Brown ‘Monggo’, It was as sweet as fortunately

Jakarta – Perhaps there are many who are not familiar brown branded ‘Monggo’. However, these home-based gait chocolate brands in the downstream industry is apparently chocolate is no doubt.

Initially in 2003, the trademark only process around 200 kg of semi-finished cocoa beans per month to be a typical chocolate is dark chocolate Monggo. However, in 2011, this cottage industry has to process around 5 tonnes of semi-finished cocoa per month.

Edward Riando Picasauw, cofounder of Mango’s chocolate company declared an increase in its brand of chocolate consumption is due to a shift in public taste that was like chocolate with milk mixture, now became interested in international chocolate flavor that is pure cacao butter with a bitter taste sensation.

“The trend is that consumers prefer milk chocolate, but are now beginning to understand the true chocolate flavor. Monggo Brown’s adaptation of Belgian chocolate, then disinkkronkan with Indonesian taste, like Hazelnut replaced with cashews,” said the man who was fondly called Edo when met at the Chocolate Party on Sunday in the parking lot Sarinah Building, Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, Sunday (11/12/2011).

Edo is not alone, she was with her friend from Belgium, Thierry Detournay produce chocolate with 80 percent of the work of human hands, only 20 percent use the machine. While the raw material comes from the island of Sulawesi, which is the largest cocoa producer in Indonesia.

“The machine we use is only to crush the beans out loud, the rest of the human hand,” he said.

Kotagede origin chocolate began to be marketed throughout Java and Bali. Not surprisingly, the turnover of the company is also translucent USD 1 million in a year. Did not want to stop there, it plans to deliver Edo Go International. With these opportunities, he expects production and turnover can be increased 2-fold.

“Yes hopefully get 2 times as much,” said Edo shy.

The plan, Brown’s home city will gudeg sambangi countries like the United States in 2012. However, Edo states the plan is still awaiting an export license from the Directorate General of Customs.

“There have been many requests to contact us, it’s from Sweden, USA, Holland, Germany, Greendland. Legality But this new aspect of our mismanagement, later only after in-ACC by the Customs, we will be exporting,” he explained.

As an entrepreneur brown, Edo noted several obstacles than in the field of venture capital to develop it. One is the inability of the Indonesian government in determining the price of the chocolate world. Though Indonesia’s position as the third largest producer of cocoa has been very strong in the eyes of the world.

As a result, employers are still brown domestic misgivings at any time if international prices of raw materials rose sharply brown. The reason, most employers will cocoa export to abroad because of the high prices tempted. It can disrupt the production of cocoa in the country if the raw material disappeared in the domestic market.

“Indonesia can not affect the price, it’s still hanging dollars, whereas our third countries cocoa producer, Ivory Coast and Ghana that war could set the price, but then if there is an increase in raw material prices, we are ruined,” he said.

Commodity price doldrums, Uno Uno Corporate Profit Drops 65%

Saratoga Investama Tbk PT Federal International (SRTG) made a profit of Rp 188.34 billion in the first half of 2013, down 65% when compared to the same period last year of Rp 539.61 billion. The fall in profits due to weak performance in the subsidiary coal and palm oil sector.

“Weakness in the coal and palm oil sector makes to the weakening performance,” said President Director of Saratoga Uno Uno S in Jakarta, Thursday (08/01/2013).

The Company recorded revenue of Rp 1.165 trillion in the first six months of this year, revenue rose compared to the previous year in the same period to Rp 1.138 trillion.

Load reduced income from Rp 1,063 to Rp 1,038 trillion trillion at the end of June 2013. So the gross profit and operating profit growth is still positive.

The company’s net profit could decline due to other expenses are quite high, especially because of the performance of subsidiaries in the coal sector and palm oil weakened.

Saratoga continued to invest in three key sectors to drive economic growth in Indonesia with a long-term outlook is very positive.

“By providing long-term benefits, Saratoga will continue to contribute to Indonesia and the wider community,” Uno added.

