Archive for November, 2010

Similarity of Economic Structure among Asean+3 Economies: A Multivariate analysis based on Maastricht Treaty Criterion

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mial: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id

Hari Wijayanto
Department of Statistics, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: hari@ipb.ac.id

Almufidha Agustyarti
Department of Statistics, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: aola_sweety@yahoo.com

Dina Lianitasari
Brighten Institute, Jalan Merak No 14 Bogor, Indonesia
E-mail: dina_lianitasari@yahoo.com

Abstract

The success story of the EU in establishing a single market in 1999 have motivated ASEAN region to further integrate their economy towards ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2020. Theoretically, economic integration can succeed, when there is homogeneity among the member countries. The purpose of this paper is to classify the economy of ASEAN+3 countries based on Maastricht Treaty Criterion using k-means clustering analysis. Then, multivariate statistical analysis using biplot and procrustes will be applied for observing the characteristic differences between two periods, i.e. before the Asian economic crisis (1996-2001) and after the crisis (2002-2006).

The results show that there are still some clusters among ASEAN+3 countries. The advanced countries tend to gather in one cluster, while the developing countries gather in another cluster. Furthermore, the results also suggest that the configurations tend to be stable over time, i.e. in the crisis period and in the period after the crisis. The advanced countries do not have any great movements and therefore they are more stable in compare to the developing countries in the region. As a result, the integration process among ASEAN+3 countries should be handled carefully. Otherwise, the integration will not function well and the benefits of the integration will mainly goes to the more developed countries as warned by Yamazawa.

Keywords: ASEAN+3, economic integration, clustering, biplot, procrustes

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Sumber: http://www.eurojournals.com/ejss_16_03_08.pdf

The Relationship between Inflation and Real Exchange Rate: Comparative Study between ASEAN+3, the EU and North America

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and International Centre for Applied Finance and Economics,  Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id
Tel. +62-251-8377662; Fax. +62-251-8377896

Arie Jayanthy F A Fauzi
Graduate School of Management and Business, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: ariesangputriraja@yahoo.com
Tel: +62-251-8313813; Fax: +62-251-8318515

Piter Abdullah
Center for Central Banking Research, Bank Indonesia
E-mail: piter@bi.go.id

Abstract

Inflation has always been one of the most important macroeconomic issues. Due to this importance, a study concerning the factors associated with the behavior of inflation needs to be done. This paper will be devoted to analyze the relevance of inflation with the exchange rates. The research will try to compare the response or sensitivity of inflation to the changes in real exchange rates in Asia (ASEAN +3) and compare the result with those
of the EU and North America.

Using explorative statistical analysis and Granger-causality test, we found that there is a strong correlation between the movements of inflation with real exchange rate in most countries to be analyzed. For Asia, there is a significant one-way causal relationship, where the nominal and real exchange rates have a significant impact on the rate of inflation. On the other hand, in the Non-Asian regions, the causal relationship seems to be in the opposite direction. Furthermore, using panel data model with fixed effects, we found that the response or sensitivity of inflation to the changes in exchange rates in Asia is higher in compare to those in the EU and North America.

Keywords: Inflation, exchange rates, panel data

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Sumber : http://www.eurojournals.com/ejefas_18_06.pdf

Determinant of Corporate Financial Distress in an Emerging Market Economy: Empirical Evidence from the Indonesian Stock Exchange 2004-2008

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Koes Pranowo
Graduate School of Management and Business Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Graduate Program of Management ABFI Institute of Perbanas Jakarta, Indonesia
E-mail: kpranowo@gmail.com (preferred) or koes@sism.co.id

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id

Adler H.Manurung
Graduate School of Management and Business Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Graduate Program of Management ABFI Institute of Perbanas Jakarta, Indonesia
E-mail: manurung_adler@yahoo.com

Nunung Nuryartono
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: nuryartono@yahoo.com

Abstract
This study empirically examines the dynamics of corporate financial distress of public companies (non financial companies) in Indonesian (IDX) for the period of 2004- 2008. Using panel data regression, we analyze internal and external factors affecting corporate financial distress. To distinguish the status of financial condition, the process of integral corporate financial distress is classified into four steps: good, early impairment,deterioration and cash flow problem companies.

The results show that current ratio (CR), efficiency (Eff), equity (EQ) and dummy variable of the status good financial condition (D3) have positive and significant influences to Debt Service Coverage (DSC) as a proxy of financial distress. On the other hand, leverage (Lev) has a negative and significant relation with DSC. Other variables such as profit, retain earning (RE), good corporate governance (GCG) and macroeconomic factor have no significant impact on the status of corporate financial distress. Furthermore, the analysis indicated that profitable companies should not be a guarantee that the companies can survive to fulfill its liabilities. Liquidity of companies which can be a prominent point can be recognized by evaluating cash flow performance.

