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JAKARTA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Following is a list of events in Indonesia as well as news stories and press reports which may influence financial markets.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN INDONESIA (TIMES IN LOCAL/GMT)
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- Indonesian meteorology, geophysics and climatology agency (BMKG) to hold a news conference on weather forecast, 0800 (0100)
- 18 FIRMS SEEK INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AUTO INDUSTRY
At least 18 foreign and local companies, including some from Japan, Singapore and the U.S., have applied for permits worth $957.46 million in the automotive industry, said Teuku Otman Rasyid, deputy chairman of Indonesian Investment Board. (Jakarta Post)
- SMS FINANCE GETS 900 BLN LOAN FROM BNI, BANK MUTIARA
Used car purchasing company PT Sinar Mitra Sepadan Finance (SMS Finance) has been given credit of 900 billion rupiah ($99.5 million)from PT Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Bank Mutira that will be used for business expansion, said Rudyanto Somawihardja, SMS Finance's president director. (Bisnis Indonesia)
- PETROGRES TO BUILD NEW $600 MLN FACTORY
Petrochemical company PT Petrokimia Gresik (Petrogres) will build a new factory this year with a total investment of around $600 million to increase production from the current 2,500 tonnes of ammonia and 2,000 tonnes of urea per day. Construction is expected to completed in the next three years, said Hidayat Nyakman, the company's president director. (Bisnis Indonesia)
- CHINESE INVESTORS TO RELOCATE FACTORIES INTO INDONESIA
The chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (API), Ade Sudrajat Usman, said a number of Chinese investors plan to relocate factories to Indonesia. The Chinese investors have requested 200-hectares of land in Karawang to build an industrial estate that will be implemented in 2011-2012. (Bisnis Indonesia)
- MOTORCYLE SALES IN 2010 UP 26 PCT TO 7.39 MLN UNITS
Indonesia's domestic motorcycle sales in 2010 rose 26 percent to 7.39 million units from 5.8 million units in 2009, said Gunadi Sindhuwinata, the chairman of Indonesian Motorcycle Industries Association (AISI). (Bisnis Indonesia)
- WIKA BETON EXPECTED TO LAUNCH IPO IN SECOND SEMESTER
Construction company PT Wijaya Karya (Wika) expects its PT Wijaya Karya Beton unit to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in the second semester of 2011, said Bintang Perbowo, Wika's president director, adding the firm expects to raise between 200-300 billion Indonesian rupiah ($33.17 million) to be used for expansion. (Bisnis Indonesia)
- MNC EXPECTS 2011 PROFIT AT 1.02 TRLN RPH
Integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) sees 2011 net profits reaching 1.02 trillion rupiah and revenues reaching 6.13 trillion rupiah ($677.8 million), said Harry Tanoesudibyo, the company's president director. (Bisnis Indonesia)
- BANK JABAR TO ISSUE BOND WORTH 2 TRLN RPH
Provincial lender Bank Jabar dan Banten will issue bonds worth 2 trillion rupiah ($221.14 million) and is considering setting a coupon between 7.44-9.45 percent, said Agus Ruswendi, the bank's president director, adding that all proceeds will be used for working capital and credit expansion. The offering period is scheduled between January 11-19, 2011. (Investor Daily)
- ASTRA AGRO'S CPO OUTPUT IN 2010 AT 1.1 MLN TONNES
Plantation company PT Astra Agro Lestari said its crude palm oil (CPO) production in 2010 reached 1.1 million tonnes, up 2.8 percent from 1.08 million tonnes in 2009. (Investor Daily)
- DAYAINDO TO SPEND 288 BLN RPN FOR 2011 CAPEX
Coal company PT Dayaindo Resources International will spend 288 billion Indonesian rupiah ($31.84 million) in 2011 to increase sales contracts and production capacity, said Endang Wijaya, the company's corporate secretary. (Investor Daily)
* Asian stocks may manage a positive start on Wednesday as global markets halted recent losing streaks and posted modest gains on the back of solid earnings reports and positive broker comments, while investors await the outcome of debt issuance in the euro zone.
* Indonesia's stock index fell 0.67 percent on Tuesday with Enseval Putra leading losses, down 19.35 percent, and Pelangi Indah leading gains, up 20.13 percent. Astra International led market turnover, falling 0.32 percent, and Bakrie Brothers saw at the top volume, keep steady from the opening of the market.
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* Energy shares helped the Dow and S&P 500 end a three-day losing streak on Tuesday, even as investors worried rising fuel costs will undercut economic growth.
* U.S. oil prices steadied above $91 on Wednesday following a sharp rally the previous session, supported by the shutdown of two North Sea oil fields and the continued outage of a key Alaskan pipeline.
* Malaysian crude palm oil eased on Tuesday, ahead of a key U.S. Department of Agriculture report that will likely trim the agency's forecast for South American soy output due to a lingering dry spell.
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IN THE NEWS, REUTERS INDONESIA (Click on Volcano prompts evacuation plan but coffee ok [ID:nL3E7CB0OQ] Fin ministry buys back 170bln rph bonds due 2011[ID:nJKB004207] Garuda to sell 36.5 pct stake in IPO - sources [ID:nL3E7CB0Q8] Indonesia coal price reference for January [ID:nL3E7CB0N3] Indonesia sees 2011 palm oil output at 22 mln T [ID:nL3E7CB0F2] ($1 = 9,044 Indonesian Rupiah) (Reporting by Telly Nathalia)