Ratu Prabu Aims Rp 551 Billion Revenue in 2013, Up 25%

PT Ratu Prabu Energy Tbk (ARTI) is optimistic handful net income of Rp 551.85 billion at the end of 2013. Revenues, up 25% from the previous period amounting to Rp 449.48 billion.

Director of Ratu Prabu Energy, Gemilang Zaharin explained from the increase in net income of Rp 112.37 billion in 2013, the majority of revenue is contributed from the oil and gas business.

“This year, the oil and gas sector is projected to be the main revenue contributor ARTI is about Rp 478.58 billion, up 25% than in 2012. Meanwhile, income property sector is expected to contribute Rp 75.8 billion,” Bright said after the AGM at the Queen King Ratu Prabu Energy in Building I, Jalan TB Simatupang, South Jakarta, Wednesday (24/04/2013).

Coded ARTI will also go into the oil and gas services business in Myanmar and Brunei Darussalam. In property, ARTI ready to develop the concept of apartments, hotels and offices in around TB Simatupang, South Jakarta.

In 2012, ARTI earn net income of Rp 449.48 billion, up from the previous period which amounted to Rp 309.74 billion. While net income, a significant increase from Rp 11.76 billion in 2011 to Rp 51.85 billion last year.

Gudang Garam Breathe profit of Rp 2.2 trillion, 4% Slightly

PT Gudang Garam Tbk (GGRM) posted a profit of Rp 2.2 trillion in the first half of 2013, edged up 4.7% from the same period last year to Rp 2.1 trillion.

As quoted from the company’s financial statements, on Thursday (01/08/2013), Gudang Garam revenue reached Rp 26.63 trillion in the first half of 2013, higher than the previous position of Rp 23.55 trillion.

On the increased revenue and profit, the company’s earnings per share rose to Rp 1,145 per share from Rp 1,092 per share.

Cost of sales producer of clove cigarettes is also up from the previous Rp 19 trillion in the first half of 2012 to Rp 21.33 trillion this year. The burden on the company’s operating profit rose to Rp 3.233 trillion from Rp 3.046 trillion.

Suzuki Immerse Capital Rp 10 Trillion

The sweetness of the Indonesian automotive market become a magnet for world-class car manufacturers investments. Companies from Japan, Europe, America and even Korea are competing to build factory in Indonesia to pick up supplies of raw materials and cheap labor and huge market niche.
After decades exist in Indonesia, Suzuki Motor Corp. will infuse money back in large numbers. AFP reported Suzuki plans to invest 100 billion yen, or about Rp 10 trillion for the sake of making Indonesia their production base in Asia.
Small type of vehicle manufacturers that will spend 60 billion yen of which to build a new assembly plant. Previously Suzuki also has plans to invest 40 billion yen to build an engine factory outside Jakarta. The investment plan has been announced since the end of 2012.
With a total investment of 100 billion yen, Suzuki hopes to create a comprehensive network system. Suzuki will enter the passenger vehicle segment lightweight and fuel efficient (low cost green car / LCGC) and held until the beginning of the production process of final assembly in Indonesia. The factory is scheduled to become active in 2014.
With this new plant, the production capacity of Suzuki in Indonesia can be increased from 150 thousand units to 200 thousand units per year. This additional production capacity to accommodate assembly LCGC cars which are expected to dominate the Indonesian market in the coming years.
Moreover, previously, Suzuki has expressed an interest to become one of the LCGC. With the entry in this scheme, Suzuki could get fiscal incentives from the government of Indonesia in the form of tax exemptions.
As is known, the Indonesian government recently issued rules for LCGC incentives. With this scheme, the manufacturer shall make fuel-efficient cars with a price under $ 100 million.
Lately, the existence of a Japanese automotive manufacturer gaining strength in Southeast Asia. This region is considered as one of the key markets for the growth of the middle class is quite large and can provide cheap labor. In Southeast Asia, Suzuki already has a production base of 2.88 million vehicles assemble or half of the global production.

