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SMOKE ALARM: INDONESIANS TAKE TINY STEPS AGAINST BIG TOBACCO

YAKARTA – A district in the Indonesian capital has been officially declared a smoke-free area while students provide further protests against what they consider a greater effort by cigarette companies to target young people.

Indonesia has one of the highest rates of smoking and is the fourth largest producer of cigarettes, mainly spicy straw and tobacco variety, but Parliament has proposed legislation to further stimulate tobacco production.

Some groups now pushing the tobacco industry in the country of 250 million people smoke in nearly two thirds of men and a pack of cigarettes can cost less than $ 2.

In East Jakarta, a row of at least a dozen homes in the Tanggul Penas area has been painted with bright colors in March, with a blue banner hanging near the entrance stating that it was a smoking free zone.

Residents were encouraged to stop or avoid smoking “making this area not only beautiful, but also healthy,” said Nobby Vela Andi Supu, a 22-year-old student who coordinates the program with a civic group.

More than 200 people, mostly students, protested last month to oppose a tobacco industry’s next industrial exhibition in Jakarta and planned another demonstration next week, said Manik Marganamahendra, one of the protest organizers.

Cigarette companies target young Indonesians with new products such as fruity cigarettes, and attractive packaging and advertisements, Marganamahendra said 20 years.

“We really want the cigarette industry to disappear completely, but it can not happen overnight,” he told Reuters. “We would like to eliminate Indonesia’s dependence on cigarettes.”

Despite health problems, the tobacco industry in Indonesia is often championed by politicians and others as a major source of income for farmers and government revenues.

Indonesia produced 269.2 billion cigarettes in 2015, according to research firm Euromonitor International. The market was valued at 17.3 billion and grew rapidly.

Large tobacco companies operating in the field include PT Mandala Hanjaya Sampoerna Tbk, which is controlled by the US. Giant by Philip Morris International Inc., Djarum Group and PT Gudang Garam Tbk.

Myanmar Needs To Emulate Indonesia

Milan (askanews) – Number 200 Spacewalk base in orbit around which revolves around the Earth at 400 km altitude and 28,000 km / h. The first was completed in December 1998 7.

Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer helped ESA astronaut Thomas French Pesquet came out of the International Space Station for a mission in space provided 06:00 to the last half.

The task of the American astronauts, replacing exPCA, avionics main box containing data and power cables for scientific experiments of the base and replace some stored elements on the outside of the orbital base.

Peggy Withson confirms more women’s space binders: in the first woman to command the ISS twice and has the US record in its longest in orbit and the largest number of female Eva, with the number 200 space walk in history Of the ISS also won the third place in the number of hours in the ranking of extraveicolar CUMULATIVE missions

So how is the “ethnic issue” to solve? Three conditions must be fulfilled for the incentives to prevail over the continuation of the conflict. First, the pressure must be applied by the Myanmar neighbors to EAG who support and housing. This is especially true in the case of conflicts along the northern border involving the Kachin, Kokang and Chinese Wa (who runs a large well-armed narcoestado). On the other hand, a financial allocation should be given to “buy” fighters agreed leaders of both sides to stop the conflicts that have generated huge illicit cash flow from narcotics, gemstones, jade, wood, minerals, contraband, In exchange for protection, transit “taxes”).

Finally, most Bamar must reconcile with the reputation of the Union of Myanmar will not succeed if it is worthy of that name – a practical federal union of decentralized powers at the state level. Fortunately, there is a role model here ASEAN – Indonesia. Like Myanmar, Indonesia is a vast rich nation’s wealth of resources. It went from an autocratic military-dominated government (which served as a kind of model for the Myanmar junta) in what is now probably the most free democracy in Southeast Asia. This was only possible through the decentralization of the state’s income distribution and with communities, a process that has been little by little more than a decade.

