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Today's Headlines Salim Group

  • Indonesia Abroad: Sinarmas Land Expanding its Property in London

    Indonesia Abroad: Sinarmas Land Expanding its Property in London

    Real estate development company Sinarmas Land Ltd, a unit within the Sinar Mas Group, purchased a big office building in Central London for the price of nearly USD $269 million. Sinar Mas Land Ltd, headquartered and listed in Singapore, is engaged in the property business through its operations in primarily Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Singapore.

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  • Corporate Rulers: What are Indonesia's Biggest Conglomerates?

    Corporate Rulers: What are Indonesia's Biggest Conglomerates?

    Given the prolonged rule of Suharto's New Order regime, the political and economic systems of Indonesia still have features of an oligarchic system, i.e. power is controlled by a small group of people usually distinguished by family ties and wealth. In the past, religious or military status also played a crucial role. However, as democracy continues to develop some of these features wane, while others still exist. President Joko Widodo, for example, is the first Indonesian president who does not belong to the traditional (political, religious or military) elite.

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  • Top Listed Indonesian Conglomerates with Largest Market Capitalization

    The Top Listed Indonesian Conglomerates with Largest Market Capitalization

    The four largest privately-held Indonesian conglomerates that have assets listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) are the Astra Group, Salim Group, Lippo Group, and Sinar Mas Group. Combined, all listed companies controlled by these four groups account for 17.50 percent of total market capitalization on the IDX (total market capitalization on the IDX was IDR 5,027.27 trillion or USD $430 billion on 15 July 2014). Currently, the largest listed firm on the IDX is Astra International, the ‘vehicle’ of the Astra Group.

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  • PP London Sumatra Indonesia: Feeling the Impact of Weak Global Demand

    Perusahaan Perkebunan London Sumatra Indonesia (PP London Sumatra Indonesia or Lonsum), controlled by the powerful Salim Group, is an Indonesian plantation company focused on the production of palm oil, rubber, tea and cocoa. Its estates are located on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Amid weak global demand for commodities, the company posted a 72.1 percent fall in net profit over the first six months of 2013. Its shares have fallen 48.0 percent since the first trading day of 2013.

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  • Indofood Sukses Makmur, Indonesia's Largest Food Processing Company

    Indofood Sukses Makmur (Indofood), one of the top performing consumer goods companies in Indonesia, has operations in each stage of the country's food manufacturing process. Indofood is Indonesia's largest food processing company and the world's biggest producer of instant noodles. As Indonesian consumers have more purchasing power, the company is well positioned to take benefit from this context. Moreover, Indofood is one of the Indonesian companies that expands its business oversees.

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  • Dyviacom Intrabumi Takes Over Salim Stake in Three Retail Companies

    PT Dyviacom Intrabumi Tbk, an Indonesian internet services provider, has announced to leave the information technology sector as it has not shown significant growth and instead focus on Indonesia's lucrative (food) consumption sector. For that reason it will purchase large stakes in three companies that are engaged in the country's food industry: Indomarco Prismatama, Fast Food Indonesia, and Nippon Indosari Corpindo. The combined costs amount to IDR 6.7 trillion (USD $690.7 million).

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  • Indofood Reports 10 Percent Growth in Net Sales Due to Domestic Consumption

    Indofood Sukses Makmur (Indofood), Indonesia's largest food processing company and the world's largest producer of instant noodles, posted net sales of IDR 50.06 trillion (US $5.1 billion) over 2012, a 10.4 percent increase compared to 2011. Its Consumer Branded Products Group (CBP) continued to be the largest contributor to its net sales, contributing around 43 percent, followed by Bogasari (25 percent), Agribusiness (24 percent) and Distribution (8 percent).

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  • Indofood Sukses Makmur Purchases Stake in Minzhong Food Corporation Limited

    Indofood Sukses Makmur is reported to purchase 14.95 percent of the issuance of 98 million new shares of Singapore-listed Minzhong Food Corporation Limited (CMFC), a Chinese integrated vegetable processing company. CMFC will issue new shares for a price of SGD $0.915 per share, a 9.93 percent discount compared to the company's share value last Friday. Indofood's purchase is regarded to spur its business development and distribution network.

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Latest Columns Salim Group

  • Indonesia's Salim Group Wants to Build a "New Bank Central Asia"

    Indonesia's Salim Group Wants to Build a "New Bank Central Asia"

    The Salim Group, one of Indonesia's biggest conglomerates (owning leading companies in various sectors of the Indonesian economy), has high ambitions in the nation's banking sector after having acquired a majority stake in Bank Ina Perdana in early March 2017. For the first time in 19 years the conglomerate, founded by Sudono Salim in 1972, is back in Indonesia's banking industry.

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  • Car Industry Indonesia: Tough Times for Indomobil Sukses Internasional

    Car Industry Indonesia: Tough Times for Indomobil Sukses Internasional

    Indonesian automotive group Indomobil Sukses Internasional is facing challenges in 2015. The listed company, affiliated with the Salim Group (one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates), is plagued by intense competition in the car industry of Indonesia, while it also feels the negative impact of the weak rupiah (which is depreciating against the US dollar). Over 2014, the company posted a net loss of IDR 128.2 billion (USD $9.9 million), down significantly from net profit of IDR 532.5 billion it recorded in the preceding year.

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  • Indonesian Palm Oil Companies Report Declining Net Profit

    Indonesian Palm Oil Companies Report Declining Net Profit

    Indonesian companies engaged in the production of a variety of agricultural products, such as palm oil, experienced a rather poor year in 2012 regarding net profit. Global economic turmoil has reduced the world's consumption of palm oil in both the developed markets and developing markets. In particular decreased demand from China, the world’s biggest buyer after India, made a negative impact on the balance sheets of Indonesian companies.

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