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  • Strong Property Development Supports Growth of Indonesian Ceramic Industry

    Strong Property Development Supports Growth of Indonesian Ceramic Industry

    Growth of the Indonesian property sector, estimated at 10 to 15 percent in 2014, boosts sales of ceramics. Similarly, the nation's construction sector - which grew 7 percent per year on average between 2009 and 2013 - stimulates the ceramic industry. This year, revenue in the Indonesian ceramic industry is projected at IDR 34 trillion (USD $3.0 billion). About 85 percent of total revenue in the country's ceramic industry is forecast to be generated through domestic sales, the remainder through exports abroad.

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  • Pembangunan Perumahan Lists PP Properti on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Pembangunan Perumahan (PP), an Indonesia-based government-controlled construction and investment company, plans to list its subsidiary PP Properti on the Indonesia Stock Exchange through an initial public offering (IPO). The subsidiary is expected to list 30 percent of its shares on the stock exchange and aims to raise between IDR 1.2 and 1.5 trillion (roughly USD $119 million) through this corporate action. The IPO is planned to be conducted in the first quarter of 2015. The possible lead underwriters are Mandiri Sekuritas and Bahana Securities.

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  • Wika Beton Sets Share Price at IDR 590 for IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Wijaya Karya Beton, better known as Wika Beton, set its share price at IDR 590 for the initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. Previously, the company indicated an offering price target in the range of IDR 470 to IDR 630 per share. As Wika Beton's shares are expected to lure investors, the price was set relatively high within that price range. During Wika Beton's roadshow to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, global investors expressed their interest in the company's prospects.

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  • Indonesian Construction Companies Post Strong Growth in 2013

    Indonesian Construction Companies Post Strong Growth in 2013

    Four publicly listed - yet state controlled - construction companies recorded a combined 42 percent growth (year on year) in net profit in 2013. The combined net profit of these four companies - Wijaya Karya (Wika), Adhi Karya, Pembangunan Perumahan (PP) and Waskita Karya - totaled IDR 1.74 trillion (USD $146.2 million) last year. These numbers evidence the robust growth that Indonesia's property and infrastructure sectors experienced in 2013 and is expected to continue in 2014.

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  • Adhi Persada Properti Plans IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2015

    Adhi Persada Properti Plans IPO on Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2015

    Adhi Persada Properti, subsidiary of majority state-owned construction company Adhi Karya, plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in 2015. The company hopes to reap IDR 600-700 billion (roughly USD $54 million) through this corporate action. However, Pulung Prahasto, Director of Adhi Persada Properti, declined to inform how many shares will be publicly listed as this is still a topic for internal debate. Adhi Persada Properti is engaged in property and real estate development.

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  • Wika Beton Preparing IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Q1-2014

    Wika Beton Preparing IPO on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Q1-2014

    Wika Beton, a subsidiary of majority state-owned construction company Wijaya Karya, will sell over 20 percent of its enlarged capital in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in the first quarter of 2014. The company, which has appointed Bahana Securities, Mandiri Sekuritas, Danareksa Sekuritas and Sucorinvest Central Gani to act as underwriters for the IPO, expects a 20 percent increase (yoy) in revenue to IDR 2.4 trillion in 2013, and targets a similar growth rate in 2014.

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  • Weak Mining Sector: Production of Heavy Equipment in Indonesia Fell 30%

    Weak Mining Sector: Production of Heavy Equipment in Indonesia Fell 30%

    In 2013, domestic production of heavy equipment in Indonesia fell 30 percent to 6,127 units from the previous year as commodity prices (such as crude palm oil and coal) were still down. This made Indonesian miners reluctant to ramp up production figures, thus having less need to purchase heavy equipment. According to Pratjojo Dewo, Chairman of the Indonesian Heavy Equipment Association (Hinabi), demand for heavy equipment in Indonesia started falling at the end of 2012 and continued into 2013.

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  • Credit Growth in Indonesia Expected to Have Slowed to 15-17% in 2013

    The central bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia) expects that credit growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy will not exceed 20 percent (year on year) by the end of December 2013. Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, Halim Alamsyah, stated that credit growth is likely to slow to between 15 and 17 percent (yoy) in 2013 (based on a fixed rupiah exchange rate). Credit growth especially slowed in Indonesia’s consumption and construction sectors; a trend which is expected to continue in 2014.

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  • Which Sectors are Vulnerable to Indonesia's Slowing Lending Growth?

    Bank Indonesia (Indonesia's central bank) has expressed that it will support slowing credit growth in the country's banking sector next year in order to foster a more stable financial environment amid a complex external and internal context. In recent years, credit growth in Indonesia has grown over 20 percent annually, while in 2013 it is expected to slow to between 18 and 20 percent amid a tighter policy regime. In 2014, Bank Indonesia targets credit growth between 15 to 17 percent. As a result banks will be more cautious in their lending approach.

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  • Construction Sector of Indonesia Feels Impact of Economic Challenges

    Construction Sector of Indonesia Feels Impact of Economic Challenges

    Indonesia's construction industry, which accounts for about ten percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), is experiencing turbulent times as the sector is impacted upon by three issues, namely higher minimum wages, higher subsidized fuel prices as well as the depreciating rupiah (against the US dollar). Concerns have arisen that a number of projects cannot be finished due to these issues. Moreover, companies may feel forced to dimiss workers in order to keep a healthy financial balance sheet.

