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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BEM sees 10% ridership growth this year to 500K/day from extension of Blue Line, sets 25% revenue growth target next year, free trial run Blue line extension Hua Lamphong-Bang Khae MRT from Jul 29 – Sept 28, expects FY20 ridership +25% yoy. Comment: For BEM – specific to the MRT – it’s a scale game, […]

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New Energy minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, to review 2018 PDP on 1st day in the office, following objection by the ombudsman that EGAT’s 2018 PDP allowed private power co, to shr role of producing electricity after which state’s contribution was cut to <50%, violating national security. GULF likely impact the most as its 100% private owned […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 162 mn GULF – The owner just decided to buy a massive amount of shares, perhaps to show confidence that regardless of the news about the government wanting to own 51% of the power generated in Thailand that GULF is still going to perform. Sell(s) THB 153mn BDMS – Family and […]

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GUNKUL secured 899.1KW solar rooftop for Hua Chiew Uni. FPI wins OEM parts order from Toyota, 7 contracts worth Bt250m, lifts backlog to Bt1.1b, firms on 10% rev growth t/g. KYE teams up Taiwan partner to expand laundry franchise, Maru Laundry, aims to capture demand from service apartment & condo along BTS line. Comment: It’s […]

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BPP to cod 19mw JPN solar & 52mw China geo-themal powerplants in 3Q, 660mw out of 1,320mw SLG coal-fired pp to cod in 4Q (BPP hold 30%), 660mw phase 2 to cod 1H20, 80mw Vietnam windfarm will start cod 4Q20 till 4Q21. III anticipates 2H turnaround from surging cargo traffic on seasonal, new route launched […]

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ANAN’s CEO, Chanond, sold 11.89% stake or 396.21m share to his Ruangkritya family members as part of internal reshuffling, leaving him with 38.98% stake. DIF may sell new units @ Bt15.2, a 15% discount to previous close, while TRUE to pocket extra gain in 3Q from selling assets to DIF, Tabloid. KKP anticipates big jumps […]

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8-9 years ago when I begun traveling the region with a different mindset. I noted to myself that I no longer saw European nor American firms participating in the infrastructure developments in the Asian region. I was seeing Korean, Japanese, and Chinese firms bidding and winning projects throughout the region, and that I took this […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 299mn GULF -The owner has come into the market saying “I’m don’t care what the ombudsman has to say, we’re gonna grow regardless!” NNCL – That’s an interesting move. This has been a quiet IE for a number of years MONO – Dodgy Pete is back in the game Sell(s) THB […]

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ANAN reports Bt10.915b 1H presales, account for 30% of FY19 target of Bt36b, mulls 8 project in 2H worth Bt27b. Comment: Similar to AP, fantastic presale numbers, if the presale numbers continue on this positive trend then I wouldn’t be surprised to see the sector re-rate towards the end of this year AOT signed contract […]

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