Taiwan Will Build Industrial Zone in Jakarta

Some Taiwanese companies will build industrial park in Jakarta, Indonesia. The industrial zone will be the foundation for a number of Taiwanese companies to enter the Indonesian market.
On Saturday, July 27, 2013, China Steel Structur Co.. who is based in Kaohsiung has signed an agreement with Universal Acquire Advantage Land Development (AUA) to work together in developing and building industrial zones in the capital of Taiwan.
Industrial zone is planned to be developed on an area of ​​216 hectares and is expected to attract 120 companies with an annual production value of U.S. $ 30 billion. Government of Indonesia, according to Focus Taiwan, has given tariff reduction for industrial machinery sector, textiles, and agricultural production equipment.
AUA Chairman Hsu Chuan-jen said industrial zone is expected to develop into a row of Taiwan factory, so the language barrier is not compromised. Asian Development Outlook 2013 published Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Indonesia’s economic growth will increase to 6.4 percent this year. The increase was supported by strong domestic consumption and investment increased performance.

Jump 25%, BCA Bag Rp 2.9 Trillion Profit

PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) bagged the first quarter 2013 net profit of Rp 2.9 trillion. That figure is up 25.5% from the previous year’s net profit of only Rp 2.3 trillion.

Rising corporate profits driven by operating income consists of net interest income and other operating income also rose 23% to Rp 7.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period of the previous year which only Rp 6.2 trillion.

BCA President Director John Setiaatmadja said, the increasing contribution of the loan portfolio to total earning assets and the low level of interest expense (cost of funds) has prompted an increase in net interest margin (NIM) by 66 basis points year on year to 5.9%.

“BCA recorded a satisfactory business performance supported by solid growth in lending activity,” he said in the first quarter performance report, 2013, at the Hotel Kempinski, Jakarta, Monday (04/29/2013).

Jahja mention, total loans amounted to Rp 265 trillion at the end of March 2013, up 26.7% over the same period the previous year which only Rp 209.2 trillion.

SMEs loans grew 30.2% yoy to Rp 105.7 trillion in March 2013. Consumer credit which is supported by the performance of loans (mortgages) and the Motor Vehicle Credit (KKB) rose 34.4% yoy to Rp 71.7 trillion in March 2013.

Mortgages rose 43.1% yoy or Rp 13.2 trillion or Rp 13.2 trillion to Rp 43.7 trillion. KKB grew 21.4% yoy to Rp 21.7 trillion in March 2013, compared to the previous year’s position that only Rp 17.9 billion.

Meanwhile, corporate loans grew 17.2% yoy to Rp 87.6 trillion at the end of March 2013 supported by high demand in the transportation and logistics segment, power generation as well as distributors, retailers and department stores.

Telkomsel Gets Profit Rp 15.7 trillion and 125 Million Subscribers

Mobile operator Telkomsel recorded a net profit of Rp 15.7 trillion in 2012, growing 22% over the previous year with the growth of 17% to 125 million.

It is delivered in the General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) held recently at the Head Office and attended by the Board of Commissioners Telkomsel Telkomsel.

Noted, all aspects of double-digit growth and exceeded the average Indonesian telecommunications industry, with revenue growth of 12% to Rp 54.5 trillion, including EBITDA in 2012 were also increased to Rp 30.6 trillion, or 11%.

Telkomsel continued positive growth is believed to be a strong foundation to face competition in the telecommunications industry in 2013, is getting tougher by doing a variety of groundbreaking products and services.

“The high confidence to Telkomsel subscribers increasingly cemented as a market leader by the number of subscribers reached 125 million and a 55% market share of the three largest mobile operators in Indonesia,” said Original Brahmin, Corporate Secretary of Telkomsel, Tuesday (04/16/2013).

With 125 million subscribers, Telkomsel is arguably the operator by the number of customers in the world’s sixth largest.

Subsidiary of Telkom also conduct a variety of innovations beyond telco and mobile services and digital data-based businesses, such as by supporting less cash society such as T-Cash and creative industries such as mobile applications and Value Added Services (VAS) other.

Throughout the 2012 SingTel has deployed more than 11,675 3G base stations to fulfill the number of Vodacom 3G base stations to 15 thousand units. Vodacom currently has a total of approximately 54 297 base stations throughout Indonesia.

“Telkomsel has consistently implementing technology roadmap of 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +, as well as being the first operator in Indonesia which successfully tested the service Long Term Evolution (LTE),” First said.

Telkomsel will trust the quality of service has received recognition both nationally and internationally with a number of awards to more than 100 within a period of 18 years serving Indonesia.

