Microsoft gets Rp 8.2 Trillion of Tablet Surface

Jakarta – Microsoft just earned revenues of approximately U.S. $ 853 million (about USD 8.2 trillion) of the Surface tablet sales. This amount is actually less than the abolition of Surface asset value, which does not sell, that is U.S. $ 900 (about USD 8.6 trillion).

This figure was revealed in the annual financial statements submitted to the Agency Microsoft U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Even so, the number of units sold Surface tablet is not disclosed,” as reported by CNET site on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

From the report it is also not known how many tablets Surface Pro and RT are marketed. However, according to a Bloomberg report last March, Microsoft only sold about 1.5 million tablets Surface for both versions. For comparison, Apple sold 14.6 million iPad tablets in the second quarter last units only.

Since the beginning, Surface tablet sales did not ever reach the maximum. Surface RT were sold in October and Surface Pro in February received a cool reception from the market. Even at discount party towards the end of last year in the United States, only a few people who want to buy this tablet.

Earlier this month, Microsoft has lowered the sale price by 30 percent due to the slow sales volumes. And apparently, this discount can attract potential consumers because Walmart supermarket stores had stock tablet Surface inform if they are selling has run out.

Come Enjoy Good EMC Indonesia Industrial Properties

Industrial properties are very excited. Many buildings, malls, apartments and housing built everywhere.

Passion that turns a positive impact on EMC storage players. For the second quarter of this year, EMC has also enjoyed the delicious Indonesian property industry.

“One of the significant business (growth) is not in the leading sectors such as telecommunications and banking, but the property industry is hot. Many transactions. Also in the financial and telecommunications industries, “said Adi Rusli (Country Manager, EMC Indonesia) on the achievement of the company ahead of time to break the fast together in Jakarta yesterday (07/30/2013).

Adi insisted, EMC revenue spearhead Indonesia remains the financial and telecommunications sectors. “But there is a rising industrial properties (growth) with demand virtualization to cloud storage consolidation,” he explained.

Compared to the first quarter of this year, said Adi, EMC’s total revenue in the country grew by 8.2%. “It should be bigger,” said Adi. Greater constraints on growth, he said, is not economic factors. “But because many projects are backed up to the third quarter. Usually January to July slowed somewhat, “he explained.

For storage business, said Adi, achieving EMC in the first half of 2013 grew 24% compared to the same period last year. While in total, EMC revenue in Indonesia for the first half of this year grew 25.4% compared to the first half of 2012.

Citing data from research institutions IDC for the first quarter of 2013, Adi mentioned that the EMC is now sitting in third. “In Indonesia, EMC is not number one,” he admitted. “But there is a significant growth. First, four years ago, EMC no ranking (in Indonesia), “he explained.

Currently, there are about EMC focuses on the business of big data, cloud and security. EMC’s business is divided into the field of storage, virtualization and Pivotal (big data). Confused what is Pivotal? Pivotal is a new platform, where all the virtualized infrastructure and presented as a service (service) and complete control through software. Pivotal is a new business entity EMC, the EMC’s ownership of 60%, 20% and 10% GE VMware.

Industry ‘Sabutret’ in Cilacap regency Expected Evolving

Member of House of Representatives Commission VI Adisatrya Suryo Sulisto expect industry ‘Sabutret’ (upholstery materials derived from coconut coir and rubber blend) in Cilacap, Central Java continues to grow.
He also hoped that the industry players ‘Sabutret’ can do innovation and creativity as well as take advantage of advances in technology, especially the technology is simple yet effective, so it can produce added value.
Adisatrya also reminded to use the momentum of a demographic dividend that currently experienced by Indonesia and the era of globalization, especially the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (ASEAN Economic Community) as of January 2014.
“Given the demographic bonus, real micro and small industry players can just ignore the export market, because the domestic market is still wide open. However if there are orders from abroad, the micro and small industry players should be able to adjust the quality and continuity of the set,” said Adisatrya Tribunnews in a statement received on Monday (08/07/2013).
This explains the PDI-P politicians in order to encourage local resource-based industries in the district of Cilacap, particularly coconut trees and rubber trees, then the Minister of Industry has issued the Ministerial Decree No. 126 of 2011, which set a rubberised coconut fiber (sabutret) as Regional Industry Core Competence (Kiid) Cilacap. ‘
As known, the use and demand ‘Sabutret’ by the international community increasingly widespread, as middle-class movement for the ‘back to nature’ (back to nature).

