IMF loan of U.S. $ 1 billion, the strategic position of Indonesia
Government plans to provide loans to the IMF amounting to U.S. $ 1 billion positive response Unika Atma Jaya A Prasetyantoko economists. He considered, these loans can make the right of Indonesia to the decisions of the IMF becomes larger.
Amount of U.S. $ 1 billion is planned to be taken from reserves Indonesia. This loan will be one of the management of foreign exchange, which means that does not reduce the amount of reserves that are currently U.S. $ 111.528 billion.
"Actually, it’s foreign reserves are not used, this portfolio alone. It’s also not missing, just add to our equity participation in the IMF. With this, we have greater rights in the IMF if we why-why," said Prasetyantoko Thursday (28/6 ).
For the calculation of the risk of crisis, these loans were considered would reduce the risk. If there is leakage of the global crisis to Indonesia, assistance from the IMF could be more easily obtained.
Number of current foreign exchange reserves were by Prasetyantoko still safe to keep the exchange rate volatility. Loan of U.S. $ 1 billion should be relatively minor.
"We’re going to reserve baseball was only U.S. $ 1 billion alone is not it? Nah significant amount," he said.