The factors necessary for a lasting peace are clear to all, after 70 years of conflict all parties also recognize that the move towards this goal is not going to be fast, and even Myanmar, ASEAN’s “plan” to control Indonesia. The question is do you want it? The real struggle in Myanmar is one of the deductibles and benefit of conflict people wishing to bring in greater profits to close it.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the renewed peace process with some advantages: the former team of government negotiators who had built up a level of trust with the ethnic separatist groups and experience were launched; Does not control the army – like the GAE – has interests in the perpetuation of a “war economy”; EAG does not trust him more than military representatives have (in his view, she, like the military, represents the interests of ethnic Bamar).

‘That’s My Fish’: Indonesia’s Fisheries Enforcer Blasts Poachers

A school dropout became a seafood contractor, threatening Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing, earning Kudos preservatives and prices as far away as Washington, despite its explosive methods.

One of the favorite tactics to seize foreign fishing vessels and to jump in the drills to send a message to the neighbors of their country.

Susi Pudjiastuti honored this week in Washington for his environmental work, was responsible for the destruction of hundreds of fishing vessels in the last two years as Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Government of Indonesia. Their efforts have not removed a problem that plagued the nation in the archipelago for decades, he said, but have increased fish stocks and stopped smuggling.

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Catches of anchovy, shrimp and yellowfin tuna have increased, helping local fishermen and reducing food prices, said PUDJIASTUTI.

“What we earn, in fact, is respect,” said PUDJIASTUTI in the US capital, where he joined other winners of the annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards, named after the author of “Tiburon.” He was cited for his efforts to protect Indonesia’s marine ecosystem, and to address poachers and organized crime.

“They can not do everything,” added PUDJIASTUTI. While 10,000 foreign vessels were used to fish in Indonesian waters “as in their own country”, he said that the new reality was clear: “No more.”

Unwanted neighbors

For China and others in the region, sensitive policies are also involved. Indonesia’s inflexible approach disturbed the neighbors whose boats were caught in the dredge to operate in the seas invaded by territorial disputes. The campaign may partly reflect Indonesia’s desire to show that control of the vast territory of its 17 000 islands.

PUDJIASTUTI, 52, gained popularity in the country as a campaign leader challenging initial skepticism when he was appointed minister in 2014. He had no political experience and had not completed high school. But he spent three decades as a seafood company and knew the business. She also passed Susi Air’s own air charter, distribute and export products.

Upon taking office, he quickly declared a moratorium on fishing for foreign vessels that had often operated under Indonesian flags
300 sunken ships

And to carry the point of origin, the authorities of Indonesia have flowed more than 300 foreign fishing vessels.

In the largest mass destruction in early April, Indonesian authorities have destroyed 81 empty ships on a weekend. The majority were from Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. In March 2016, a large ship of the flag of Nigeria was captured poaching and black hake, after being evacuated, exploded with great fanfare. PUDJIASTUTI placed on the beach later with Navy officials, his fists high in the air with the steamer behind.

“Visual effects and the press come from their hard-to-blow practices these ships have really helped educate the world,” said Sally Yozell, director of the environmental safety program Stimson think Washington-based Center, talking about the plague Overfishing. He acknowledged, however, the regional frictions of the campaign, which included several incidents last year in Indonesia warning shots and the hoarding of Chinese fishing boats in the waters of their Natuna islands.

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One in three public companies likely won’t be around in five years, and the spread between the highest- and low­est-performing companies has never been greater, according to new research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Identifying effective corporate strategy is more important than ever before, and this is the central theme of the latest BCG book, Your Strategy Needs a Strategy. Authored by BCG senior partners Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes, and Janmejaya Sinha, the book explores the different environments that busi­nesses currently face, identifying and matching the right stra­tegic approach to a given situation. Their framework is called

the “strategy palette”. “The book explains a simple framework that we call the strategy palette, which divides planning into four styles. Firms can chose any of these styles, according to predictability of their business environment and how much power they have to change it. Leaders play a key role in this by making sure that the strategy is vibrant, dynamic and in tune with the changing environment. With a clear under­standing of the strategic styles available and the conditions under which each is appropriate, companies can make the best out of the opportunities available to them at hand,” said Dr Janmejaya Sinha, chairman, BCG Asia Pacific.          ♦