Keywords: Debt Service Coverage (DSC), Panel Data, Corporate Financial Distress,Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).

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The Dynamics of Corporate Financial Distress in Emerging Market Economy: Empirical Evidence from the Indonesian Stock Exchange 2004-2008

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Koes Pranowo
Graduate School of Management and Business, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Magister of Management Post Graduate Program, ABFII Institute of Perbanas, Indonesia
E-mail: kpranowo@gmail.com (preferred) or koes@sism.co.id

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id

Adler H.Manurung
Graduate School of Management and Business, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Magister of Management Post Graduate Program, ABFII Institute of Perbanas, Indonesia
E-mail: manurung_adler@yahoo.com

Nunung Nuryartono
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: nuryartono@yahoo.com

Abstract

This paper empirically examines the dynamics of financial distress among non-financial companies listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) during the period of 2004-2008. Two different events affected the performance of public companies being financial distress. In 2005, there was an oil price shock when the government cut off subsidy for local oil price. Another event in 2007-2008 is the impact of sub-prime mortgage in the USA, where US Dollar repatriation makes global financial crisis included Indonesia.

Mostly, financial burden of public companies in Indonesia are cost of money, mainly due to having bank loan and issuing corporate bond. Therefore, the analysis uses Debt Service Coverage (DSC) as a proxy financial distress. DSC becomes one of the most important indicators for commercial bank to see financial condition prior to lending as well as underwriting of bond issuance. This paper would also analyze corporate financial distress by mapping companies in to the steps of process integral financial distress in declining financial performance from good companies, early impairment, deterioration and cashflow problem. Furthermore, mapping will also been done for five different industrial sectors, i.e. agricultural business, mining, manufacture, contruction/properties and services/trade.

The results show that oil price shock and sub-prime mortgage crisis have different impacts on the financial performance of the companies listed on the IDX. The impacts seem also varies across different industrial sectors. The evidence indicated that the mining companies are the most affected companies by global financial crisis in 2008, whereas manufacturing companies are the most affected companies by oil price shock in 2005.

Keywords: Debt Service Coverage (DSC), Corporate Financial Distress, Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).

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Similarity of Economic Structure among Asean+3 Economies: A Multivariate analysis based on Maastricht Treaty Criterion

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mial: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id

Hari Wijayanto
Department of Statistics, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: hari@ipb.ac.id

Almufidha Agustyarti
Department of Statistics, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: aola_sweety@yahoo.com

Dina Lianitasari
Brighten Institute, Jalan Merak No 14 Bogor, Indonesia
E-mail: dina_lianitasari@yahoo.com

Abstract

The success story of the EU in establishing a single market in 1999 have motivated ASEAN region to further integrate their economy towards ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2020. Theoretically, economic integration can succeed, when there is homogeneity among the member countries. The purpose of this paper is to classify the economy of ASEAN+3 countries based on Maastricht Treaty Criterion using k-means clustering analysis. Then, multivariate statistical analysis using biplot and procrustes will be applied for observing the characteristic differences between two periods, i.e. before the Asian economic crisis (1996-2001) and after the crisis (2002-2006).

The results show that there are still some clusters among ASEAN+3 countries. The advanced countries tend to gather in one cluster, while the developing countries gather in another cluster. Furthermore, the results also suggest that the configurations tend to be stable over time, i.e. in the crisis period and in the period after the crisis. The advanced countries do not have any great movements and therefore they are more stable in compare to the developing countries in the region. As a result, the integration process among ASEAN+3 countries should be handled carefully. Otherwise, the integration will not function well and the benefits of the integration will mainly goes to the more developed countries as warned by Yamazawa.

Keywords: ASEAN+3, economic integration, clustering, biplot, procrustes

Artikel selengkapnya dalam PDF File Klik disini

Sumber: http://www.eurojournals.com/ejss_16_03_08.pdf

The Relationship between Inflation and Real Exchange Rate: Comparative Study between ASEAN+3, the EU and North America

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and International Centre for Applied Finance and Economics,  Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id
Tel. +62-251-8377662; Fax. +62-251-8377896

Arie Jayanthy F A Fauzi
Graduate School of Management and Business, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: ariesangputriraja@yahoo.com
Tel: +62-251-8313813; Fax: +62-251-8318515

Piter Abdullah
Center for Central Banking Research, Bank Indonesia
E-mail: piter@bi.go.id

Abstract

Inflation has always been one of the most important macroeconomic issues. Due to this importance, a study concerning the factors associated with the behavior of inflation needs to be done. This paper will be devoted to analyze the relevance of inflation with the exchange rates. The research will try to compare the response or sensitivity of inflation to the changes in real exchange rates in Asia (ASEAN +3) and compare the result with those
of the EU and North America.

