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Federer, Sampras, dan Tenis Indonesia

Roger Federer kembali unjuk keperkasaan dengan memenangi trofi Grand Slam ke-16 dengan menjuarai Australia Terbuka, Minggu (31/1/2010).

Petenis unggulan utama dan nomor satu dunia asal Swiss itu hanya menghadapi perlawanan ketat di set ketiga dari petenis Inggris Andy Murray untuk unggul 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 di laga pamungkas.

Sebaliknya bagi Murray, kekalahan itu membuat petenis kelahiran Glasgow, Skotlandia itu masih harus bermimpi mengenai trofi Grand Slam pertamanya. Sedangkan masyarakat pecinta tenis Inggris, kembali harus menunggu setelah 74 tahun tidak pernah satu pun petenis negeri itu memenangi trofi Grand Slam.

Sebenarnya saya tak terlalu suka dengan tenis. Alasan utama karena tenis bukanlah olahraga full body contact kayak sepakbola. Namun saya punya 2 nama petenis putra yang saya kagumi Pete Sampras dan tentu saja si Federer, keduanya sama-sama tinggi 185 cm.

Bedanya Pete Sampras dengan Roger Federer bagi saya adalah faktor gelar. Sampras tak bisa menjuarai French Open atau tak perna…

OCBC resmi miliki Bank of Singapore

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) secara resmi menyelesaikan proses akuisisi ING Asia Private Bank Limited dan anak perusahaannya (IAPB) yang berbasis di Singapura dengan investasi sekitar US$1,446 juta atau Sin$2,024 juta.

Dengan telah selesainya proses akuisisi tersebut, maka IAPB yang kini berganti nama menjadi Bank of Singapore Limited (Bank of Singapore), resmi menjadi anak perusahaan yang dimiliki sepenuhnya oleh OCBC Bank.

Bank of Singapore akan dipimpin oleh Renato (Bing) de Guzman, yang sebelumnya juga menjabat sebagai CEO IAPB. Seluruh kegiatan usaha Private Banking IAPB dan OCBC Bank akan digabungkan dan beroperasi sebagai Bank of Singapore.

Dengan demikian Bank of Singapore akan menjadi sebuah Private Banking terkemuka di Asia yang memiliki lebih dari 7.000 nasabah dengan total dana nasabah yang dikelola sejumlah US$23 miliar. Hal ini menguatkan posisinya yang unik sebagai satu-satunya Private Banking yang berkantor pusat di Singapore.

David Conner, CE…

Humpuss Intermoda's net profit Rp5 billion-Rp10 billion

Management PT Humpuss Intermoda Transport Tbk estimates 2009 net profit ranging from Rp 5 billion-Rp10 billion.

President Director of PT Humpuss Intermoda Transport Anthony W. Sumarlin said that during 2009 the company managed to record a profit. Although the net profit was not as good as 2007, but it is good enough compared with a loss in 2008 due to the impact of the global crisis.

He explained that almost all the Humpuss group's subsidiaries has positive performance record. "All the positive," he said, 29 January 2010.

In 2007, the company recorded a profit was Rp250 billion, but in 2008 the company was losing up to Rp55 billion.

He explained that the sector will be strengthened this year is the coal transportation business in the country. This will increase the Company's fleet of barges.

Currently, Humpuss through subsidiary PT Humpuss Transport Rainfall has 15 ships with a carrying capacity of barge average 8000 tons.

Bernanke, The Fed, Bank Indonesia dan Politisasi

Pada 31 Januari 2010, masa jabatan Ben Shalom Bernanke sebagai ketua The Fed akan berakhir, setidaknya untuk periode pertama. Biasanya, menjelang akhir jabatan bos The Fed, ada saja isu yang menjadi topik utama tentang siapa mengapa dan dapat apa dengan cara bagaimana pada saat kapan.