As a follow up from the Permenperin, the Ministry of Industry (Ministry of Industry) held in collaboration with the Center Adisatrya Workshop Local Resource-Based Industry Development to sabutret industry as well as industries that use local raw materials. The workshop was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in the city of Cilacap, and bring Endang Supraptini, Director of Industry Development Facilitation Java-Bali region, the Ministry of Industry as a resource.
According Adisatrya, pascadisahkannya Act No. 17 of 2012 on Cooperatives which replaces Law No. 25 of 1992 on Cooperatives, a national cooperative actors should immediately grasp the substance while adjusting the formal-legal aspects, including institutional governance.
“Although the new law is considered by some as a cooperative offender laws that remove the spirit of cooperation, but it must be remembered that the Act is structured precisely to adjust to the times without losing nationalism,” said Adisatrya.

Furthermore Adisatrya also encourage cooperative actors in the two counties to work together with local governments in preparing human resources, including certification of competence. He also admitted that the law requires that the focus of the cooperative actors and earnest in managing, can no longer be used as a sideline.

“As a consequence of decentralization, Regional Head of formal school setting, for example vocational Cooperative Management that provides scholarships for students. Besides scoring skilled resources, the institution may issue a certification for aspiring managers of cooperatives,” he said.

Ramadan, Home Based Cake Industry Emerges

SOLO– Arrival of Ramadan is not wasted some people to carry out seasonal business. One is a cottage industry cake proliferation. Utilizing the home kitchen, turnover of up to tens of millions of dollars could be obtained.

Endang Paryanti is one that utilizes baking hobby into an extra source of income. Since before the fast, he got busy with the flour and butter in the house which is located in Jalan Sapodilla III No. 6 Karangasem. He expertly made cakes nastar, Kastengel and snow princess. Currently, without hiring employees he can still fulfill the orders kept coming. One day, he alone could produce 20 jars of cookies.
“It will start the third week, there may be an additional two employees to help make the cake. If alone, fear can not serve demand more and more,” he said.
Endang, was three years in a row to make each cake using a label Aura Lebaran Cookies. Every Eid, he can accept orders up to 500 jars. Assorted pastries are sold for Rp 35,000 for each of the jar. He believes, orders will continue to come to close to Lebaran. Because this year he’s doing more extensive promotion.
“In the past only by word of mouth promotion. Now I use facebook and blackberry messenger. Besides in Solo, the buyer also come from Jakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta and Jepara,” he said.
The same is done Rahayu. Together with his brother, he used to market the Idul Fitri various pastries. On an average day, more sisters make snacks for the kids, such as donuts vegetable or vegetable noodles.
Unfortunately, he was not able to accept orders in large quantities due to limited production capacity.
“Cake made our family at home in Kartasura. Was looking for an additional year hard labor. Mostly people prefer seasonal work in printing rather than making the cake,” he said.
To date, he has received 200 orders a variety of pastries. Starting from nastar, Kastengel, corn cookies, cheese and sago. The cakes are sold at varying prices, from Rp 35,000 to Rp 55,000 per jar.

Government Program for Entrepreneurs Build Smelter

President Director of PT Indosmelt, Natsir Mansyur assess government policies increase the mineral processing industry and coal (mineral and coal) in the country is considered to be the right move.
It was an industry pioneer, with reference to the Mining Law No.4/2009, Instruction No.7/2012 no.3/2013 and ESDM.
The smelter industries include copper smelter / gold, aluminum, nickel, iron, and other minerals, because the industry produces raw materials for downstream industries in the country.
“During the import of raw materials for downstream industries needs to reach 80 percent of the existing downstream industries in the country,” Natsir said, Monday (07/15/2013).
He said he appreciates the support of government policy and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Ministry of Industry to encourage program development through industrial mineral and coal downstream processing and purification (smelter) in the country.
Natsir said, to build its smelter industry varied depending on the type of metal minerals will be produced. According to him, build a smelter is not difficult as long as it was built by the national government employers can be clear, firm, and consistent with the application of the rules in favor of the construction of the smelter industry.
“The government must be clear, firm and consistent since the smelter industry pioneer industries with large investments, futures and high-tech display. Needed so that the rule of law and other incentives,” Natsir said.
PT Indosmelt will build a processing plant and refinery (smelter) copper ore with a capacity of 350 thousand tonnes of concentrate per year in Maros, South Sulawesi. The Company is ready to disburse funds of 700 million U.S. dollars (USD 6.58 trillion).

