KBANK: cuts MRR rate for SMEs & individual customers by 25 to 6.62% from 6.87% following policy-rate cut by 25 bps yesterday to record low at 1%. Comment: There go their NIMs, their ROEs etc etc KKP: target FY loan growth within 7-9%, NPLs below 3.9%, 10 IB deals on hand to provide cushions. Comment: […]

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ADVANC, DTAC, TRUE, TOT, CAT are expected to submit bidding for 5G licenses today, qualified bidders will be announced on February 11 and auction begins February 16 Comment: WHERE’S JAS? IHL wins contract to supply leather to US footwear, KEEN, production starts 2Q, expects to wrap up additional 4 contract this year. IVL cod 440ktpa […]

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ACG upbeats 4Q earnings from strong vehicle sales ahead of year end, 11 more dealerships yoy and contribution from maintenance services, sets Bt200m budget to open 2 branches and expand relating business, target 20% revenue growth next year. BA to compete with King Power for duty free pick-up counter at Suvarnabhumi and Donmuang, result Jan […]

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GGC said Nature Works USA is interested in building a biopolymers plant at its Bio-complex in Nakornsawan. GLOCON to revamp food business strategy by expanding A&W Express and in 7-11, targeting 20-25% revenue growth at A&W. Comment: Not sure they will be actually able to do anything with this brand, there’s a lot of competition […]

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ASAP launches app, ASAP Limousine, Chauffeur & Limousine services to expand corporate client base, open booking from September 30. Comment: I do like what they are trying to do here. But the impact of these new services is small relative to their core business EGCO reports cod 455mw coal-fired Philippines powerplants in 4Q, lifts total […]

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III: buys 32% of cargo sale agent, Excel Air Cambodia (EAC) to expand access cargo sales for Emirate, ANA, Air China & Thai Air Asia in Cambodia, transaction to complete by end of-July. Comment: Not a bad move. ILM: furniture retailer, Index Living mall, debut IPO 105m shares at Bt 22 apiece. Comment: With this […]

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AAV AAV anticipates turnaround from lower fuel costs and improved cabin factors yoy, will take delivery of 4 new aircrafts to accommodate new routes, focus CLMV and south Asia. Comment: Oil prices just confound me half the time. Then again a lot of things do. But at these levels I don’t see why the airlines […]

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BSM BSM’s earnings in 1Q18 improved significantly, up 115.6% YoY, supported by strong performance of its hospital segment. The company targets revenue for 2018 at a record high of Bt800mn. It will expand to the property development business. (Thun Hoon, 17/5/18) Comment: They’ve been quiet for some time. Wondering if this is going to be […]

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CHG CHG targets 2018 revenue to grow at 10-15%. It says 1Q18 earnings will be good, driven by more patients. It plans to open a new hospital in Prachinburi worth Bt500mn, increasing patient beds to 699 by end-2018. (Thun Hoon, 2/4/18) Comment: It appears that every hospital group is going to announced decent 1Q numbers […]

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ANAN ANAN corporates with Ascott in for serviced apartments. It targets four projects in four areas with a total value of Bt10bn. It targets rental revenue in 2021 of Bt1.5bn. (Kao Hoon, 29/3/18) Comment: Part of their long term plan, well telegraphed by management for a few years, but the overhang for now is still […]

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