Bernanke mulai bertugas mulai 1 Februari 2006, sebagai Ketua dan anggota Dewan Gubernur Federal Reserve System. Bernanke juga menjabat sebagai Ketua Komite Pasar Terbuka Federal, lembaga pembuat sistem kebijakan moneter utama di AS. Dia diangkat sebagai anggota Dewan untuk jangka 14 tahun, yang berakhir 31 Januari 2020, dan untuk jangka empat tahun sebagai Ketua, yang berakhir 31 Januari 2010.

Presiden Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard W. Fisher di Wall Street Journal pada 25 Januari 2010, menulis opini dengan judul "Congress Is Politicizing the Fed". Serangan terhadap Ben Bernanke merupakan bagian dari tren yang lebih besar yang merongrong independensi bank sentral.

Fisher jelas terdengar in…

When wheat importer become flour producer

A total of 10 local importers of wheat turned into flour producers . This transition because the government and associations agressive to raid flour products non-standard imports that are inconsistent with national standards of Indonesia (SNI).

Ten importers who switched so that producers include PT. Asia Raya, PT. Kwala Intan new Grain, PT. Tri Pilar Pangan Utama. PT. Jakaranatama, PT. Cerestar Flour Mills, PT. Pundi Kencana, PT. Fugui Flour & Grain, PT. Bungasari Flour Mills, PT. Berkat Indah Gemilang, PT. Purnomosidi Sejati.

"I am intensely against illegal products, the competitors, it grew to be producer importer transition," said Director of the Association Eksekutir Indonesian wheat flour producers (Aptindo) Ratna Sari Loppies in a press conference in Jakarta, Tuesday (26/1/2010).

According to Ratna, this transition issues commonly occurs when a country is very strict product quality standards for certain goods such as flour and others. So in other words, the applicat…

The National Democratic Party

Lose the election chairman of the Golkar Party, Boss Media Group Surya Paloh make a breakthrough. Acehnese men will be declared mass organization called the National Democratic Party.

According to the committee chairman as well as a declaration of the Democratic National deklarator, Meutia Hafidz, the declaration will be held at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) on February 1, 2010 at 15:00 pm.

"The bottom line is we want to do social activities that help people in various fields, such as education, health, agriculture and so on," said Meutia Hafidz to Detikcom, Tuesday (26/1/2010).

The figures will come to declare this organization, according to Meutia, numbering 45 people. Some famous names who joined in included Anies Baswedan, Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, Syafii Maarif, Eep Saifullah Fatah, Khofifah Indarparawansa and Surya Paloh as the main founder.

"The deklarator come from professions such as cross-cultural experts, academics, all kinds, including members of parliament fro…

Sugar imports by Bulog

White crystal sugar imported by Bulog has been reached today in Port of Tanjung Priok and as much as 6,000 tons at the port of Palembang as much as 1800 tons, so the total who have arrived in Indonesia as much as 7800 tons.

Head of Public Relations of Bulog Basirun said sugar imports are being demolished in the Port of Tanjung Priok. "There are as many as 6,000 tons in Priok Port, today being demolished," he said, today.

Sugar was purchased from Wee Tiong. Bulog had agreed to import 48,450 tons of sugar from Wee Tiong as much as 32,000 tons and from as many as 16,450 tons Maxwill.

The sugar imported by Bulog be dismantled at Teluk Bayur Harbor, Padang, which 4,000 tonnes is expected to arrive on February 13, 2010, Port of Dumai as much as 5,000 tons is scheduled to arrive on February 3, Bai Harbor Island, 2,000 tons of Bengkulu, Palembang Port of 4450 tons, Lampung harbor as many as 5000 tons, Tanjung Priok Port of 28,000 tons, so the total was 48,500 tons.

Based on the agreed c…

Paredes still with Danamon until April

President Director of Bank Danamon Sebastian Paredes announced will resign from his post in April 2010 in a general meeting of shareholders annually.

Paredes expressed resignation that it is more because of personal considerations and to this day he admitted had not received a bid proposal from another company.

"It's time for me to see new opportunities, and create Danamon find a replacement who brought more forward, and I must ensure the performance of the 3-month transition period to the next well-traveled," he said in a press conference today Bank Danamon.

