Archive for the 'Finance' Category

Los Angeles among most financially distressed areas in U.S.

Posted on May 17 2012 by LA Times

Angelenos are in some of the worst financial distress in the U.S., with the region’s households facing below average credit, housing and employment figures. A nationwide index measuring the financial health of the average U.S. household is currently at 69.9, a hair under the stable 70 level, according to a report from nonprofit credit counseling agency CredAbility. […]

Home prices lowest since 2002 (video)

Posted on April 25 2012 by CNN / IM

Home prices hit new post-bubble lows in February, according to a report out Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 cities recorded a decline of 3.5% from 12 months earlier. Home prices have not been this low since November 2002. Nine [housing markets] hit post-bubble lows,” said David Blitzer, spokesman for S&P. Those nine markets include […]

10 Perusahaan RI di Daftar 2000 Raksasa Dunia

Posted on April 22 2012 by Arinto Tri Wibowo, Nur Farida Ahniar, Iwan Kurniawan, Syahid Lati / V V

Enam di antaranya adalah Badan Usaha Milik Negara (BUMN) dan sisanya perusahaan swasta. Tahun ini, majalah ekonomi terkemuka dunia, Forbes, kembali merilis daftar 2.000 perusahaan raksasa dunia. Total pendapatan 2.000 korporasi dunia itu mencapai US$36 triliun, tumbuh 12 persen dibandingkan tahun lalu. Laba yang diperoleh mencapai US$2,64 triliun atau naik 11 persen. Total aset 2.000 perusahaan tersebut […]

Mengapa China Borong Surat Utang AS

Posted on April 19 2012 by Renne R.A Kawilarang / V V

China kini menguasai 26 persen kepemilikan asing atas obligasi AS. China menambah kepemilikan surat utang AS dalam dua bulan berturut-turut sejak awal tahun ini. Bagi AS, naiknya minat China atas surat utangnya itu sangat penting demi membantu pembiayaan anggaran negara, yang tahun ini kembali bakal defisit lebih dari US$1 triliun. Menurut stasiun berita BBC, mengutip data […]

Asia Tumbuh Tinggi, di Mana Posisi RI

Posted on April 12 2012 by Arinto Tri Wibowo, Iwan Kurniawan, Syahid Latif, Nina Rahayu / V V

Pada 2050, Indonesia bakal menduduki posisi keempat di dunia. Pemulihan ekonomi Eropa masih tak menentu. Situasi itu bisa berdampak bagi pertumbuhan ekonomi global. Tak terkecuali Asia, termasuk Indonesia. Namun, laporan Bank Pembangunan Asia (ADB) bertajuk Asian Development Outlook 2012 menunjukkan rata-rata pertumbuhan ekonomi di kawasan Asia masih akan meningkat. Bahkan, kembali melesat pada 2013. Pemicunya, dukungan konsumsi […]

Dollar falls after jobs data disappoint

Posted on April 9 2012 by Reuters

The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and the yen on Friday after lower-than-expected U.S. jobs figures bolstered views the Federal Reserve could yet ease policy further to boost the economy, though thin holiday trading exacerbated currency moves. The dollar reversed early gains against the euro after data showed U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 120,000 […]

Bintang Indiana Jones Untung Besar Jualan Properti

Posted on April 8 2012 by PR / IM

KALIFORNIA, .- Berperan sebagai pemburu harta karun dalam film “Indiana Jones”, Harrison Ford (69) juga menerima harta karun berlimpah saat menjual satu bangunan properti miliknya di Brentwood, Kalifornia, AS. Bangunan yang dia beli seharga 1 juta dolar AS (Rp 9,2 miliar) pada tahun 1983, kini terjual seharga 8,295 juta dolar AS atau Rp 75,4 miliar […]

The KaChing! Dynasty ( video)

