March 16, 2017 / 2:28 PM / 5 months ago

BRIEF-Indonesia c.bank says keeps policy rates steady to maintain stability

March 16 (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank issues a statement following its decision to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday:

* Bank Indonesia (BI)'s decision on rates is in line with efforts to maintain stability amid global uncertainty

* BI is monitoring domestic risks, including price pressure from adjustment of government-controlled prices

* Indonesia's Q1 GDP growth seen relatively strong, supported by investment, domestic consumption

* Its previous monetary easing will support loan growth to reach 10-12 percent in 2017 (Reporting by Nilufar Rizki, Hidayat Setiaji and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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