with groups of local economists

A MORE TRANSPARENT STANCE: Market participants note less volatility in the rupiah and local government bonds which they attribute to improved sentiment and moderating inflation but also to the new approach to communications.


A NEW chat group on the instant messaging phone application WhatsApp is helping Indonesia's central bank improve its reputation for managing market expectations, something it has struggled with in the past.

Since the middle of 2015, Bank Indonesia has been running WhatsApp...

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