Announcement Indonesia-Investments (27-03-2013)

This week Indonesian markets are closed due to Idul Fitri celebrations

Indonesia Stock Exchange (5,088.80)  -9.84  -0.19%

Portfolio Selected Companies (95,252)  -1,309.00  -1.36%

USD/IDR (11,591)  +0.00  +0.00%

EUR/IDR (15,608)  +0.00  +0.00%

GDP Growth Q1-2014 5.21%

Inflation June 2014 6.70% (yoy)

Central Bank Interest Rate July 2014 7.50%

WHY INVEST IN INDONESIA?

PARTICIPATE IN THE ECONOMY

CONSUMER & BUSINESS SERVICES

Latest Today's Headlines

Idul Fitri Celebrations and Mudik Tradition in Indonesia Relatively Smooth

Idul Fitri Celebrations and Mudik Tradition in Indonesia Relatively Smooth

The Idul Fitri celebrations (also known as Lebaran) in Indonesia appear to take place in a safe and orderly manner. Idul Fitri is an important religious holiday for Muslims as it stresses the importance of unity for the Islamic community, and marks the end of the holy fasting month (Ramadan). Business comes to a near stand-still in Indonesia during these days, and Jakarta, the political and economic center of Indonesia, has become empty after millions of people went back to their hometowns ahead of Idul Fitri (this is known as the annual mudik tradition).

Read more

Today's Headlines

Bank Indonesia: Consumer Price Index Expected to Rise 0.85% in July 2014

Bank Indonesia: Consumer Price Index Expected to Rise 0.85% in July 2014

Deputy Governor of Indonesia’s central bank (Bank Indonesia), Mirza Adityaswara, expects that inflation in July 2014 will reach between 0.8 and 0.9 percent (month-to-month). If realized, this would be relatively mild inflation amid a month that is traditionally characterized by high inflationary pressures due to the impact of the holy Muslim fasting period (Ramadan) and Idul Fitri celebrations. In this period Indonesian consumers always increase purchases of food and other consumer products such as clothes and shoes.

Read more

Today's Headlines

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Indonesia in the First Half of 2014

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Indonesia in the First Half of 2014

According to the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Singapore is the largest foreign investor in Indonesia. In the first half of 2014, Indonesia received USD $3.4 billion worth of investments from Singapore. In total, foreign companies invested IDR 150 trillion (USD $12.9 billion) in Indonesia during the first six months of 2014. This is the highest amount of foreign investment that Indonesia has ever managed to attract in a six-month period. It also diluted fears that the legislative and presidential elections would cause a temporary slowdown.

Read more

Latest Newsletter

Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 27 July 2014 Released

Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 27 July 2014 Released

On 27 July 2014, Indonesia Investments released the latest edition of its newsletter. This free newsletter, which is sent to our subscribers once per week, contains the most important news stories from Indonesia that have been reported on our website in the last seven days. Most of the topics involve political and economic topics such as the presidential election result, foreign & domestic investment realization, poverty, corporate earnings reports, the latest World Bank report, and more.

Read more

Latest Financial Column

Corporate Earnings Reports Indonesian Companies in Second Quarter of 2014

Corporate Earnings Reports Indonesian Companies in the First Half of 2014

Indonesia Investments presents a selection of corporate earnings reports (covering the first half of 2014) of Indonesian companies that are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), categorized by sector: (1) agriculture and mining, (2) basic industry and chemicals, (3) miscellaneous industry, (4) consumer goods, (5) property and real estate, (6) infrastructure, utilities and transportation, (7) finance, and (8) trade, services and investment. The tables display both net profit (loss) and revenues, together with year-on-year (yoy) growth.

Read column

Latest Business Column

Unilever Burdened by Expensive Euro and Growth Slowdown in Asia

Unilever Burdened by Expensive Euro and Growth Slowdown in Asia

British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company Unilever has to cope with slowing worldwide sales in the second quarter of 2014. Besides the negative impact of the strong euro (causing unfavorable exchange rates), underlying sales (which exclude exchange rate effects) of the company have slowed to 3.8 percent in the second quarter. In the first half of 2014, Unilever recorded a 5.5 percent (year-on-year) decline of revenue to €24.1 billion. However, net profit rose 12 percent to €3 billion, partly on gains derived from the sale of business units.

