USD/IDR Price News: Rupiah fails to cheer upbeat Indonesia GDP near 15,200 ahead of US inflation

  • USD/IDR clings to mild gains around intraday high despite better-than-prior Q2 Indonesia GDP.
  • US Dollar rebounds ahead of inflation data amid hawkish Fed talks, mixed statistics at home.
  • Cautious optimism in Asia-Pacific zone joins sluggish markets to restrict Rupiah moves.

USD/IDR holds onto the previous day’s recovery moves as it sticks to mild gains near 15,185 amid early Monday morning in Europe. In doing so, the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR) pair fails to justify the upbeats results of Indonesia’s second quarter (Q2) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. That said, the reason could be linked to the US Dollar’s upbeat performance ahead of the headlines inflation data.

Indonesia’s Q2 GDP rose to 3.86% QoQ and 5.17% YoY versus 3.72% and 4.93% respective market expectations. It’s worth noting that the growth numbers were -0.92% QoQ and 5.03% YoY in the first quarter (Q1) of 2023.

In contrast to the upbeat Indonesia growth numbers, escalating fears from typhoon Doksuri in China weigh on the IDR. With this, stocks in China and Hong Kong print mild losses even as Beijing hints at further stimulus to defend the economy.

On the other hand, the US Dollar Index snaps a two-day downtrend with mild gains around 102.16 backed by the weekend comments from Federal Reserve (Fed) Governor Michelle Bowman. “Fed should remain willing to raise the federal funds rate at a future meeting if the incoming data indicate that progress on inflation has stalled,” said Fed’s Bowman on Saturday.

Previously, the US Dollar dropped in the last two consecutive days amid mixed Fed talks and US data. On Friday, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic said to Bloomberg that the central bank is likely to keep monetary policy in a restrictive territory well into 2024. However, Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee stated that they should start thinking about how long to hold rates.

Meanwhile, the US employment report posted a softer-than-expected Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) figure of 187K, versus 185K prior (revised) and 200K market forecasts, whereas the Unemployment Rate eased to 3.5% from 3.6% expected and previous readings. Further, the Average Hourly Earnings reprinted 0.4% MoM and 4.4% YoY numbers by defying the expectations of witnessing a slight reduction in wage growth.

Looking forward, Wednesday’s Indonesia Retail Sales for June may entertain the USD/IDR pair traders ahead of Thursday’s US Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Friday’s Producer Price Index (PPI) for July.

Technical analysis

USD/IDR justifies Friday’s bullish Doji candlestick to lure buyers amid the bullish MACD signals and upbeat RSI (14) line. However, a daily closing beyond the 200-DMA hurdle surrounding 15,185 becomes necessary for the Indian Rupiah (IDR) pair to aim for the previous weekly high of around 15,230.

Additional important levels

Today last price 15182
Today Daily Change 29.1000
Today Daily Change % 0.19%
Today daily open 15152.9
Daily SMA20 15062.4675
Daily SMA50 15008.855
Daily SMA100 14957.166
Daily SMA200 15186.192
Previous Daily High 15215.95
Previous Daily Low 15102.7
Previous Weekly High 15230
Previous Weekly Low 15062.95
Previous Monthly High 15916.7
Previous Monthly Low 13588
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 15172.6885
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 15145.9615
Daily Pivot Point S1 15098.4167
Daily Pivot Point S2 15043.9333
Daily Pivot Point S3 14985.1667
Daily Pivot Point R1 15211.6667
Daily Pivot Point R2 15270.4333
Daily Pivot Point R3 15324.9167



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