JAL profit down 31.9 percent

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced a net profit in the April-June period fell 31.9 percent to 18.33 billion yen (187 million dollars), after rival All Nippon Airways reported a loss due to soaring fuel costs.

JAL, which re-listed its shares in Tokyo last year after a bankruptcy restructuring high performance, reported sales totaled 294.1 billion yen, up 2.6 percent.

While the carrier did not give specific reasons for lower profits, where a sharp decline in the yen exchange rate has boosted the price of fuel is predominantly dollar-denominated purchases. Fuel is one of the biggest cost element for the aviation industry.

Four months Boeing Dreamliner in-“grounded” also hit two largest airlines in Japan, where ANA said on Tuesday that the crisis has helped drag losses of 6.6 billion yen for the three months to June.

For the fiscal year to March 2014 JAL retaining previous forecast unchanged, the net profit of 118 billion yen in total sales of 1.272 trillion yen, reported AFP.

Microsoft gets Rp 8.2 Trillion of Tablet Surface

Jakarta – Microsoft just earned revenues of approximately U.S. $ 853 million (about USD 8.2 trillion) of the Surface tablet sales. This amount is actually less than the abolition of Surface asset value, which does not sell, that is U.S. $ 900 (about USD 8.6 trillion).

This figure was revealed in the annual financial statements submitted to the Agency Microsoft U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Even so, the number of units sold Surface tablet is not disclosed,” as reported by CNET site on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

From the report it is also not known how many tablets Surface Pro and RT are marketed. However, according to a Bloomberg report last March, Microsoft only sold about 1.5 million tablets Surface for both versions. For comparison, Apple sold 14.6 million iPad tablets in the second quarter last units only.

Since the beginning, Surface tablet sales did not ever reach the maximum. Surface RT were sold in October and Surface Pro in February received a cool reception from the market. Even at discount party towards the end of last year in the United States, only a few people who want to buy this tablet.

Earlier this month, Microsoft has lowered the sale price by 30 percent due to the slow sales volumes. And apparently, this discount can attract potential consumers because Walmart supermarket stores had stock tablet Surface inform if they are selling has run out.

Freeport Papua Gold Production Drops

Production and sales of PT Freeport Indonesia copper plummeted in the second quarter of 2013. This, due to the collapse of an underground tunnel incident at the Grasberg mine in Papua in mid-May.

Reported by page FCX, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Freeport posted sales of 158 million pounds of copper and 151 thousand ounces of gold, lower than the same period last year, in which Freeport managed to record sales of 183 million pounds of copper and 247 thousand gold.

However, in the first half of 2013, sales of Freeport is still higher. The US-based mining company managed to record sales of 356 million pounds of copper at an average price of U.S. $ 3.08 per pound. While the first half of 2012, Freeport sold only 317 million pounds of copper at an average price of U.S. $ 3.56 per pound.

Meanwhile, on the production side, Freeport in the second quarter of 2013 only produced 139 million pounds of copper and gold by 131 thousand thousand ounces. Much lower than the first quarter of 2012 gold production, which reached 173 million pounds of copper and 230 thousand ounces of gold.
In total, the company has produced copper as much as 358 million pounds of copper and 343 ounces of gold in the first half of 2013.

Meanwhile, the decline in production and sales of Freeport Indonesia due to the underground tunnel collapse incident that killed 28 people and left 10 people injured. Freeport immediately suspend mining activities in honor of the victims and investigate the cause of the collapse of the tunnel.

On June 24, 2013, Freeport re-open the mine open and operational on July 9, 2013, Freeport back underground mines operate consent Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. As of July 19, 2013, Freeport cultivate 200 thousand metric tons of ore per day.

Freeport Indonesia is currently being ramped up production of the DOZ underground mine. Now, the company has to process 40 thousand metric tons of ore per day and will be increased to 80 thousand metric tons of ore per day by mid-2014.

Freeport expects to sell 900 million pounds of copper and 1 million ounces of gold in 2013, an increase over 2012 and sales of 700 million pounds of copper and 900 thousand ounces of gold.

In addition, Freeport Indonesia has also started discussing bilateral discussions with the union wage increases. Hopefully, a new contract may apply in September 2013.

Industry: Capturing Profit Fake Butterfly

Beauty butterfly inspired many. Not only butterfly cocoon life worth expensive, fake butterfly business is not less thrill in capturing profits.

In Malang region precisely Tepus Foot, found many craftsmen making miniature ornate butterfly that exploit many garbage ball badminton (shuttlecock).

