In this memo he takes on the topics of politics and economics and how its intertwined. Given that the acceleration (yes it was due to come at some point) of the global slowdown and financial markets volatility can be arguably due to the efforts of Trump to level the playing field with China. The discussion […]

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SAMART set a revenue target of Bt20b for this year, 30-40% rise yoy. Comment: Seeing is believing CHG sees higher traffic from fine-dust particles related, sets 10-15% revenue growth target this year, mulls cancer medical center for social security patients. Comment: Shouldn’t every hospital benefit? LH’s firm on Bt33b presales target this year, to launch 6 new projects […]

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BM BM signed an MOU with two Myanmar companies and set capex of Bt200bn to set up a processed metal products factory in Yangon. It targets revenue of Bt100mn in Myanmar in the first year. It expects revenue to be a record high with 20% growth this year. (Kao Hoon, 29/1/19) Comment: I’m still of […]

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Notable Transactions Note: As requested by a follower you’ll see the last closing price, 52 week high/low Buy(s) TC – A swap between the shareholders THG – He just seems to be happy continuously buying back all the shares he put on the market last year JKN – And the founder is buying shares, its off some 25% from where he/she sold shares to the founder of BCH Sell(s) […]

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A random thought re politics is still being drafted since last week but until I post, the rumours since last night were now confirmed this AM that the Royal Decree from the King has been issued, countersigned by the PM. Date is yet to be confirmed however when you look at the deadlines, one should […]

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ATP30 ATP30’s management targets revenue growth of 10% this year, focusing on customers in industrial estates. It is working hard to widen margin via cost control with target margin of 27%. It will provide service to a new customer in February. It plans to purchase ten service buses this year. (Thun Hoon, 22/1/19) Comment: Rather […]

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So what’s happened? And so its been all over the news since last Friday (18/01) https://www.hooninside.com/news-feed/84882/view/ And finally it hit the English news over the weekend and yesterday: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-21/ban-on-thai-billionaire-prompts-slump-in-top-hospital-operator?srnd=premium-asia https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1615270/prasert-others-given-14-days-to-comply That the owner of Bangkok Airways Plc (BA) and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS) has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. […]

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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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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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