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  • Do Bank Muamalat Acquisition Rumors Plague Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia?

    Do Bank Muamalat Acquisition Rumors Plague Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia?

    Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia, have fallen around 21 percent so far in 2018. Considering the recent capital outflows from Indonesia amid the high degree of uncertainty in global financial markets, it makes sense that shares of BRI are hit hard. After all, it is one of the blue chip stocks that is likened by foreign investors. However, a rumor - that says BRI wants to acquire a stake in Bank Muamalat Indonesia - may add pressures on BRI shares.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia Posts 10.7% Rise in Net Profit in 2017

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia Posts 10.7% Rise in Net Profit in 2017

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia, one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia and among the largest listed companies in terms of market capitalization on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, posted solid corporate earnings over full-year 2017. The financial institution's net profit and net interest income both climbed by double-digit figures.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Targets Double-Digit Growth in 2018

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Targets Double-Digit Growth in 2018

    Indonesian financial institution Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) targets to see double-digit profit growth in 2018 supported by rising credit growth. Suprajarto, President Director of BRI, said rising revenue and the implementation of efficiency measures will boost the bank's performance in 2018. Moreover, Indonesia's banking sector is currently "hot", reflected by surging shares of the big listed Indonesian banks on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Plans 1:5 Stock Split to Boost Liquidity

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Plans 1:5 Stock Split to Boost Liquidity

    One of Indonesia's leading banks, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, is planning to conduct a 1:5 stock split in order to make its stocks more affordable and increase their liquidity. At the general shareholders meeting, to be held on 18 October 2017, the plan is expected to be approved by the company's shareholders.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia Sees Good Growth at East Timor Branch

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia Sees Good Growth at East Timor Branch

    Haru Koesmahargyo, Finance Director of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), said the company's new branch office in East Timor (Timor Leste), which was opened several months ago, already managed to open about 20,000 new accounts for local clients. Considering the limited time-span and the limited local population in the region, these results are very positive. Also in terms of transactions the East Timor branch shows good growth.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia to Speed Up Migration to BRIsat

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia to Speed Up Migration to BRIsat

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), one of Indonesia's largest financial institutions, will accelerate the migration of its ATM network and operating units to BRIsat, the company's satellite that was launched on 20 June 2016. Indra Utoyo, Director of Digital Banking and Technology at BRI, said many - but not all - of the bank's ATMs and operating units have already been migrated to BRIsat.

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  • BRI Syariah Plans IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018

    BRI Syariah Plans IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2018

    BRI Syariah, the Islamic banking unit of leading Indonesian commercial bank Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), is currently assessing the prospects of conducting an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Indri Tri Handayani, Corporate Secretary at BRI Syariah, will invite several supporting institutions active within capital markets to advise on this IPO plan, including the administrative matters. If BRI Syariah will indeed go-ahead with the IPO, then it will not be realized sooner than early 2018.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia's BRIsat Satellite to Launch Next Week

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia's BRIsat Satellite to Launch Next Week

    State-controlled financial institution Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) is scheduled to launch its satellite - called BRIsat - at 03:30 am local Jakarta time on 9 June 2016 in Kourou (French Guiana). BRI President Asmawi Syam told reporters that the launch is a milestone, not only for BRI but for the global banking industry as BRI will become the first bank to operate its own communications satellite. In Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, a satellite is more efficient than fiber optic. With the BRIsat the bank is able to reach (potential) customers in the remote areas.

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  • Operational Costs Major Indonesian Banks Rise in 2016

    Operational Costs Major Indonesian Banks Rise in 2016

    Even though Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (OJK) has been eager to encourage local banks to raise efficiency, banks' ratio of operating expenses to operating income (ROEOI) has in fact risen. For example, the ROEOI of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) rose 406 basis points from 68.04 percent in March 2015 to 72.10 percent in March 2016. BRI's Finance Director Haru Koesmahargyo said the bank's higher ROEOI is caused by the bank's rising non-performing loan (NPL) ratio. In Q1-2016 BRI's NPL ratio rose 20 basis points to 2.22 percent.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Launched Indonesia’s First Floating Bank

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Launched Indonesia’s First Floating Bank

    After having opened its first branch in Singapore, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), one of the leading commercial lenders in Indonesia, has now launched Indonesia’s first ever floating bank, named Teras BRI Kapal, in a bid to make banking services more accessible to people residing in the country’s remote islands or coastal areas. This first floating branch will serve the banking needs of residents in the Thousand Islands regency off the coast of Jakarta. In the future BRI plans to send boats to other remote areas.

