22 Feb

Batik entrepreneurs Complaining Export Difficulties

Batik entrepreneurs of small and medium scale industries in Surakarta complain of difficulty for export. Difficulties due to the high export standards applied by the government, such as production standards, labels, and hospitable environment. To meet the standards, the costs are also not small.
»What we regret, government implement high standards and difficult to batik to be exported. Though Indonesian batik, “said the owner of batik Lor Market Ing, Widhiarso, as marketing strategy discussions batik in the international market at the Islamic University of Batik (UNIBA) Surakarta, Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
On the other hand, the government seemed to ease the entry of goods imported into Indonesia. As a result, Indonesia is controlled by imported products, including batik textiles. “Unfortunately, our society is happy with smelling product imports.”
He asked the government to facilitate the export process for batik. As a cultural heritage of Indonesia, batik role introduced and became an icon of Indonesia in the international world. He admitted during the batik entrepreneurs, especially in the village of batik Laweyan, have attempted to adjust to the foreign buyer. For example about the style, quality, and environmentally friendly production processes. According to him, the government rules actually hinder exports.
Other batik entrepreneurs, Achmad Soelaiman, said other challenges batik exports come from the country of destination. As in Malaysia which forbids existing Indonesian batik products into the country. »The goal is to protect their batik industry based in Terengganu and Kelantan,” said Puspa Kencana batik owners.
For that, he tried to outsmart by offering a white cloth as raw material of batik in Malaysia. Malaysian batik entrepreneurs usually bring a white cloth from Thailand and China.
Having established the business long enough, eventually he gained the confidence to produce Malaysian batik in Indonesia. »Then exported to Malaysia,” he said. He added, Laweyan batik entrepreneurs actually start exporting batik since the 1970s, although the numbers are limited.
Lecturer UNIBA Surakarta, Siti Endang Rahayu, said sales of batik Laweyan quite encouraging. To prevail in the international market, he advises entrepreneurs batik attention to culture in the country of destination, the efficiency of the production process to improve competitiveness, and look at the rules. For example, should not be using a mixture of certain ingredients in the production process.

20 Feb

Farmers Sugar Price Dropped

Semarang, – farm gate price of sugar in Central Java back drop. Currently the price to Rp 9,470 per kilogram from Rp 10,050 per kilogram. Chairman of the Council Indonesian Sugarcane Plantation Association (APTRI) Java Sukadi Wibisono said sugar prices have tumbled since two months ago.
Drop in sugar prices due to transport cut sugar factory management. The process of cutting transport queue until the production process reaches four to five days. Whereas the standard should not be more than one day. The new cane harvested, transported for processing directly in the sugar factory.
“As a result, sugar yield decreased to 6% only. Whereas previously could be more than 7%,” he said on the sidelines of the auction sugar by traders, yesterday.
According to him, the sugar factory shall fix the cut freight management. So that the loss rate is very high yield does not occur. Queues at the sugar factory railway yard too long, can be up to two days. So the amount of sugar cane that has been harvested from the garden lot that is not transported. Amount of cane that is not transported and left alone in the garden, making the yield down.
“If calculated, with a 6% yield of the sugar mills are profit. However aggrieved farmers. If you like this, long-time farmers are not interested in planting sugar cane,” he said.
Yield is the level of sugar content in the sugarcane expressed in percent. Yield 10%, meaning that the 100 kilograms of sugar cane to sugar mills digilingkan be obtained as much as 10 pounds of sugar.
“Wet dry conditions had no effect on the quality of the yield. Due to the rain does not happen every day,” he said.
He said that the falling price of sugar in auction rate farmers are very concerned, because it would threaten the sustainability of the cultivation of sugarcane plantations in Central Java. Not to mention cutting labor costs and increasingly burdensome transportation rose growers.
“It is feared that self-sufficiency can not be achieved,” added Sukadi.
This year APTRI predict the amount of sugar cane production in the province will increase to 42 million quintals. Last year, the amount of sugar cane production by 35, 714 million quintals, and 2011, only about 30 million quintals.
Currently sugar mills are having entered the milling season until October 2013. Of eleven sugar factories in operation, production is highest in PG Trangkil at 50000-60000 quintals per day. Then followed PG Tasikmadu, Sragi, Rendeng, Pakis, Mojo, Pangkah, Jatibarang, Sumberharjo, Cepiring, and New Gondang.

4 Feb

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.

13 Jan

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).

12 Jan

Impact of Selling Assets in 2011, Merck Profit Drops 53%

Pharmaceutical and chemical company, PT Merck Tbk recorded a decrease in net income in 2012. The German issuers, incised profit of Rp 108 billion, down 53.24% from the previous period which amounted to Rp 231.16 billion.

Director of Finance Bambang Nurcahyo explain, the decline in 2012 net profit, due in 2011, the company is selling assets. This has an impact on revenues soaring Merck in 2011, while in 2012, there is no asset sales.

“The decline in performace 2012, causes the 2011 to sell property assets and Kemang BSD net profit of Rp 70 billion. Assets sold in 2011,” said Bambang at Public Expose Merck headquarters in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Wednesday (20/03/2013).

