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  • Profile of Jasuindo Tiga Perkasa: Indonesia's Listed Printing Company

    Profile of Jasuindo Tiga Perkasa: Indonesia's Listed Printing Company

    The company profile of Jasuindo Tiga Perkasa has been added to our catalogue of Indonesian company files. Jasuindo Tiga Perkasa (JTPE) is a printing company that produces various commercial documents including security documents, non-security documents, holograms, card technology, smart cards, and document management. Some notable customers of the company include the Indonesian government, banks, and airlines. It is the only document and cards printing company that is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).

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  • Telkom's Telekomunikasi Seluler (Telkomsel) May Conduct IPO in 2014

    In order to raise new funds for business expansion, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) is considering to list its subsidiary Telekomunikasi Seluler (Telkomsel) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2014. Through its Telkomsel unit, Telkom is Indonesia’s leading provider of mobile telecommunications and digital data services. The company currently has around 125 million cellular subscribers in a sector where rife competition for cellular subscribers has limited net profits. Telkom, however, is the only Indonesian operator that posts strong growth.

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  • Smartfren Telecom: an Indonesian Telecommunication Services Provider

    The company profile of Smartfren Telecom has been added to the Indonesian companies section. Smartfren Telecom (FREN), controlled by the Sinar Mas Group, is an Indonesian telecommunication services provider focused on internet services and CDMA-based cellular phone services. Indonesia's telecommunications industry is a highly competitive one which makes it difficult for the smaller companies, such as Smartfren, to survive. Fitch Ratings has repeatedly warned that the company is at risk of default.

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  • Company Profile of MNC Investama: Indonesia's Leading Media Company

    Indonesia Investments added a preliminary company profile of PT MNC Investama Tbk (BHIT) in the Indonesian Companies' section. MNC Investama, which was formerly known as Bhakti Investama until it changed its name in May 2013, is one of Indonesia's leading investment companies. Its businesses include media, financial services, energy & natural resources and portfolio investments. The company was founded by business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo, one of the richest Indonesians and who still holds are large stake in the company.

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  • Indonesian Businessman Buys 70% Stake in Football Club Inter Milan

    Indonesian media tycoon Erick Thohir bought a 70 percent stake in football club Inter Milan of Italy. Thohir, one of the richest businessmen in Indonesia and who already holds large stakes in Philadelphia 76 (NBA) and DC United (Major League Soccer), paid about 300 million euro to obtain the 70 percent stake in the three-time European Champions League winner. The deal, which took months to finalize, was announced by Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti. Foreign ownership of football clubs has been a recent phenomenon in Europe.

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  • Company Profile of XL Axiata: a Leading Cellular Operator in Indonesia

    Indonesia Investments updated the company profile of XL Axiata. The company is one of Indonesia’s leading cellular service providers, offering various types of telecommunication products and services including Voice, SMS, Data, and other mobile telecommunication services to Indonesians through its extensive network in the country. However, Indonesia's telecommunication market has lost some of its glory as the mobile phone market has become saturated while competition remains rife.

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  • Tower Bersama Infrastructure: Leading Telecommunication Tower Provider

    Tower Bersama Infrastructure: Leading Telecommunication Tower Provider

    Tower Bersama Infrastructure is one of the leading independent tower companies in Indonesia. Its principal business involves leasing space for antennas and other equipment for wireless signal transmission at tower sites and shelter-only sites under long-term lease agreements with telecommunication operators. The company also provides telecommunication operators with access to its Distributed Antennae System (“DAS”) networks in shopping malls and office buildings in major urban areas.

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  • Erajaya Swasembada: Leading Mobile Communication Products Distributor

    Erajaya Swasembada is the market leader for the distribution of mobile communication products in Indonesia. The Erajaya Group is the official distributor for ten international brands of smartphones, tablets, and android devices. These include Nokia, Apple, Samsung, Blackberry, Acer, Dell, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG, Huawei and Venera. The Erajaya Group has grown into a large distribution network made up of 70 distribution branches, 236 stores in 27 cities and partnerships with more than 16,000 third-party re-sellers.

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  • Indonesia's Top Telecommunication Company Telkom Conducts Stock Split

    Indonesia's largest telecommunication & network provider Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has conducted a stock split with a ratio of 1:5 yesterday (29/08). The company, which is majority owned by the Indonesian government and has a dominating market share of around 47% in terms of mobile phone subscribers in Indonesia, decided to conduct the stock split to increase the company’s share liquidity. A cheaper price will be more appealing to investors. The stock split was agreed upon at the general shareholders' meeting on 19 April 2013.

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  • Profile of Indosat, a Leading Indonesian Telecommunications Provider

    Indonesia Investments presents the updated company profile of Indosat, one of the largest telecommunication networks and services providers of Indonesia. The company currently has about 57 million cellular subscribers and a market share of around 20 percent. In the first half of 2013, Indosat's net loss was IDR 231.2 billion (USD $21.0 million) particularly caused by increasing telecommunication service costs, depreciation and amortization expenses, as well as labor costs.

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  • Indonesian TV Operator Media Nusantara Citra in the Spotlight

    Indonesian TV Operator Media Nusantara Citra in the Spotlight

    Media company Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) is expected to post good corporate earnings in 2016 on the back of Indonesia's (estimated) accelerating economic growth, relatively high TV ad prices, and its television channels - RCTI, MNC TV, Global TV, and iNews TV - through which the company commands the largest share of the free-to-air market in Indonesia. The MNC Group is controlled by Indonesian media magnate Hary Tanoesoedibjo.

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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Visits Indonesia and Meets Jokowi

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Visits Indonesia and Meets Jokowi

    Today, Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo (commonly referred to as Jokowi) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met in Jakarta to discuss how Facebook can be utilized for the benefit of the people and how the social media network can support Indonesian micro businesses. With nearly 70 million, Indonesia contains the world’s fourth-largest Facebook community. With a total population that numbers about 250 million people, a burgeoning middle class and relatively low Internet penetration, there remains a large untapped potential.

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  • Domestic Consumption, Smartphones and Social Media in Indonesia

    The high level of consumption in Indonesia is remarkable. In fact, household consumption in Indonesia is an important engine of economic expansion in Southeast Asia’s largest economy as it accounts for about 55 percent of economic growth. One of the most popular consumption products are gadgets, in particular mobile gadgets. Just take a look in urban environments in Indonesia; everywhere people are holding, playing with, and communicating through some sort of mobile technological device.

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  • Spending on Advertising in Indonesia Expected to Jump 20% in 2014

    Spending on Advertising in Indonesia Expected to Jump 20% in 2014

    Spending on advertising in Indonesia is expected to jump 20 percent to IDR 140 trillion (USD $12.4 billion) in 2014. This expected growth is mainly the result of increased spending due to Indonesia's legislative and presidential elections as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The former means that Indonesian political parties will increase spending to reap popularity through media exposure, while the latter will draw millions of spectators and readers due to the popularity of football in Indonesia and thus becomes interesting for advertisers.

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