Malut manufacturing industrial production growth, up 2.54 percent

Central Statistics Agency (BPS) recorded North Maluku, manufacturing industrial production growth and are quarterly (quarter-to-quarter/qoq) in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 2.54 percent from the first quarter of 2013.

“The growth of large manufacturing and industrial production are quarterly in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 2.16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012. Growth of large manufacturing and industrial production are quarterly in the fourth quarter of 2012 rose by 4.63 percent from the third quarter of 2012 , “BPS chief Malut, Adhi Wiriana, in Ternate, Saturday.

According to him, the growth of production of Micro and Small Manufacturing Industry Quarterly. Growth in industrial production of micro and small manufacturing quarterly in the second quarter of 2013 rose 13.39 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

So, in the first quarter of 2013 rose 11.84 percent from the first quarter of 2012, in the fourth quarter of 2012 dropped by 3.25 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011, and in the third quarter of 2012 increased by 1.26 percent from the third quarter in 2011.

Adhi said, the types of micro and small manufacturing industries that experienced an increase in second quarter production growth in manufacturing large and medium industries (y-on-y) in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 13.13 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

Manufacturing industrial production growth and are quarterly (q-to-q) in the second quarter of 2013 increased by 2.54 percent from the first quarter of 2013. Manufacturing industrial production growth and are quarterly (q-to-q) in the first quarter of 2013 increased by 2.16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012.

“For the growth of large manufacturing and industrial production are quarterly (q-to-q) in the fourth quarter of 2012 rose by 4.63 percent from the third quarter of 2012,” he said.

That is, the growth of production of large and medium manufacturing industry in 2013 rose 7.60 percent from the first quarter of 2013, in the first quarter of 2013 rose 6.05 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012.

Similarly, in the fourth quarter of 2012 dropped by 1.86 percent from the third quarter of 2012 and the third quarter of 2012 increased by 1.26 percent from the second quarter of 2012.

The existence of the Industrial Bank Could Push Manufacturing Sector

MAKASSAR – Proposed Ministry of Industry (Ministry of Industry) regarding the presence of special industrial rated bank could trigger industrial growth better.
Economic observers Hasanuddin University, Syarkawi Rauf explained by the existence of special or specific bank serving the industry could trigger industrial growth in the business sector. The same thing happens in China.
“They have a lot of banks aimed at channeling funding priority activities, such as agriculture with agricultural bank, industrial bank industry, and others,” he said in Makassar on Thursday (25/07/2013).
For this project, the government should include the estimated capital above Rp 5 trillion, so the banks can get three books with high flexibility to manage business products.
DPD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Sulsel also strongly supports the presence of industry-specific bank. Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of South Sulawesi, Zulkarnain Arif, said the bank’s presence is needed to help businesses meet industry needs.
According to Zulkarnain, the bank line government regulations regarding the application of the rules on the management of raw materials before export overseas.
However, the Chairman of the Banks of South Sulawesi, Andrew Wongjaya, banks should assess the industry empowering government bank that already exist today.
“It should be the government’s existing bank actually asked to allocate credit in the field of industry on the percentage of the loan portfolio,” he explained.