Down 9%, Astra International Record Profit Rp 8, 8 Trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a drop in first half net profits in 2013 by 9 percent to Rp 8, 8 trillion, compared with the previous acquisition in 2012 of Rp 9, 7 trillion. Net income per share decreased by 9 percent to Rp218 per share.

The decline in profit was also followed by the acquisition of net revenues during the first half of 2013, down slightly by 2 per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion over the same period in 2012 amounted to Rp95, 9 trillion.

“Although the outlook remains positive domestic demand, increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs and declining commodity prices expected to affect the performance of the business in the second half of this year,” said President Director of Astra International Prijono Sugiarto in a written statement on Tuesday (30 / 7/2013).

The company contributed revenue of the company’s business lines, one of which is the automotive division net profit declined by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion, consisting of R1, 9 billion from the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as Rp2, 5 trillion from associated companies and jointly controlled entities in the automotive field.

Throughout the first half of 2013, demand for motor vehicles remains high, supported by rising incomes and loan interest rates are still affordable. However, increased competition due to increased domestic production capacity and the high cost of labor has led to decrease in net income contribution from the automotive segment.

Regulatory minimum down payment on auto financing imposed sharia financing for companies since January 1, 2013 and the bank on 1 April 2013, had little impact on the first half performance of the Company.

“While it is still too early to estimate the impact of rising fuel prices that occurred in late June, the automotive sales,” he explained.

Bukopin Shutter 20% Profit Growth This Year

PT Bank Bukopin target net profit growth of 20% by the end of 2013. Last year, Bukopin profit of Rp 834.7 billion.

With growth of 20%, then the expected profit to Rp 1 trillion. To sustain these targets, Bukopin will perform additional service network and launch new products for the SME business segment, commercial and consumer.

The strategy is targeted to encourage the growth of interest and non-interest income in the range of 20%. The Company is also targeting growth in Third Party Funds (TPF) by 20% and credit growth of 15%.

“Bukopin will add network services in some cities, such as branch office, branch office or cash office,” said President Director of Bank Bukopin Glen Glenardi in a press release on Monday (04/08/2013).

Bukopin currently has 420 service points or outlets consisting of 36 branch offices, 107 branch offices, 136 cash offices, 87 micro offices, 42 payment points and 8 retrieval service (pick-up service). The outlets spread across 22 of the total 33 provinces in Indonesia.

Bukopin service network is also supported by online bank payment point (PPOB / point on-line banking services) 15,000 spread across urban and rural areas. This service is supported by information technology networks and real time on-line.

“For SMEs and micro segments, Bukopin will gradually increase one step process for channeling loans, which is still dominated by the two-step distribution pattern channeling,” added Glen.

Bukopin will also increase capacity and other non-interest income as Swamitra Program, Remittance, Trade Finance, Loan Syndication and Bank Guarantee. Promo savings program with prizes such as cars, motorcycles and gadgets as well as deposit program with a variety of advantages such as cost-free and can be withdrawn penalty whenever the main attraction of the products issued by private banks which had stood since 1970.

“With the addition of service point and the consumer base, Bukopin will continue to improve the performance in 2013. Earnings growth target of 20%, a credit of 15% and amounted to 19.92% asset growth will be achieved in 2013, “said Glen.

Home Healthcare Market is Expected to Reach USD 305.9 Billion by 2018 : Transparency Market Research

The total home healthcare market in the Americas is expected to reach the value of USD 150.8 billion by 2018 followed by Europe with total revenue of USD 80.5 billion.

The rising need to continuously monitor and care for health has increased the global expenditure on healthcare services and products.

The trend is also gradually pushing people towards home healthcare products and services, due to their cost efficiency and reliability. This, in turn, is driving the growth of the global home healthcare products and services market.

The technological and application developments that have taken place in the home healthcare segment have made them more reliable and globally acceptable. It has also made it feasible for hospitals and patients to get early discharge, and minimize the cost and infrastructure pressures. The growth in certain diseases or medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and other cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, which require continuous monitoring and care, are further driving the home healthcare market growth.

Though the global share of the home healthcare equipment market is considerably less, it is growing at a faster CAGR of 9.9% from 2012 to 2018 due to rising technological innovations, especially in the field of home therapeutic equipment. The home healthcare services market, despite its large share, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2012 to 2018. The main deterrent, restricting the entry of organized players in this segment is dominance of a large number of small regional players, who are offering their services at low prices, and enjoy high customer loyalty. This has in turn, shifted the attention of big players towards the home healthcare equipment market.

The global home healthcare equipment market can be categorized as: therapeutic equipment market, self-diagnostic and monitoring equipment market, mobility assists equipment market, and others. Currently, the key market players dominating the home healthcare equipment market are: J&J (Johnson and Johnson), Braun, GE Healthcare, Baxter International, Philips Healthcare, Omron Corporation, Invacare, and Medtronic.

