Composite index of Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) advanced 0.59% to 6,314 Thursday (Dec 28), new historic record. Most markets in the region also ended higher, except Japan’s Nikkei 225 and India’s BSE Index, which declined 0.56% and 0.2% respectively. BCA, Danamon, BRI led the gainers with 1.86%, 3.28%, and 2.25% gain respectively.

Second largest cement producer Indocement (INTP) gained nearly 5%, while largest producer Semen Indonesia (SMGR) advanced 2%. Telco giant Telkom (TLKM) also gained 2.1%, while third largest telco player XL Axiata edged up 2.8%.