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  • Indonesia Stock Exchange Announces 2017 Targets

    Indonesia Stock Exchange Announces 2017 Targets

    The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) targets to see a total of 35 initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2017. To achieve this target the IDX will raise efforts to encourage Indonesian companies to go public. Besides these IPOs, the IDX also targets to see 60 companies to conduct a rights issue next year. These targets were announced by IDX Director Tito Sulistio after the extraordinary general meeting on Thursday (20/10). So far in 2016, only 12 companies went public in Indonesia. This poor score is the result of high uncertainty on the global financial markets.

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  • Stock Market Indonesia: Aneka Tambang Wins IDX Best Blue 2016

    Stock Market Indonesia: Aneka Tambang Wins IDX Best Blue 2016

    The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) ranked state-controlled mining company Aneka Tambang (or, Antam) as "the IDX Best Blue 2016". This ranking determines the best performing companies - listed on the IDX - in the period September 2015 to August 2016 based on matters including fundamental analyses, IDX monitoring, investor confidence, and active trading. Antam will have a template hanging on the walls of all IDX branches across Indonesia, a move that should encourage other listed companies to enhance their corporate performance.

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  • Indonesia Stock Exchange Opens More 'Go Public Information Centers'

    Indonesia Stock Exchange Opens More 'Go Public Information Centers'

    A new online information service - "Go Public" - has now been launched by the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in five cities - Jakarta, Surabaya (East Java), Bandung (West Java), Semarang (Central Java) and Medan (North Sumatra) - in an effort to inform privately-held companies about the advantages of listing on the IDX through an initial public offering (IPO). Tito Sulistio, General Director of the IDX, informed that one matter that blocks companies from undertaking an IPO is that this corporate move is believed to be complicated, costly, and time-consuming.

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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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  • Initial Public Offering (IPO) Indonesia: Made Easier to Go Public

    Initial Public Offering (IPO) Indonesia: Made Easier to Go Public

    The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) and the Financial Services Authority (OJK) aim to boost the number of listed companies in Indonesia by making it easier for companies to go public in an initial public offering (IPO). One strategy is the setting up of "Go Public" information centers in Jakarta and other big cities in Indonesia. This would mean that company officials will not need to travel to Jakarta to collect documents and provide data to the IDX. Soon, this will be possible in the regional centers. These centers can also introduce underwriters to companies that are interested to go public.

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  • IPO Sillo Maritime Perdana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    IPO Sillo Maritime Perdana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Indonesian shipping company Sillo Maritime Perdana, which provides offshore support vessels, plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). The company set the indicative price for its IPO in the range of IDR 117-140 a piece. By issuing 600 million new shares, or 23.08 percent of its enlarged share capital, Sillo Maritime Perdana targets to collect roughly IDR 77 billion (approx. USD $5.7 million) in funds from the IPO. Lautandhana Securindo and UOB Kay Hian Securities were appointed as underwriters for the IPO.

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  • Which Indonesian Companies Are Yet to Comply with 7.5% Minimum Free Float?

    Which Indonesian Companies Are Yet to Comply with 7.5% Minimum Free Float?

    The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will summon 18 listed companies to explain why they did not comply with the new minimum 7.5 percent free float regulation (free float is the number of companies' outstanding shares available to the public for trade). This new regulation, announced in January 2014, stipulates all listed companies on the IDX to have a minimum free float ratio of 7.5 percent per 31 January 2016 (BEI No. Kep-00001/BEI/01-2014). This regulation was designed in an attempt to boost market liquidity and raise trade volume on the IDX.

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  • HM Sampoerna, Aneka Tambang & Hanson Enter Indonesia's LQ45 Index

    HM Sampoerna, Aneka Tambang & Hanson Enter Indonesia's LQ45 Index

    Three new stocks will enter Indonesia's LQ45 index for the February-July 2016 period. The LQ45 index, compiled by the research and development division of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), consists of 45 stocks that meet a number of specific criteria. As the stocks listed in the LQ45 are the country's most traded stocks, investors should follow this index. The composition of the LQ45 index is adjusted twice per year (in February and August).

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  • Indonesia Stock Exchange: 10% Loss Limit, Short-Selling & Share Buyback

    Indonesia Stock Exchange: 10% Loss Limit, Short-Selling & Share Buyback

    The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) announced today (25/08) that it has curtailed the daily limit on share price losses to ten percent. This means that shares of listed Indonesian companies on the IDX can fall up to a maximum of 10 percent per day (from the range of 20 to 35 percent previously). This revised regulation aims to cushion the negative effects of current high (global) market volatility. Yesterday (‘Black Monday’), the Jakarta Composite Index fell to a 20-month low. The cap on upper price movements remains 20-35 percent per day.

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  • Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 16 August 2015 Released

    Indonesia Investments' Newsletter of 16 August 2015 Released

    On 16 August 2015, Indonesia Investments released the latest edition of its newsletter. This free newsletter, which is sent to our subscribers once per week, contains the most important news stories from Indonesia that have been reported on our website in the last seven days. Most of the topics involve economic and political subjects such as the cabinet reshuffle, the 2016 State Budget draft, the current account balance, an analysis of the recent performance of the rupiah and Indonesian stocks, the coal industry, and more.