He saw Danamon in 2010 should be in a good year of business and in the right direction. In addition, the company also has a good team of directors and commissioners who are committed to continuing what has been done and produced so far.

According to him, his resignation due on the right time and conditions and will not interfere the growth. However, he said, he was still a chance to concentrate on leading the Danamon un…

Oleochemistry cluster in Dumai...

The Indonesian government officially announce agriculture-based industry cluster and Oleochemical (Oleochemistry) in the region Dumai, Riau Province.

The area is one of the three agriculture-based industry cluster and Oleochemistry developed in the country. The other two are placed in Kuala ENOK, Riau and East Kalimantan.

Coordinating Minister Hatta Rajasa said the economic cluster development is part of the declaration program sixth national economic corridor defined by unique potential of each region.

"As part of a special economic zone, agriculture-based industry clusters and Oleochemistry in Riau will become one mainstay to enhance national economic competitiveness," he said.

He promised the government will provide fiscal incentives for companies to enter the downstream sector of the oil palm industry.

On that occasion, Minister of Industry, MS Hidayat said the pattern of palm oil exports that had been dominated by crude palm oil has time changed to export of processed produc…

bank loan, how high can you go?

Bank Indonesia is optimistic that bank loans could grow beyond 18% - 20% if banks use more than half the existing capacity in this year.

BI Deputy Governor Muliaman D. Hadad said that by using 50% capacity of the existing, bank loan growth could reach 18% - 20%, so that if more than that credit performance will be even greater.

"We have a room big enough for lending. If 50% is used alone, we can grow loans 18% to 20%. But if this capacity is more than half of the loans could be higher than the target, "he said in a dialogue Banking Industry in 2010, in Indonesian Banking Development Institute (LPPI) Jakarta, this afternoon (Jan, 25).

He explained that meant the capacity is the ability of liquidity and capital owned by the bank today is sufficient to conduct the business expansion. Bank's capital adequacy ratio as of November 2009 approximately 17%, while the ratio of loan to fund approximately 70%.

Muliaman convey the momentum of global economic recovery should be utilized d…

Replacement in Bank Mandiri, BRI, BNI and BTN ?

Indonesian State Enterprises Minister Mustafa Abubakar indicated will reorganize board of directors in state-owned banks. In addition to the time had run out of office, replacement step is also based on performance.

Mustafa Abubakar tells the reforms will be done at a general meeting the annual shareholders to be held in May 2010. However, so far there are no names are entered for selection.

"We'll see from some things. Associated with the performance, it is based on the level of customer satisfaction, teamwork, until satisfaction of subordinates to superiors. We'll evaluate it all, "he said today.

Mustafa did not mention in detail about the names of state-owned banks to be restructured. So far there are four state-owned banks, namely Bank Mandiri, BRI, BNI and BTN.

Reform state-owned bank's board of directors is one part that will be conducted by the Ministry of SOEs in changing the company board of directors of 'the red plate'.

After Mustafa served, occurre…

Uzbekistan is not only about women

Talking about Indonesia's trade relations with Central Asia may not be as intimate information about Indonesian exports to several traditional markets targets, such as the United States, Europe and Japan.

In fact, according to Indonesia's Ambassador to Uzbekistan and concurrently Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, Sjahril Sabaruddin which per January 20, 2010 became ambassador to South Africa, exports to the region of former Soviet Union is increasing rapidly in 2007.

Uzbekistan with income per capita of U.S. $ 1983 (2006) has a strong magnet, such as Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan. All five countries have the economic benefits of oil and natural gas.

The potential and opportunities in Uzbekistan market large enough for industrial capability in this country is still limited to producing a variety of goods. Result, nearly 80% of consumer goods imported from other countries.

In addition, the Uzbekistan government under President Islam Karimov since 2006 be…

Tea Auction

The first tea auction in 2010 successful with prime auctioning two types of tea-Orthodox and CTC-as much as 933,820 kilograms worth US$1.85 million, while sales estimated at US$2 million.

