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Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Big R

As the US is heading towards the big 'R' (read: recession), its currency is losing value in many other currencies (Euro, Yen, to name a few). But interestingly enough, that does not apply to our big 'R' (read: Rupiah).

Check out the charts below:

Let's start with US Dollar vs the Euro:

US Dollar vs Japanese Yen:

US Dollar vs Indian Rupee:

US Dollar vs Chinese Yuan:

Now take a look at our currency...

US Dollar vs Indonesian Rupiah:

The US Dollar doesn't budge! It's still up there !

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Source: Yahoo finance

12 Comments:

Anonymous roi said...

damn government....
(or it should be bank central??)

11:07 AM  
Blogger Lucky E. Santoso said...

Obviously some garbage values contained in Yahoo! Finance's IDR database have rendered the USD vs. IDR chart useless by giving it a ridiculously inappropriate scale.
Someone please report this not-very-uncommon error to Yahoo! Finance .

12:30 AM  
Blogger treespotter said...

uh, ok, but what does that mean?

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Rusdy said...

You do realise there's a major flaw in your chart? Every chart above has the same scale (more or less), except for the rupiah?

The smallest value in the y-scale around 80% compared to the highest value, where as for the rupiah, it's around 1% of the highest?

[Though I doubt the scale will make a difference :D]

8:11 AM  
Blogger AngelMatahari said...

I love your blog and I log in frequently to see what new stuff you guys are up to! I suspect that your team comprises males only? Your posts indicate quite a bit of testosterone-driven wit. A slice of the feminine Indonesian side would do more than nicely.

Just commenting in the spirit of getting the right balance.

2-cents worthy.... how mch is that in Rupiah?

12:06 PM  
Blogger Indonesia Anonymus said...

Roi,
or is it the economy?

Lucky,
It may not be the best chart, but we won't call it useless. We can still see how the rupiah performs.
It's free from yahoo, so can't do much other than thanking them..

treespotty,
What does that mean? We were hoping you can tell us ! :)
By the way, just read your latest post. Are you trying to pick a fight?

Rusdy,
Now that you pointed it out, yes. But as you also said, it doesn't change the fact represented.

Angelmatahari,
Interesting that you should mention it. Actually no, we have almost equal number of men and women. (More women in fact. 2 more than men).
Unfortunately the girls do not write very often. They prefer to have a laugh at what the boys came up with. They contribute many ideas, though. Then the boys write them... Maybe that's why you smell male hormone everywhere...

Thank you for the input. We'll try to get the girls to write more in the future.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Urang Awak said...

hmm I know its sad fact we have here!
anyway, you guys have bunch of cool article here, please let me know if I could use this for my personal use in my other cyber work?

You guys rocks, Keep the splendid work!

From Bahrain with awe!

2:35 PM  
Blogger 厚山 利彦 (Toshihiko Atsuyama) said...

these charts are interesting :)

10:57 PM  
Anonymous hikmat said...

The tumbling dollar really shows the seriousness of the crisis. Maybe you should talk about the what's happening to our economy caused by the speculator or 'players' of the commodity market.
I hear some speculators are collecting rice for export.

2:31 AM  
Blogger alexabimanyu said...

recession by definition is 'having zero or minus growth in economy in 2 quarters back to back'.

I'm afraid we haven't fall into that category yet (to think positively), although most of the people are having difficulty to breathe. :D

2:37 PM  
Anonymous kakahelmy said...

Rupiah oh rupiah, chart means our country also in the recession, right?

:(:(

5:43 PM  
Blogger Antonius Bram said...

the meaning of big R must be the rate of us$ against rupiah that is still containing many zeros

1:40 PM  

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