Murtini point is one of the crafters making artificial butterfly (brooches and accessories), start a business kerajianan butterfly made since 2004. He is quite successfully developed this business to a butterfly homemade products to penetrate the export market.

Creative ideas are not only produces its own inner satisfaction for the creator, but it can also bring in dollars that promise.

At first no one thought that discarded trash shuttlecock futile it can be processed into products that are beautiful and have a high value-added exports competitive even in the international market.

Up to now at least butterfly product has crossed the globe to across the world, from Europe, America, Asia. For example, for the American market butterfly products quite popular in Colombia, Mexico, to Asia quite popular in Thailand, Malaysia. The sale price is quite competitive and fairly priced for the European market as it sells for a homemade butterfly only 1 euro.

“My product has been around the world,” said Lili to detikFinance last weekend.

The export market is beginning produksnya known. When it several overseas counterparts to bring examples of butterfly products. As a result, the market response is quite astounding, all products are sold out.

Starting from where he started confidently to expand into other markets such as the U.S. in Mexico and Colombia. Unmitigated, Lili not only makes selling a butterfly, but the status of Mexican nationality law got was achieved.

Former employees of the interior design, continues to expand its business by making new breakthroughs, such as looking for alternative materials and developing a miniature forms of decoration outside of the butterfly. The result is extraordinary, the buyers are increasingly interested in the product.

“I also developed outside suttlecock, from the leaves too, stocking, patchwork. Besides butterflies, insects and animals all I’ve made, dragonflies, birds, bats and others,” he explained.

Speaking of capital calculations, falls into this very promising business, other than a small capital with promising results, its products are also quite durable. Lili explains, one sack waste of capital suttlecock the price of one sack he only Rp 50,000 can be 3000 pieces of magic butterfly made with a variety of sizes.

Price of the butterfly homemade fruit priced at Rp 750 to Rp 1,000 per fruit. If multiplied by 3000 then at least Rp 2.5 million already in hand to cut costs coloring and other components.

Although for certain sizes and types for special purposes such as wedding souvenirs, she pairs a higher price with a price range of Rp 2,500 to Rp 15,000 for a large size.

“Every month I was able to production of 30,000 to 50,000, I helped my 20 employees. If I buy the excess orders from other traders or artisans,” he said.

Although in the category of cottage industry, which he turnover handful of craft brooches and accessories butterfly is quite large, at least every month at least he could pocket the turnover reached USD 50 million.

“The challenge now is, because in Malang has many, so many crafters are dropping in price,” he complained.

Lili admitted despite the current crisis, not ebbing demand for its products, the total production of almost 35%

Cheesecake beautiful Rainbow Arlen coockies

Trends in rainbow colored cakes are being enliven the culinary realm in Bandung. After rainbow cake hits in Bandung, in this month of Ramadan, pastries enlivened the new variant coockies aka rainbow rainbow cake.

One of the producers who make variations rainbow cake is Arlen coockies. Home baking industry located in Jalan Pasir Impun No. 16, Bandung Sukamiskin this, make a rainbow cake of cheese.

The owner, Arlen Leni (38) thought to make cheesecake variations as inspired rainbow rainbow cake yab popular trend.

“Actually’ve thought for a long time. I really like to experiment. Example, there is a snow princess cake red, be inspired by it. Incidentally it is also a trend,” said the mother who is familiarly called Leni, to detikbandung.

The majority of species that make a rainbow cake is usually a cat’s tongue. However, Leni actually make the cheese cake ingredients.

“Most of the existing cat’s tongue. Though I make cheese different from the others. This difference is only in terms of color alone, so it can be applied on the cake that tastes salty,” said Leni.

Rainbow-style cheese cake Arlen coockies look nice. Cheese cake is just usually studded yellow cheese, now sweeter with 3 colors, namely red, yellow, green. On it also persists as a characteristic sprinkling of cheese cheese cake.

“Why only three colors, because as the song rainbow-rainbow. Red, yellow, green, sky is blue,” Leni said with a laugh.

NOODLE SCALE INDUSTRY MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY OF HOUSEHOLD

Noodles is one of food products in the favorite by many people ranging from urban to rural communities. This is due not only because it tastes pretty good, but also a practical way they are presented in a short time. Food mi can be presented in various forms of cuisines ranging from the sale in the form of roadside hawker to the luxury restaurant.
Broadly speaking, the kinds of noodles can be divided into raw noodles (fresh / raw noodle), wet noodles (wet noodle), dry noodles (dry noodle) and instant noodles (instant noodle). Processing to the first three types (raw noodles, wet, and dry) and can easily be produced in the household because it does not require sophisticated equipment. Mi raw and wet noodles are widely used for mixing or to make a meatball noodle dishes that are sold in restaurants. Both types of these noodles is easily destroyed by high water content and can be saved only about 1-2 days or 3-4 days if stored in the refrigerator. Dried noodles obtained by drying the raw noodles and can be stored longer, but easily broken (destroyed) because it is fragile. Hence dried noodles should be treated with caution, especially in packaging and marketing.