"Total two types of tea auctioned 1.13 million kilograms. If until this week it sold, the state will have revenue of more than US$ 2 million," said Head of Marketing Sales PT Kharisma Nusantara Bersama (KPB PT Nusantara), Dadang Juanda to Bisnis Indonesia, recently.

Sales value worth more than US$1.8 million, he continued, is the result of sales made to both types of tea which was considered an average of US$1.98,54.

Dadang explained that sold tea is produced PTPN IV, PTPN VI PTPN VIII, IX and PTPN PTPN XII. "If all [the production of PTPN] sold a result of more than US$2 million, at least US$21.5 million. I'm optimistic it could be sold. The problem is only at its limit price," said Dadang who became Prime Tea Auction Committee 2010.

According to him, at the beginning of this wee…

Jakarta Railway needs Rp28 trillion

Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia calculates funding needs for the revitalization of railways in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) until 2014 to reach Rp28 trillion.

Director General of Railways Tundjung Inderawan said funds to develop the electric train (KRL) with a target Jabodetabek serve 3 million passengers per day.

"Jabodetabek KRL services can only carry 450,000 people per day that it took a lot of work to reach 3 million people per day," he said today.

He explained Rp28 trillion of funds would be used for the main work of al improvement electrification Rp2,3 trillion, signaling Rp2,4 trillion and repair railway Rp8 trillion.

In addition, Tundjung added, funds were allocated to remove railway crossing by building a Flyover and the underpass.

"With a target of 3 million passengers per day means Headway KRL 5 minutes later."

ITRC and the price of rubber

Tripatite International Rubber Council (ITRC) proposed to study the formation of a rubber joint fund in each country adjusted to the prevailing system in the country concerned.

Chairman of the Indonesian Rubber Association Entrepreneur (Gapkindo) Asril Sutan Amir said another agreement at the meeting agreed to extend the third country cooperation extended to the ITRC member countries of Asean Economic Community (AEC).

"The three Ministers believed to strengthen and expand the ITRC to the price of natural rubber for natural rubber producers can be achieved, in order to provide continuity of plant availability and users of natural rubber at a reasonable price," he told Bisnis Indonesia, today.

Recently, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand joined in just ITRC meeting in Malaysia.

Another step to be taken to maintain price stability, he said, to welcome the participation of Vietnam in the ITRC as a member with all rights and obligations.
According to him, with the entry of Vietnam, the …

cocoa production will rise 8%

ASKINDO estimating cocoa production in Indonesia this year will rise 8% to 540,000 tonnes compared with last year to 500,000.

General Chairman of Indonesian Cocoa Association (ASKINDO) Halim Razak said that Indonesia is a producer of cocoa beans in the world's third largest with a total production reached 500,000 tons per year. Largest producer of cocoa in Ivory Coast occupied the world for 1.3 million tons of Ghana followed by 750,000 tons.

Cocoa plantation in the country, he said, about 1.5 million ha, which means that productivity 400-500 kg per hectare is very low compared with other countries. In fact, the productivity of cocoa, he said, could reach 2 tons per hectare. Cocoa can produce a variety of derivative products such as ore that will produce cocoa butter and cocoa cake.

"The impact of the national movement through the intensification of cocoa land, rejuvenation and expansion of the garden will make the production increase," he said, January 18, 2010.

He explained…

Bakrieland...more and more...

PT Bakrieland Development Tbk prepare acquisitions of two to three property projects with a value of the project area is estimated at Rp500 billion and Rp750 billion.

A number of property projects area of 20 ha to 100 ha in Java and outside Java, the developer was to be explored with the cooperation of the business acquired with developer partners in the region.

President director PT Bakrieland Development Tbk Hiramsyah S. Thaib said it continues to be interested in the new expansion to the region to develop property and real estate projects in the flag Bakrieland Group.

"There is a desire to acquire two or three property projects in the region this year. Value of the project vary between Rp200 billion to Rp300 billion," he said in the economic outlook seminars, property and banking in 2010 in Jakarta, today.

It's just not willing to mention Hiramsyah anywhere explored areas for new project acquisitions.