Using explorative statistical analysis and Granger-causality test, we found that there is a strong correlation between the movements of inflation with real exchange rate in most countries to be analyzed. For Asia, there is a significant one-way causal relationship, where the nominal and real exchange rates have a significant impact on the rate of inflation. On the other hand, in the Non-Asian regions, the causal relationship seems to be in the opposite direction. Furthermore, using panel data model with fixed effects, we found that the response or sensitivity of inflation to the changes in exchange rates in Asia is higher in compare to those in the EU and North America.

Keywords: Inflation, exchange rates, panel data

Artikel Selangkapnya dalam PDF File  Klik disini

Sumber : http://www.eurojournals.com/ejefas_18_06.pdf

Determinant of Corporate Financial Distress in an Emerging Market Economy: Empirical Evidence from the Indonesian Stock Exchange 2004-2008

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Koes Pranowo
Graduate School of Management and Business Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Graduate Program of Management ABFI Institute of Perbanas Jakarta, Indonesia
E-mail: kpranowo@gmail.com (preferred) or koes@sism.co.id

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id

Adler H.Manurung
Graduate School of Management and Business Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Graduate Program of Management ABFI Institute of Perbanas Jakarta, Indonesia
E-mail: manurung_adler@yahoo.com

Nunung Nuryartono
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: nuryartono@yahoo.com

Abstract
This study empirically examines the dynamics of corporate financial distress of public companies (non financial companies) in Indonesian (IDX) for the period of 2004- 2008. Using panel data regression, we analyze internal and external factors affecting corporate financial distress. To distinguish the status of financial condition, the process of integral corporate financial distress is classified into four steps: good, early impairment,deterioration and cash flow problem companies.

The results show that current ratio (CR), efficiency (Eff), equity (EQ) and dummy variable of the status good financial condition (D3) have positive and significant influences to Debt Service Coverage (DSC) as a proxy of financial distress. On the other hand, leverage (Lev) has a negative and significant relation with DSC. Other variables such as profit, retain earning (RE), good corporate governance (GCG) and macroeconomic factor have no significant impact on the status of corporate financial distress. Furthermore, the analysis indicated that profitable companies should not be a guarantee that the companies can survive to fulfill its liabilities. Liquidity of companies which can be a prominent point can be recognized by evaluating cash flow performance.

Keywords: Debt Service Coverage (DSC), Panel Data, Corporate Financial Distress,Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).

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The Dynamics of Corporate Financial Distress in Emerging Market Economy: Empirical Evidence from the Indonesian Stock Exchange 2004-2008

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Koes Pranowo
Graduate School of Management and Business, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Magister of Management Post Graduate Program, ABFII Institute of Perbanas, Indonesia
E-mail: kpranowo@gmail.com (preferred) or koes@sism.co.id

Noer Azam Achsani
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: achsani@yahoo.com (preferred) or achsani@mb.ipb.ac.id

Adler H.Manurung
Graduate School of Management and Business, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Magister of Management Post Graduate Program, ABFII Institute of Perbanas, Indonesia
E-mail: manurung_adler@yahoo.com

Nunung Nuryartono
Department of Economics and Graduate School of Management and Business
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
E-mail: nuryartono@yahoo.com

Abstract

This paper empirically examines the dynamics of financial distress among non-financial companies listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) during the period of 2004-2008. Two different events affected the performance of public companies being financial distress. In 2005, there was an oil price shock when the government cut off subsidy for local oil price. Another event in 2007-2008 is the impact of sub-prime mortgage in the USA, where US Dollar repatriation makes global financial crisis included Indonesia.

Mostly, financial burden of public companies in Indonesia are cost of money, mainly due to having bank loan and issuing corporate bond. Therefore, the analysis uses Debt Service Coverage (DSC) as a proxy financial distress. DSC becomes one of the most important indicators for commercial bank to see financial condition prior to lending as well as underwriting of bond issuance. This paper would also analyze corporate financial distress by mapping companies in to the steps of process integral financial distress in declining financial performance from good companies, early impairment, deterioration and cashflow problem. Furthermore, mapping will also been done for five different industrial sectors, i.e. agricultural business, mining, manufacture, contruction/properties and services/trade.

The results show that oil price shock and sub-prime mortgage crisis have different impacts on the financial performance of the companies listed on the IDX. The impacts seem also varies across different industrial sectors. The evidence indicated that the mining companies are the most affected companies by global financial crisis in 2008, whereas manufacturing companies are the most affected companies by oil price shock in 2005.

Keywords: Debt Service Coverage (DSC), Corporate Financial Distress, Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).

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