• Witholding Income-Tax Exemptions of BPJS Assets and the Procedures

    Witholding Income-Tax Exemptions of BPJS Assets and the Procedures

    Recently, the Ministry of Finance issued Regulation No. 140/PMK.030/2017 on Procedures for Withholding Income-Tax Exemptions for Investment Returns and Funds Growth Deriving from Social Security Fund Assets (New Regulation). The New Regulation is an implementation of Article 5 (4) of the Government Regulation no. 73 of 2016 on Income Tax for Social Security Programs Organized by the Social Security Agency (BPJS).

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  • Manufacturing PMI Indonesia Improves Slightly in November

    Manufacturing PMI Indonesia Improves Slightly in November

    Indonesia's Nikkei manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) grew to a reading of 50.4 in November 2017, slightly improving from 50.1 in the preceding month when broad stagnation was detected. A reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector, while a reading below 50.0 indicates contraction. Indonesia's November manufacturing growth was primarily caused by accelerating expansion in output and new orders.

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  • Mandatory Manpower Report Reregulated by MOM

    Mandatory Manpower Report Reregulated by MOM

    On November 6, 2017 the Ministry of Manpower issued regulation number 18 of 2017 on the procedures for online reporting of the mandatory manpower report (New MOM Regulation). The New Regulation revokes Government Regulation number PER.14/MEN/IV/2006 (Old Regulation), which previous regulated the reporting procedures. The New Regulation provides a set of guidelines to companies on how to perform the reporting through the new online system of the Ministry of Manpower. In this column we discuss the online reporting requirement and the use and management of data.

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  • Portfolio Watch Indonesia: Gudang Garam Shares Remain Attractive

    Portfolio Watch Indonesia: Gudang Garam Shares Remain Attractive

    Shares of Gudang Garam, Indonesia's leading kretek (clove cigarettes) producer, surged 1.92 percent to IDR 79,500 on Friday (24/11). So far this year the company's shares, listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, have risen 24.4 percent. This is remarkable considering there are plenty of negative issues going on in Indonesia's cigarette industry.

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