Semester I, SMGR Raup Profit Rp 2.58 Trillion

PT Semen Indonesia Tbk (SMGR) posted a net profit of Rp 2.58 trillion, up 22.9 percent from the same period in 2012.
Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia President Director, said the company’s net profit growth driven by revenue growth by 31.9 percent to Rp 11.4 trillion a year earlier in 2012 amounted to Rp 8.6 trillion.
According to Dwi, total revenue was supported by the cement sales volume stood at 12.23 million tons, an increase of 18.3 percent over the same period last year amounted to 10.32 million tonnes, which consists of domestic sales volume amounted to 12.14 million tons (up 18.0 percent) and export sales of 0.09 million tonnes (up 170 percent).
Growth that exceeded the national cement sales volumes (industry) which grew 7.5 percent in the first half of 2013 to 27.83 million tons from 25.89 million tons.
“The increase in sales is outpacing the growth of the Indonesian Cement industry plant operations supported by Tonasa Tuban IV and V, so that we are able domestic market share increased to 43.6 percent from 40.9 percent last year.” Said dwi.
Most of the company’s revenue comes from the domestic market amounted to Rp 10.91 trillion, equivalent to 95.53 percent of total revenue in the first half of this year, an increase of 26.42 percent compared to the sales in the same period last year of Rp 8, 63 trillion.
Of the domestic market, the composition of the Indonesian Cement revenues derived from customers in Java and outside Java almost equal. In the first half of 2013, the Java market accounted for revenue of Rp 5.72 trillion (52.43 percent of total domestic sales).
While consumers outside of Java contribute to revenue of Rp 5.19 trillion or 47.57 percent of total domestic sales.
In addition to maintaining dominance in the domestic market, Indonesian Cement continues to boost sales to foreign markets, especially countries in Southeast Asia.
From January to June this year, Indonesian Cement has achieved record revenues in foreign markets amounted to Rp 511.64 billion. This number jumped nearly 170 percent compared to overseas sales in the first half of last year which was only Rp 30.34 billion.

US factory output increases modestly in June to help boost industrial production 0.3 pct.

U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos last month, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month.

The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production rose 0.3 per cent in June from May. That followed a 0.2 per cent gain the previous month. Still, the two consecutive gains barely offset production declines in March and April.

Overall industrial production, which includes factories, mines and utilities, also rose 0.3 per cent in June. Mining output increased 0.8 per cent, while utility output slid 0.1 per cent.

Manufacturing is the most critical component of industrial production. The recent gains are a hopeful sign that factories could rebound in the second half of the year.

The “report confirms the picture of a moderate recovery in the manufacturing sector,” Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge Strategy, wrote in a research note.

Manufacturers have struggled this year, providing little support to the economy. Their output is up just 1.8 per cent over the past 12 months. And factories have cut jobs in each of the past four months, shedding a total of 24,000 since February.

A key reason for the weakness is slower global growth has cut demand for U.S. exports. Europe is still in a recession and China’s economy grew from April through June at the slowest pace in more than two decades.

Manufacturing has shown improvement in Britain, France and Italy. Large Japanese manufacturers are also sounding optimistic for the first time in nearly two years.

There have been other positive signs that suggest U.S. factory production could increase in the second half of the year.

The Institute for Supply Management said that factory activity improved in June after hitting its lowest level in four years. But the closely watched manufacturing survey reported that employment fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Factory activity in the New York region grew for the second straight month in July, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Empire State manufacturing survey.

U.S. businesses reported a strong 1.1 per cent increase in sales in May, the Commerce Department reported. Those same firms only increased their stockpiles slightly, suggesting they will need to order more goods to keep up with demand.

And Americans bought more cars and trucks, furniture and clothes in June, according to a separate Commerce report on retail spending. But consumers cut back almost everywhere else, and overall retail sales rose just 0.4 per cent last month from May.

Profit Perhutani first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion

Profit before tax Perhutani to end first semester of 2013 reached Rp466 billion, up 179 percent from Renca Budget Work Company (CBP) has been determined.

According to a press release from Perhutani received by AFP in Jakarta, on Saturday, the profit of the many donated from round timber sales in the country reached Rp882 billion and Rp520 billion overseas reach.

In addition, sales of other industries in the country reached Rp232 billion, sales of finished wood products industry from abroad totaled Rp50 billion and sales of processed wood (raw sawn timber) in the country reached 30 billion.

Gondorukem products, processed pine resin is the second largest income producer for Perhutani with the value of exports jumped 12 per cent of the target in the CBP. Perhutani gondorukem export markets are Europe, Japan, China and several other countries. Gondorukem Perhutani is the largest producer in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Director Sukmananto Perhutani Bambang said targets and business outlook for the second half of 2013 Perhutani directed at four things, ie achieve the production target node exceeds the first half, giving priority to the principles of sustainable forest management, the industry will begin to prepare for productive use and make savings in anticipation of price increases oil to the forest industry.

Perhutani also has several projects such as the completion of construction of the plant in Pemalang gondorukem derivatives, sago factory in Sorong, Papua Perhutani headquarters and development in collaboration with other state-owned enterprises.