Month: June 2017

BPS: Soybean Production Jambi Down 47.98 Percent

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Central Bureau of Statistics Provisni Jambi noted that soybean production in the region in 2012 decreased by 37.98 percent or as much as 2,153 tons of dry beans than in 2011.
“Jambi soybean production in 2012 totaled only 3,516 tons of dried beans or decreased production of 2,153 tons of dry beans 37.98 percent over the previous year,” said Head of BPS Jambi in Jambi Rusdiansyah Jos on Monday.
Decline in soybean production is due to decrease in harvested area of ​​1,754 hectares or 38.44 percent, while productivity rose by 0.10 quintals per hectare (0.81 per cent), he said.
Meanwhile, in 2013, soybean production is expected to increase to 3,525 tons of dry beans or an increase of 9 tonnes (0.26 per cent).
Jambi soybean production in 2012 contributed to the national soybean production of 0.42 per cent while the contribution of the island of Sumatra to the national soybean production in 2012 amounted to only 10.45 per cent and more than 50 percent is produced in Java.
In the year 2013 based on forecast figures (Aram I) soybean production is expected to be increased slightly to 3,525 tons, up by 0.26 percent compared to the year 2012.
This increase is expected to be achieved through the increase in harvested area and productivity through a variety of programs the Department of Crop related to an increase in soybean production.
Patterns of different soybean harvest rice and corn harvest patterns, where the pattern occurs at the highest soybean harvest subround II (May to August).
So that the three crops (rice, corn and soybeans) have a different pattern of harvesting the crops with other crops.
As for the highest harvest area in each subround not the same. Pattern soybean harvest in 2013 is estimated to harvest highest in sub round III, in contrast to the pattern of the 2011 harvest and 2012 where the highest harvest in subround II.
Differences in the pattern in which the highest yielding crop in 2013 subround III expected because of the shift in the growing season, he said.

Commodity price doldrums, Uno Uno Corporate Profit Drops 65%

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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.

Ahead of Idul Fitri, Tuberose Flowers Laris Manis

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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.”

Bakrie and Brothers Record Rp 8.3 Billion Profit, sales drop 96%

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PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk (Bakrie) recorded a profit of Rp 8.36 billion in the first half of 2013, this profit plunged 96% compared to the same period last year of Rp 214.35 billion. The company’s revenue in the same period also fell.

Bakrie Group revenue was recorded Rp 1.95 trillion, down from the acquisition of the first half of 2012 which reached Rp 11.39 trillion.

“It is down when compared to the first half of 2012 revenue gains. This is due to the deconsolidation of our subsidiaries, namely Bakrie Petroleum International Pte. Ltd.. and Subsidiaries, “said President Director of Bakrie and Brothers Bobby Gafur in a press release on Wednesday (07/31/2013).

While the Company’s profit attributable to the parent entity, in the same period also fell from Rp 61.23 billion to Rp 4.86 billion.

“This solid base we believe will further solidify BNBR performance in the future. We will continue to try to push spending and increase business efficiency, “said Bobby.

Bobby explained, during the first six months of 2013, the management company of Bakrie & Brothers has been pressing burden significantly, interest expense and finance in particular through the reduction of the debt portion.

Therefore the Company’s interest expense and finance fell by 78% or Rp 603 billion from Rp 775.79 billion in the first half of 2012, to just stay Rp. 172.78 billion at the end of the first half of this 2013.

Chairman of the Association of Meatballs: Meatballs Home Industry Feels Better

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Jakarta – Meatballs made readily available large-scale industry. Ranging from traditional markets, modern markets, until the restaurant. However, homemade meatballs cottage industry remains the most savory. Chairman of the Merchants Association Noodles and Meatballs (APMISO) Indonesia has a reason.

According to the Chairman APMISO Trisetyo Budiman, tasty meatballs least determined by the purity of beef used. For meatballs, commonly used secondary cut of beef, such as topside, knuckle, and rump. In fact, those who use the primary cut of meat like a cube roll or tenderloin.

Sure, the price is not cheap raw materials. Moreover, a good meat for meatball ingredients is minimal fat meat. In addition, the composition of which is true meatball is more meat than flour. “8-10 kg of meat at the most appropriate sagunya 4-5 ounces, half a kilo,” Tri said when met at the office detikfood APMISO (29.04.13).

