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  • IPOs in Indonesia: Bakrie Group's Graha Andrasentra Propertindo

    IPOs in Indonesia: Bakrie Group's Graha Andrasentra Propertindo

    Graha Andrasentra Propertindo became the eight company to list on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2016. The company, controlled by the Bakrie Group, is the operator of recreational park "Jungle Land" in Bogor (West Java). Through the initial public offering (IPO) Graha Andrasentra Propertindo raised over IDR 300 billion (approx. USD $23 million) by offering 2.3 billion shares, or 10.2 percent of its enlarged capital. Underwriter for the IPO was Danatama Makmur.

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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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  • Bumi Resources Debt Settlement: CIC Takes 19% Stake in Kaltim Prima Coal

    China Investment Corporation (CIC), a sovereign wealth fund, now officially holds a 19 percent stake (worth USD $950 million) in Kaltim Prima Coal, subsidiary of Indonesia's largest coal miner (yet debt-ridden) Bumi Resources. This share transfer is part of Bumi Resources’ debt settlement program with CIC. After the share transfer, Bumi Resources still owes CIC about USD $1.03 billion. Another chunk of this debt will be settled through transferring 42 percent of the shares of another subsidiary, Bumi Resources Minerals, (worth USD $257 million) to CIC.

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  • Bakrie Group's Bumi Resources: Shares Plunge on Bond Default Concern

    Shares of Bumi Resources, Indonesia’s largest coal miner by production volume, had plunged more than 13 percent by 16:00pm local Jakarta time on increased concern that a default is looming after the company failed to gain approval from bondholders to change the terms of its USD $375 million bonds due on 5 August. The Bakrie Group-controlled miner intended to extend the maturity of its bonds while lowering the coupon and conversion price. However, this plan was not approved in a bondholders’ meeting held in Singapore on 20 June 2014.

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  • Television Station ANTV Conducts IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Television Station ANTV Ready to Conduct IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Indonesian television station Cakrawala Andalas Televisi (ANTV), owned by the controversial Bakrie Group, is conducting an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). Bookbuilding started today (28/02) and will continue up to 7 March 2014. Its listing on the IDX is planned for 27 March 2014. The company will offer 588.2 billion shares, 15 percent of its enlarged capital, to the public through this corporate action. Sinarmas Sekuritas has been appointed as underwriter of the IPO.

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  • Indonesia's Telecommunications Sector: Bakrie Telecom's Downslide

    Bakrie Telecom is one of the dozen Indonesian telecommunications operators that provide fixed digital radio cellular telecommunication network and services. The company currently has around 12 million cellular subscribers (mostly prepaid). However, both its operational and financial results are showing a worrying development. In April 2013, Fitch Ratings said that Bakrie Telecom is likely to default on its debt and needs to restructure its USD $380 million senior unsecured bonds due in May 2015.

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  • Company Profile of Debt-Ridden Bumi Resources: Indonesian Coal Miner

    Indonesia Investments updated the company profile of Bumi Resources, a leading Indonesian natural resources group focused primarily on coal mining. The company is Indonesia's largest coal miner by production volume and the world's largest thermal coal exporter. However, due to weak global demand and weak corporate management, the company is at risk of default in the near future due to maturity of its debts. Moody’s has downgraded Bumi’s corporate rating from Caa1 to Ca.

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  • Shareholders Reject Rothschild Proposal, Split with Bakrie Group Can Go ahead

    The Bakrie Group is most likely to continue its separation from Bumi Plc, the London-listed coal miner, after an extraordinary shareholders' meeting yesterday rejected the proposal of British financier Nathaniel Rothschild to replace 12 of the 14 board members. This outcome means that the Bakrie Group can go ahead with its intention to separate from Bumi Plc as agreed by the board last week and will keep its assets in Bumi Resources, Indonesia's largest coal miner.