One of the company’s subsidiary in the consumer sector, PT Mustika Pinasthika Mitra Tbk (MPMX), earned revenues of Rp 6.78 trillion, contributed by higher sales of motorcycles in East Java and East Nusa Tenggara.

Sales volume increased by 26% to 447,578 units in the first half of 2013 compared to 355,758 units in the same period a year earlier. It is also supported by MPM automotive rental business, which rose 74%, from 6,995 units in the first half of 2012 to 12,104 units in the first half of 2013.

While the sector PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Tbk (TBIG) won pendapatam surge by 96% This is caused by the growth of a significant tenant of organic growth and through acquisitions, from 8,584 tenants as of June 2012 to 15 277 tenants in June 2013.

In line with the increase in revenues, gross profit TBIG also been increased by 98% in the first half of 2013.

Saratoga Investment in PT Lintas Marga Sedaya managing highway projects Cikampek-palimanan goes according to schedule. Overall construction was started in January 2013.

The entire land has been acquired, the work permit has been issued by the authorities and senior debt facility is executed as well as drawdown begins in line with the project an important milestone.

While the natural resources sector, global sentiment towards commodities affect the performance of associated companies (investee companies) engaged in integrated coal sector, mining and palm oil.

Such as PT Adaro Energy Tbk (ADRO), Provident Agro, and PT Agro Maju Raya (Amara) which was corrected earnings

Expand in Insurance and Banking

Entering the second half of 2013, the company plans to enter into the insurance and banking sectors. This sector, said Uno, still very attractive in Indonesia.

“We are open to look at opportunities in the banking sector. Banks in Indonesia are very good, the growth of the industry is still good,” he said.

The Company is developing in the direction of the two sectors of the industry. How, can by buying an existing company or create new company from scratch.

“The business model we are usually targeting existing enterprises and capital needs. But it could also open opportunities from zero,” he said.

Slightly turnover, Profit Drops 54% XL fact to Rp 670 Billion

PT XL Axiata Tbk (EXCL) correction suffers 54% profit in the first half of 2013 to Rp 670 billion from Rp 1.46 trillion. The company’s revenue edged up 1%.

XL recorded net income of Rp 10.3 trillion in the first half of this year, from Rp 10.2 trillion in the previous position. The rise in revenue driven by increased data service revenues by 13%.

“Our performance this quarter marks our success to turn things around after a decline in the previous two quarters,” said President Director of XL Hasnul Suhaimi, in a press release on Thursday (01/08/2013).

Until the end of the first half of 2013, the XL has spent Rp 4 trillion for infrastructure investment in the data. A combination of internal funds and debt.

XL has signed a new loan agreement in U.S. dollars with Standard Chartered Bank in May 2013 for U.S. $ 50 million. Meanwhile, during the first half of this 2013 also, the amount of debt XL increased to Rp 17.1 trillion from Rp 12.7 trillion in the previous year.

“XL will remain focused on data services given the growing use of data rapidly increasing contribution to company revenues. During the first six months of this year, data revenue accounted for 22% of total revenue, compared to 19% last year, “he added.

Semester 1, Gas receipts Reaches 18.7 Billion U.S. Dollars

JAKARTA – State revenue from the management of the oil and gas industry-upstream (oil) in the first half of this year reached 18.7 billion U.S. dollars, or higher than the target of 18.4 billion U.S. dollars.

Meanwhile, oil production per day has reached 99 percent, or an average of 831 118 barrels per day from the target set in the state budget in 2013 amounted to an average of 840,000 barrels of oil per day.

Unit chief Special Executive Upstream Oil and Gas (Migas SKK) Rudi Rubiandini claims, the achievement is unprecedented in a period of 3 years.

“The achievement of national oil production up to 99 percent of the budget target has never happened within the last three years. During the period of last three years of national oil production performance was always below 99%,” he said, Wednesday (07/31/2013).

