Bangkok–Korat high-speed train construction kick-off won’t be delayed. The Minister of Transportation said the Phase 1 Bt179mn, 3.5km, portion of the train project (Klangdong – PangA-Sok stations) is expected to start construction within November. (IQ Biz, 10/10/17) Year-end Economic stimulus being discussed. Thai PM Prayuth said that the government is talking with the private sector […]

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AGE AGE set up subsidiary “AGE Marine Logistics” for its water transport logistics business. It currently has eight ships and targets revenue proportion from this business of 2% in the first year. It plans to order four more vessels, bringing its total to ten in 2018. It says that revenue from this business is sustainable […]

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IVL IVL reports that it signed a contract to purchase DuPont Teijin Films (DTF), a world leader in BOPET (Biaxially-oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate) and PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate) production. (Khao Hoon, 11/10/17) Comment: And the acquisition juggernaut that is IVL continues.  QTC QTC is going to issue 70mn new ordinary shares for PP priced at Bt13/ share, providing funds […]

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BANPU BANPU has budgeted Bt7bn for additional investment in shale gas in the U.S. This investment will provide production capacity of around 100 cubic feet per day and make BANPU an important investor in the Marcellus area. (Thun Hoon, 10/10/17) BGRIM BGRIM is negotiating with Energy China, a big player in electricity production in China, […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 54 mn BLAND – And he’ll keep buying his shares forever Sell(s) THB 159 mn SPPT – The Chairman is sold a decent number of shares, a block trade perhaps? DIGI – Formerly known as ABC – yes that odd company that was doing solar powered pet stores and condominiums, a […]

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AQ SET is allowing AQ to return to trade in the market after AQ filed its 2Q17 financial statements, which shows a loss of Bt54mn because of lower sales. It is going to issue AQ-W4 in the amount of 56,337.34mn units to existing shareholders, in proportion of 1 warrant for 2 existing shares. (Khao Hoon, […]

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MPI continues to rise as exports shine. The manufacturing production index (MPI) continues to rise, gaining 3.7% year-on-year in August to 112.94, indicating that the economy is still recovering, says the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE). The year-on-year rise in July was 3.7%. The increase in August brought the MPI index for the first eight […]

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AMATA AMATA will use 8,000 rai to develop “Smart city”, partnering with SAAB from Sweden. It plans to start the investment in early 2018 and establish a joint venture company for aircraft parts production and aviation practice center. It also believes 2017 land sales will reach 1,000 rai. (Thun Hoon, 6/10/17) Comment: Its interesting that […]

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And he’s back with the latest monthly commentary, two paragraphs I found interesting, 1) the viewpoint on the hurricanes harvey and irma – just a side note: even though there will be gdp growth as a result of re-building, actual productivity doesn’t go anywhere if everything replaced is like-for-like, that’s the amusing thing with gdp […]

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