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Latest Columns IDX

  • Jakarta Composite Index Falls 0.74% due to External and Internal Issues

    Jakarta Composite Index Declines 0.74% due to External and Internal Issues

    The benchmark stock index of Indonesia (known as the Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) was again affected by profit taking after market participants saw falling indices on Wall Street and in Europe at the end of last week due to various negative sentiments including the Federal Reserve's tapering issue, slowing Chinese manufacturing and the release of several global companies' financial reports that were below expectation. Moreover, the rupiah exchange rate continued to depreciate while Asian indices were down on Monday (03/02).

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  • Indonesia's IHSG Gains 1.74% amid Rising Asian Stock Indices

    Indonesia's benchmark stock index (IHSG) continued its upward movement on Wednesday (29/01) when it gained 1.74 percent to finish at 4,417.35. The IHSG was supported by positive American and European stock indices on the previous day and by strengthening emerging market currencies that felt the impact of higher interest rates in India and Turkey. In Indonesia, consumer, infrastructure and plantation stocks were popular as the current high rainfall is regarded as bringing a positive impact on these sectors.

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  • Profit Taking and Tapering Concern Causes Indonesia's Market to Sink

    Today (27/01), Indonesia's benchmark stock index (the Jakarta Composite Index, abbreviated IHSG) fell 2.58 percent to 4,322.78 points. This sharp decline can only be explained by profit taking amid market uncertainty. As I have reported before, the IHSG is highly susceptible to profit taking when negative sentiments arise in the market. Factors that accounted for these sentiments were the continued depreciation of the rupiah exchange rate and falling Asian stock markets (that were impacted by Wall Street's negative ending last week).

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  • Positive Domestic Factors Push Indonesia's Stock Index Higher

    Despite mixed European and American markets on Wednesday (23/01) and declining Asian markets on Thursday (23/01) as these responded to weak Chinese manufacturing data and South Korea's Q4-2013 GDP outcome, it was unable to block Indonesia's benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) from extending its upward movement. The IHSG was supported by various positive company releases, including financial results of 2013, capital expenditure announcements, and new products or services releases.

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  • Indonesia's Index Up 0.56% on IMF's Global Economic Outlook Upgrade

    Indonesia's Index Up 0.56% on IMF's Global Economic Outlook Upgrade

    The upward revision of the IMF's outlook for global economic growth (raised to 3.7 percent) was able to boost several commodity prices. This then was a reason for investors to purchase mining stocks, which made a positive impact on the performance of Indonesia's benchmark stock index (known as the Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) on Wednesday (22/01). Stocks in the consumer and trade sectors were also popular as speculation emerged that demand for consumer goods will rise due to the severe floods in several cities in Indonesia.

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  • Indonesia Stock Index Continues Upward Movement with 0.47% Gain

    The forming of a morning doji star indeed indicated that there was potential for continued upward movement of Indonesia's benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) despite the profit taking actions that emerged and limited the gain of the index (particularly those stocks that went into the overbought area). Factors that contributed positively to today's (21/01) performance of the Jakarta Composite Index were rising Asian stock markets and a rebound in commodity stocks as a number of commodities recorded slightly higher prices.

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  • Indonesia Stock Market Up 0.44% Despite Negative Market Sentiments

    The movement of Indonesia's benchmark stock index (known as IHSG or Jakarta Composite Index) on today's trading day (20/01) was rather volatile. Investors returned to the market after the fall of the index was limited at the end of last week. However, China's slowing economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 (7.7 percent) brought negative market sentiments. Still, foreign investors were net buyers of Indonesian stocks today and in combination with an appreciating rupiah exchange rate, the index rose 0.44 percent to 4,431.57 points.

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  • Indonesia Stock Market Update: Down 0.66% on Thursday amid Profit Taking

    On Thursday's trading day (16/01), Indonesia's benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index) fell victim to profit taking after two days of sharp gains (although the index did not came close to its gap at 4,393-4,398 points). The index was also pulled down due to the World Bank's pessimistic forecast for growth of Indonesia's economy as well as today's mixed Asian stock indices. Lastly, the continued Indonesia rupiah exchange rate depreciation contributed to negative market sentiments.

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  • Indonesia's Stock Market Continues to Rise amid Positive Global Markets

    Indonesia's Stock Market Continues to Rise amid Positive Global Markets

    Despite our concern that Indonesia's benchmark stock index (IHSG or Jakarta Composite Index) would be susceptible to profit taking after the national holiday on Tuesday (14/01) as the IHSG rose signficantly on Monday (13/01), it continued its rise on Wednesday (15/01). The IHSG was supported by positive Asian indices that were influenced by strong US and European stock markets after the release of positive economic data in the USA and Europe. The depreciating rupiah exchange rate, however, limited the IHSG's gain.

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  • Jakarta Composite Index Up 0.59% on IMF's Economic Growth Upgrade

    Although Indonesia's benchmark stock index (Jakarta Composite Index or IHSG) ended the first trading session down, it recovered in the second half of Wednesday's trading day (08/01). Investors were eager to buy stocks that have experienced a significant correction since May 2013. Moreover, as the Indonesia Stock Exchange reduced trading sizes to 100 shares per lot from 500 shares (to increase market liquidity and attract more retail investors), investors were able to benefit from these premium prices.

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