• Investor Magazine's Top Performing Listed Companies 2016 in Indonesia

    Investor Magazine's Top Performing Listed Companies 2016 in Indonesia

    Five companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange have been awarded the Investor Award 2016 being regarded the best performing listed companies in the year 2016 due to their sound fundamental and technical performance (including high liquidity and risk management) in the period April 2015 - March 2016. The winners are Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Waskita Karya, Pembangunan Perumahan, Sarana Menara Nusantara, and Sri Rejeki Isman. This year the jury specifically focused on companies' ability and efforts to adjust and expand in the era of digital business.

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  • Indonesia's Tax Amnesty Bill Needs more Deliberation

    Indonesia's Tax Amnesty Bill Needs more Deliberation

    Due to the lengthy talks needed among the Indonesian government and House of Representatives (DPR) about the Tax Amnesty Bill, there may be a further delay in implementing the bill that was originally planned to be implemented in early 2016. The government's proposed Tax Amnesty Bill offers low tax rates (and protection from prosecution) to those who declare untaxed wealth and repatriate their funds back to Indonesia. Through this bill the government aims to finance the widening budget deficit and obtain fresh tax revenue.

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  • BPS: Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Falls 1.34% in Q1-2016

    BPS: Manufacturing Activity Indonesia Falls 1.34% in Q1-2016

    In the first quarter of 2016 Indonesia's manufacturing activity declined 1.34 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015 according to data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS). This decline is primarily caused by weaker growth of the processed tobacco industry (-9.99 percent q/q), rubber & plastic industry (-7.66 percent q/q), paper & paper products industry (-5.73 percent q/q), the motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers industry (-4.54 percent q/q), and electrical equipment (-4.13 percent q/q). BPS Head Suryamin said the decline of the tobacco industry was caused by a weak harvest, not because of a rise in the tobacco tax rate.

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  • 9 Companies Ready for Initial Public Offering on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    9 Companies Ready for Initial Public Offering on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    At least nine companies are ready to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in the next two months. Among these nine companies are: Megapower Makmur, Cikarang Listrindo, Duta Inti Daya, Sillo Maritime Perdana, Bank Ganesha and Graha Andrasentra Propertindo. So far this year only three companies have been added to the Indonesian bourse. Due to economic uncertainties in recent years (making investors cautious), few companies have been eager to list on the IDX since 2014.

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