19 September 2014 (closed)

          Announcement Indonesia-Investments (27-03-2013)

Indonesia Stock Exchange (5,227.58)  +19.44  +0.37%

Portfolio Selected Companies (95,977)  +206.00  +0.22%

USD/IDR (11,985)  -45.00  -0.37%

EUR/IDR (15,479)  +-0.38  +0.00%

GDP Growth Q2-2014 5.12%

Inflation August 2014 3.99% (yoy)

Central Bank Interest Rate September 2014 7.50%

WHY INVEST IN INDONESIA?

PARTICIPATE IN THE ECONOMY

CONSUMER & BUSINESS SERVICES

Latest Today's Headlines

Initial Public Offering (IPO) Blue Bird on Indonesia Stock Exchange

Initial Public Offering (IPO) Blue Bird on Indonesia Stock Exchange

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) expects five more initial public offerings (IPOs) before the end of this year. These companies are the Blue Bird Group, Soechi Lines Indonesia, Imack Pratama Industri, Intan Baruprana Finance, and Karisma Aksara Mediatama. The IPO of Blue Bird, known for its taxi services, is the most awaited one. The company is expected to sell 20 percent of its enlarged capital to the public and aims to raise about USD $450 million, making it one of the largest IPOs on the IDX since Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur in 2010.

Read more

Today's Headlines

Federal Reserve Maintains US Interest Rates at Near Zero Levels

Federal Reserve Maintains US Interest Rates at Near Zero Levels

Despite some concern about inflation, the US Federal Reserve stated that it will keep interest rates close to zero. The central bank announced this after the two-day policy meeting (Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC). Ahead of the meeting, market participants had increasingly speculated about the chance of sooner-than-expected US interest rate hikes as US economic data has generally been positive (including 4.2 percent GDP growth in the second quarter and weekly jobless claims that declined to near record lows).

Read more

Today's Headlines

Car Industry Update Indonesia: Car Sales Increase in August 2014

Car Industry Update Indonesia: Car Sales Increase in August 2014

Indonesian car sales, an important indicator to measure consumer confidence and domestic consumption, surged 24.1 percent (year-on-year) to 96,728 vehicles in August 2014. However, this growth pace is heavily influenced by public holidays and thus does not signal a marked improvement in Indonesian consumer confidence. In August last year, Indonesian car sales fell because of the limited amount of working days amid the Lebaran holiday (Idul Fitri), causing reduced production and distribution of cars and motorcycles.

Read more

Latest News Column

Performance of Indonesian Stocks Depends on Subsidized Fuel Policy

Performance of Indonesian Stocks Depends on Subsidized Fuel Policy

Indonesia’s fuel subsidy policy is estimated to have a large influence on investors’ confidence in the financial or fiscal fundamentals of Southeast Asia’s largest economy and thus on the performance of the local stock index and currency. New president elect Joko Widodo (popularly known as Jokowi) is expected to raise prices of subsidized fuels after taking office in late October 2014 in an attempt to combat the country’s wide current account deficit (mainly caused by expensive oil imports to meet domestic fuel demand).

Read column

News Column

Insurance Business in Indonesia: Foreign Investment still Welcome

Insurance Business in Indonesia: Foreign Investment still Welcome

Indonesian parliament (DPR) decided not to limit foreign ownership in Indonesian insurance companies. Currently, foreigners can have an 80 percent stake in a local insurance company. A new insurance bill on this matter is expected to be passed in a plenary session next month. This bill will enable foreign investors to continue to own local insurance companies through the share-purchase mechanism at the Indonesia stock exchange (IDX). Another important point in the new bill involves the legal entity of the local insurance firm.

Read column

Financial Column

Bank Indonesia: Current Account Deficit Eases Slightly in 2014

Bank Indonesia: Current Account Deficit Eases Slightly in 2014

The central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) expects that the country’s current account deficit will only ease slightly in 2014. Last year, the deficit reached 3.3 percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP), a level which is generally considered unsustainable and leads to reduced investor confidence. Countries that have to cope with a wide current account deficit, such as Indonesia and India, are highly vulnerable in times of global shocks as investors will quickly withdraw their investments from assets in these countries.

Read column

Stock Market Update

Update Indonesian Stocks: Rising on Fed Speculation & Chinese Stimulus

Update Indonesian Stocks: Rising on Fed Speculation & Chinese Stimulus

The benchmark stock index of Indonesia (Jakarta Composite Index, abbreviated IHSG) closed 1.12 percent higher on Wednesday (17/09) supported by Tuesday’s positive stock indices on Wall Street as well as speculation that the US Federal Reserve will not raise its key interest rate yet. Today (17/09), the Federal Reserve will conclude its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Lastly, after weak economic data, it was reported that China’s central bank (PBOC) injected USD $82 billion into the country's five largest banks.

Read column

News Column

Indonesian Banking Sector: J Trust to Buy Bank Mutiara (Bank Century)

Indonesian Banking Sector: J Trust to Buy Bank Mutiara (Bank Century)

J Trust, a Japan-based company engaged in the finance, real estate, IT system, as well as amusement sectors, is reportedly buying Indonesia’s Bank Mutiara (formerly known as Bank Century). Bank Century made headlines due to a controversial government bail-out in 2008 amid the economic crisis when the bank was said to be on the brink of collapse (the impact of which would spread to other local banks). Bank Century then obtained a capital injection of IDR 6.7 trillion (USD $573 million) from the country's Deposit Insurance Agency (LPS).

Read more

Business Column

Articles of Association Indonesia – Content and Requirements

Articles of Association Indonesia - Content and Requirements

The articles of association of an Indonesian limited liability company (a PT in case of local investment and PT PMA in case of foreign investment) are initially drafted at the establishment of the company. The articles of association form part of the deed of incorporation. In this week’s column we will discuss the provisions which regulate the content of the articles of association and other relevant requirements, which are set out in the Indonesian law number 40 of 2007 (Company Law).

Read column

Indonesia's 2014 Elections

Indonesia Investments Presenting

H.P. Berlage - Dutch Indies Journey

Featured Column

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?

Read column

Featured Column

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.

Read column

Featured Column

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.

Read column

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 [...]

Visit project

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 [...]

Visit project

mp3ei-homepage.png
Business and Cultural Visits to Jakarta Indonesia Investments
Indonesian Companies Corporate Earnings First Half 2014

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.