Foreign investors kept buying local stocks on Thursday (Aug. 13) as they booked a net buy of Rp281.72 billion yesterday, cutting the year-to-date net sell to Rp23.55 trillion. Domestic investors opted to lock in profits. The composite index of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) gained 0.1% to close at 5239 on Thursday but reversed an earlier gain of 0.88% due to profit-taking.

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