Astra, Bukit Asam, Tabungan Pensiunan: Indonesia Equity Preview

Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in Indonesian trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are as of the previous close.

The Jakarta Composite index (JCI) rose 1.5 percent to 4,193.44.

Nickel producers: Nickel futures declined 1.8 percent to $24,550 a metric ton in London yesterday, the steepest drop since July 11. PT International Nickel Indonesia (INCO IJ), the nation’s largest producer of the metal, climbed 0.6 percent to 4,275 rupiah and PT Aneka Tambang (ANTM IJ), the second biggest, advanced 1.3 percent to 2,025 rupiah.

Property and automotive retailers: Bank Indonesia may regulate down payments for mortgages and automotive loans to slow their rapid growth, the Jakarta Post reported, citing the central bank’s Governor Darmin Nasution. If the central bank views lending growth as too fast and the pace continues, it may enact new policies to slow it, the report said, citing Nasution.

PT Lippo Karawaci (LPKR IJ), Indonesia’s largest property developer by revenue, jumped 9 percent to 850 rupiah and PT Astra International (ASII IJ), the nation’s biggest automotive retailer, advanced 1.6 percent to 71,650 rupiah.

PT Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN IJ): The company is considering selling 2 trillion rupiah ($236 million) of bonds in total this year and next year to fund lending growth, Investor Daily Indonesia reported, citing Director Anika Faisal. The sale is part of a planned 2.5 trillion rupiah bond issue of which 500 billion rupiah was sold earlier this year, the report said. Bank Tabungan, which provides loans to retirees, gained 1.3 percent to 3,850 rupiah.

PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (PTBA IJ): PT Bukit Asam Transpacific Railway expects to start operating a Sumatran railway in mid-2015 that will transport coal produced by Bukit Asam, Investor Daily Indonesia reported, citing Rudiantara, chief executive officer at Bukit Asam Transpacific. Bukit Asam, an Indonesian state-owned coal producer, climbed 0.5 percent to 21,400 rupiah.

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