Wow, Food Kartel Earn turnover of Rp 11 trillion

Action actors cartel that conspired aka traders determine price more troubling. Induced them, the prices soar. Unfortunately, those who master the many commercial food commodity food prices rising so high.
In the midst of the difficulties, the perpetrators of the whole profit cartel. Research Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said the perpetrators of the cartel can reap a turnover of up to Rp 11.34 trillion. The turnover of trade 6 obtained from the food commodity beef, chicken, sugar, soy, corn, and rice.
In a written statement, Vice Chairman of Kadin Regional Empowerment and Bulog, Natsir Mansour, said the offender cartel in action when there is an imbalance of supply and demand in the food sector. Imbalances that led to insecurity and fosters speculation.
Natsir said that this condition occurs due to the arrangement of production, distribution and trade of food is weak. He thinks the government is still very centralized trading system just because a policy is governed by several ministries. Though local governments are more aware of the needs in the region.
Natsir also lamented the lack of control the House of Representatives should be able to give sanction to the Ministry which can not keep food prices. “Sanctions in the form of budget cuts,” he said.
In addition, Natsir said, no special food supply lines come confuse the issue. Consequently, any policy issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture tends to be speculative. As a result, the data can not be proper food and accurate.
“So it’s natural that the president was angry with the Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Agriculture for failing to regulate national food also often scarce,” he said.

Lenovo embraces 10.5% PC Market Indonesia

JAKARTA – Despite some predictions stating the market share of personal computers (PCs) will be eroded as the onslaught of tablets and smartphones, but Lenovo still showing significant growth. Company, received double-digit market share for the first time in Indonesia.

According to IDC Asia Pacific, Lenovo grabbed a market share of 10.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013 (April-June). This shows that the company recorded a growth of 4.3 percent from year to year.

“Indonesia is a key to our market. Because the new computer penetration five percent, and its market is still huge. Many Indonesian people are accessing the Internet from mobile phones and even still go to internet cafes (cafe),” said Chief Operational Officer of Lenovo Indonesia Sandy Lumi

Regarding the position of the other PC vendor Lenovo, Country General Manager Lenovo Indonesia Rajesh Thadani explained, there are five vendors that play in the realm of PCs globally, the Levono with 16.7 percent market share, Hewlett-Packard (HP) 16 per cent, 12 per cent of Dell , Acer 8 percent, 6 percent and Asus.

“Lenovo is the market leader in the realm of PCs globally and we will continue to innovate, and launch a variety of strategies to improve growth,” said Thadani.

Then, in addition to aggressive in PCs, Lenovo will also continue to expand into the realm of PC +. Based on reports fiscal ended March 2013, the company grabbed 5.9 percent market share for ‘Smart Connected Devices’.

“Lenovo is currently the number two smartphone manufacturers in China, as well as tablets, the PC market in the world big enough +. Inevitably, 10 percent of our revenue comes from smartphones,” said Thadani.

In Indonesia alone, Lumi calls, PC sales reached 5.5 million units, 11 million smartphones, and tablets 2.9 million per year. “Smartphones grew 10 percent and in the next two years is projected to surpass sales of tablet PCs,” said Lumi.

“Market + PC as large as the PC. Due to the large number of people in Indonesia. Yet again the majority of them are still using feature phones and smartphones will be moving to. Even though with tablets,” said Lumi.

Brand choice
Not just grabbed the biggest market share as a PC manufacturer, Lenovo has also managed to become the brand of choice.

Launched various marketing activities to make consumers consider using a product made by Lenovo. As of May / June 2012, Lenovo grew from 8 percent menjadu 20 percent in the same period in 2013. As a result, the ranks had been pushed up to 8 managed to position 4.

Up turnover, Kalbe Farma Raup Rp 922 Billion Profit

Net income of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (KLBF) rose 14.2% in the first half of 2013 to Rp 922 billion. The rise in profits was driven significant sales growth.

