JAKARTA, Sept 7 Indonesia's central bank
governor said on Wednesday he expects 180 trillion rupiah ($13.8
billion) of assets to be repatriated from overseas under a tax
The estimate of Bank Indonesia's top official, Agus
Martowardojo, was far below the previous finance minister's
projection of 1,000 trillion rupiah. Martowardojo did not
elaborate on the new figure.
Indonesia launched the amnesty in July, aimed at bringing
back billions of dollars stashed abroad to help Southeast Asia's
biggest economy narrow its budget deficit and fund an ambitious
The amnesty lasts until March, with participants who join by
the end of September paying the lowest rates.
($1 = 13,080.00 rupiah)
(Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Writing by Eveline Danubrata;
editing by John Stonestreet)