VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF(IDX)- NYSEARCA
  • Fri, Aug. 5, 3:53 AM
    • Indonesia's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.18% in the second quarter from a year earlier, thanks to higher commodity prices and stronger consumption.
    • Household spending, which accounts for more than half of GDP, rose 5.04% on the year.
    • The growth was partly fueled by the earlier start in June of Ramadan, when prices of food and other goods tend to rise.
    | Fri, Aug. 5, 3:53 AM
  • Thu, Jan. 14, 2:03 AM
    • Militants launched a gun and bomb assault killing seven people and wounding 39 in Indonesia's capital city on Thursday, in an attack that followed a threat by Islamic State to put the country in their "spotlight."
    • Police suspect a suicide bomber and up to 14 gunmen to be behind the incident.
    • The blasts and melee sent Indonesian markets tumbling. The Jakarta Composite sunk as much as 1.7% and the rupiah fell 0.8% to 13,940 per dollar.
    | Thu, Jan. 14, 2:03 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 5, 2015, 2:04 AM
    • Indonesia's economy expanded less than analysts estimated last quarter on weak household spending, stagnating foreign investment and declining demand for the country's commodities.
    • GDP rose 4.73% in the three months through September from a year earlier, missing forecasts for 4.8% growth.
    • What about the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Last week, President Joko Widodo said Indonesia plans to join the TPP, although it still remains to be seen if the country could qualify for the deal and overcome political hurdles.
    • Previously: Indonesia to join Pacific trade pact (Oct. 27 2015)
    | Nov. 5, 2015, 2:04 AM
  • Oct. 27, 2015, 1:56 AM
    • After speaking with President Obama on Monday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said his country plans to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership that the U.S. has forged with 11 other countries.
    • "We are the largest economy in Southeast Asia," Widodo said through a translator. "And Indonesia intends to join the TPP."
    • Negotiators completed the deal earlier this month, capping a years-long process to create a regional trade bloc covering 40% of the global economy.
    | Oct. 27, 2015, 1:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 24, 2015, 4:47 AM
    | Aug. 24, 2015, 4:47 AM | 21 Comments
  • May 7, 2015, 4:46 AM
    | May 7, 2015, 4:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 5, 2015, 3:01 AM
    • Indonesia's economy unexpectedly shrank for a second straight quarter as exports and government spending dropped, dealing a setback to President Joko Widodo as he seeks to bolster the economy.
    • Coming in below forecasts for 4.9% growth, GDP grew 4.7% from the year-ago period in Q1 and lower than the 5% expansion seen in Q4.
    • Widodo took office in October pledging to increase infrastructure spending, boost investment and achieve 7% expansion by 2017 in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
    | May 5, 2015, 3:01 AM
  • Mar. 17, 2015, 6:52 AM
    • As expected, Indonesia's central bank, which last month surprisingly cut its benchmark rate, held it steady today at 7.50%.
    • At the meeting, it also maintained its overnight deposit facility rate and lending facility rate, at 5.50% and 8.00% respectively.
    • Previously: Monetary policy around the world (Mar. 17 2015)
    | Mar. 17, 2015, 6:52 AM
  • Oct. 6, 2014, 2:41 PM
    • "Proactive stimulus measures and restored political stability" are cited by Credit Suisse as it upgrades Thailand to a Buy from Neutral. The team note's last week's approval of a $11B spending package (roughly 2.8% of GDP).
    • ETFs: THD
    • Indian stocks need to take a breather from a big run, says Credit Suisse, lowering the country to Neutral from Buy.
    • Valuation is a concern for Indonesia, says Credit Suisse, cutting the country to Sell from Neutral. At 14.4x forward earnings, stocks are at a 16% premium to their 10-year historical average at the same time 3-month revisions of consensus earnings have tuned south.
    | Oct. 6, 2014, 2:41 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 11, 2014, 6:58 AM
    • Indonesian officials say there are no plans to withdraw the seven-month old ban on exports of unprocessed nickel ore and bauxite.
    • The country was the world's top exporter of nickel ore and a major bauxite producer until this past January, when the ban was issued in order to force miners to build smelters.
    • Last month, the government allowed several firms producing partially processed minerals such as copper concentrate to resume exports, although Indonesia's chief economic minister Chairul Tanjung says the same rationale does not apply to unprocessed exports of nickel ore and bauxite.