He said the success achieved oil production and revenues is the result of hard work in SKK Oil workers, all workers Cooperation Contract (PSC), leaders and workers in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and all stakeholders in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Therefore, Rudi appreciation to all stakeholders in order to increase production of oil and natural gas nationwide so that the target could be exceeded state revenues.

Although there are many unsuccessful PSC oil production exceeded the target set in the state budget in 2013, but some of them have worked very well exceed those targets.

Exceed Production

There are seven PSC, which surpassed the target of state budget in 2013, namely ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd, Vico Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra), PHE ONWJ, Chevron Pacific Indonesia, Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) and ConocoPhillips (Grissik) Ltd..

The details are as follows: ConocoPhillips Indonesia Ltd managed to achieve oil production by an average of 34 867 barrels per day from the target in the state budget in 2013 amounted to 32 890.

Vico Indonesia managed to produce as much as 13,740 barrels of oil per day from the target of 13 010 barrels per day. Medco E & P Indonesia (S & C Sumatra) managed to produce 6,841 barrels of oil per day from the target of 6,630 barrels per day;

PHE ONWJ managed to produce 38 996 barrels of oil per day from the target of 38 080 barrels per day; Chevron Pacific Indonesia managed to produce 323 014 barrels of oil per day from the target of 319 430 barrels per day.

Medco E & P Indonesia (Rimau) managed to produce 14,086 barrels of oil per day from the target of 14,060 barrels per day.

For the PSC still can not meet the target set in the state budget-2013 as well as the target in the Work Programme and Budget (WP & B), Rudi hope they can improve their performance.

“Performance targets are not reached so soon improved to the national oil production target can also be exceeded. What we are doing right now is working for the State, for the national interest because it lets us collaborate and work together, “he said.

Bakrie and Brothers Profit Drops So Rp 8.3 Billion

Net income of PT Bakrie and Brothers Tbk (Bakrie) fell dramatically during the first half of 2013 to only Rp 8.36 billion. In fact, in the same period of the previous year the company was pocketing a profit of Rp 214.35 billion.

President Director of Bakrie and Brothers Bobby Gafur Umar stated, profit drop due to the divestment of a subsidiary Bakrie Petroleum International Pte in 2012. It, which makes the company’s revenues come eroded.

During the period January-June 2013 pesebesar company posted revenue of Rp 1.95 trillion, down from the acquisition of the first half of 2012 which reached Rp 11.39 trillion. “This is due to the deconsolidation of a subsidiary of Bakrie Petroleum us,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

The largest revenue contribution came from the company’s subsidiary in the manufacturing sector. Bakrie Building Industries opens Rp 380.73 billion in revenue, up 23 percent compared to the same period last year. Net income also rose 73 percent, or Rp 45.82 billion.

Bakrie Pipe Industries, which manufactures pipes also recorded a positive performance during the first semester of 2013. “Bakrie Pipe Revenue rose to Rp 751.92 billion from Rp 700.55 billion.’s Net profit also rose 102 percent from Rp 32.75 billion to Rp 66.22 billion,” said Bobby.

Boobby continued throughout the first six months of this year the management company managed to cut interest expenses and finance up to 78 percent or Rp 603 billion from Rp 775.79 billion in the first half of 2012 menjajdi Rp 172.78 billion in the first semester of 2013. “We will continue to depress spending and increase business efficiency,” he said