Posted on April 7 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

China will soon be home to half the world’s billionaires, so can the superrich help the superpower stay in the box seat? The Chinese economy is booming at a blistering pace. It is driven largely by the Fudai: the superrich who call the superpower home. Many are just in their forties. From building 30-storey towers […]

Best Buy to close 50 U.S. stores, stock drops

Posted on March 30 2012 by CNN / IM

 Best Buy’s stock took a dive on Thursday after the retailer reported quarterly results that included plans to close 50 big- box stores in the U.S. by 2013. The company said it plans to open the same number of stores in China during the same time period. Best Buy’s  stock price dropped 8% as the […]

Potensi Ekonomi Kreatif Terbuka Luas

Posted on March 18 2012 by I Made Asdhiana / Kps

Direktur Jenderal Nilai Budaya, Seni dan Film Kementerian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif, Ukus Kuswara, mengatakan potensi Indonesia pada sektor ekonomi kreatif terbuka luas. “Kurang lebih 27 persen dari total penduduk Indonesia adalah pemuda dalam usia produktif dan tentunya juga memiliki potensi untuk mengembangkan ekonomi kreatif,” kata Ukus, di Jakarta, Jumat (16/3/2012). Ukus mengatakan, keanekaragaman seni […]

Banks pass Fed’s stress test

Posted on March 14 2012 by CNN / IM

Fed says 15 of the nation’s 19 largest financial firms are ready for the next recession. Citigroup and others could need more capital. FORTUNE — The Federal Reserve said a majority of the nation’s largest banks would be able to weather another deep recession. Four banks, though, have more work to do. In the stress test […]

WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES

Posted on March 2 2012 by CNN / IM

Top 50 rank: 1 Rank in Computers: 1 (Previous rank: 1) Overall score: 8.42 Ticker: AAPL Why it’s admired: To say it was another big year for Apple would be a gross understatement. With the passing of Steve Jobs, questions swirled around the company’s future. But under new CEO Tim Cook’s guidance, Apple continues to prosper. The company’s annual […]

Pembeli Properti Utamakan Lokasi, Bukan Harga

Posted on February 24 2012 by KB/ IM

Pertumbuhan bisnis properti di Indonesia pada tahun ini diprediksi berkembang pesat. Krisis ekonomi yang terjadi di Eropa dan Amerika tidak berpengaruh signifikan terhadap penjualan properti nasional. “Besarnya permintaan konsumsi dalam negeri telah membuat pertumbuhan bisnis properti di negara-negara Asia, tak terkecuali Indonesia, menguat tajam,” kata Shaun Di Gregorio, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) iProperti Group, dalam […]

US foreclosures go sky high ( video)

Posted on February 9 2012 by Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane / IM

Iconic skyscraper in Georgia goes under the hammer for a lark as slumping economy continues to strangle property market. The Bank of America Plaza skyscraper in the state of Georgia, the tallest building in the southern US, is just another lamb to the slaughter after it was auctioned off for about half the amount it […]

Properti Mewah Indonesia Catat Sejarah

Posted on February 8 2012 by Syahid Latif, Antique, Iwan Kurniawan / V V

Sekitar 30 juta kelas menengah jadi pasar bagi properti mewah. Harga Rp4 M tetap laku. Bisnis properti Indonesia kembali mencetak sejarah di ranah internasional. Di tengah turunnya harga properti mewah di dunia, perumahan atau kondominium di Jakarta justru meningkat hingga 14,3 persen selama tahun 2012. Tak pelak lagi, Jakarta pun didaulat menjadi kota dengan tingkat […]

Zakaria: The end of an era for Japan ( video)

Posted on January 30 2012 by Fareed Zakaria, CNN / IM

Wherever you are in the world, you’ve probably used or coveted some Japanese product – a Honda four-wheeler; a Toyota Prius, a Sony, a Panasonic TV, a Nikon camera. Since the 1950s, Japan’s exports have flooded the world and fueled an economic miracle at home, making that country one of the wealthiest in the world. […]

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