    • "Nickel is different because if you are smelting in Indonesia the added value is much higher than copper," says Tanjung. "Because of that it's a separate issue."
    | Aug. 11, 2014, 6:58 AM
  • Jul. 23, 2014, 1:13 PM
    • “Jokowi’s victory is potentially as important as Modi’s was for India,” says Jim O'Neill, formerly of Goldman Sachs and "BRIC" coinage fame.
    • Indonesia, says O'Neill has massive potential and Jokowi could be the man to unleash it, but he's got plenty of vested interests to take on first. Then there's expectations - they're perhaps higher in Indonesia than they are in India, meaning there's a particularly large amount of room for disappointment.
    • The Jakarta Composite is up 21.1% YTD, and 9.1% over the past year, and stocks trade at a pricey 16x forward earnings, notes Macquarie's Sam Le Cornu. It's a 20% premium to the 10-year historical average and not far from their 2008 peak valuations.
    | Jul. 23, 2014, 1:13 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 10, 2014, 4:27 AM
    • The results of Indonesia's presidential election will remain uncertain for at least ten days, as 130M votes still need to be hand-counted across more than 6,000 inhabited islands.
    • Presidential candidates Widodo and Subianto have both claimed victory in preliminary tallies.
    • Indonesian stocks soared as much as 2.8% in early trading after foreign investors bought $263M worth of stock - nearly four times the daily average of foreign buying. The rupiah also gained, hitting a two-month high against the dollar.
    | Jul. 10, 2014, 4:27 AM
  • Jul. 9, 2014, 3:55 PM
    • Indonesian ETFs EIDO (EIDO +4%), IDX (IDX +4.8%), and IDXJ (IDXJ +4%) are flying after "quick-count" tallies show reform-minded Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo with a victory in the presidential election.
    • Closed for election day, Indonesian markets open next at 10:30 ET, and the Jakarta Index is already ahead nearly 20% YTD.
    • “The key economic challenge facing Jokowi will be re-igniting the economy, which has slowed markedly over the past couple of years,” says Gareth Leather, Asia Economist for Capital Economics. “There is no magic bullet to reviving growth. In the short-term, monetary and fiscal policy are likely to remain fairly tight."
    | Jul. 9, 2014, 3:55 PM
  • Jul. 9, 2014, 2:15 AM
    • Indonesian presidential elections are underway, with the latest polls showing a very narrow margin between candidates Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and ex-general Prabowo Subianto. The latter faces a U.S. visa ban for allegations of past human rights violations.
    • The new president will come into office facing key issues include economic growth, a crumbling currency and a need to cut government fuel subsidies.
    • The elections are a hefty undertaking, as 185M voters live across the country's 6,000 inhabited islands.
    | Jul. 9, 2014, 2:15 AM
  • Jun. 16, 2014, 12:51 PM
    • A new poll shows frontrunner Joko Widodo's lead narrowed to 7%, with more than 20% still undecided. Jokowi, as he is known, is the Governor of Jakarta, while his challenger Prabowo Subianto is the former head of the military's special forces.
    • Nomura believes Mr. Subianto is set to pick up more ground ahead of July 9th's election, noting the next debate subject is on internal politics and defense, areas in which he is thought to have an edge.
    • IDX -1.2%
    • Other ETFs: EIDO, IDXJ
    | Jun. 16, 2014, 12:51 PM
  • May 21, 2014, 10:51 AM
    • A day after the army declared martial law and stocks fell 1.1%, Thailand's SET index gained 0.6%, with Army Chief Prayuth Chan-Ocha pledging this is not a coup, and that military control will be short. There have been about a dozen coups in Thailand since a constitutional monarchy was set up in 1932.
    • THD, TTF
    • The Philippine Stock Exchange halted a 2-day rally and fell 1.8% following the weak session the U.S.
    • ETF: EPHE.
    • Indonesia bounced 0.3% one day after a big decline brought on by a key election-season political defection.
    | May 21, 2014, 10:51 AM
IDX Description
VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index ETF (IDX) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the VanEck Vectors Indonesia Index (MVIDXTR), which is comprised of securities of companies that are incorporated in Indonesia or that generate at least 50% of their revenues (or, in certain circumstances, have at least 50% of their assets) in Indonesia.
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