Aswin orders ‘soft lockdown’ in capital : Supermarkets to stay open, restaurants limited to takeaway, but other closures sweeping. Starting today, shopping malls and markets in Bangkok and adjacent provinces, except those selling food and essential consumer goods, have been ordered to close for three weeks in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19. […]

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AH’s confident of profitability this year, on lack of provision and impairment loss, sees solid 1Q with limited impact from covid-19. Comment: Funny things in their accounts AOT reports 9,797 flights cancellation in March, passengers drops by 3m yoy, expects more in 2Q from more lockdown measures worldwide. Comment: I still think its the best […]

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BGRIM reassures sustainable earnings as 70% of total power generation capacity sells to authority, EGAT, only 130 corporate clients from total 1,500 companies in industrial estates Comment: These types of businesses should continue to be ok this year. EA sees no issue on Bt3b CD maturity this year, 1Q growth remained intact from higher contribution […]

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AP keeps Bt40.55b transfer target this year, +25%, and pre-sales at Bt33.5b, but will adjust business plan and forecast in April. Comment: That’s a ballsy target, I wonder what the sacrifice in margins will be AWC shuts down 5 hotels in BKK, Marriot, Le meridian, Okura & Hilton, from March 26 – April 15. Comment: […]

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AMATA keeps 10% land sales growth target, after having sold 50-60rais. Comment: Absolute rubbish. Then again 2019 was disappointing, as was every year since the share price ran because of the EEC AMATAV sees no impact from covid-19, maintaining Bt1.5b revenue target from contribution from IEs in Vietnam in 2H20. Comment: See above DOD reaffirms […]

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And now BKK and large provinces/cities in Thailand are shut down. Anybody else want to follow me by calling this government a bunch of flaccid incompetent donkeys? Stimulus package? What stimulus package? Maybe they’ll buy a few more tanks and submarines as that’ll boost the (I)nvestment in GDP Ok cynicism aside, I’m of the viewpoint […]

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Notable Transactions Buying is going through the roof! Buy(s) THB 1.7 bn AMATA – Boom! Vikrom has coming out of his decade of meditation and decided to buy shares TFG – Not sure what’s going on here, buys and sells – SEC reporting issues? MINT – And he’s bought some THB 1.4 bn worth of […]

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CPALL hiring 20k motorbike drivers to accommodate surge demand for 7-11 Delivery services, following soft lockdown. Comment: Amusing isn’t it that 7-11, tesco’s and BIGC’s are allowed to operate completely whereas everyone else has to shut down? FSMART inked deal partner to be Covid-19 insurance agent via its top-up machines, target 500k policies sales this […]

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Doctors issue Stage-3 warning : Nation ‘not equipped’ for full-on epidemic. An association of chest physicians is calling on the government to prepare for Covid-19 to become a “Stage 3”, full-blown epidemic in Thailand while slamming the authorities’ slow response to the spread of the disease. Bangkok Post SET changes shorting rules amid chaos : […]

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Bank & Finco expected to purge bad debts >Bt170k from total Bt500b NPLs in the system, Tabloid. Comment: Debt jubilee? The conspiracy theorists will have a field day with this. BKI stops selling Covid-19 insurance as entire budget coverage fully subscribed. Comment: Members of my team bought some, why? They called it a lottery, spend […]

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