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Inflation Surprises in Southeast Asia’s Two Biggest Economies

  • Thai inflation slows to 8-month low; Indonesia CPI rises 3.39%
  • Central banks in both nations have cut interest rates in 2019
Vehicles travel along a road in Jakarta.
Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

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Inflation in Indonesia and Thailand weakened in September, providing policy makers in Southeast Asia’s two biggest economies with ample room to keep lowering interest rates to spur growth.