National Cocoa Production Need Not Inadequate

Executive Director of the Indonesian Cocoa Industry Association (AIKI) Sindra Wijaya asked the government to increase national cocoa production. Sindra said the increased capacity cocoa processing industry and stagnant production, Indonesia will become the importer of cocoa in 2015.
“Since the cocoa tax was implemented in 2010, within two years of the industry’s capacity has been increased by more than 100 per cent. Our forecast industry capacity in 2015 was around 600,000 tons, while production below 500,000 tonnes,” said Sindra.
That is, in 2015 Indonesia must turn from exporter to importer, “said Sindra when met after the Public Hearing on the Draft Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture and Marketing Quality Requirements for Cocoa Beans in the Ministry of Agriculture, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Sindra said the productivity of cocoa in Indonesia amounted to 300 kilograms per hectare is comparatively low. Sindra said ideally cocoa productivity can reach 2 tons per hectare per year.
Sindra assess produsi Movement and Quality Improvement National Cocoa conducted since 2009 has managed to boost cocoa production. Therefore expect the government to continue the program Sindra intensification, rehabilitation and replanting of cocoa is scheduled to expire in 2013.
“Cocoa Gernas automatically be continued the next few years, because it meets the needs of the industry and help meningkatkatkan welfare of farmers. Automatically ditingkatan If productivity increases the welfare of farmers,” said Sindra.
In addition to increasing productivity, Sindra said it is also necessary to improve the quality of cocoa beans through fermentation. Moreover, this is still very difficult to get the fermentation of cocoa beans in the country. “Maybe only 5 percent of the total Indonesian fermented cocoa production, approximately 25,000 tons per year. IBHS most already have export contracts with buyers from Europe,” said Sindra.
Director of Quality and Standards Ministry of Agriculture Gardjita Budi said ideally the difference between the price of cocoa fermentation with unfermented Rp 3,000 per kilogram. With this price difference according to new growers eager to do the fermentation.
“Our survey, the difference is minimal Rp 2,800 or Rp 3,000 per kilogram. If Rp 1,000 per kilogram, farmers are not the spirit, while if Rp 2,000 so normal,” said Gardjita when met at the same place.
Gardjita said by Minister of Agriculture and Marketing Quality Requirements Cocoa Beans, encouraged farmers are expected to do the fermentation. Under this rule, follow the cocoa bean quality requirements of National Standards applied Indonesia.Kalau in 3-4 years could reach 50 percent is good. Perhaps in 10 years time can be close to 100 percent, “said Gardjita.

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.

Industry: Formalin Substitute Safe

Formalin is not additive to food. Formalin is a material that is widely used in plywood industry, fertilizers, cosmetics, plastics, glass, insecticides and embalming. Why can be used in the manufacture of noodles, meatballs, and know? What are the substitutes safe? This little book gives the answer. Though talks about the rampant use of formalin for additional material in the food industry have subsided, it does not mean you do not need to be vigilant. If you have a home-based food industry such as meatballs, wet noodles, tofu or salted fish, you can learn from this book. 63 pages thick book entitled ‘Alternatives to Formaldehyde in Food Products’, written by Ir. Erni Tri Dewanti Widyaningsih and Sofia Murtini STP, MP reveals everything about the use of formaldehyde in food ingredients plus the use of formalin substitutes are safe. The book begins with a chapter Formalin is not material that explores the Food Additives Food Additives (BTM) which is governed by Republic Act No. 7 of 1996. The main reason people are not switching to formaldehyde formalin BTM is because it’s cheap and easy to come by. Not only that due to liquid form, then the process becomes shorter processing. Formalin is what makes the texture of meatballs, tofu and noodles chewy, pliable and not perishable. The danger to our health revealed in detail in the chapter ‘Danger Formalin’. Pungent smell of formalin which is already given an indication that the substance is hazardous to health. If inhaled can cause a serious headache, burning sensation, until respiratory tract infections. If consumed in large quantities can cause damage to the stomach, liver, kidneys to heart. To detect whether a food containing formaldehyde, the authors reveal how to measure or test of formalin in food that comes also with characteristic foods containing formalin. Of fresh fish, meatballs, tofu, salted fish to fresh noodles. In the next chapter ‘Formalin Substitute Materials on Food’ described the use of BTM by the rules and did not violate government laws and relatively inexpensive. Ranging from the use of Sodium Tri Poly Posphate (STPP) for noodles and meatballs that can give ekstur chewy. Rules of usage and the types of commercially available fully spoken. Likewise, the use of glycerin or glycerol and Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) for Mi wet. Also use salt for salted fish and tofu, vinegar to soak anaeka know and use herbs for fish processing. Safe use of a substance that is not only cheap, but also serves as a healthy pengenyal, preservative and flavor enhancer. Closing the description of BTM safe, explained in detail the stages of making meatballs, noodles Wet, salty fish, tofu without formaldehyde. Details of each stage of the production process following dosing formalin substitutes are described in detail.