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Latest Columns Construction

  • Construction Service Related to National Strategic Projects Amended

    Construction Service Related to National Strategic Projects Amended

    Recently, the Indonesian Government issued Government Regulation number 54 of 2016 (Regulation) which is the third amendment of Government Regulation number 29 of 2000 on Construction Service. The Regulation amends the procedures regarding national strategic projects, aiming to expedite the realization of these projects. In this column, we discuss the amendments made by the new Regulation which relate to the direct appointment of Regional-Government Owned Companies (Badan Usaha Milik Daerah - "BUMD") by the regional government.

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  • IPO of Paramita Bangun Sarana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    IPO of Paramita Bangun Sarana on the Indonesia Stock Exchange

    Indonesian general contractor Paramita Bangun Sarana targets to raise up to IDR 350 billion (approx. USD $26.5 million) through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). The company will offer up to 300 million shares, equivalent to 20 percent of its enlarged capital, to investors through the corporate move. Vincentius Susanto, Secretary at Paramita Bangun Sarana, said the indicative price for shares is set in the range of IDR 1,000 - 1,300 a piece. The offering period for the shares is scheduled for 16 - 20 September 2016, while listing on the (IDX) is scheduled for 27 September.

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  • Construction Sector of Indonesia: State-Controlled Firms to Thrive?

    Construction Sector of Indonesia: State-Controlled Firms to Thrive?

    Construction companies in Indonesia are expected to grow strongly, supported by the availability of many new construction contracts, in the second half of 2016. Particularly state-controlled construction firms are expected to benefit from the government's push for infrastructure development. The central government's budget for infrastructure development has risen significantly in recent years (see table below), while the government also tries to direct part of the funds that are generated through the tax amnesty program toward infrastructure development.

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  • Construction Business License Foreign Investment Limited Liability Companies

    Construction Business License for Foreign Investment Limited Liability Companies (PT PMA)

    Recently the Minister of Public Works (Minister) issued a new regulation no. 03/PRT/M/2016 regarding the Technical Guidelines for Granting a Foreign Investment Construction Business License (New Construction Regulation). The New Construction Regulation sets implementing guidelines on how to obtain a construction business license for foreign investment limited liability companies (PT PMA), including the documents required to be submitted and the obligations of the construction PT PMA.

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  • Indonesian Construction Companies in Focus: Total Bangun Persada

    Indonesian Construction Companies in Focus: Total Bangun Persada

    Today, Indonesia's House of Representatives passed the Tax Amnesty Bill into law. Indonesian authorities expect this bill to bring home trillions of rupiah (hundreds of million of US dollars) that partly flow into Indonesia's property sector. Total Bangun Persada, one of Indonesia's leading construction companies, is one of the companies that can benefit from these inflows. CIMB Securities expects the company's revenue to grow 6.8 percent (y/y) to IDR 2.52 trillion (approx. USD $189 million) in 2016.

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  • Indonesian Companies in Focus: Pembangunan Perumahan (PP)

    Indonesian Companies in Focus: Pembangunan Perumahan (PP)

    Corporate earnings of Indonesian state-controlled construction and investment company Pembangunan Perumahan (abbreviated PP) are in line with analysts' forecasts. In the first quarter of 2016, PP's revenue rose 30.6 percent (y/y) to IDR 2.58 trillion (approx. USD $195 million), while net profit rose 5 percent (y/y) to IDR 98 billion (approx. USD $7.4 million) from the same quarter one year earlier. These figures indicate the company experienced a solid start of the year.

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  • Foreigners Need Rep Office or JV for Construction Work in Indonesia?

    Foreigners Need Rep Office or JV for Construction Work in Indonesia?

    Indonesia's economic growth in the first quarter of 2016 was rather disappointing at 4.92 percent (y/y), below analyst estimates that averaged around 5 percent (y/y), due to slowing household consumption, private investors being in a wait-and-see mode, and relatively weak government spending (a usual phenomenon at the year-start). Indonesia's construction sector also grew weakish in Q1-2016. However, the construction sector still has good prospects in the years ahead on the back of the government's infrastructure projects.

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  • Work Permit for Foreigners Working for a Construction Joint Operation Project

    Work Permit for Foreigners Working for a Construction Joint Operation Project

    Construction projects by foreign investors are often performed through a Construction Representative Office. A Construction Representative Office is required to set-up a cooperation with a local construction company by way of a Joint Operation, which can then perform construction contracts. Foreigners which are assigned by the foreign investor to work for such projects are required to obtain a work permit. In this column we examine the often raised question "does the expatriate work for the Construction Representative Office or for the Joint Operation?".

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  • Steel Pipe Industry of Indonesia to Thrive on Infrastructure Boom

    Steel Pipe Industry of Indonesia to Thrive on Infrastructure Boom?

    With Indonesia's construction and infrastructure sectors expected to grow in 2016, backed by government support, Indonesia-based steel pipe manufacturer Steel Pipe Industry of Indonesia should manage to see higher net profit this year. The company, with its factories in Sidoarjo and Surabaya (East Java), has the largest steel pipe production capacity of all steel pipe producers in Indonesia. With its six factories - and 34 production lines - the company's production capacity currently stands at 588,600 metric tons per year.

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  • Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Gaining Momentum in 2016

    Infrastructure Development Indonesia: Gaining Momentum in 2016

    After having grown rapidly in the years 2010-2013, infrastructure development in Indonesia lost its momentum in 2014. This was due to limited available government funds, uncertainty caused by the legislative and presidential elections, and the nation's slowing economic growth. After Joko Widodo became Indonesia's seventh president in October 2014, it was expected that infrastructure development would revive. However, it didn't. But Widodo made one important move by seriously reducing energy subsidies, hence making more funds available for infrastructure development.

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