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  • Bank BRISyariah One Step Closer in IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Bank BRISyariah One Step Closer to IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Bank BRISyariah (BRISyariah), the Islamic finance unit of leading conventional financial institution Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), received the green light from the Financial Services Authority (OJK) on April 30, 2018, to go-ahead with the company's planned initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. BRISyariah provided the following statement to Indonesia Investments:

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  • Indonesian Financial Institutions in Focus: Bank Rakyat Indonesia

    Indonesian Financial Institutions in Focus: Bank Rakyat Indonesia

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia, is expected to see rising corporate earnings in the years ahead supported by the disbursement of micro-loans. RHB OSK Securities says BRI, listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange yet state-controlled, is one of the most interesting banks as it has a strong micro-loans business model, a business model that cannot be easily copied by the nation's other commercial banks.

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  • Bank Rakyat Indonesia Finally Sees Launch of BRIsat

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia Finally Sees Launch of BRIsat

    The Gods seemed not in favor of the BRIsat, the satellite of Indonesia's second-largest bank by assets Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI). The BRIsat was originally scheduled to be launched on 9 June 2016 (Indonesian timezone). However, due to technical problems and bad weather the launch had to be postponed three times. Finally, on early Sunday (20/06) the satellite was launched by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana), hence ushering in a new era for Indonesia's digital banking industry.

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  • Banking Sector of Indonesia Shining Brightly but Some Difficulties Ahead

    Banking Sector of Indonesia Shining Brightly but Some Difficulties Ahead

    The banking sector remains a key sector for growth of Indonesia's financial industry as well as the country's general economic expansion as the sector posted the highest profits worldwide. Prasetiantoko Augustine, economist at Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN), said that profitability in Indonesia's banking sector is not only highest in the ASEAN and Southeast Asian region but also worldwide. Bank Rakyat Indonesia posted the highest profit of Indonesian banks in 2013 (IDR 21 trillion), followed by Bank Mandiri (IDR 18 trillion) and BCA (IDR 14 trillion).

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  • After Lebaran Holiday Indonesia's Main Stock Index Starts in the Red

    After its one-week holiday, Indonesia's main stock index (IHSG) started in negative territory. The index fell 0.93 percent to 4,597.78 on Monday (12/08) with the country's miscellaneous industry sector and the consumer goods sector leading the fall. It is interesting to note that most Indonesian mining companies showed significantly rising share prices as prices of mining commodities are expected to increase. According to Morgan Stanley, coal imports to India will grow while the global coal price has already reached its lowest point.

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  • Supported by Domestic Investors, Indonesia's Stock Index Rises 0.61%

    Indonesia's main stock index (IHSG) rebounded on Tuesday (30/07) as domestic investors were keen on buying Indonesian assets. The value of transactions rose steeply to IDR 8.9 trillion (USD $872.5 million) and four billion shares changed hands. Indonesia's blue chips experienced a good day with Perusahaan Gas Negara gaining 3.51 percent, Bank Rakyat Indonesia 3.18 percent, and Telekomunikasi Indonesia rising 3.07 percent. The IHSG ended the trading day at 4,608.49 points, a 0.61 gain.

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  • Amid Weak Asian Indices Jakarta Composite Index Falls 1.68% on Monday

    In line with the trend in the Asia-Pacific region, Indonesia's main stock index (IHSG) fell 1.68 percent to 4,580.47 on Monday (29/07). All sectoral indices weakened. The worst performing sectoral indices were mining, consumer goods and miscellaneous industries, falling 2.44 percent, 2.30 percent and 2.08 percent respectively. The value of transactions was also rather small at IDR 3.12 trillion (USD $305.9 million), while foreign investors continued to record net sales amounting to IDR 379.3 billion (USD $37.2 million). 

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  • Amid Weak Asian Indices, Indonesia's Main Stock Index Falls 3.68%

    Indonesia's main stock index (IHSG) fell 3.68 percent to 4,433.63 on Monday's trading day (08/07). This current level is the lowest level of the IHSG since 26 June 2013. Of the 473 listed companies, 263 were down, 21 were up and the remainder did not move. Most Asian indices fell due to concerns about China's credit crisis that may impact on the country's economic growth and that the positive US employment report will affect continuation of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 1.6 percent.

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  • Amid mixed Asian Stock Markets Indonesia's IHSG Books a Small Gain

    Despite negative influence of stock markets in America, Europe and China, the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IHSG) managed to record a gain. During Friday's intraday trade, Indonesia's main indicator moved flat. However, stimulus from indices in Japan, Australia and Singapore, made it rise. Foreigners continued to buy Indonesian assets, while various companies reported good corporate results (such as Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Bank Danamon, Bank Cimb Niaga, Hero Supermarket).

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  • BRI's 2012 Results Mark the Continued Strength of Indonesia's Financial Sector

    Bank Rakyat Indonesia - BRI - Indonesia Investments - Van der Schaar Investments B.V. Vaandelstraat Delft

    Indonesian commercial banks have shown good performance in recent years as economic growth of over six percent fuels loan demand from the people and businesses. Domestic consumption and investment are the two main drivers of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Together, these two components account for almost 90 percent of GDP. As such, lenders are in a comfortable position.

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