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  • Indonesian Coal Miner Bumi Resources Sees Better Times Ahead

    Indonesian Coal Miner Bumi Resources Sees Better Times Ahead

    After years of concern amid scandals, debt woes and low coal prices, there seems light at the end of the tunnel for Indonesia's largest coal producer Bumi Resources, a listed miner controlled by the Bakrie Group. Although its audited earnings (covering full-year 2016) will be released next month, a source within Bumi Resources said the company will post its first profit since 2011. The miner's net income is expected to reach USD $101.6 million, improving significantly from a net loss of USD $2 billion in the preceding year.

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  • Heavy Volatility after Lifting of Bumi Resources' Trading Suspension

    Heavy Volatility after Lifting of Bumi Resources' Trading Suspension

    The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) suspended trading of the shares of coal miner Bumi Resources between 1 July and 4 October 2016 because the company had not reported its financial report (covering the corporate earnings of 2015) in time. On Tuesday (04/10) Bumi Resources, part of the controversial Bakrie Group conglomerate, finally announced that it recorded a net loss of USD $1.9 billion over 2015. This poor performance was mainly attributed to the impairment of assets and write-offs for its receivables.

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  • Indonesia's Bakrie & Brothers Offers Convertible Bonds to Creditors

    Indonesia's Bakrie & Brothers Offers Convertible Bonds to Creditors

    One of Indonesia's long standing companies - and also one of the most controversial ones in Indonesia - Bakrie & Brothers plans to offer part of its shares to creditors Mitsubishi Corporation, Glencore International, and Eurofa Capital Investment in a debt for equity swap. This plan is part of the company's efforts to restructure USD $453 million worth of debt through mandatory convertible bonds. Indra Ginting, Chief Investor Relation Officer at Bakrie & Brothers, confirmed the company owes Mitsubishi USD $150 million, Glencore USD $200 million, and Eurofa Capital USD $103 million.

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  • Five Indonesian Insurance Companies Declared Insolvent by OJK

    Five Indonesian Insurance Companies Declared Insolvent by OJK

    The Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, OJK) of Indonesia announced that it has declared five Indonesian insurance companies insolvent as they do not meet capital requirements. OJK official Dumoly Freddy Pardede said that Bakrie Life, Asuransi Jiwa Tugu Mandiri and MAA General Assurance are three of the five insolvent companies. He refrained from mentioning the names of the other two insurance companies. The OJK will continue to monitor the five companies and force them to meet all capital requirements.

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  • Indonesian Miner Bumi Resources almost Defaulted on $300 Million Bond

    Bumi Resources, a leading Indonesian coal mining company, came close to default on its USD $300 million November 2016 bond before paying an overdue coupon earlier this week. The company, which is in the hands of the controversial Bakrie family, is obliged to make two coupon payments per year but postponed payment due on 12 May 2014 in order to negotiate with its creditors and lenders. According to a statement of Bumi Resources Director Dileep Srivastava, the payment was done on 11 June 2014.

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  • Indonesia’s 2014 Presidential Candidates; a Profile of Aburizal Bakrie

    Although Indonesia’s next presidential election will be held in mid-2014, Aburizal Bakrie already announced in 2012 that he would run for the presidency on behalf of the Golkar party, one of the leading political parties of Indonesia and once the strong political vehicle of Suharto during the New Order regime (1965-1998). However, Bakrie, chairman of Golkar and often referred to by his nickname 'Ical', is one of the most controversial figures in modern Indonesian politics and business.

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  • Agreement Reached in Separation of Bakrie Group and Bumi Plc

    Agreement Reached in Separation of Bakrie Group and Bumi Plc

    Yesterday it was announced that the Bakrie Group, one of Indonesia's most controversial and richest conglomerates, has signed a heads of terms agreement that sets out conditions for the Bakrie's withdrawal from London-listed coal miner Bumi Plc. Bumi Plc, having the largest coal deposits in Indonesia at its disposal, was established in 2010 by British financier Nathaniel Rothschild and the Bakrie Group to bring coal assets to European investors.

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