The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) fell 1 percent to 3,981.58.
Energy companies: PT Medco Energi Internasional (MEDC) , the nation’s biggest listed oil company, slipped 1.6 percent to 1,900 rupiah, the lowest close since Oct. 5. PT Energi Mega Persada (ENRG) , the second-largest, sank 5.9 percent to 161 rupiah. Crude oil in New York declined for a second day, falling as much as 1.2 percent to $90.54 a barrel in electronic trading.
PT Bank Danamon Indonesia (BDMN) , which Singapore’s DBS Group Holdings Ltd. plans to acquire, fell 1.7 percent to 5,650 rupiah. Bank Indonesia may cap financial institutions’ ownership of banks at 40 percent, Bisnis Indonesia reported, without saying where it obtained the information. Discussion on the bank ownership regulation is ongoing, Difi Johansyah, a spokesman at the central bank, said without elaborating.
PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGAS) , Indonesia’s largest gas distributor, rose 3.4 percent to 3,850 rupiah, providing the biggest support to the Jakarta Composite. The company will proceed with a decision to increase the selling price of the fuel to compensate for higher natural gas prices, President Director Hendi Prio Santoso said. Gas Negara also plans to pay a cash dividend of 123.75 rupiah a share, it said in a statement.
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