Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific Chief Economist and Sage Patel, Director of Fixed Income Pricing  Key Points: Among the sovereigns, CDS spreads for New Zealand tightened the most, while Republic of Korea saw the largest widening of spreads Australian banks saw the largest tightening of spreads in July Widening corporate CDS spreads...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Investment in the oil and gas sector in Indonesia during the first half of this year reached US$4.8 billion or decline compared to the same period last year of US$5.6 billion, the ministry of energy and mineral resource (MEMR) announced. The decline is in line with the...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Low cost flight carries, Air Asia Indonesia has reiterated it plans to list its shares on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in the fourth quarter of 2017. The company, initial public offering (IPO) plan was earlier shelved in mid-2016. AirAsia Group CEO and founder Tony Fernandes said, proceedings...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesia Government believed the investment realization will boost the economic growth in the second half (H2) of this year, said one senior official on Tuesday (8/8). For that, Government will release a new economic policy package focus how to solve investment licensing problem. In the H1...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian Stock Exchange ready to lure the regulation on initial public offering (IPO) for small, medium enterprises (SME’s), through the acceleration board. This initiative will complete the existing of Financial Service Agency (FSA) regulation No. 53/POJK.04/2017 as well as FSA regulation No. 54/POJK.04/2017 about Public Offering and...
By Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist, IHS Markit Key Points: Ÿ Japan’s current-account surplus for June rose 8.7% month on month (m/m) to JPY1.5 trillion (USD13.8 billion) on a seasonally adjusted basis, but continued to fall year on year (y/y) with a 4.3% decline to JPY 935 billion on a non-seasonally adjusted...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesia’s official foreign exchange reserve position stood at US$127,76 billion in July 2017 or increases than position at the previous month at $123.09 billion, partly driven by government's global bond, Bank Indonesia (BI) data shows. Executive Director of Communication Department of Bank Indonesia (BI) Agusman said,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan Tobacco Inc. (TSE: 2194) or JT Group has agreed to acquire Gudang Garam (IDX: GGRM) subsidiary, PT Karyadibya Mahardhika (KDM) and its distributor PT Surya Mustika Nusantara (SMN) for US$677 million, company said in official statement. Total deal reach US$1 billion because JT Group will take...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the second quarter of 2017 reached 5.01 percent or lower compared to the same period last year which grew by 5.18 percent, contributed by slower household spending and government spending growth, The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) announced. In terms...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Since launched six years ago, Indonesia finally use the Geothermal Fund Facility (GFF) for the first project Waisano region in the Flores island. The GFF was actually established in 2011 with an initial capital of Rp1 trillion (US$75.19 million) and a planned annual refinancing of US$226 million...

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Indonesian Stock to Watch on Wednesday, March 27

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Jakarta Composite Index closed up 0.92 percent on Tuesday (03/26) to 6,470, from the previous closing level 6,411.25. The strength of index...

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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – One of the car maker in Indonesia, PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) eyes export with worth of US$1.8 billion in 2021, said...

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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Researcher from Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), Aisyah Putri Budiatri, reminded the potential for voters migration ahead of the election day on...