Agus D W Martowardojo: Optimizing potential, strengthening resilience

Address by Mr Agus D W Martowardojo, Governor of Bank Indonesia, at Bank of Indonesia's Annual Meeting of 2016, Jakarta, 22 November 2016.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
20 December 2016

Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.,

Greetings to all,

Om Swastiastu,

Namo Buddhaya,

Praise be to Allah SWT, God the Almighty, as it is upon His blessings that we may all gather here today, in a good health, at the "2016 Annual Meeting of Bank Indonesia". 

I am grateful and deeply honoured by the presence of His Excellency the President, and all other distinguished guests, here at the the "2016 Annual Meeting of Bank Indonesia". The presence of His Excellency the President and of distinguished guests testify to our commitment to create synergy, to develop the national economy, and to strive towards equitable welfare for for the nation. 

This commitment will hopefully encourage the optimization of the potentials and the resilience of our economy, and to further promote a more efficient, productive and competitive national economy. 

This evening, allow me to present the Bank Indonesia's perspectives on the latest economic condition and the prospects, under the theme "Optimizing Potential, Strengthening Resilience". In our view, the theme is relevant as response to the unfavourable global economic development, and the positive achievements of the domestic economy.