FPO: Limited budget to fund populist policies : The Finance Ministry is looking to scale down the new government’s populist campaign promises, given the constraints of the available budget and a delay in the fiscal 2020 budget process. Bangkok Post BoT starts siege on hot-money flows : Baht weakens, SET shaken after announcement . The […]

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We’ve been receiving updates from our international custodian regarding the moves made by the BOT and this is the latest. What do we think the impact may be? Perhaps it will reign in some of the strength in the THB but by “ BOT is concerned about the rapid appreciation of the Thai Baht which […]

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2Q19 #’s are coming out, banks are looking so-so and only decent if they are lowering provisions. It’s going to be interesting to see how it’s all performing through the sectors, I suspect 3Q19’s (not 2Q) will be rubbish as the trade war impacts will be properly felt then

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Cabinet line-up sent to King : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he has submitted the new cabinet lineup for royal approval and is expected to be sworn in soon. “You will see that the royal endorsement will come soon,” he said, when asked whether the list has been submitted. Bangkok Post India pushed to finish […]

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I’m curious on industrials given that they are the major underperforming sector in the past 12 months. Financials did surprise me temporarily with SCB’s price being strong on the back of the news that they’re finally selling to FWD, however it appears that the initial excitement has waned. There’s only a few more weeks left […]

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Small hotels set to legalise ventures : Some 5,000 non-registered small hotels are expected to legalise their business after a recent order issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Bangkok Post Opposition takes charter change campaign to public : On 87th anniversary of Siamese revolution, anti-junta camp targets clauses ‘aimed at entrenching’ […]

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It’s been in the news that the THB continues to strengthen versus the USD and people are going on and on how this is negative for exports (agreed) bad for the economy (yes GDP #’s will look weak because of the weight of exports, but longer term I’m not sure) and how the country will […]

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State seeks premium restructure : Insurance to benefit from price controls . The government is looking for ways to lower life and health insurance premiums after the prices of medicines, medical supplies and medical services are brought under control. Bangkok Post 200m contribution set for ACMECS fund : The Cabinet yesterday decided to set aside […]

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