Down, Astra gets profit of Rp 8.8 Trillion

JAKARTA, – PT Astra International Tbk and its subsidiaries had net profit of Rp 8.8 trillion during the first half of 2013. Net income was down 9 percent from the acquisition of the first half of 2012 which reached Rp 9.7 trillion. Earnings per share fell 9 percent to Rp 218 per saham.PT Astra International and its subsidiary, Tuesday (07/30/2013), announced a slight decrease in performance during the first half of 2013 compared to first half of 2012.
Through the release mentioned that the Astra’s net income during the first six months of 2013 amounted to Rp 94.3 trillion. Net revenue was down 2 percent compared to the same period of 2012 which reached Rp 95.9 trillion.
According to the President Director of PT Astra International Prijono Sugiarto, there are several factors that predicted to affect business performance in the second half of 2013.
Factor in question is increased competition in the automobile market, rising labor costs, and declining commodity prices. As for his own prospects for domestic demand continued to grow.
There are six core business lines are the focus of Astra Group, the automotive division, financial services, heavy equipment and mining, agribusiness, infrastructure and logistics, and information technology.
Two division increased net income, namely financial services division rose 19 percent to Rp 2.1 trillion and information technology division rose 2 percent to Rp 55 billion.
Net income and mining equipment division fell 24 percent to Rp 1.4 trillion. Agribusiness division net income fell 25 percent to Rp 571 billion.
Meanwhile, the automotive division’s net profit fell 10 percent to Rp 4.4 trillion. Demand for motor vehicles during the first 6 months of 2013 remained high.
Based on data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive, car sales in Indonesia in the period January to June 2013 reached 601 952 units. The sales figures increased compared to the same period in 2012 to reach 535 261 units.
Increased income and affordability levels still remain high interest rates support demand for motor vehicles. Automotive segment net profit decline due to increased competition due to an increase in domestic production capacity and high labor cost.
Of total national car sales of around 602,000 units, Astra’s car sales rose 6 percent to 321 000 units. Market share declined from 56 percent to 53 percent.
Astra Toyota Agya and Astra Daihatsu Ayla?-Products of energy-efficient cars and affordable (low cost green car / LCGC)-Astra Group is expected to begin to be distributed in August 2013 with a production capacity of 10,000 units per month.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) asked the government to revise the regulations concerning the total cars energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
“It should be given incentives are public transport, not private vehicles,” said board member daily YLKI, Sincere Abadi.
According YLKI, policy-efficient cars can be accepted if the transport system in the large cities is adequate and integrated. Regulation efficient cars is currently not on time because it is still poor public transport infrastructure in Indonesia.

Team Badminton Indonesia Aims Three Gold

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JAKARTA – Indonesian badminton team save big target on the mat SEA Games 2013 in Myanmar. Team manager, Ricky Soebagdja, said that his team targeted three gold medals and two silver medals.

“Our target is three gold medals and two silver medals. Predicted gold medal came from the mixed doubles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. While the silver of the men’s singles and women’s singles “Ricky said the PBSI website.

Mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad / Natsir Liliyana and men’s doubles Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan is a mainstay, is expected to win a medal. Angga Pratama / Rian Agung Saputro, young couples hope Indonesia is also expected to be able to steal the gold medal.

Meanwhile, Greysia Polii / Nitya Maheswari Krishinda who won the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2013 also targeted for the gold medal. Single number target two silver medals from the men’s singles by Tommy Sugiarto or Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka, as well as the single daughter of Linda Wenifanetri or Bellaetrix Manuputty.

SEA Games in Myanmar itself to be one of the four focus PBSI in this year in addition to the All England, Sudirman Cup and World Championships. To that end, PBSI will prepare the players as much as possible.

“Currently running as normal exercise, but exercise is going to be more focused towards the SEA Games later” Ricky clear that strengthen Indonesia SEA Games team in 1991, 1993, 1995, and 1997.

Indonesia itself successfully carved a brilliant record at the 2011 SEA Games, where the team managed to donate 11 badminton medals. This makes Indonesia came out as the overall champion. (min)