Indonesia’s rupiah is severely hurting, and might plummet to new lows according to some analysts’ predictions.
Finding itself in the middle of emerging markets sell-offs propelled by crises in Turkey and Argentina, the rupiah has declined more than -6% over the last three months. What makes it potentially worse for Indonesia is the nation’s substantial trade deficit and its heavy dependence on oil imports. Some analysts believe that rupiah's value per dollar could drop below 15,000, which would be the lowest point since the 1998 Asian financial crisis.
Bank Indonesia has hiked interest rates four times since May attempting to rein in the decline in rupiah.