Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Boediono officially opened the first day of stock trading in 2013 at the Indonesia Stock Exchange here on Wednesday praising traders and market operators for their performance so far.

"We appreciate you all, traders and capital market management alike. In the midst of the world`s financial instability , the Composite Share Price Index (IHSG) has been able to record an encouraging growth in 2012," he said in his remark.

The opening event was also attended by finance minister Agus Martowardoyo, trade minister Gita Wiryawan and chairman of the new Financial Service Authority (OJK), Muliaman D Hadad.

Boediono said it was not only the IHSG but other capital market indicators had also showed improvement, including the number of newly listed companies, the value of issues as well as transactions and national mutual fund industry.

The achievement should be appreciated but the most important question now is how to maintain it this year, he said.

"I invite all of us, all stakeholders in the capital market in the country to work even harder and to be smarter this year which would be possibly not empty of challenges but also opportunities," he said.

He called on all parties to continue develop the Indonesia Stock Market so that it would be more integrated, progress and contribute more to the country`s economy.

On this occasion "I also wish to say "Good Luck" to the OJK," he said.

The IHSG rose 0.04 percent or 1.59 points at the opening of trading that day to 4,318.28.

Editor: Ella Syafputri
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