Populist budget close to legal limit. Little room remains in the budget for the government to spend further on populist policies through state-owned financial institutions, as populist spending is nearing the cap of 30% of the annual budget, says an informed source at the Finance Ministry. (Bangkok Post, 14/08/18) Ageing Society may slow GDP. BoT […]

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BANPU BANPU expects 2018 revenue of US$3.5bn, +25%YoY. It expects 2H18 coal price at US$100/ton. It maintains its target sales volume at 45mn tons. (Kao Hoon, 17/8/18) BGRIM BGRIM signed a contract to purchase 80mn shares or 80% of Fujian TTP Joystock, the owner of a 257MW solar power plant in Vietnam. The purchase is […]

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AMATA AMATA announced dividend of Bt0.23 per share after reporting 1H18 earnings of Bt601mn. Current backlog is Bt1.5bn. It expects 2H18 transfers to accelerate mainly from EEC. (Thun Hoon, 16/8/18) Comment: EEC transfer are not going to be seen until the government actually puts pen to paper the laws and benefits ANAN ANAN says transfers […]

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AOT AOT fundamentals are strong. It reported 3QFY18 earnings of Bt6.42bn, +19%YoY, and 9M18 earnings of Bt19.9bn, +18%YoY. Passenger pass-through in the first nine months was 106.2mn. (Kao Hoon, 15/8/18) Comment: The china tourism issue is to me, a short term hiccup. Biggest issue for Thailand will be the country’s infrastructure capacity EA EA reported […]

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ATP30 ATP30 reported earnings growth of 169.75%YoY in 1H18 as a result of revenue recognition from new customers and THE tourism business and lower depreciation. The company plans to add 20 buses and is dealing with three new customers. It expects bus demand to rise in tandem with growing Thai tourism. (Thun Hoon, 14/8/18) Comment: […]

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High-speed airport rail headed to Rayong. The committee for special economic zone development in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme has approved a 30-km extension of the high-speed railway that will connect three airports to Rayong province, for an estimated Bt10bn expenditure. (Bangkok Post, 04/08/18) Ad spending on digital TV up 13% YoY. Advertising spending […]

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AGE AGE reported that 1H18 coal sales volume broke its target of 1.8mn tons. It expects 2018 sales volume of 3mn tons supported by Chinese imports, which were the highest in 54 months. It has already exported 200k tons coal to China. 2Q18 earnings were Bt46.5mn, +39.25%YoY. (Thun Hoon, 9/8/18) MGT MGT is negotiating for […]

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BPP BPP gets Vietnam gov approval. BPP reports that Vietnam’s Department of Business Development has approved its 80MWz wind power plant project. The project is divided into three phases: 30MWz, 30MWz and 20MWz. The first phase of 30MWz will generate electricity in 2020. (Thun Hoon, 9/8/18) Comment: Vietnam is a country in desperate need of […]

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