According to him, interest in expanding into the area based on the belie…

do you like coffee ?

Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters (AEKI) said the China is ready to accept the coffee from Indonesia through the cooperation framework of Asean-China free trade area- (AC-FTA) will further encourage the export of coffee to the country.

Executive Secretary of Indonesia coffee exporters association Hasan Widjaja said coffee export volume to China is still small and China is willing to accept the coffee from Indonesia through the cooperation framework of Asean-China.

"Hopefully with the extent of Indonesian origin coffee market in China, it can minimize the difference in Robusta coffee prices with arabica coffee," he told to Bisnis Indonesia today.

He explained the difference robusta with arabica coffee reaches 100%. Arabica coffee prices are more expensive. In fact, according to research results by the International Coffee Organization (ICO), he continued, differences in the two types of coffee prices is only 30% only.

According to him, robusta coffee prices depresse…

Muamalat profit dropped 64.33%

Profit of PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk at the end of 2009 fell 64.33% to Rp107 billion from Rp300 billion in 2008, following the expansion of low levels of financing that creates the burden due to excess funds.

Director Andi Muamalat Fathoeddin Buchari said profit in 2009 was down sharply because of the slowing financing activities, so that the amount of funds idle (unused) to be a burden.

"In addition from financing commitments agreed that there is not absorbed Rp1 trillion, so the ratio of financing to fund [financing to deposit ratio / FDR] continue to fall from 98% to 90%," he said after the signing of the sub-agent bank retail sukuk Muamalat with AAA securities, today.

Andi explained that the business slowdown can not be separated from the influence of macro-economic conditions that made the demand for new financing and the use of existing facilities to be small.

He said the performance at this year focused on expansion and quality improve, especially to optimize the enti…

Jamsostek to acquire reinsurance company

PT Jamsostek to spend Rp200 billion to enter the ownership of shares of PT Reinsurance International Indonesia (ReIndo) as part of the development of corporate investment.
President Director Jamsostek Hotbonar Sinaga said equity participation in ReIndo it was one of the company's plan to support the policy synergies among state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
"Worth around Rp200 billion but did not know what percentage, being calculated by our internal," he said through a short message service to Bisnis Indonesia last night.
ReIndo is one of the four reinsurance companies in Indonesia. Three other companies namely PT Indonesia Tbk Airlines Reinsurance (Marein), PT Tugu Reinsurance Indonesia (Tugu Re), and PT Indonesian National Reinsurance (NasRe).
ReIndo, as of the end of 2008 had equity of Rp224,78 billion and asset Rp630,22 billion. A final 2009 financial report has not officially issued by the company.
Director of Investment Jamsostek Elvyn G. Massassya tells the reinsurance co…

PSSI berdampak sistemik ?

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Aslinya kalimat itu merupakan status Kokok Herdhianto Dirgantoro di situs jejaring sosial yang tertulis ketua umum PSSI berdampak sistemik. Ungkapan kekesalan yang sangat bisa dipahami untuk penggemar sepakbola Indonesia setelah tim Garuda diajari bermain bola oleh Oman tadi malam.

Tak perlu membaca trilogi buku sepakbola karya Sindhunata yang begitu menghanyutkan. Semua orang pun tahu kalau sepakbola Indonesia sangat rapuh dan kemenangan bak merindukan bulan di siang hari. Tim Garuda yang dilatih Benny Dollo kalah 1-2 dari Oman di GBK Senayan.

Siapa yang salah? ungkapan frustasi yang biasa muncul kalau harapan jauh dari kenyataan. Pemerintah? masyarakat? atau PSSI sebagai otoritas pengurus sepakbola dan sang ketuanya?

Akang Angga di status Kokok berkomentar, "betul..betul.. betul... Say No to NH"

"Sebagai ketua gagal dan berdampak sistemik, maka harus diselamatkan. Dampak psikologis ke masyarakat persepakbolaan Indonesia sangat besar. Bentuk Pansus PSSI! Usul calon ketua P…