This is where the point distinction meatballs from large industries and cottage industries, namely the composition of meat and flour. Tri argues, large industries that supply supermarkets to sell their products at a low price in order to sell. This is done by increasing the flour over the meat. “More comfortable home industry for daring to give the meatballs with 99% beef,” said Tri.

Tri confident cottage industry will be equivalent to the branded companies. “It is possible, because of the taste (cottage industry) win,” he said optimistically. However, Tri recognizes small businesses still lost the other factors.

An example is the ignorance of a good business location because they do not have access to the information. “If the silent branded’ve visited, emailed, in-fuel,” he said. And he lamented, serving 20% ​​of SMEs in the malls now only discourse. “Policy makers should be encouraged, to provide support to SMEs to the next grade,” he continued.

Tri alone has venture Meatballs Ino who had scattered in Jakarta and outside the city. Most of the home-based industry-made meatballs sold in stores Meatballs Ino. However, those that are sold at retail raw.

In Jakarta, the brand meatballs are quite popular cottage industry in the traditional market is Monalisa. In Bandung, there Midshipman and Meatballs Meatballs Cihampelas. Modern market that target the middle class is usually filled with names like Meatballs Meatballs Kebun Kusno and Orange, which, according to Tri relatively large-scale industry.

Mayora Record Profit Growth 34.28%

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PT Mayora Indah Tbk (MYOR) recorded a profit attributable to owners of the parent rose 34.28 percent to Rp451, 51 billion in the first half of 2013 from the same period the previous year Rp336, 23 billion.

As quoted from disclosure, on Wednesday (31/07/2013), the increase in profit was also followed by an increase in the first half of 2013 the company’s revenues were up 6.5 percent to Rp 5, 79 trillion, compared with the previous Rp 5, 44 trillion.

Cost of sales of the company’s first half of 2013 decreased slightly to Rp 4, 30, earlier than Rp 4 trillion, 32 trillion. Gross profit in the first half of 2013 increased to Rp1, 49 trillion compared to previous Rp1, 12 trillion. Burden of the company’s sales rose to Rp679, 45 billion from Rp512, 44 billion.

The Company earned interest first half of 2013 rose to Rp13, 80 billion as compared to the previous Rp 6, 96 billion. Rental income rose to R1, 36 billion in the first half of 2013 from the same period a year earlier R1, 12 billion.

Meanwhile, the company’s profit before tax rose to Rp587, 50 billion in the first half of 2013 from the same period the previous year Rp435, 59 billion.

Total liabilities of the company on June 30, 2013 decreased to Rp 5, 14 trillion compared to period ended 31 December 2012 amounting to Rp 5, 23 trillion. The company’s equity rose to Rp3, 52 trillion in the first half of 2013 from December 31, 2012 amounting to Rp3, 06 trillion.

The existence of the Industrial Bank Could Push Manufacturing Sector

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MAKASSAR – Proposed Ministry of Industry (Ministry of Industry) regarding the presence of special industrial rated bank could trigger industrial growth better.
Economic observers Hasanuddin University, Syarkawi Rauf explained by the existence of special or specific bank serving the industry could trigger industrial growth in the business sector. The same thing happens in China.
“They have a lot of banks aimed at channeling funding priority activities, such as agriculture with agricultural bank, industrial bank industry, and others,” he said in Makassar on Thursday (25/07/2013).
For this project, the government should include the estimated capital above Rp 5 trillion, so the banks can get three books with high flexibility to manage business products.
DPD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Sulsel also strongly supports the presence of industry-specific bank. Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of South Sulawesi, Zulkarnain Arif, said the bank’s presence is needed to help businesses meet industry needs.
According to Zulkarnain, the bank line government regulations regarding the application of the rules on the management of raw materials before export overseas.
However, the Chairman of the Banks of South Sulawesi, Andrew Wongjaya, banks should assess the industry empowering government bank that already exist today.
“It should be the government’s existing bank actually asked to allocate credit in the field of industry on the percentage of the loan portfolio,” he explained.

