An Important Lesson from Turkey
Monday, 29 March 2021
The lesson from Turkey is clear. Central bank’s independence is the anchor of market confidence. If Indonesia does not want to share the same fate as Turkey and lose its credibility, the government needs to immediately figure out, one way or another, how to reduce its budget deficit.
THE Indonesian government and monetary authorities, including Bank Indonesia (BI), should pay attention to Turkey’s current misfortune. There is an important lesson there. Indonesia could fall into the same trap. The rupiah can collapse, and the economy can soon follow.
The source of Turkey’s problem is an interventionist economic policy which gnaws away the central bank’s independence. Presid...
Subscribe to continue reading.
We craft news with stories.
For the benefits of subscribing to Digital Tempo, See More
To receive daily news by Email, Sign up for Tempo ID.