So The BOT has relaxed its rules on the property sector for the Loan to Value (LTV). Now the details are as follows: Effective date 20th Jan 2020 First home/contract units < THB 10 mn – 100% + 10% of top-up loans Second home/contract – 10% (previously 20%) downpayment for those that have a first […]

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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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BJC to open 1st BIGC in Cambodia Poi Pet, with Bt300m investment, target Bt1m sales/day, sees seasonal 4Q to boost revenue growth by 4-5% yoy as planned. CK signs Bt6.6b Rama 3 expressway contract. COM7 sees record high quarterly profit in 4Q, +44% yoy, boosting FY19 up 33% to Bt1.18b, helped by strong iPhone 11, […]

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So the government has come out with the another round of property stimulus measures, and here are the details: On October 22nd, 2019, the Cabinet approved a temporary reduction in transfer fee from 2% to 0.01% and mortgage registration fee from 1% to 0.01% to those home buyers of up to Bt3m/unit. It will last […]

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BBL (2.23%), STEC (1.88%) and ROJNA (0.91%) may record as much as Bt5.4b, Bt4.54b and Bt2.2b accounting gains from their stakes in GULF which jumped 94% YTD Comment: If someone can defend the valuation of GULF please do so. ITD gets 2 construction contracts worth Bt3.8b including Terminal 21 Rama 3 and Toll way pj […]

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ACG upbeats 3Q earnings from debut of 2 car dealerships in Phuket & Krabi and additional 5k sqm capacity from auto service center. COL sees 3Q turnaround from wider margins and larger rev from housebrand stationary products sales. LPN opens presales of Bt1b Lumpini Tower Vibha-Jatuchak (Tower B). Comment: They have been struggling for 5 years […]

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AOT to open bidding envelop for Suvarnabhumi airport’s duty free and commercial area today, among contenders are King Power, BA and ROH. Comment: And by now we all know that King Power has own for Suvarnabhumi ASAP in deal with SCB to provide low interest rates for used-car HP at 2.79% during promo event at […]

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BA SEC punishes top BA shareholders. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has imposed fines totaling Bt500mn against three major shareholders of SET-listed Bangkok Airways Plc (BA), including billionaire Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, for share price manipulation. (Bangkok Post, 19/1/19) Comment: Isn’t it silly? Not the SEC, the founder(s) of BDMS and BA. Their official paper net […]

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ASAP ASAP insists that it will not increase capital, even though D/E ratio is high. The jump in interest expense pushed share price down, but it said this is the nature of a leasing company. It says customers trust it and banks provide support. It is studying the issue of debentures of a minimum of […]

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ANAN ANAN says the new BoT mortgage loan rules does not impact its business because its condos are priced below Bt10mn and it targets mid-income customers who are able to pay a high down payment. It also says all hybrid bonds are sold and met target proceeds of Bt2bn. (Thun Hoon, 8/10/18) Comment: The one […]

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