Visited by President Jokowi, the Indonesia Stock Exchange Record the Highest IHSG
Date 8 April 2015
After visiting the headquarters of PT. PLN (Persero), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and entourage suddenly visited the Indonesia Stock Exchange (BEI), in Sudirman, Jakarta.
The arrival of President Jokowi not in vain because trading on the Stock Exchange on Tuesday (7/4) noted the highest Composite Stock Price Index (IHSG), to the 5520 points. IHSG climbed 43 points reached its highest point so far at 5,523 points.
“It was recorded IHSG 5520 points, the highest point in history. What does it mean? Sense of optimism is visible in IHSG. It appears that investor confidence in Indonesia is very good. Therefore, if there are pessimists are wrong, “said President Jokowi told reporters.
President said that the government would continue to encourage a favorable investment climate, among others by issuing policies such as simplification of licensing and other things.
“Indeed, there is portfolio; there is FDI (foreign direct investment) as well. Both are important. All contributed. If the composite stock price index (IHSG) rises, we’ll see,” Jokowi said.
President hopes, Composite Stock Price Index (IHSG) be able to penetrate the level of 6,000 points at the end of 2015.
“If it can be above of 6,000 points would be very good. However, I was asked to Mr. Ito (Director of BEI, Ito Warsito), how likely, looks could be, Insya Allah it could be,” Jokowi said.
Accompanying President Jokowi in visiting to the Stock Exchange, among others Coordinating Minister for Economic Sofyan Djalil, Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto, and Chief of Staff of President Luhut B. Pandjaitan. (*/ES)