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Channel completes 20 years in India. “Dis­covery Channel has had a life changing impact on millions of viewers in India. The tremendous affection that it enjoys in India contin­ues to fuel our passion to relentlessly push the boundaries of factual enter­tainment and uncover the finest stories from across the world. On this occa­sion of completing 20 great years in India, on behalf of the entire team, I would like to express our gratitude to the viewers and clients who have expressed their admiration through this remarkable 20-year jour­ney,” said Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia,


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The dramatic build-up to the overnight nationalisation of 14 banks in a single legislative sweep sets the stage for No Regrets. In this book, bureau­crat extraordi­naire D.N. Ghosh offers an eyewit­ness account of perhaps the most important event in India’s banking history post-Inde­pendence, baring the manoeuvr- ings behind the enabling ordi­nance and the pickle over fair compensation for the dispos­sessed bank owners. Years later, Ghosh enters the portals of the State Bank of India as its chair­man, at a time when the stir­rings of change have just begun to be felt in the Indian economy. Anticipating the future, he goes for a paradigm shift: to rid profit of its dirty word tag and place it at the core of the bank’s operating
strategy. Gradually, he takes SBI into the capital markets, estab­lishes its credit standing glob­ally, launches India’s first mutual fund and, above all, cajoles the trade unions into accepting full com­puterisation. Post­retirement, Ghosh steps into the cor­porate world. The could-have-been- academic tills the soil for certain reputable manage­ment institutes to bloom and grow even as he sets up the credit rating agency, ICRA. Full of untold stories, No Regrets is an honest-to-goodness account of a glorious career spanning over six decades and covering some epochal events whose reverber­ations continue to be felt in the corridors of bureaucracy, bank­ing and business to this day. The book was launched in Mumbai by Arundhati Bhattacharya, chair­man, SBI, and Deepak Parekh, chairman, HDFC.

Fear reigns

 

 

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The events on 24 August are unlikely to be forgotten in a hurry. Even before the mar­kets opened for trading there was a sense of foreboding. China had devalued its currency and the mar­kets were going for a free fall. And despite the distance between the epi­centre, Shanghai on the east coast of China and Mumbai on the West coast of India being more than 5,000 km, the resounding crash on Shangai impacted the Indian stock markets – as it did in markets across the globe. Opening at 26730, the market went on a free fall as panic bred on panic

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with Fils continuing to press sales in a market unable to absorb the pres­sure. Fils effected a little over ?5,100 crore. But for the spirited action of the Dlls, which decided to play bull, and bought shares worth nearly ?2,750 crore, the market would have tanked even more. Something which the government could ill-afford as it was desperately seeking support from investors and institutions to ensure that its first major disinvest­ment of the year, Indian Oil, sailed through.

Besides the free fall, investors were unnerved by the rupee which

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also shed value in unison to reach a low of 66.50 to a dollar. Fears of US interest reversal policy in September also struck the investors. Such was the frenzy that even the attempts made by the government to talk up the market did not manage to stem the fear.

While the IOC issue did get sub­scribed, thanks to Life Insurance Corporation, bailing it out once again, subscribing to nearly 86 per cent of the 24 lakh shares offered at the price of ?387. However, unlike in the global meltdown witnessed ear­lier in 2010, there were not many bulk deals across the board. On NSE, Credit Suisse (Singapore), sold 72 lakh shares of Gujarat Pipavav Port at ?173.06 a share to Kotak Mahindr^. It followed a further sale of another 40.89 lakh shares on 26 August when the markets had staged a recovery, at ?188. Morgan Stanley) Mauritius) sold 86.17 lakh shares of Federal Bank at ?60.28. Merrill Lynch sold around 15.71 lakh shares of Indian Cement at ?72.61 in the aftermath session. Citi group global also sold chunks of Indiabull Real Estate.

