Moratorium borrowers need a break : 30% of SMEs under the scheme are unable to make repayments. Some 30% of borrowers entering the debt moratorium scheme are not expected to be able to service their debts at the same rate, says the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME D Bank). Bangkok Post […]

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ASIAN sees Bt8.4b revenue this year, on growth in pet foods sales, 2H earnings is expected to be solid. AUCT sees big jump in number of participants on online auto auction at 15-20k/month from 7k average pre-covid, expects all time high profit this year. Comment: The most important thing for AUCT its the # of […]

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ASP said there’s risk Thai credit rating may be cut, after Moody’s cut Laos’ from B3 to Caa2, a Junk Bond, after running a huge deficit. Comment: Well Laos’ issue is that they relied on Chinese financing and now have lost their assets to China, whereas Thailand is thankfully (so far) not been as stupid. […]

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Oil woke up to the downside over Thailand’s long weekend (started on Thursday night) and is now -12%. This naturally has a negative impact for the Thai market given the weighting in the index on oil names. The agri sector, especially those driven by pork prices – well it seems done for now, I wouldn’t […]

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AEONTS sees lower LLP from improving assets quality, sees card spending pick-up from online shopping. CKP sees solid 3Q, the strongest this year, as higher water volume boosts output and profit. FSMART upbeats 2H outlook from 3 new launch products selling via top-up machines including insurance policies in cooperation w TQM, mini-ATM service, allowing withdraw […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 216 mn AGE – Hmmm another decent buy by the Chairman/MD OSP – The family continues to accumulate their shares Sell(s) THB 400 mn IP – The CEO dumps a block NOBLE – The odd shareholders are out.

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Shouldering the burden : Some companies agree with a government scheme to partially subsidise salaries, but they wonder if the budget is adequate. With no end in sight to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government aims to put much of its aid effort towards fiscal stimulus to prop up the economy, […]

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CRC scales back European malls expansion as pandemic dampen purchasing power, mulls investing in IT & online business to align with new normal. Comment: Without tourism from Asia the malls they have in Europe will be quiet….for Thailand ~20% comes from direct tourism spending. GULF to wrap up 3 hydro powerplants deal in Laos with […]

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AMATA: KSAM cuts holding by 0.0807% to 4.987% of total outstanding on Monday (Aug 31), SEC filing. BGRIM to work with AMATA in developing smart-city concept in every projects, hoping to boost power productions, including Amata Smart City in Myanmar. CPALL maintained 700 branches expansion target this year, will sell Bt25b CD to refinance and […]

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