In line with net income, earnings per share also increased to Rp 20 per share from Rp 17 per share. While net sales grew by 18.9% to Rp 7.421 trillion from Rp 6.244 trillion in the same period in 2012.

“Despite rising inflation, we see the demand for pharmaceutical products, consumer health and nutrition products can last up to the first half of 2013,” said Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary Kalbe Vidjongtius in a press release on Wednesday (31/07/2013).

Gross profit increased by 18.3% to Rp 3,623 billion, in line with sales growth. The ratio of gross profit to sales decreased 0.3% to 48.8% from 49.1% in the first half of last year, among others, due to the impact of the depreciation of Rupiah and change the composition of the business.

“We remain wary of the rupiah and anticipate continued volatility in the short term and their impact on the Company’s margins. Nevertheless, we remain confident of achieving the target this year,” he said.

Prescription Drug Division recorded net sales of Rp 1,887 trillion, up 18.1%, driven mainly by volume growth. Prescription Drug division contributed 25% to total net sales.

Health Division recorded growth of 19% to net sales of Rp 1,194 trillion. Health Division contributed 16% to total sales

Nutrition Division maintains the momentum achieved net sales of USD 1.759 trillion, an increase of 32.1% over the same period in 2012. Nutrition division now contributes 24% to total sales.

Distribution and Logistics division grew 11.6% to reach sales of Rp 2,581 billion. Distribution and Logistics division contributed 35% to total net sales, down from 37% in the first half of 2012.

CPO production in 2013 Projected 27.5 Million Tons

Production of crude palm oil (CPO) is projected nationally at 27.5 million tonnes by the end of the year, an increase over 2012, which reached 26.5 million tonnes.
“Until the first half production was down about 6-7 percent. But usually the second half production rose, probably to around 27.5 million tonnes by December,” said Secretary General of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) Joko Supriyono in Jakarta on Sunday.
Thus, he continued, the national CPO production in 2013 will continue to grow, although only one million tons.
“The increase in production of one million tons of CPO (2013) was a moderate,” said Joko.
Though he acknowledges, national CPO production last year rose quite large about three million tonnes from the year 2011 amounted to 23.5 million tons. Weather factors, it called, simply influence CPO production this year.
CPO production growth are only one million tonnes, he added, have an impact on national CPO stocks projected down in Inia.
“Last year the stock of CPO reached about five million tonnes. Years estimated at around two million tonnes,” he said.
Due to the large stock of last year, until the first half of this year the national CPO exports, he said, continues to grow about 29 percent, although production in the same period down 6-7 percent.
“Exports account for about 10.6 million tonnes by the first half, continued to grow approximately 29 percent over the same period of 2012, because there is a carry-over of stock last year,” he said. .

Simple Cake and Pastry Experience Will Be A Trends in Indonesia

Not only fashion trends always changing every year, but also the world of pastry. If last year Indonesia was hit by the plague cake colors and bubble tea, this year some pastry chef pastry predicted trend in the country will experience flashbacks.

Chern Chee Yap, Executive Chef and General Manager Bakerzin Jakarta, said that the pastry that was once known to be present again now with the new presentation. “So, pound cake and dry cake will expand again in the next year,” writes Chef Yap via e-mail that is sent to detikfood (27.12.12).

Pound cake is a type of cake is slightly dense texture due to the composition of the flour, butter, eggs, and sugar 1:1:1:1. This traditional cake usually use or oblong loaf pan or Bundt (hole in the middle). Pound cake is a cake that does not use a typical English blend, just the outside, sprinkled with powdered sugar.

In addition, Chef Yap also predicted eclairs (long eclairs with icing on it) with a colorful variety of flavors and savory macaron flavors will become a trend. And he had a discussion with assistant general manager of Bakerzin dessert that will consumers demand this year. According to him, the trend constructed dessert will be present in 2013.

