?“The Japanese investors believed that the Indonesian
economy is better than those of the Philippines and Vietnam,” head of
BI`s public relations division Difi A Djohansyah said at the BI office
in Jakarta, Wednesday.
But he added the investment grade status
only recently obtained from two rating institutions, namely Moody`s
Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, did not automatically produced
foreign funds in Indonesia.
“The investment grade status did not
automatically increase foreign funds. But at least it increased our
self-confidence,” Difi said.
Difi said some other aspects have
affected the interest of the Japanese investors, especially those
improving the Indonesian economy.
“Specifically, the impact of
Indonesia`s investment grade is still unknown. Still depending on the
confidence of foreign investors to the global economic situation,” Difi
Difi added that the interest of the foreign investors is
also dependent on the increasing Indonesian economic fundamentals which
have now reached the level of the BRIC member countries (Brazil, Russia,
India and China.)
“Actually prior to the global crisis, Indonesia already deserved to enjoy a investment grade status,” Difi said.
Source: ANTARA News
February 9, 2012