Indonesia's president opens market trading

13:32, January 04, 2010      

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Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono opened bourse trading on Monday, the first day of trade in 2010, the Detikcom online news reported.

The marker index was slightly up after the opening.

The president was thankful to all market parties, particularly the bourse players, for the good index achievement last year that gained 86 percent.

"Hopefully, we can have better achievement this year with our hard work," said president.

The president was accompanied by the Coordinating Economy Minister Hatta Rajasa, the Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, the Minister of State-Owned Companies Mustafa Abubakar, the Head of Indonesian Market Surveillance Agency Fuad Rahmany and the Minister for the National Development Planning Armida Alisjahbana.

In the opening, the market index slightly increased 6.630 points. or 0.26 percent, to 2,540.986.

Source: Xinhua
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