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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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Company Monitor

Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia


CEO: Sjamsul Nursalim, president director

Major stockholder: Gajah Surya Multi Fin. (51.9%)

Recommended: Medium-sized Indonesian bank with $7.4b. assets. To raise its profitability, BDNI has reduced its collateral coverage ratio from 150% to 120% in return for charging higher interest rates. Indonesian deposit rates have fallen faster than lending rates since Nov., and its net interest margin also has been boosted. The bank's net interest margin rose to 3.2% in the first quarter this year, up from 2.8% in the previous three months and 2.5% Jan.-Sept. 1996. Jan.-March earnings rose 76% from a year ago. Loans and deposits are both expected to rise 20% this year and 25% next. After a rights issue earlier this year, the bank's capital adequacy ratio has improved to 13.9%, up from 8.4% in 1996.

Sources: Paribas Asia Equity; Datastream


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