Read column

News Column

Freeport Indonesia Can Resume Copper Concentrate Exports from Indonesia

Freeport Indonesia Can Resume Copper Concentrate Exports from Indonesia

Contrary to Newmont Nusa Tenggara (which has been in a heated dispute with the Indonesian government), Freeport Indonesia obtained a permit to resume copper concentrate exports from Indonesia after these had ceased since January 2014 when the government implemented the ban on exports of unprocessed minerals. Freeport Indonesia Chief Executive Rozik Sutjipto announced that the memorandum of understanding between both sides has been signed. The miner is the Indonesian unit of US based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.

Read more

News Column

Despite Poverty Reduction in Indonesia, Gap between Rich and Poor Widens

Despite Poverty Reduction in Indonesia, Gap between Rich and Poor Widens

The World Bank said that the widening of income distribution inequality in Indonesia grew at the second fastest pace among Asian countries in the past two decades. Based on the World Bank’s Indonesia Economic Quarterly (IEQ) report, Indonesia recorded the second fastest Gini coefficient increase after China. In the period 1990-2011, the Gini coefficient of Indonesia rose by an average of 0.5 percentage point per year. This is a serious matter as social cohesion and economic growth can be jeopardized by increased inequality within Indonesian society.

Read more

News Column

World Bank Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Structural Reforms Needed

World Bank Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Structural Reforms Needed

The World Bank revised down its forecast for economic growth in Indonesia for the year 2014. In the July 2014 edition of the Indonesia Economic Quarterly, the institution projects economic growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy at 5.2 percent, slightly down from its previous forecast of 5.3 percent. The downgrade is the result of a weaker outlook for commodity prices and tighter credit conditions. Moreover, the growing fiscal deficit contributes to the challenges that will be faced by the new government (which will be inaugurated in October 2014).

Read more

Indonesia's 2014 Elections

Indonesia Investments Presenting

H.P. Berlage - Dutch Indies Journey

Featured Column

R.M.A. van der Schaar Business Consultant

Joko Widodo’s Political & Economic Agenda: Future of Jokowi’s Indonesia?

When campaigning, presidential candidates will always promise a bright future in order to gain votes. It is particularly easy for a new presidential candidate to promise golden mountains as opposed to the incumbent president who needs to be more cautious making promises as people can point to the (failed) results of his promises during the presidential term. The 2014 Indonesian presidential election was particularly interesting as we saw two new presidential candidates and, thus, the ‘inflation of promises’.

Read column

Featured Column

Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ Officially Won Indonesia’s Presidential Election

Joko Widodo ‘Jokowi’ Officially Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election

On Tuesday evening (22/07), the General Elections Commission (KPU) officially declared Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, the winner of the 2014 presidential election. Jokowi beat Prabowo Subianto, a controversial former army general, by 53.15 to 46.85 percent. Subianto did not witness the announcement. Several hours earlier, when news started to spread about a Jokowi win, Subianto announced to withdraw from the vote-counting process. He will challenge the result in the country's Constitutional Court (the ruling is expected in late August).

Read more

Featured Column

Prabowo Subianto Rejects Election Result; Stocks and Rupiah Weaken

Prabowo Subianto Rejects Election Result; Stocks and Rupiah Weaken

The performance of the Indonesian rupiah exchange rate and stocks has been impacted by defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s withdrawal from the General Elections Commission’s electoral process on Tuesday (22/07). Although the Commission (KPU) has not publicly announced the outcome of the 2014 presidential election yet, Subianto’s response is a clear sign that rival Joko Widodo - as expected - has won the election. Subianto claims that the KPU is corrupt and will challenge the outcome in the Constitutional Court.

Read more

mp3ei-homepage.png
Business and Cultural Visits to Jakarta Indonesia Investments
Corporate Earnings Reports Full Year 2013

Premium Apartments Jakarta

Real Estate Services

Grand Central - Kennedy Tampa USA

With its vast archipelago Indonesia has an enormous potential for durable economic growth. Indonesia-Investments follows this development closely and intends to participate, cooperating in projects with local entrepreneurs or the Indonesian government. One of our values is that the process of economic development should lead to increasing welfare and prosperity for the population as a whole. This will be given continuous consideration. Apart from focusing on Indonesia as an emerging market through its finance and business model, we also engage in the study of its cultures and history in order to gain inter-cultural understanding. Current events are projected in our news section.