Bomb fails to blast rupiah

Reports said 14 people died and 150 were injured in the bombing in the Indonesian capital last Tuesday. The incident follows last October's attack in Bali, which was blamed on Jemaah Islamiah, an Indonesia-based militant group.

Pieter Van der Schaft, director of economic research at Barclays Capital in Hong Kong, said:"While such acts are a perennial threat in the country, the risk premium attached to rupiah assets does not need to rise to the extent that it reflects systemic risk.

"After the