Mar 1, 2014

BBM broadcast on Gading Development

On Wednesday morning this week, I got a BBM broadcast from two colleagues. They're working at a state-owned brokerage and a private brokerage. In their BBM, they sent me a small part of the story of PT Gading Development Tbk (GAMA), which is now in the watch list of Indonesia Stock Exchange. The story is actually a small part of entire GAMA article that I have written at Bloomberg Businessweek Indonesia magazine this week edition. After copying the part of the GAMA article, he asked me, "is it true?" 

Feb 28, 2014

Hello dear readers

It has been nearly two years after my last article at this blog. Sometimes, I really miss to write and to express on many things related with publicly listed companies. But, I have to comply with the agreement I have signed before I left my previous job with Bisnis Indonesia.
Writing articles on companies, in both positively and negatively tones, has so far enriched me how to learn making an interesting stories. It is not just about following the basic concept of journalistic such as 5W and 1H, but also sharpening my analysis skills to put all missing parts of the entire event of corporate actions into an intact stories.
Based on my experiences, some publicly listed companies sometimes filed incomplete disclosure to Indonesia Stock Exchange's website. They like using special purpose vehicles such as incorporated in British Virgin Islands or Cayman Islands in doing transactions. Sometimes they don't disclose the takeover price or they use the same persons to do several deals and just change their first or second names. It is really funny. As long as you are detail, you might see the big picture of the deals. 

Jun 12, 2012

Bank Woori buys 33% stake in Bank Saudara

PT Bank Woori Indonesia, a subsidiary of South Korea-based Woori Bank Korea, today announced its plan to take over 33% stake or 764.40 million shares in PT Bank Himpunan Saudara 1906 Tbk (SDRA).

Jun 11, 2012

Itacha Resources buys Sarana Marine

Coal mining company PT Itacha Resources, a joint venture between Anthoni Salim and Glenn Yusuf, announced that Itacha will acquire 400 shares in PT Sarana Marine Perkasa, located in Samarina, Kalimantan.

Soedono Salim & First Pacific Company

Liem Sioe Liong (Soedono Salim or people call him with Om Liem) has passed away on 3.08 pm yesterday in Singapore at 97 years old.

Stock recommendations today

On the heels of posting the worst weekly performance of 2012, the markets zoomed higher this week on hopes policymakers may be willing to take action to buoy ailing world economies.

Jun 8, 2012

Darma Henwa to spend US$120 mio capex

Indonesia's second largest coal contractor PT Darma Henwa Tbk (DEWA) plans to spend US$120 million capital expenditure (capex) this year.

Delta Dunia to issue 570.39 mio new shares

Indonesia second largest coal mining contractor PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk (DOID) aims to hold nonpreemptive rights by issuing 570.39 million new shares of 7% of its capital paid in to employees and its directors and PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (BUMA).

Bentoel weighs 3 options for bonds refinancing

Cigarette maker PT Bentoel Internasional Investama Tbk (RMBA) is weighing three options of bonds refinancing worth Rp1.35 trillion maturing in November this year.

Stock recommendations today

A Fitch Ratings executive said Thursday that the firm would likely downgrade US debt if the federal government does not get its fiscal house in order.

Jun 6, 2012

Bakrie Telecom bond payment remains uncertain

PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (Pefindo) assigned its ratings of idBB for PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk (BTEL) and its maturing Bond I/2007 of RpR650 billion due September 4, 2012.

Sarana Menara & non preemptive rights

Telecommunication tower operator PT Sarana Menara Nusantara Tbk (TOWR), controlled by Djarum's Hartono family, reported that it will issue 102 million new shares in non preemptive rights (or 10% of enlarged capital). 

Reswara seals contract from Guangzhou Huaneng

PT Reswara Minergi Hartama, an integrated coal company and subsidiary of Hamami's PT ABM Investama Tbk (ABMM), has secured a coal sales contract of 500,000 metric tons from Guangzhou Huaneng Trading Co Ltd with estimation of delivery period in June to December 2012.

J.P. Morgan names Sugirin as head of treasury

J.P. Morgan has today announced that it has appointed Michael Sugirin as Head of Treasury Services for Indonesia.

Tunas Baru scouts Rp500 bio profit in 2012

Palm oil producer PT Tunas Baru Lampung Tbk (TBLA) is scouting a Rp500 billion net profit this year, a 18.76% higher than Rp421 billion last year.