In 2012, Merck’s sales reached Rp 930 billion, up 1.18% from the 2012 period amounted to Rp 919 billion. This sale, supported by three business units namely Chemicals Rp 359 billion, Merck Serono worth Rp 405 billion and Rp Consumer Healthcare 166 billion.

Merck also will perform a dividend of Rp 75 billion to shareholders. However, Bambang reluctant to mention the target profit, revenue and business plans and capital expenditures in 2013.

10 Jan

PLN: Net Profit Up 15 833 Percent

Company Limited reported a net profit of PLN in the first half of 2013 amounted to 15 833 percent compared to the same period of 2012.
Head of Commercial Division PLN Benny Marbun in Jakarta on Thursday, said the first half of 2013, net income reached Rp 4, 78 trillion, a significant increase of Rp 4, 75 trillion over the same period of 2012 which only 30 billion.
“The increase in net income was mainly due to tremendous rise in foreign exchange earnings which are noncash Rp 7, 6 trillion,” he said.
In the first half of 2012, the electricity SOEs suffered losses at Rp 6, 7 trillion, while the first half 2013 profit rate RP0, 9 trillion in order to obtain foreign exchange gain of Rp 7, 6 trillion.
Though, Benny continued, on the other hand an increase in interest expense and finance Rp2, 3 billion and increase the tax burden Rp1, 6 trillion.
According to him, the increase in foreign exchange gain of Rp 7, 6 trillion, mainly due to the appreciation of the rupiah against the yen by 10.4 percent even though at the same time the rupiah depreciated 2.7 percent against the U.S. dollar.
In the first half of 2012, the rupiah depreciated against both the yen and the U.S. dollar, respectively 2.4 percent and 4.5 percent.
“PLN pretty much liability in that decline yen yen positive impact on net income,” he said.
Benny also said that the first half of 2013 operating revenues rose 4.8 percent to Rp116, 7 billion when compared to the first half of 2012 amounted to Rp111, 4 trillion.
The increase in revenue, primarily from an increase in sales volume due to the addition of electric power customers and increase rates on a quarterly basis starting in January 2013 account.
Meanwhile, the operating expenses recorded Rp98, 3 trillion, up 3.6 percent compared to 2012 Rp94, 9 trillion.
“The increase in operating expenses among others, due to increased consumption of fuel and lubricants due to increased electricity sales and rising fuel prices,” he said.
Thus, he continued, first half 2013 operating income rose R1, 9 billion or 11.5 percent of Rp16, 5 trillion to Rp18, 4 trillion.
To EBITDA increased 10.1 percent to Rp30, 4 trillion from Rp27, 6 trillion.
The amount of non-current assets increased 2.6 percent to Rp484, 6 trillion on June 30, 2013 from Rp472, 1 trillion on December 31, 2012.
Current assets rose 0.9 percent to Rp69, 2 trillion on June 30, 2013 from Rp68, 6 trillion at December 31, 2012.
“The total number of the company’s assets at the end of Semester 1 in 2013 amounted to Rp553, 8 billion or increased by Rp13, 1 trillion from Rp540, 7 billion at December 31, 2012,” said Benny.

7 Jan

Muslim clothes merchant turnover in Condet Reaches Rp 5 Million / Day

Idul Fitri 1434 H, the demand for ever increasing number of goods, including the Muslim clothes for men clothes Koko. Momentum is not wasted as it is by the merchants Condet impromptu at Jalan Raya, precisely near Masjid Al-Hawi, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta.

In a typical day traders only sell clothes such Koko perfume refill, however, ahead of the holiday, this Condet merchants met impromptu Koko clothes. Visible row of hawkers crowded Muslim clothes look as if to welcome the day of victory of Muslims.

One trader, Henry, said that if he sells daily from 08.00 am until 03.00 am in the morning. At his stall selling, sold a variety of needs Lebaran, among other various types of clothes, cap, gloves and perfumes.

The goods were obtained from different regions, namely East Java, Jakarta, and even directly from Saudi Arabia. The price offered was varied according to the quality of the material.? “Gloves Rp 40,000-Rp 300,000. Most expensive of silks. Koko Then from 50 thousand to 150 thousand,” he said.

However, approaching the holidays, the number of buyers has increased. So even turnover. He says one day can pocket up to 5 million. Furthermore the buyer also sometimes buy at any given time.
? “Want to dawn is also no subscription buy, usually lunch he could not come, so lately like overwhelmed,” he said.?

? A buyer, Adit said he chose the area as a hunting ground Condet Eid clothes because the price is in accordance with the regular employees such as himself. ? “Want to buy a shirt and koko for brothers, for Eid. Usually when you want to Lebaran this way, down the price,” he said.?

Condet as a place to buy equipment Lebaran because quality is assured. In fact according to him, the area was already known.? ? “My friend was given out, he said good here, so I bought here. Buy a hell, koko,”

Came the afternoon and evening alone, addition can freely choose clothes without bersumpek-sumpekan, trading activities indeed result in traffic being choked, it can even lead to congestion.

