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  • Bank Central Asia Now Largest Company on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Bank Central Asia Now Largest Company on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Bank Central Asia (BCA) is now the the biggest company in terms of market capitalization on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). At the end of trading on Tuesday (09/05) the company's market cap stood at IDR 443.8 trillion (approx. USD $33.4 billion), replacing cigarette manufacturer HM Sampoerna with its market cap at IDR 440.8 trillion. BCA, part of the Djarum Group, is the second-largest bank in Indonesia in terms of assets.

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  • Stock Market Update Asia: Ahok, Moon Jae-in & James Comey

    Stock Market Update Asia: Ahok, Moon Jae-in & James Comey

    Indonesia's benchmark Jakarta Composite Index was slightly in green territory shortly after opening on Wednesday (10/05), seemingly recovering from yesterday's losses when market participants were alarmed by the controversial two-year prison sentence for former Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ("Ahok") that was handed by the North Jakarta District Court as the defendant was found guilty of blasphemy. Another matter that impacted negatively on Indonesian stocks was the big drop in global coal prices.

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  • Indonesia Stock Market Update: Commodities Down, Awaiting GDP

    Indonesia Stock Market Update: Commodities Down, Awaiting GDP

    Stocks are under pressure in Asia on Friday morning (05/05) as metal prices continue to slide, while crude oil prices suffered their lowest close since November 2016 after a near five percent plunge yesterday on concerns of a US oil supply glut with analysts forecasting further losses, hence undermining the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)'s earlier efforts to boost the oil price through production cut agreements (chances of seeing deeper cuts in OPEC nations are slim).

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  • What Are Indonesia's Dividend Paying Stocks with Highest Yields?

    What Are Indonesia's Dividend Paying Stocks with Highest Yields?

    Improving full-year 2016 corporate earnings of companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) leads to rising dividend payouts. More than 65 companies have already distributed their dividends to shareholders. Interestingly enough, coal miners and financial institutions offer the most attractive dividends.

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  • Gold or Stocks: Which is Best for Indonesian Investors?

    Gold or Stocks: Which is Best for Indonesian Investors?

    When we look at all of the activity in financial markets this year, some interesting trends have started to emerge for those looking to invest in Asia. Stock markets in Indonesia have shown strong rallies, and have started to reverse many of the multi-year declines that have been characterizing the region. This inspired a great deal of attention for Indonesia’s stock benchmarks, as it is looking increasingly likely that improvements in the underlying economic data will continue bringing in buyers for these markets.

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  • Profit Taking Turns Indonesia's Stock Index Back into Negative Territory

    As I wrote before, profit taking in combination with mixed movements of global stock indices resulted in the limited movement of Indonesia's main stock index (IHSG) on Monday (22/07). The IHSG was corrected 0.96 percent to 4,678.98. All of the sectoral indices weakened, except for the plantation and mining sectors. As there were no positive news publications that would make investors buy assets, they decided to engage in profit taking after the IHSG had risen for five consecutive days.

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