Fitch affirms Thailand at BBB+, outlook stable. Fitch Ratings has affirmed Thailand’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) at BBB+ with a stable outlook. The rating is underpinned by solid external and public finances, which enhance resiliency to economic shocks. (Bangkok Post, 09/06/18) Consumption growth still low. The Thai Retailers Association director, Mr .Chatchai Tuangrattanapan, […]

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ALT ALT is cooperating with Itron France SAS and has signed a contract for the development of a power network in Pattaya from PEA worth Bt715mn. (Kao Hoon, 14/6/18) APCS APCS expects to sign new projects worth Bt1bn, raising its backlog to Bt3.5bn. It plans to focus more on the construction of power plants and […]

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AH AH will join with VINFAST to build vehicle chassis factory in Vietnam worth Bt1.8bn. It will start operations in 3Q19. (Kao Hoon, 13/6/18) Comment: Thats just amazing for AH, if you know whats going on in Vietnam you’ll see that the government is essentially trying their best to mimic the koreans and develop their […]

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JWD JWD invested Bt315.73mn: Bt146.57mn to buy 40% of Bok Seng shares and Bt169.16mn to take a capital increase by PPSEZ, which operates a logistics business in Cambodia worth. (Kao Hoon, 12/6/18) Comment: Curious as to how this fits in within the group’s overall plan or if these are just opportunistic acquisitions  KTIS KTIS expects […]

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BA BA expects 2Q18 revenue to be good, with advanced bookings up 11 .%The company plans to raise its revenue growth target for 2018 to 7-10 %and continue to expand codeshare with other airlines .It expects cabin factor to reach 70 %this year and will expand its fleet to accommodate more flights to Chiang Mai. […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 331 mn TMT – A swap amongst the family members BTS – And he’s still supporting the recent share price movement. RS – And he’s still buying his shares! Sell(s) THB 265 mn TMT – See above ECF – Wonder who bought these…never been impressed by this firm K – The […]

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Fun times at SCB First the media notes that “The report said the central bank played a role in recommending Mr Boontuck to sit on the board and probe the bank’s heavy lending to three companies: Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc, Pace Development Corporation… “ Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1480809/boontuck-joins-scb-board SCB has retorted that “Recent media reports have suggested that […]

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Revenue chief scotches VAT rise talk. THE new chief of the Revenue Department plans to add artificial intelligence (AI) to the agency’s arsenal for tax collection and has dismissed rumours of a planned increase in the value-added tax (VAT) rate. (The nation, 01/06/18) Inflation streaks to highest level in 16 months. Headline inflation in May […]

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ADVANC ADVANC opened up its AIS Next G service to run on all makes of Android smartphones. The company’s Next G app allows the company to penetrate 15 million Android smartphone users. The company expects revenue to grow 7-8% this year. (Kao Hoon, 8/6/18) AGE AGE expects operations to be good in 2Q18 as coal […]

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