EMC Gets USD 5.29 bln in Q1

EMC Corporation posted a fairly promising financial results in the first quarter of 2013. EMC Q1 revenues reached USD 5.39 billion, an increase of 6% ​​over the same quarter last year.

The GAAP net income of USD 580 million and first quarter GAAP earnings per weighted average number of diluted shares is USD 0.26.

Non-GAAP net income EMC reached USD 850 million, an increase of 4% compared to the same quarter the previous year. Non-GAAP earnings per weighted average number of diluted shares was USD 0.39, up 5% from year to year.

Joe Tucci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMC said EMC’s solid financial results in the first quarter illustrates the power and precision of their execution strategy that offers efficiency, control, choice and greater agility to customers.

“Our three business federation – EMC Information Infrastructure, VMware and Pivotal – focusing on the IT sector is expected to experience high growth in the next decade: cloud computing, Big Data and IT reliable,” he added, in a written statement on Thursday (16 / 5/2013).

Distributor Mobile BlackBerry Build Factory Together with Foxconn

Jakarta – Distributors and retailers cell phone (mobile phone), Erajaya Swasembada Tbk PT (ERAA) set side by side with a large Chinese manufacturer, Foxconn to equally establish assembly plant mobile device.

Director of Marketing and Communications Djatmiko Ward said, such as the readiness of the company to form the intention to cut imports figure in Indonesia’s mobile phone number is still high up to 55-60 million units per year.

“Erajaya ready for Foxconn. There is a background to this, one being that there are 55-60 million units in Indonesia hp and 100% of imports. Consumer nation we remain profitable and the outside, it arises from the desire to have their own base,” he said when met at the Capital Residence, Jakarta, as quoted on Thursday (01/08/2013).

However, the readiness of government support should be coupled with one of them with incentives. Because, without the incentive of possible price outcomes assembly product itself will be more expensive than products derived from imports. Tax to be one cause.

“As an illustration, if imports hp only pay VAT 10% complete. Meanwhile, if there are spare parts to assemble yourself taxable entrance, production costs, salaries, and others. Could be that we have a factory but their products are more expensive. We as partners are explored ready provided there is an incentive from the government, “said Djatmiko.

According to him, the government should provide incentives in this regard so that Indonesia had a dream come true handset manufacturer fabricators.

“For example in China, the government provides free land, buildings, infrastructure everything is free. Employee salaries subsidized by the government for 3 years, it’s name is a form of support,” he said.

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.

Prime Gapuraprima profit soars 318% So Rp 71 Billion

PT Prime Gapuraprima Tbk (GPRA) record net profit of Rp 71 billion in the first half of 2013, up 318% over the same period last year of Rp 17 billion. Profit rose due to an increase in sales of property projects.

In addition to earnings, the company’s sales also grew to Rp 242 billion during the first six months in 2013, up 60% over the same period last year of Rp 154 billion.

“A pretty solid performance of the company marked the sale of some of peningkan owned projects that boost the recorded rise in net profit,” said President Director of Prime Gapuraprima Rudy Margono, in a written statement on Friday (02/08/2013).

Rudy said the company’s operating income collected until June 2013 reached USD 89 billion, up 56% compared to the same period in 2012 which stood at Rp 38 billion.

With the achievement of the performance, Rudy optimistic residual second half of 2013 will also give good results for the company. “We sure could record sales of more than Rp 1 trillion this year,” he said.

To achieve that goal, various measures have been prepared in which the company completed acquisitions of 4 (four) project in Nusa Dua Bali, Pondok Indah in South Jakarta and Tangerang Chester South.

This year the company has focused on developing a number of projects, such as Diamond City-Cipayung area of ​​3.48 ha, Graha Azzura MT Haryono area of ​​0.37 ha, Ciawi Superblock (Ciawi) area of ​​2.5 ha and Air Force Radar-Cimanggis, Depok area 6 ha.

“The total value of the projects that we have prepared this year to reach Rp 1.1 trillion,” he said.

Looking ahead, said Rudy, Prime Gapuraprima also adds new 3-star hotel that is Gapuraprima Hotel located at Jalan Gatot Subroto, Central Jakarta, Mega Kuningan Best Western Hotel, South Jakarta, as well as the Best Western Hotel-Serpong, Tangerang.

Will Electric Car Industry Developed in 2020

JAKARTA – The government through the Ministry of Research and Technology (Research and Technology) recognizes industrial process to create and develop a nationwide electric car takes time to 2020

Research and Technology Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said the development of the electric car industry uses to categorize the phase 1-phase 9.

“For our readiness to use the 1-9 category in terms of terms of readiness stage, until the production of things and we want to control,” said Gusti in BPPT Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (30/07/2013).

Gusti added that the process of development of electric cars and buses by the manufacturer has entered the seventh stage, and will soon enter into the eighth stage.