25 Dec

Holcim Profit Down 7 Percent

Cement plant Holcim Indonesia posted a profit of Rp 467 billion during the first half of 2013. This figure is down 7 percent compared to net income in the same period a year earlier.
In a financial statement released, the cement factory managed to collect revenue to Rp 4.482 trillion. The achievement is obtained from the optimization of product mix and distribution to meet the challenges of increased market supply of capacity and imports increase. The revenue is actually higher than last year which was only Rp 4.191 trillion.
However, because of higher distribution costs make profits become depressed. Additionally, the increased cost of sales and administrative as well as financial costs, have an impact on short-term profits.
Nevertheless, President Director, Eamon Ginley convey, the general performance of Holcim are on the rise. It can be seen from the increase in gross profit of 33 percent to 35 percent. Holcim also has distributed interim dividend of Rp 37 per share to be paid, 15% greater than the interim dividend last year.
“With this dividend, for sure Holcim continues to provide benefits to its shareholders, and to continue to implement strategies based on adding value to customers, and maximize the efficiency of capacity,” Ginley said in a release received Suara Merdeka.
Holcim Indonesia is currently working in the middle market of excess supply conditions. However, he expects this condition is temporary.
Cement demand continued to grow consistently in the medium and long term, because the Indonesian economy continues to grow. This is supported by the existence of government and private sector investment in infrastructure and housing needs is also continuing. Therefore, the development of new plant proyen Holcim in Tuban, East Java, will provide benefits to the company.
“The cost of distribution to major markets in East Java to be more efficient, and will ensure smooth supply and better service for customers,” adds Ginley.
1 Tuban cement plant will produce 1.7 million tons of cement per year and will start in accordance with the planned schedule. Cement mill will begin operations on in August this year.

22 Dec

Permata Bank Net Income Up 15 Percent

JAKARTA-PT Bank Permata Tbk throughout the first half 2013 net profit of Rp 818 billion, up 15 percent compared with the same period in 2012.

Director of Bank Permata, David Fletcher said the company’s total operating income by the end of June 2013 amounted to Rp 3.2 trillion, up 12.28 percent compared with the same period last year to Rp 2.86 trillion.

The increase in operating income was driven by growth in net interest income and fee-based revenue (fee-based).

In this case, the net interest income grew 12 per cent year on year to Rp 2.56 trillion, while the fee-based income rose 11 percent from the same period in 2012, to Rp 638 billion.

On the other hand, bank lending grew 27 percent year on year from Rp 84.4 trillion at the end of June 2012 to Rp 106.9 trillion at the end of June 2013.

“Credit growth in almost all business segments, including strong growth in SME business, mortgage and lending to corporate and middle segments of the local market.’s Total assets reached Rp. 144.3 trillion, up 31% yoy from Rp 110.6 trillion per 30 June 2012, “said Fletcher.

More diverse funding base and grow sustainably. Third-party funding, including from Islamic-unit increased 32 percent yoy to Rp 116.1 trillion. Composition of demand deposits and savings deposits recorded an increase of respectively 16 percent yoy and 6 percent yoy.

Meanwhile deposits recorded strong growth at 41 per cent yoy. Sharia financing recorded a significant increase in the amount of 95 per cent yoy.

“I am pleased to convey that the Bank’s operational performance improved strongly in the first half of 2013 this through our disciplined in carrying out the strategy,” said Fletcher.

22 Dec

BSD Spread Rp 262 Billion Dividend to Shareholders

General meeting of shareholders (AGM) Tbk PT Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) decided giving a total dividend of 20% of net income in 2012. Shareholders will receive a dividend of Rp 262 billion, or USD 15 per share.

“The ratio of dividends based on the performance achievements of 2012 and the company’s business plan in 2013. Especially concerning the supply of funds is based on the supply of funds for investment purposes, infrastructure development, expansion up operations. Dividends are also a form of appreciation to all our shareholders,” said Director and Corporate Secretary BSD Hermawan Wijaya in the event AGM / EGM BSD at the Ritz Carlton, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Thursday (05/30/2013).

In 2012, the company posted a 52.96% rise in net profit to Rp 1.28 trillion, compared to the same period in 2011 to Rp 870.78 billion. It was due to strong revenue growth in all projects, including residential, commercial, land, and industrial.

“This year we are targeting revenue growth of 20% supported by the launch of 10 residential and commercial projects. Company has also set up capex (capital expenditure / capital expenditure) Rp 3 trillion during the year 2013,” he added.

In addition, it was agreed at the AGM, the company will invest 80% of its net profit as retained earnings and general reserves. Proceeds will be used to strengthen the capital structure of the company, especially in business development and operational finance company and its subsidiaries.

At the EGM also approved management’s plan to conduct additional capital without pre-emptive rights (non-ER) to a maximum of 20% of the company’s capital.

“BSD now have the option to use additional capital when needed no later than 2 years after the approval,” he explained.