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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

Indosat


CEO: Tjahjono Soerjodibroto, president

Major stockholder: The government (65%)

Sources: Parisbas Asia Equity; Datastream

Recommended: The principal provider of international telecommunications services in Indonesia with an 89.5% market share. The company's growth remained strong in the first nine months of this year. Recent financial market turbulence generated more outgoing business calls, contributing to a 19.3% rise in total traffic minutes. Per-share earnings are expected to rise 13% annually through 1999. Indosat benefits from the devalued rupiah -- the company gets paid in dollars for completing international calls, and the stronger greenback will inflate revenues and profit. Income from its $175m. cash hoard will be boosted by higher interest rates.


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