The Jakarta Composite index rose 0.1 percent to 3,984.87.
PT Garuda Indonesia (GIAA) , the national flag carrier, gained 4.2 percent to 740 rupiah. Crude oil for July delivery dropped 2.1 percent to $89.90 a barrel in New York yesterday, erasing gains through 2011. A lower oil price helps cut the airline’s fuel costs. The shares also advanced after Bisnis Indonesia reported Garuda signed a memorandum of understanding with Accor SA, Europe’s biggest hotel operator, to help attract more passengers. Pujobroto, a spokesman at Garuda, didn’t return a call to his mobile phone.
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (TLKM IJ), the nation’s biggest telephone company, fell 3.2 percent to 7,500 rupiah, the lowest close since April 11. The shares dropped on concern its planned acquisition of Pacnet Ltd. will be too expensive, according to Lanang Trihardian, an analyst at PT Syailendra Capital in Jakarta. Reuters reported May 8 that Telkom made a bid for Pacnet valued at about $1 billion. Telkom Finance Director Honesti Basyir and Eddy Kurnia, a spokesman at the company, didn’t return calls to their mobile phones.
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