Lower Open Predicted For Indonesia Stock Market

(RTTNews) - The Indonesia stock market has finished higher in back-to-back trading days, gathering almost 120 points or 1.9 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 6,360-point plateau although it's expected to open under pressure on Wednesday.

The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to lower thanks to downward pressure on crude oil, while profit taking may also be on the docket. The European markets were up and the U.S. bourses were down and the Asian markets figure to follow the latter lead.

The JCI finished modestly higher on Tuesday following sharp gains from the cement companies and mixed performances from the financial shares and resource stocks.

For the day, the index added 20.69 points or 0.33 percent to finish at 6,359.21 after trading between 6,329.50 and 6,388.12.

Among the actives, Bank Danamon Indonesia tanked 2.15 percent, while Bank CIMB Niaga advanced 0.98 percent, Bank Negara Indonesia declined 1.20 percent, Bank Central Asia shed 0.43 percent, Bank Mandiri collected 0.38 percent, Bank Rakyat Indonesia lost 0.62 percent, Indosat tumbled 3.46 percent, Telkom Indonesia sank 0.86 percent, Indocement surged 6.78 percent, Semen Indonesia skyrocketed 9.60 percent, Indofood Suskes rallied 2.87 percent, United Tractors dipped 0.22 percent, Astra International was down 0.45 percent, Astra Agro Lestari skidded 1.78 percent, Aneka Tambang plunged 3.87 percent, Vale Indonesia retreated 3.20 percent, Timah plummeted 5.53 percent and Bumi Resources was unchanged.
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