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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And so banks have started to release earnings with BBL looking like the safest one of the lot, perhaps being a stodgy old banker made more sense as opposed to what SCB et al were trying to accomplish. More numbers are coming out during the week…I can’t help but wonder why JMT and CHAYO (debt […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 235.5 mn BDMS – The insider trading family members don’t care about the potential price cap on hospital bills. THG – He’s still buying GLOBAL – It’s come off a fair bit since the peak and a director is buying IVL – Heinecke thinks the noise on the inventory loss is […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 205 mn RJH – Management here believes that the sell off in their hospital name is overdone ORI – She’s still buying THG – He’s never stopped buying his shares KBS – Oh a first in a long time, sugar prices turning? Sell(s) THB 15.6 mn N/A

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Bt450bn budget deficit repeats. The state budget for fiscal 2020 is set at Bt3.2trn, up Bt200bn from fiscal 2019 ending Sep 20, 2019, with a budget deficit of Bt450bn equal to that of the previous fiscal year. (Bangkok Post, 05/01/19) Ministry set for first SEOM meeting here. The Ministry of Commerce will host the first […]

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CMC CMC expects 2018 earnings to be a record high with revenue of Bt2bn expected. In 1H19, it plans to launch five property projects with total value of Bt5bn. It expects presales of Bt5bn this year. (Kao Hoon, 9/1/19) III III expects revenue growth of 15-20% this year and has set capex of Bt500mn to […]

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The second week of the year has started with a positive note with the US and China looking to get together to have a conversation on how each countries needs’, desires, wants be satisfied. It is sure to be an interesting and amusing time period – in other words volatile – we’ll likely see strong […]

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Coronation day for King set for May 4-6. The coronation ceremony for His Majesty the King will be held during May 4-6, the Royal Household Bureau announced on Tuesday. (Bangkok Post, 01/01/19) Cost of firing staff cited as a ‘burden’. The high cost of severance pay given to employees is a financial burden on the […]

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No need for any introduction, here’s the full list, enjoy! Byron’s Ten Surprises for 2019 are as follows: The weakening world economy encourages the Federal Reserve to stop raising the federal funds rate during the year. Inflation remains subdued and the 10-year Treasury yield stays below 3.5%. The yield curve remains positive. Partly because of […]

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AGE AGE plans to enter a new business, providing logistics service by land and water, ports and warehouses. It expects revenue from these of Bt900mn in 2019 and targets total revenue of Bt9bn. Management is confident that coal sales volume will reach 4mn tons this year. (Thun Hoon, 4/1/19) BIZ BIZ signed a sales contract […]

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