23 October 2014 (closed)

          Announcement Indonesia-Investments (27-03-2013)

Indonesia Stock Exchange (5,103.52)  +29.19  +0.58%

Portfolio Selected Companies (93,933)  -712.00  -0.75%

USD/IDR (12,065)  +31.00  +0.26%

EUR/IDR (15,271)  +63.91  +0.42%

GDP Growth Q2-2014 5.12%

Inflation September 2014 4.54% (yoy)

Central Bank Interest Rate October 2014 7.50%

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Why did Indonesian Stocks & Rupiah Weaken on Friday?

Why did Indonesian Stocks & Rupiah Weaken on Friday?

Although stock indices on Wall Street were up on Thursday (23/10) on strong corporate earnings (including Caterpillar and 3M) and economic data (US hiring as well as business’ surveys in Europe that suggest the region may avoid slipping back into a recession), it failed to push emerging market stocks higher on Friday (24/10). Indonesia’s benchmark stock index fell 0.60 percent to 5,073.07. Meanwhile, the Indonesian rupiah exchange rate depreciated 0.05 percent to IDR 12,069 per US dollar (Bloomberg Dollar Index).

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Economy of Indonesia: Sacrificing GDP Growth for Financial Stability

Economy of Indonesia: Sacrificing GDP Growth for Financial Stability

The economy of Indonesia is expected to slow further in the next six months ahead according to Standard Chartered Bank economist Fauzi Ichsan. As the US Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate next year, emerging economies - including Indonesia - will be affected by capital outflows. Moreover, China (one of the most important trading partners of Indonesia) has been experiencing a period of declining economic growth, thus leading to weak demand for Indonesian commodities.

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Today's Headlines

Market Wants Jokowi to Announce Composition Indonesian Cabinet

Market Wants Jokowi to Announce Composition New Indonesian Cabinet

It remains unknown whether President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla will announce the names of the ministers inside the new cabinet today. On Wednesday (22/10) it was reported that a number of ministerial candidates failed to pass the screening of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), which made Jokowi decide to seek for additional candidates. The market, however, would like to know the composition of the cabinet as soon as possible.

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Latest Financial Column

Corporate Earnings Reports Indonesian Companies in First 9 Months 2014

Corporate Earnings Reports Indonesian Companies in First 9 Months 2014

Indonesia Investments presents a selection of corporate earnings reports (covering the first 9 months 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.

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Latest Business Column

Positive Outlook Investments in Indonesia’s Food & Beverage Industry

Positive Outlook Investments in Indonesia’s Food & Beverage Industry

Investment in Indonesia’s processed food and beverage industry is expected to grow at least ten percent to IDR 55 trillion (USD $4.6 billion) in 2015 from an estimated investment realization of IDR 50 trillion in 2014. Adhi Lukman, General Chairman of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI), said that investments in this sector have been solid due to rising consumption of food and beverages in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Particularly foreign investments have been strong in 2014 and are expected to continue next year.

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Latest News Column

Global Concern: Economy of China Slows to 7.3% in Q3-2014

Global Concern: Economy of China Slows to 7.3% in Q3-2014

Economic expansion of China slowed to a growth pace of 7.3 percent year-on-year (y/y) in the third quarter of 2014, the slowest pace in five years. Although China’s Q3-2014 GDP growth result was better than most analysts’ projections of 7.2 percent, Chinese policy makers will face difficulties to achieve its 7.5 percent annual growth target for full-year 2014. Being one of the most important trading partners of Indonesia, slowing economic growth of China has a major impact on the export performance of Indonesia.

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Today's Headlines

Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo Becomes Indonesia’s 7th President Today

Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo Becomes Indonesia’s 7th President Today

Today (Monday 20 October 2014) Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, will be inaugurated as the seventh President of the Republic of Indonesia, effectively ending the decade-long leadership of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The inauguration will take place in Jakarta’s DPR/MPR building, the seat of government for the Indonesian legislative, while most of the celebrations will take place around Monas (National Monument) in Central Jakarta. Jokowi is likened by many due to his humble background and his reform-mindedness.

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Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 19 October 2014 Released

Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 19 October 2014 Released

On 19 October 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 economic topics such as the performance of Indonesian stocks and the rupiah, foreign direct investments, an update on the coal mining sector, tax, the cement industry, palm oil, steel industry, and more.

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Business Column

Overtime by Employees Working in Indonesia

Overtime by Employees Working in Indonesia

Overtime by employees in Indonesia is allowed under certain conditions. Indonesian Law Number 13 of 2003 regarding Manpower (Labor Law) and its implementing regulation in Decree of Manpower and Transmigration Minister Number 102/MEN/VI/2004 regarding Overtime and Overtime Wages (Overtime Regulation) set these conditions. Based on the foregoing, legislation employees are working overtime if the work time exceeds the seven hours per day in a six day work week, or the eight hours per day in a five day work week, or on weekly rest days, or on Indonesian public holidays.

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World Bank’s Latest East Asia Pacific Economic Update Available

World Bank’s Latest East Asia Pacific Economic Update Available

In its October East Asia Pacific Economic Update, the World Bank states that developing countries in the East Asia Pacific will experience slightly slower economic growth in 2014. However, the pace of growth in the region, excluding China, will improve next year, particularly due to a gradual recovery in high-income economies which then boosts demand for exports from the East Asia Pacific region. The report also claims that the developing East Asia Pacific region remains the fastest-growing region in the world.

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R.M.A. van der Schaar Business Consultant

Battle Jokowi-Prabowo; Democratic Future of Indonesia in Jeopardy?

More and more concerns have arisen recently regarding the democratic future of Indonesia. In fact, some media have reported that an impeachment of president-elect Joko Widodo, who will assume office on 20 October 2014, could become a reality as opposition in parliament - led by controversial and vindictive former army general Prabowo Subianto - is large. The Merah-Putih coalition, referring to the coalition of political parties that supported Subianto in the presidential election (which he narrowly lost to Widodo) will control 353 of the 560 seats in parliament.

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ADB: Indonesia’s Economic Growth Slows in 2014; Accelerates in 2015

ADB: Indonesia’s Economic Growth Slows in 2014; Accelerates in 2015

A new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says that the Indonesian economy is expected to slow on weak export performance in 2014 before picking up in 2015 as external demand improves and the new government’s reform agenda takes hold. In an update of its Asian Development Outlook 2014, the ADB trimmed its forecast for 2014 growth in Indonesian gross domestic product (GDP) to 5.3 percent from 5.7 percent expected in April. The ADB expects a growth pace of 5.8 percent in 2015, down from 6.0 percent in April.

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New Priok Port Jakarta

New Priok Port Jakarta

The construction of a new port - an extension of Indonesia's busiest port, Tanjung Priok - is one of the biggest public projects currently in [...]

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Giant Sea Wall Jakarta; National Capital Integrated Coastal Development

Giant Sea Wall Jakarta

In its quest to enhance flood prevention, foster urban development and - generally - become a more prestigious metropolis, the Jakarta government and Indonesian central government have agreed to start the realization of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) masterplan, better [...]

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