"Fears of an economic slowdown due to the coronavirus has put pressure on the prices of risky assets including the rupiah," Chief Researcher of Monex Investindo Futures Ariston Tjendra, said in Jakarta Tuesday.
Not only the rupiah but also the Asian share index such as Nikkei and Hang Seng closed lower. Meanwhile, the European share index such as Germany's DAX also opened lower due to the sentiment.
Rupiah opened at Rp13,655 against the dollar on Tuesday morning. Throughout the day, the Indonesian currency traded between Rp13,655 and Rp13,694.
According to the Bank Indonesia midrate on Tuesday, the rupiah strengthened to Rp13,676 against the dollar compared to the previous close of Rp13,693.
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