The Jakarta Composite index fell 0.2 percent to 3,978.99.
PT Astra International (ASII) , Indonesia’s biggest automotive retailer, lost 2.5 percent to 72,950 rupiah, the lowest close since Dec. 20. Astra fell as the stock’s 24 percent rally over the past four months was deemed excessive, according to Budi Rustanto, an analyst at PT Valbury Asia Securities.
PT Indosat (ISAT) , Indonesia’s second-largest mobile- phone operator, rose 2.8 percent to 5,500 rupiah, the highest close since Jan. 26. PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure (TBIG) said it signed a $406 million agreement to purchase 2,500 cellular towers from Indosat. Tower Bersama gained 1 percent to 2,600 rupiah, the highest close since Jan. 7, 2011.
PT Resource Alam Indonesia (KKGI) , a coal producer, climbed 6.4 percent to a record 7,500 rupiah. Resource Alam signed two agreements to buy four coal-mining companies in East Kalimantan province for a total of $7.92 million, it said.
PT Vale Indonesia (INCO) , the nation’s largest producer of nickel, dropped for a third day, losing 1.3 percent to 3,800 rupiah. Nickel futures fell for a second day today, dropping as much as 1.3 percent to $21,215 a metric ton on the London Metal Exchange.
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