“Stage 1-3 go to university, go into R & D stage 4-6 and stage 7-9 have entered into the industry. Later we also do environmental testing, could be tested if the actual road, not just in the building,” said Gusti.

He reveals, for the content of the current electric car components is still imported. But, will use components of Domestic Content Level (DCL) that can all be supplied from within the country.

“We’re just at the level of the seventh, eighth want to go. So the seventh level in actual road testing. DCL its varied, there are 30 percent, some 60 percent,” said Gusti.

Currently, testing is still in the stage of the seventh and eighth to the stage, it targets to enter the ninth stage or national electric car production will be reached in 2020. “Yes it is still a long seventh stage of the year again. Approximately 2020,” he said.

Astra International reported net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion

PT Astra International Tbk (ASII) posted a net profit of Rp 8, 8 trillion in the first semester of 2013, down nine percent compared to the same period in 2012 Rp9, 7 trillion.

“The performance of the company and its subsidiaries in the first semester of 2013 showed a slight decrease compared to the first half of 2012,” said President Director ASII, Prijono Sugiarto in a press release here on Tuesday.

He added that Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 also decreased by two per cent to Rp94, 3 trillion, compared to 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,” he said.

He argues Astra Group activities remain focused on six core business lines, namely the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.

Mentioned, several divisions which decreased net income in the first semester of 2013 the automotive division fell by 10 percent to Rp 4, 4 trillion. Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to R1, 4 billion.

Then, the net profit agribusiness division decreased by 25 percent to Rp571 billion. And the net profit and logistics infrastructure division fell by 29 percent to Rp223 billion.

Meanwhile, the division has increased, the financial services division’s net profit rose 19 per cent to Rp2, 1 billion. And, net income and information technology division of Rp55 billion, up two percent compared to the first half of 2012.

Earnings Fall 22% Pawnshops Because Kraft

Mortgage PT (Persero) recorded a decrease in net income to Rp 718 billion in the first half of 2013. The number is down about 22% when compared with net income in the same period of the previous year of Rp 929 billion. Profit decline was due to a continued decline in the price of gold on the market.

“The decline in gold prices greatly affect the performance of the company’s significant because when the price of gold fell Mortgage loan disbursement will face obstacles because its value will go down as the price of gold down,” said Director of Mortgage Finance Agus Dwi Pramoedya when met at the Central Office Pawn Kramat, Jakarta, Thursday (01/08/2013).

However, he said, although besih profit declined but remains the company’s turnover rose. In the first half of this year, the company’s revenue still grew by 6.5% to Rp 4.1 trillion over the same period the previous year which only Rp 3.8 trillion.

Total assets also go up to Rp 33 trillion in the first half of 2013, an increase of 13% when compared to its total assets in the same period the previous year which reached Rp 29.1 trillion.

From the business side, Pawn is able to achieve a turnover in the pawning business of gold amounting to Rp 46 trillion in the first half of 2013, an increase of 6% from the same period last year of Rp 43 trillion.

“It is conventional. If sharia as of June 2013 was Rp 6 trillion, Rp 5.5 trillion last year finished up 8.6%,” he said.

In addition, the company’s customers also increased 15% to 14.4 million in the first half of 2013, when compared to the same period of the previous year which only 13.7 million.

“Seeing this increase, we believe the mortgage business will continue to grow,” he said.

Making Sugars typical Home Based Industry in Garut

Tirelessly Iwan (35) continues to stir the pot iron brown viscous fluid. In front of her was a crock containing the same again. Alternately him play spoons of coconut shell-stemmed bamboo, alternate for 15 minutes.

“It’s a mixture of sugar, java, palm, coconut, and sugarcane. Not all the material from Garut, there sugarcane ordered from Kediri (East Java) together coconut sugar from Tasik, Banjar, and Cianjur,” said the man who was 5 years old involved in the cottage industry in the Market Guntur Garut, West Java, on Wednesday (07/10/2013).

In the process of cooking, Iwan put sugar then stir to form a thick liquid. “Until good. Afterwards input all the sugar. Stirred half hour. If you want to quickly be ready to pour, yes fire digedein,” he said.

After continued stirring and was considered quite mature, and then take a plastic scoop Iwan bercorong. Her bony hands slowly pour the liquid mixture into a thick sugar mold 5 cm in diameter.

“Made it sober, simple cut the pipe,” he explained, pointing to a vertical thickness of 2 cm mold it. Iwan then deftly move the dipper 50th winnowing prints are arranged in a square of wood.

After that, the mold stacked on top of another winnowing. “Dikeringin first, about 1 hour. Wear only dry winds. Was only after it is removed from the mold,” he explained.
While, a fat and short stature mother sitting in a chair not far from the corner of the window at the top of the table where Iwan brown viscous liquid was poured.