The global market for home healthcare services is classified into respiratory therapy, telemetry, rehabilitation services, infusion therapy, and other unskilled home healthcare services. The unskilled healthcare services are provided by individuals such as family members, unlicensed or traditional caretakers, relatives, and friends. The market for home healthcare services is highly organized in regions such as the Americas and Europe, where it is very efficient. A large share, 79.9%, of the global home healthcare services market is dominated by rehabilitation and unskilled care services. However, the segment is believed to be extremely fragmented, and dominated by small and unorganized players.

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of home healthcare equipment and services in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of home healthcare equipment manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major application segments of the global home healthcare market and provides in-depth analysis, historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered.

Metland Rp 40 Billion Dividend

PT Metropolitan Land Tbk (MTLA) will distribute profits or dividends to shareholders amounting to Rp 40.47 billion or USD 5.37 per share. The amount of dividends equal to 20% of the company’s net profit of Rp 203.69 billion in 2012 to 7.57 billion stockholders.

Director Metland Nanda Widya said dividend decision has been approved in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held by the company at the Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, Thursday (16/05/2013).

“The dividends will be distributed on July 5, 2013,” he said.

In addition, the shareholders also approved a net profit in 2012 was allocated to the reserve fund of Rp 2 billion company to a business development company. While the remainder recorded as retained earnings to increase working capital.

The Company recorded income of $ 678.729 billion in 2012, up 25.3% compared to 2011 revenue of Rp 541.781 billion. While the value of the company’s assets in 2012 grew 16.5% to Rp 2.016 trillion from Rp 1.73 trillion.

Dividend Coverage Telkom Rp 7.1 Trillion to Shareholders

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) will distribute a cash dividend of 55% of net income in 2012. The dividend equivalent to Rp 7.1 trillion, or a minimum of USD 369.1 per share.

In late 2012, the state-owned company posted a net profit of Rp 12.9 trillion or 17.2% when compared with net income in 2011 reached Rp 11 trillion.

Managing Director of Telkom, said Arief Yahya, profit growth was driven by the performance of the company’s subsidiary, Telkomsel, which performs continuous plume.

“Entities subsidiary, Telkomsel is still a major contributor to the company’s business,” Arief said the AGM in 2013, at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, Sudirman CBD, Jakarta, Friday (04/19/2013).

“In addition, a special cash dividend of 10% of net income of Rp 1.3 trillion, or at least Rp 67.1 per share,” he said.

The company also set aside retained earnings amounting to Rp 4.5 trillion, which would be used to finance the company’s business development.

In this meeting also approved the addition of members of the Board of Commissioners, by lifting the Commissioner Gatot Trihargo TLKM coded it.

Gold mining production Mauritania Normal Walking

A gold mining strike in Mauritania, the third largest company-owned Kinross, Canada, did not have an impact on production, the company said on Friday.

A union spokesman said Thursday that the strike was triggered wages and working conditions over 1,500 local staff and making production in the mining Tasiat within 400 kilometers northeast of the capital of Mauritania, Nouakchott stalled.

But a spokesman for Tasiast Mauritanie Limited SA, a unit of Kinross said the process is still running and???? Production is maintained at the planned level.

He said an agreement has been reached five of the six demands of the strikers.

Open pit mine producing 185 334 ounces of gold in 2012, it is owned by Kinross, according to the company website.

Global Mediacom Earnings Grow 16.6% So Rp982 Billion

PT Global Mediacom Tbk (BMTR) posted a profit for the year in the first half of 2013 amounted to Rp982 billion, up by 16.6 percent compared to the acquisition in 2012 of Rp842 billion.

The company’s revenue also rose to Rp 4, 81 trillion in the first half of 2013 compared with the previous Rp 4, 15 trillion. Direct cost the company up to Rp2, 56 trillion, compared with the previous 2012 amounted to Rp2, 26 trillion.

The company’s gross profit increased to Rp2, 25 trillion in the first half of 2013 compared with the previous year 2012 amounting to Rp1, 89 trillion.

Cash and cash equivalents per the company’s June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp870 billion compared to the previous year 2012 amounting to Rp862 billion.

Current assets of the company by June 30, 2013 amounted to Rp11, 90 trillion, compared with the previous December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp10, 78 trillion. The amount of the company’s non-current assets as at 30 June 2013 to Rp 9, 87 trillion compared to December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp 9, 21 trillion.

Total liabilities of the company as at 30 June 2013 to Rp 6, 39 trillion, compared with the previous December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp 5, 69 trillion. While the company’s total equity as at 30 June 2013 to Rp15, 38 trillion compared to the previous December 31, 2012 amounted to Rp14, 29 trillion.