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Jakarta Post

IDX, healthcare agency to swap data to deepen financial market

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 16, 2019   /  12:04 pm
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The trading floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) stands empty in this undated file photo.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

  The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on information exchange with the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) to help the bourse deepen the country’s financial market. IDX assessment director I Gede Nyoman Yetna Setia told reporters that BPJS Kesehatan would support the bourse by helping to identify companies with the potential to go public and in educating the national workforce on stocks and mutual funds. The agency could, for example, provide data on a company’s legal, accounting and administrative employees, and the IDX would determine which companies needed strengthening to become  publicly listed. “Once we have the BPJS data, we can sort out which companies have the potential to go public. This will increase the number of publicly listed ...