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INDONESIAN  COMMERCIAL NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2009

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FOCUS:
PERFORMANCE OF LISTED COMPANIES IN 2008 REFLECTS THE STRENGHT OF INDONESIA'S ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS        1

INDUSTRY PROFILE: DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE INDUSTRY IN INDONESIA        6

COMPANY PROFILE : PT. SUCACO TBK        29
  • Backgrounds        29
  • Cable industry becomes a locomotive        29
  • Marketing        30
  • Standardization of Industry        30
  • Subsidiaries        31
  • Financial performance        32

INDUSTRY : CABLE BASIC MATERIAL INDUSTRY        34
  • Copper cathode        34
  • Copper Wire Rod        35
  • Copper wires        36
  • Aluminum ingot        36
  • Aluminum rod and aluminum wire        39
  • Conclusion        39

INDUSTRY : FIBER OPTIC CABLE INDUSTRY        41

ENERGY :
SECOND PHASE OF ELECTRICITY CRASH PROGRAM AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS        48
  • Backgrounds        48
  • Second Phase of Power Plant Crash Program        49
  • Development of transmission networks        55
  • Transmission Development Projects        55
  • Large transmission and distribution systems still needed        57
  • Fiscal Stimulus in electricity sector        58

TELECOMMUNICATION : DEVELOPMENT OF FIBER OPTIC NETWORK IN INDONESIA        59

FINANCE : PLN TO ISSUE BOND TO FINANCE SECOND PHASE OF PROGRAM TO BUILD 10,000 MW POWER PLANTS        65
  • Backgrounds        65
  • Second Crash Program to cost US$17.3 billion        66
  • PLN's bonds valued at Rp1.5 trillion        67
  • Financial performance        68
  • Financing by state banks        68
  • PLN's bonds bought by local investors        69

CORPORATE NEWS IN BRIEF:

ECONOMICS NEWS IN BRIEF:
  • Govt offers 8 infrastructure projects valued at Rp4.4 trillion        72
  • Investment in textile industry feared to fall on shrinking orders        72
  • Telecom and informatics industry asked to have higher local content        72
  • Indonesia to use more organic fertilizers for food crops        73
  • Government maintains zero % export tax on CPO        73

APPENDICES:
  • Directory of Banking companies in Indonesia        74

ECONOMIC INDICATOR:
  • Economic Indicators        76
  • Export and import        77
  • Gross Domestic Product        78
  • Oil Price and Foreign Exchange        79
  • The Indonesian Economic Trends        80

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