Instant noodles are generally produced large industry because it requires sophisticated equipment to form a rope waves noodles, cooking with steam, frying and drying in a short time. Examples of instant noodles, among others: Indomi, Supermi, Popmi and so on.

TVS Dazz 200 Production Units Per Day

TVS brand sole agent, PT TVS Motor Company Indonesia today begin mass production of the first variant of the first automatic motorcycle in Indonesia, named TVS Dazz. The factory is capable of producing up to 200 units of motorcycles per day.

“Just today we started mass production,” said Supervisor Vehicle Assembling Agus Ahmad Yani on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Agus said, since the events shown in Pekan Raya Jakarta some time ago, TVS Dazz has ordered 500 units. So, the company aims to meet the demand until the end of July. “All requests are still coming from Jakarta area,” he said at TVS factory in Karawang.

TVS Dazz, said Agus, a prime TVS matic production in the country. This bike has some new offers ride comfort than the i-cas facility. On the left side, right under the horn panel, there is equipment to recharge the phone.

Energy is channeled directly from the main batteries. If the engine is turned off, power the phone can be recharged for 4 hours. However, if the engine starts, the refilling process can be done as long as it takes. “In the long-distance travel can all recharge mobile phones,” he said.

In addition, said Agus, the capacity of TVS Dazz larger gasoline which is around 6 liters. Dazz TVZ also use tubeless tires, which is the first bike that uses tires without inner tubes. With a capacity of 110 cc bike is still using combustion system with a carburetor. Injection system, he said, is still considered at risk with flood-prone Jakarta. “Injection should be replaced if submerged in water. Costs are very large,” he said.

For motor assembly components, Agus said, is 100 percent assembled in Indonesia. As many as 60 percent of its components are made in the country. While the remaining 40 percent is imported from outside. Machine and headlamp still imported from India. “Frame and tires and some other major component is our production,” he said.

Industry: Savory Sweet Tauco Biruang

Popped into town Cianjur not afdol if not carrying tauco as souvenirs. In a city famous for the production of quality local rice, the mainstay tauco a cottage industry products.

Tauco is one pelezat food ingredients. This product was adapted from China, a yellow soy beans are boiled, add salt and natural microbes. It was savory and salty variety is often added to stir fry and other dishes.

In Cianjur tauco an existing home prosuk since 1900 in the form of cottage industry. The industry developed from house to house to this day there are some local tauco brands are well known in Cianjur.

The main ingredient is soy yellow tauco imported from America, brown sugar, flour and other seasonings. The result will tauco reddish brown. Among several brands tauco, notably the tauco cap ‘Biruang’. Tauco owned by Achmad Sofian’s Babe started in 1960. This home-based products are halal certified

To maintain the quality of the owners choosing halal certified halal raw materials. Also in the fermentation process are concerned that fermentation only cause a distinctive sour taste without khamer. Because if it is not perfect it will result in soybeans contain alcohol. Therefore, when buying tauco, be sure to get tauco of LPPOM MUI halal certified local.

Only Slightly Up 2%, Profit Sampoerna Rp 5 trillion

PT HM Sampoerna Tbk (HMSP) reported a net profit of Rp 5.01 trillion in the semester 1-2013, higher than the Rp 4.88 trillion in the first half of 2012. Profits rose thanks to the company’s turnover also grew.

Revenues or net sales reached Rp 36.2 trillion in the first half of 2013, up from Rp 31.89 trillion in the same period in 2012.

“Sampoerna show high sales volume growth, driven by the performance of the segment of low-tar low-nicotine. SKT segment is still performing well as evidenced by our investment in the new plant in Jember, “said President Director of Sampoerna Paul Janelle in a press release on Thursday (01/08/2013).

Sampoerna record market share of 36.1% in the second quarter of 2013, up 0.9 points from the same period in 2012.

In the first half of this year, Sampoerna has donated taxes (including excise tobacco products) amounted to Rp 20.9 trillion, up 14.9%, from Rp 18.2 trillion in the same period in 2012.