Yesterday (12/08) was remarkable because investors were hunting stocks in Indonesia's mining sector. Today, however, it were consumer and manufacturer stocks that were popular among investors. Trade volume rose, while total value of transactions fell. Foreign investors were mostly selling their Indonesian assets, while domestic investors recorded a net buy.

Asian stock indices were up, including Japan's Nikkei. Despite lower machinery orders (MoM), Japan's main index rose because the Yen weakened again against the US dollar. China's indices were also up as the Trade Ministry and several other agencies are preparing detailed steps to enhance trade.