Semester I, BRI Profit Reached Rp 10 Trillion

PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, recorded a net profit of Rp 10 012 trillion in the first half of this year. »This positive growth trend,” said Director of Business SME Bank BRI Djarot Kusumayakti in exposure in the financial performance of Bank BRI headquarters in Jakarta, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
When compared with the same period last year, profit rose 16.3 percent this year. In the first half of 2012, BRI Bank recorded a profit of Rp 8.61 trillion.
The increase in profit was supported by 26.4 per cent credit growth and fee-based income growth of 22.6 percent. BRI’s micro credit growth year on year in this period reached Rp 122.08 trillion, an increase of RP 25.49 trillion from the same period last year.
»We managed to maintain credit quality, as reflected by the level of micro-credit NPL of 0.46 percent,” he said. The micro credit growth followed by growth in the number of micro borrowers who reach 5.9 million people.
Meanwhile, in terms of funding, the growth of third-party funding (TPF) BRI also rose. As of the end of June 2013 BRI total third party funds reached Rp 439 trillion, up 18.3 percent year on year. DPK acquisition BRI dominated by retail store, »This is evident from the number of savings accounts until the end of June 2013 reached about 37 million accounts,” said Djarot.
The fee-based income increased by 22.6 percent of BRI, with the highest growth of e-banking transactions grew by 72.2 percent year on year. E-banking users BRI products, such as ATM, SMS Banking and Internet Banking showed an increasing trend.
For ATM, Djarot explained, users reached 18 in the first half of this period. While users of SMS Banking in the same period reached 4.28 million people, and internet banking users reached 640 thousand customers.
The increase in fee-based income is inseparable from the development of IT infrastructure and e-banking features along with the expansion of e-channels and outlets. In addition to e-banking transactions, he explained, the growth of fee-based income derived from fee BRI also obtained from trade finance, which in the same period grew by 70.7 percent.
Previously, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BBCA) announced a net profit after tax in the first half 2013 consolidated valued at Rp 6.3 trillion. This acquisition supported by growth in net interest income and other operating income increased 22.5 percent in the same period in the previous year.

La Rita, Beautify Part In Women

Bandung – No need to sew to be able to open a home-based garment industry. Starting from craze to wear various types tanktop, Rita Anggraeni (39) began to open a small business in his home.

In contrast to other garment entrepreneurs who focus on outward appearance in order to look fashionable. Rita chose women’s underwear business. The goal is noble, Rita wants Indonesian women can wear clothing with good quality without having to spend a lot of money.

“At first, because I really like to wear a tank top, so try to make starting a small business,” he said when met at his house that doubles as a home-based factory outlet at the same time.

Rita does have talent in business, since high school, Rita is good at selling, even out of college was working as a marketing Rita in several companies.

“From the first weve like sales, the clothes, sometimes I wear clothes if anyone want to sell me. From High School, continues to lecture me like selling, hefty add-add,” he said.

Of his hobby, Rita and then try to design in a cute outfit with attractive colors. Originally only designing underwear (CD) and bra (BH), Rita interested in designing lingerie (night dresses-red), tank top, G-string, and various other types of underwear.

Now the mother of four children already have products in women’s underwear called ‘Dream of La Rita’. The meaning of the name according to Rita is a dream of a woman named Rita who want to advance their business and want to offer quality clothing at affordable prices.

“Can not wear underwear carelessly, to be completely comfortable so we also confident her clothing. Sekalian worship also to her husband,” he said.