1 September 2014 (closed)

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Indonesia Stock Exchange (5,177.62)  +40.76  +0.79%

Portfolio Selected Companies (95,798)  +1,635.00  +1.74%

USD/IDR (11,717)  +35.00  +0.30%

EUR/IDR (15,444)  +11.67  +0.08%

GDP Growth Q2-2014 5.12%

Inflation August 2014 3.99% (yoy)

Central Bank Interest Rate August 2014 7.50%

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Economic Data of Indonesia: Inflation, Trade Balance & Manufacturing

Economic Data of Indonesia: Inflation, Trade Balance & Manufacturing

As expected, the pace of inflation in Indonesia eased in August 2014. On Monday (01/09), Statistics Indonesia announced that August inflation reached 0.47 percent, implying that on a year-on-year basis inflation eased to 3.99 percent from 4.53 percent in the previous month. Meanwhile, Indonesia posted a USD $124 million trade surplus in July 2014 mainly due to declining imports of machinery and mechanical instruments. The country’s manufacturing activity, however, contracted in August for the first time in a year.

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Cipta Kridatama Plans Initial Public Offering on Indonesia Stock Exchange

Cipta Kridatama Plans Initial Public Offering on Indonesia Stock Exchange

Cipta Kridatama, one of Indonesia leading mining contractor companies, plans to conduct an initial public offering on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) after 2015. The company believes that this corporate action will enhance transparency and good corporate management. Chief Executive officer (CEO) Irfan Setiaputri said that the company is eager to conduct the IPO but needs to wait until after 2015 in order to be fully prepared for this step. The company is currently busy expanding into other business sectors.

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Revising Regulation to Enhance Indonesia’s Foreign Exchange Trading

Revising Regulations to Enhance Indonesia’s Foreign Exchange Trading

Nanang Hendarsah, Deputy of Bank Indonesia’s financial task force, said that the central bank of Indonesia will issue two new regulations this week in an attempt to boost foreign exchange (FX) transactions in Indonesia by simplifying the bank’s previous regulations issued in 2005 and 2008 (PBI No. 10/28 on FX purchase at banks and PBI No. 10/37 on netting restrictions). Recent data from Bank Indonesia show that the amount of FX transactions in Indonesia has been lower compared to those recorded by its regional peers.

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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.

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Latest News Column

Indonesian Property Stocks Gain Most in First 8 Months of 2014

Indonesian Property Stocks Gain Most in First 8 Months of 2014

Property stocks listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) have outperformed all other stocks between the first trading day of 2014 up to 29 August 2014. The IDX’ property sector category rose 37.6 percent in the indicated period, whereas the benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index, abbreviated IHSG) - which involves all stocks traded on the IDX - climbed 18.7 percent over the same period. On the IDX, stocks are placed in ten sectoral categories. The second-best performing sectoral index was finance (+24.5 percent).

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Indonesian Rupiah Exchange Rate Update: Depreciating on Strong US Dollar

Indonesian Rupiah Exchange Update: Depreciating on Strong US Dollar

Contrary to the positive performance of the benchmark stock index of Indonesia on Monday’s trading day (01/09) and despite positive domestic economic data released by Statistics Indonesia, the Indonesian rupiah exchange rate depreciated 0.22 percent to IDR 11,716 per US dollar based on the Bloomberg Dollar Index on Monday (01/09). The main reason for the currency’s depreciation is the strengthening US dollar as US economic data are improving and inflation is slowing in the Eurozone.

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Company types limited liability company Indonesia

Company Types Limited Liability Company Indonesia

The limited liability company (local PT or foreign PT PMA) in Indonesia is regulated under law number 40 of 2007 (Company Law). The Company Law sets the minimum establishment requirements for a limited liability company, but does not regulate the different company types for limited liability companies in Indonesia. These are regulated in law number 20 of 2008 (SME Law) which essentially differentiates micro companies, small companies, medium companies and large companies. This column will discuss the differences in company types in Indonesia.

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Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 31 August 2014 Released

Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 31 August 2014 Released

On 31 August 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 Indonesia’s fuel subsidies, an August inflation forecast, the conflict between the government and Nusa Tenggara Newmont, a new geothermal energy bill, infrastructure development, and more.

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R.M.A. van der Schaar Business Consultant

SBY Declines but Joko Widodo Set to Curb Indonesia’s Fuel Subsidies

In the past days, Indonesia’s fuel subsidy policy has been in the spotlight of Indonesian media continuously. When it was reported that incumbent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and newly elected president Joko Widodo would meet on the island of Bali this week to discuss various transitional matters, speculation emerged that the country’s generous fuel subsidies, which seriously burden the government’s budget as well as current account, might be wound down before the new government is inaugurated in October 2014.

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R.M.A. van der Schaar Business Consultant

Analysis of Indonesia’s Current Account Deficit: Search for Fiscal Stability

Governor of the central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia), Agus Martowardojo, commented on Indonesia’s troubled current account balance on Tuesday (12/08). Martowardojo said that he expects the balance to improve in 2014. Last year, the current account deficit of Southeast Asia’s largest economy reached 3.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP); a level which is generally regarded as unsustainable. This year, the deficit may ease to 3 percent of GDP. For investors the current account balance is an important matter. Why?

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Economic Growth of Indonesia in Second Half 2014: Slowing or Growing?

Economic Growth of Indonesia in Second Half 2014: Slowing or Growing?

Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first half of 2014 reached 5.17 percent (year-on-year), thus continuing the slowing growth trend that has been recorded by the country since 2011. Forecasts for GDP growth in the second half of 2014 indicate a slight improvement (to the range of 5.2 to 5.3 percent year-on-year) supported by strong household consumption, increased government spending and further growth of the trade and services sector. However, in recent quarters the official GDP figure has been lower than most forecasts.

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Crude Oil Production Indonesia: Difficult to Achieve 2014 Oil Lifting Target

Crude Oil Production Indonesia: Difficult to Meet 2014 Oil Lifting Target

It remains difficult for Indonesia to achieve oil production targets that are set by the Indonesian government. In fact, it is unlikely that Indonesia will meet this year’s revised oil lifting target of 818,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) as set in the Revised 2014 State Budget. In the first half of 2014, Indonesia recorded an oil production rate of 797,000 bpd only. For almost two decades, Indonesia’s oil sector has been in a state of decline, evidenced by falling production rates, due to a lack of investments and aging oil fields.

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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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