“That was brown sugar making process. In Guntur Market makers have 3 red sugar. One of us,” said the woman who called Nur (33) it. His hands deftly releasing brown sugar slab width 5 cm from the mold.

Despite having a similar business competitors, Nur said he was not worried about losing customers who on average small traders such as gado-gado.

In fact, usually orders pile up ahead of Idul Fitri. Whereas for this year claimed to have caught Nur orders weighing 5 quintals of sugar as fast last year.

“It’s still a daily kayak, 60 kg of sugar at all to make. From there be 120 kg. Wrapped so each 10 kg. Kayak gini,” Nur said as he showed a yellowish brown sugar composition of the plastic-wrapped parcel pretty similar.

Nur said the sugar round yellowish color size diameter 8 cm and 5 cm thick is no different from the other manufacture. The only difference is the composition of the sugar.

“If a more yellow coconut sugar, it is also different, so a bit salty. Arennya If the sugar thicker and sweeter,” said Nur.

Iwan and Nur hope this simple production continues to run and sustainable. Because there are other competitors already in the Banjar, West Java, which is capable of producing more and using automated production equipment.

Ahead of Idul Fitri, Tuberose Flowers Laris Manis

Ahead of Eid, people usually decorate their homes with fresh flowers. Residents usually invade the largest flower market in Jakarta, Rawa Belong.
Head of Business Unit Means Sentra Rawa Belong Flower Market Flower M Muljadi said the most sought after community interest ahead of Eid is the tuberose flower.
He considered the tuberose flower is highly sought after by people who want to decorate her house when Lebaran. “Tuberose became the best-selling interest ahead of the Eid al-Fitr,” said Muljadi to Tempo in his office, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, afternoon.
Mulyadi revealed in January, about 800 thousand to one million tuberose flower stalks are sold out for the H-3 to H-1 or takbiran night. Tuberose stalks one for Rp 5000-6000. “Imagine if sold 800ribu stalk, flower traders how the overall turnover in the Rawa Belong market,” said Muljadi.
A similar sentiment was expressed by Toyib (59), flower merchants Ambarawa origin, Central Java. Toyib admitted Tuberose flower sales increased dramatically ahead of Eid. “Especially at night takbiran, I could sell a lot. Were so many to forget how the stalks are sold,” said Toyib.
Grace, 39 years old, one of the consumers who buy flowers Tuberose in Rawa Belong market is said every year to buy flowers to decorate her house. Once purchased, Grace willing to spend Rp 500 thousand to 100 tuberose stalks.
“It’s over the years I bought here, to beautify the house,” said the mother of two children. “She smelled too bad, make a fresh home.”
Muljadi assess the increase in sales of the Tuberose is affected by the fall holidays and leave together ahead of Idul Fitri. According to him, if the schedule falls off with the 4-5 days ahead of Eid, the tuberose sales will decline, but not too significant.
“So depending on the holiday of Eid fall when, as in 2008, when it fell off a longer time after Lebaran, so our sales to decline,” said Muljadi. “Yes, because people do not have time to buy.”

Many variants Chocolate Cake Made of Interest

Every year, entrepreneurs continue to innovate pastry making new works to meet the needs of consumers. Such as clothing, cakes every year there was a certain trend that the market demands. In 2011, the variant was the chocolate cake that attracted many buyers.

“Trends change every year. Years ago clasic cake, Nastar and-savory savory cheese. Years tend to sweet, chocolate cakes are much in demand,” said Promotion and General Affair Nituty, Yogi Prayoga to detikbandung.

One of the favorites is the Choco Lover. Chocolate cake is composed of three layers of chocolate. Namely chocolate bars, chocolate overwritten by another, then dyed brown again at the last.

Nituty all products made ​​at home, in the Castle Hill Complex Bandung, Ujungberung. Now there are 50 employees working in the cottage industry.

Nituty cake also has spread almost all over Indonesia, such as Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java, Batam, and others. “Sulawesi at Jayapura that does not exist,” said Yogi.

Yogi said, every region has a different taste in selecting variants cake. Consumers most like chocolate outside Java, while Java itself still love the classics like nastar and cheese.

Besides sweets, Nituty also has a unique salty pastry products, namely Smocked Oregano Cheese and Beef. It costs from Rp 60 thousand to $ 70 thousand.

Do not worry about the taste, the pastries at this Nituty have high taste. Because the family is still a brother Nituty with JNC and Ina coockies. “So this is our family cake. Actually Mamah (Nituty) used to like selling cakes. But baseball directly on the brand,” said Yogi.

Want to learn mmebuat cake? Can know learn in Nituty no cost or for free. “If you want to make a cake, invite wrote an RT, or kumpulin people 40-50 people. Later we baking demo, we love the recipe as well,” said Yoga.