For example, Chef Yap describes ‘dark cherry jam with fresh cream or chocolate cream mixed with brownies’. “Actually, the combination of these ingredients will taste like black forest. However, make the cake taste more full sensation in the tongue and have more value for consumers,” said Chef Yap. He also argues that the trend will be a little mousse cake passed. “Indonesian guests do not really like,” he said.

Chef Ann from Gourmet World also agree with Chef Yap. He considers that the trend this year will lead to back to basic and natural.

“More visible street food, fine dining is somewhat secondary. Molecular Not (gastronomy) again sought. All completely simple, natural, and healthy,” he said when met at the Gourmet World detikfood the show ‘Life Is Short, Eat Dessert First’, Wednesday (01/09/13).

This trend has been seen since the trend of red velvet cake and rainbow ago. Some cake shop has been using natural dyes. In addition, he also saw that the cupcake and home-based business is being widely cultivated in Indonesia.

A matter of taste, according to Chef Ann, Indonesian people more oriented to Japan for about pastry. Actually, Japan has also inspired French pastry, but the Japanese people can adjust to local tastes. Compared to a very sweet French pastry, pastry Japan not too sweet. However, the shape is still beautiful.

“I hope Indonesia can also be so. We have mecca, but for inspiration only. Flavor of its own and we have to use local ingredients. So we are not stuck with the imported materials are hard to find and expensive,” he said.

Rupiah per U.S. dollar position Rp10.275

Jakarta – The rupiah rose slightly on Wednesday morning at five points to Rp10.275 per U.S. dollar compared to the previous position Rp10.280.

“The movement of the exchange rate higher but not significantly, the domestic currency fluctuations it is still in a stable condition,” said the Head of Research Securities Trust Reza Priyambada in Jakarta on Wednesday.

He added that the statement of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that Indonesia’s economic fundamentals are still good, also welcomed the positive some market participants.

Nevertheless, he continued, some economic data is still negative as inflation data, foreign exchange reserves, to Indonesia’s trade balance deficit will overshadow the BEI index movement.

He added that market participants are still taking a wait and see position following a meeting of the Fed’s decision in FMOC (Federal Open Market Committee).

“The U.S. dollar is also moving stable against major world currencies ahead of the FMOC decision,” he said.

Head of Research Futures Monex Investindo Ariston Tjendra said recent rumors about the planned reduction of monetary stimulus from the Fed talked about because the U.S. economic data that was released not too bad.

“Conditions that could make the U.S. dollar tends to move higher again,” he said.

Traders Earn Big Profit in Monas Fair

Fair Monas, Central Jakarta, drew the attention of many visitors, so it is an opportunity for traders to reach a large turnover in the month of Ramadan, despite the weather influence the profits.
“Yes, with a show like this biased because fortunately many visitors also respond well to this event. Prices can also be an expensive stand ketutup. Last week I was lucky to hit Rp 5, 5 million,” said traditional Chinese clothes seller, Anggi on Monday.
This was the first event held in 2013. Many visitors who come and are very excited to welcome the party of the people, so that a distinct advantage for traders who open a booth.
Variety of goods and foods sold in Monas Fair, like, toast peanuts, meatballs, iftar meal, women and men’s apparel, accessories, lighting or home decoration and so on.
“Towards the iftar many come than during the day. Turnover during the month of Ramadan is also on the rise as more and more visitors are coming,” says the seller of perfume, Yus.
Benefits achieved could reach three times the sales in the store. Weather in Jakarta but also affect the profits of the merchants, if the weather is rainy then sales will decline because empty of visitors.
Visitors came from various regions, even visitors from abroad. “I am from Jakarta to Ambon often, but only this time there are events like this in the monument, is great if you need to continue to be held every year,” said a housewife, Nani.
Cleanliness and safety of the show is pretty guarded by the organizing committee.
“We always check identification and also the interests of any person who want to get into. There are two layers of safeguards so that the event is also taking place conducive,” said the provincial municipal police, Joseph.
Society hopes remain held an event like this because it can benefit all parties, but it should be more mature in the hold and organize this event so that more and more visitors are interested in coming out of the city and outside the city.