Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian currency rupiah gained slightly this morning following reaction of the market players to announcement about the country`s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Rupiah traded at the level of 9,675 per dollar in inter-bank transactions from earlier position of 9,680, Trust Securities` analyst Reza Priyambada said here on Wednesday.

Rupiah strengthened slightly in response to GDP announcement.

Reza said the country`s GDP in the last quarter of 2012 rose 6.11 percent from the same period in 2011, but fell 1.45 percent from the third quarter in 2012.

Year-on-year, the country`s GDP grew 6.23 percent slower than a growth of 6.5 percent in 2011.

Reza noted negative sentiment came from Europe with the growing political risks in Spain and Italy .

"Poll in Italy showed weakening support for reform and in Spain political corruption scandal disturbed stability," he said.

Milenium Danatama Sekuritas` market observer Abidin said foreign capital still entering the domestic stock market is a driver propping up rupiah.

"Foreign market players still entering the domestic market encouraged by the strengthening of the BEI index," Abidin said.(*)

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