Only slight recovery

With Thursday being the F&o set­tlement day, markets staged a smart recovery with the Sensex gaining over 500 points followed by a small recovery on the last day of the settle­ment, on 28 August. The Sensex nev­ertheless remained in the red, losing 4 per cent over the month. Even as China was unwinding and grappling with the problems of reforming from a command and direct economy to a market led one, the slowing down in its economy also impacted several sectors across the world. The chief being metals where China is the big­gest consumer and in many cases also a big producer. Steel was the worst hit with SAIL dipping below ?50 and Tata Steel losing more than 12 per cent in a session, just managing to stay above the ?200 mark, and JSW Steel dipped by 5 per cent. Hindalco which was already reeling from the global over­supply dropped to a low of 77 while ONGC in the face of the falling crude prices made a 51 week low of ?208. Several commodity prices dipped to
a 16 years low with export-led econ­omies dependent on mineral exports like Brazil, Australia and Indonesia dipping more sharply.

The severity of the fall in the metals was reflected in the 14 per cent drop in the BSE metals index, as against a 4 per cent fall in BSE. While the market did stage a recov­ery towards the end of the fortnight, fear continues to stalk the markets. And not many Bravehearts are will­ing to step in the blood to go bargain hunting. Barclays in its emerging markets weekly report Keep your seat- belt fastened, says that any rebound will be difficult to sustain in the short run.

The US government’s decision to defer the rate hike, did see global mar­kets recover to some extent. But one view is that this could well be a dead cat bounce with the pain in the mar­kets, by no means, over. One could, if it is true, see lower tops and lower bot­toms being formed over the next few weeks if not more. The RBI’s policy in September, when governor Raghuram Rajan is expected to lower the inter­est rates could provide a temporary reprieve and change sentiments. But the effect is unlikely to last.

Ultimately while hopes can buoy sentiments it is the corporate perfor­mance which will be the real game changer. And going by the results for the first quarter the trend does not seem too favourable. Care Rat­ings in its study on the corporate performance for the first quarter has observed that this is the third con­secutive quarter to have shown lower

 

52 wk hi: 7989 (31/7/15)/ low: 7561 (27/8/14) Change: 8.4% Marketcap: 50,786 crore

 

Amtek Auto

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52 wk hi: 7266 (12/9/14) / low: 746 (25/8/15) Change: -67% Marketcap: 1,180 crore

 

sales and negative growth in PAT. Banking sector continues to remain buffeted by NPAs and higher provi­sions have seen its PAT decline by 7.4 per cent. The sector continues to be bogged by NPAs. The gross NPA ratio has increased from 3.97 per cent last June to 4.63 per cent in June 2016.

Some hope remains

However, even during the cri­sis month of August, private sector banks are being bought by discern­ing investors. Induslnd Bank which saw its price rise by 8.4 per cent over the month, was successful in raising ?5,081 crore through a preferential cum QIP issue made at a price of over ?850. The bank which has a higher exposure to car loans is expected to gain, in case RBI lowers interest rates in September. Other compa­nies which saw a rise over a month include Amar Raja Batteries, DLF and

Tube Investments

 

52 wk hi: 7439 (10/8/15) / low: 7275 (28/8/14) Change: 6% Marketcap: 7,429 crore

 

TRF

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52 wk hi: 7491 (16/7/15) / low: 7185 (26/8/15) Change: -46.3% Marketcap: 228 crore

 

 

Great Eastern Shipping.

There were certain shares which were moving southwards even before the crash. TRF, a Tata group company engaged in material handling equip­ment, saw its share prices tank to a 52 weeks low of 7185 in the last week of August from a 52 weeks high of 7491 reached a month ago. Investors were a little apprehensive after the company postponed the board meeting four times in a row for considering the annual accounts. As of now the meet­ing is to be held on 31 August.

Amtek Auto saw its share prices dip to a third of its price of 7150 a month ago after it was dropped from F&o in August. The promoters admitted that there was a temporary mismatch of funds, promised to infuse 775 crore. An EGM held on 24 August also autho­rised the board to issue shares to pro­moters besides permitting it to make a fresh issue of securities.

Good news on the corporate front included Tube Investments securing a brand licensing rights agreement with Ridley bikes of Belgium. Besides India, the company will also be able to market the premium cycles in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar for 33 years. The com­pany’s shares have notched a gain of 720 to 7401 in the last one month.

Where every crisis does throw up opportunities to buy for long term investors, one should be patient to buy in instalments – especially as the bottom is unknown.

♦ DAKSESH PARIKH [email protected]