Holcim Profit Down 7 Percent

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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.

Lady Gaga’s Family Restaurant gets painful Criticism

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Since it opened last February 2012, the restaurant Joanne Trattoria often accompanied by harsh criticism. Many say the dishes are overpriced and not tasty. In fact, the New York Daily News called it “the worst thing after herpes’.

Joanne Trattoria is a restaurant owned by Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s parents. Charles Arthur Smith who was once Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef for many years, serving as executive chef at the restaurant. He serves home-style Italian dishes. Celebrity Katie Holmes and her daughter often stopped here.

Although his family managed, Gaga does not have a stake in this business. He himself had commented on Joanne Trattoria to the Elvis Duran radio broadcaster. “I’m on a diet because my weight was up about 11 pounds … my dad dish at the restaurant is very good, but my weight increased 2 kg each of my meals there,” the singer said, as quoted by the Daily Mail (29/9 / 12).

Unfortunately, Joanne Trattoria continues to receive harsh criticism. Recent comments written by critic Michael Kaminer in the New York Daily News on Wednesday (09.26.12). “I came with an open mind, even though most of my colleagues describe Joanne as the worst thing after herpes,” he wrote.

He presented a tasting focaccia bread on the table. “Four pieces ‘Chef Art’s Wood Oven Baked Focaccia’ pale and taste bland has a texture like sponge washing dishes,” Kaminer describes.

He also highlighted the equivalent price of a fancy restaurant menu dining experience although not as fine dining. According to him, Fried Calamari for $ 18 (about USD 172,000) looks messy, greasy, and more flour than the squid-cuminya. Meanwhile, the sauce tasted like instant seasoning marinaranya.

At the end of the article, he summarizes that eating place is far from good. Kaminer also mentioned the news that Chef Joanne Trattoria Smith had left without a word as to pursue other projects.

Kaminer was not the only person who wrote a bad review about Joanne Trattoria. Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post said that “2.5 hours dining here feels like days.” Meanwhile, Leo Carey of The New Yorker wrote that the Grilled Calamari salad was bland and not flavorful roast.

According to the Daily Mail, positive reviews on the website Zagat and Yelp! focus more on the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. One user Zagat writes: “The owner, Cynthia, was very enjoyable. Food is awesome. Ministry quickly. Atmosphere is comfortable.”.

One of the critical turning customer reviews on New York Daily News. “The depiction in the media is inaccurate. Seems they only sell the sensational story,” he said. He added that the New York Daily News did not mention the warm atmosphere created by the staff restaurant to all customers.

Find Profit in Month of Ramadan, Merchants Parcel at Jalan Cikini spilling

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During the month of Ramadan, Eid parcel traders are often found around Cikini Station. They lined up along West Street Pegangsaan who was in front of the station.

Throughout most of the road pavement to be met by the merchants. Walking out of the station must pass through the middle stall trader. Congestion in Jalan West Pegangsaan inevitable.

The traders claimed to sell in the area due to increased turnover. Merchandise is also more easily seen by shoppers, thereby increasing the number of subscribers.

“Income is certainly increased. Due everyday it is not no parcel orders,” said Aida, Aida stall owners Pegangsaan Parcel at Jalan Barat, Cikini, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (07/17/2013).

Aida is already a dozen years of producing this Eid parcel admitted during Ramadan can sell up to 300 parcels. The price is varied, from Rp 250,000 to 1 million.

“Turnover during Ramadan I can get 80 million,” he said.

Although selling on the street and stopped traffic, he was not worried about the order by the municipal police. Because he and other traders had issued a permit from the District Menteng.

“We pay rent to the district 600 thousand a month. Was already all, including cleanliness money and power,” he explained.

He said the road has been used as a place to sell dozens of parcels every Ramadan. Traders knew each other and are local residents.

“We’re not indiscriminate selling here.’s Been all knew each other, including with the district. Rookies were usually rejected,” said another trader, Mila.

Daily Aida and other merchants selling in the Flower Market which is located not far from Cikini Station. They occupy every street New Pegangsaan beginning of Ramadan until the day before the holiday. These traders sell for 24 hours non-stop.

“We direct the production here. During the 24 hours of safe,” said Mila.