World Bank rings alarm on GDP view : Years of subpar growth in store if Thai status quo prevails, lender says. The World Bank has warned that Thailand’s average annual economic growth will be stuck below 3% if there is no significant increase in investment and productivity growth. Bangkok Post Looming giant catches a cold […]

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AGE sets Bt8b revenue target this year, 3.6m tons of coal sales, aggressive in logistic business expansion. BBL launched QR code worldwide digital payment services via mobile app, BBL BeWallet. Comment: Now that’s something! CI to bk Bt210m from disposal of 15.74% (15.74m shares) of BKKCP to 4 private investors in 1Q20; will hold 17.55% […]

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AOT said coronavirus had no impact on arrival January to date as seen in 2% growth, confident of 5% growth this year, have plans to handle the outbreak. Comment: The drop will be seen in the coming weeks/months should this continue. DTC acquires F&B catering services business in Vietnam, The Caterers, for US$3.9m (Bt117m). Comment: […]

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BAM opens debt clinic office in Phuket, aims to fill demand for restructuring, property auction and selling. DELTA sets Bt300m budgets to expand EV charging stations coverage from current 50 locations, target 90-100 stations by end of year. Comment: Well the news flow is becoming stronger on the EV story here in Thailand…still have my […]

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Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) expects ESSO, SPRC and IRPC to comply with Euro5 std by FY24; whereas, only 3 refiners PTTGC, TOP and BCP capable at the momentum, seeks to promote use of B10 & B20 positive biodiesel producers: EA, GGC, BGRIM, BCP. CRANE upbeats FY20 outlook from healthy demand for foundation work on infrastructure […]

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Construction players woke up when the government started to work again. Banking is hurt (look at SCB’s recent write-offs I still think there’s more to be written off) and tourism .. wow .. – 28% over 12 months? Doesn’t quite match up with the tourism numbers. Anything interesting this week? Sure, more finco’s reporting and […]

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BGRIM to sign JV with EGAT today to develop 45mw solar floating projects. Comment: Cookie munster #3 (1. IVL, 2. GULF)  BJC: Thai antitrust office sets up committee to evaluate impact of Tesco deal to mitigate risk of monopoly. Comment: I wonder which group pushed the government to set this up? CP? Central? It’s the […]

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BCH expects recent change to SSO payment scheme to boost revenue by 7-10%, confident of keeping #1 spot for SSO patient scheme with 880K members. Comment: It was a major risk for a short time, but now with this settled, these government reliant hospitals DTAC CEO, Alexandra Reich, resigns, effective February 1, Telenor Myanmar chief, […]

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