Asia Top News and Analysis Indonesia

  • BANGKOK, Oct 12- Most Southeast Asian stocks posted small gains on Friday as large caps and stocks such as Wilmar International. The index was down 2.13 percent on the week, its worst weekly loss since May and Southeast Asia's worst performing market. Among weak spots, Malaysia eased 0.13 percent on Friday, down 0.4 percent on the week.

  • BALI, Indonesia-- A decade after bombs ripped through two Bali nightclubs, Friday was filled with reminders of what was lost in this tropical paradise, and what was not.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 12- Indonesia's Tangguh oil and gas project, operated by British energy giant BP, faces production delays that could hamper its capacity to deliver cargoes of liquefied natural gas, the state oil and gas regulator said.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 12- Inflation in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's biggest economy, will be lower than 4.6 percent this year, Central Bank Director Perry Warjiyo said on Friday.

  • Coal miner PT Berau Coal soared as much as 20 percent to 240 rupiah, following Bakrie Group's proposal to buy back its shares from London- listed parent company, Bumi Plc. Miner PT Bayan Resources Tbk jumped 9.1 percent to 12,000 rupiah and shares of Asia's biggest thermal coal exporter, Bumi Resources jumped as much as 5.55 percent to 760 rupiah.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 12- Indonesia's central bank will maintain the rupiah at 9,500-9,600 per U.S. dollar until the end of the year due to an economic slowdown in Southeast Asia's biggest economy, Governor Darmin Nasution told reporters on Friday. Bank Indonesia "sees and is trying to maintain and promote it so that it is at its fundamental...

  • JAKARTA, Oct 12- Domestic cement sales in Indonesia, an indicator of economic growth, soarded to a record high in September after dipping a month ago due to fewer working days during the Muslim festivities, data from the country's largest cement producer PT Semen Gresik Tbk.

  • Morgan Stanley Research said it is positive on Indonesia's cement sector as there are signs of higher infrastructure spending and as the industry's growth prospects remained intact, underpinned by higher-than-expected cement consumption in September.

  • *Q2 GDP revised to show q/q growth* Analysts warn Singapore could face further inflows. SINGAPORE, Oct 12- Singapore defied forecasts on Friday by keeping monetary policy tight and allowing the local dollar to appreciate at its current pace, bucking the regional trend as it warned of persistent inflationary pressures in a slowing economy.

  • JAKARTA, Oct 12- Following is some company-related and market news that could have an impact on the local market. SE ASIA STOCKS-Global concerns weigh; late buying lifts Bangkok, Jakarta.

  • EADS boss Tom Enders has been accused of being "naive" for misunderstanding the nature of Berlin's political structure and failing to approach Germany directly over the group's proposed merger with BAE Systems.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 12- Following are some company-related and market news which could have an impact on the local market. SE ASIA STOCKS- Global concerns weigh; late buying lifts Bangkok, Jakarta. >Bond prices gain as Europe worries continue.

  • -DBS Group, Southeast Asia's largest lender, has agreed to sell more than half of its stake in Bank of Philippine Islands. to Ayala Corp for S $757.3 million to boost its capital base.-- SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES LTD. -Budget carrier Tiger Airways said it appointed Ho Yuen Sang as the managing director of its Singapore operations.

  • -Berjaya Philippines Inc holds regular stockholders' meeting, Berjaya Manila Hotel, Eduque Street, Makati City, 9:00 a.m.. EVP and Zone Asia-Oceania-Africa managing director, and John Martin Miller, Nestlé Philippines chairman and CEO, Nestle Centre, Rockwell, Makati City, 2:00 p.m.. STOCKS TO WATCH- AYALA CORP.

  • Financial Times Headlines BUMI SHARES LEAP AS BAKRIES PROPOSE SPLIT- CLARKE GETS ROLE AS TRADE' ROCKET BOOSTER'- GEITHNER HAS PHONE FRIEND AT BLACKROCK- AZERBAIJAN ATTACKS BP FOR MISSING TARGETS- COCA-COLA HELLENIC TO QUIT GREECE- SOFTBANK IN TALKS TO TAKE CONTROL OF SPRINT- SCHAUBLE AND LAGARDE CLASH OVER AUSTERITY- OIL GROUPS SET TO EXPORT US CRUDE- UK URGED TO LEARN CANADA BORROWING LESSONS- Overview BUMI SHARES LEAP AS BAKRIES PROPOSE SPLIT.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 12- U.S. crude rose towards $93 a barrel on Friday, supported by escalating tensions between Turkey and Syria and supply disruptions at North Sea oil fields. climbed 25 cents to $92.32 a barrel in early Asia trading, after gaining nearly a dollar the previous session.

  • *Bakries propose $1.3 billion deal to buy back assets* Propose unwinding of Bumi Plc* Bumi shares soar over 40 pct after split proposed* Rothschild sees "challenges" even after Bakrie exit By Janeman Latul and Clara Ferreira-Marques.

  • Oct 11- Walt Disney Co, the world's biggest publisher of children's books, said on Thursday it changed its purchasing policies to reduce paper use and avoid paper harvested from endangered forests.

  • *Propose unwinding of Bumi Plc. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, Oct 11- Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family has proposed splitting from financier Nat Rothschild and Bumi Plc, the London- listed miner they co-founded two years ago, after news of an inquiry into possible wrongdoing strained their already tense relations.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- West African crude oil differentials held steady on Thursday, supported by several outstanding Asian tenders, which traders said could absorb up to four cargoes from the region. *Around 15 cargoes of Nigerian crude oil remained unsold for lifting in November, including Qua Iboe, Bonny Light, Bonga, and Forcados.