A month ago I had heard a rumour regarding TKN potentially being acquired by an MNC. A: Initially I thought the the price movement on the 29th September when the share price moved to 11.50/baht (from 10) intra-day was the beginning of the move. Over the next few days we realised that this wasn’t the case […]

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What happened? On the 11th September TASCO informed to the market: The company was contacted by the US Embassy in Thailand that 3 weeks ago the US State Department asked them to stop procuring crude oil from Venezuela by the end of Nov 2020. And if they don’t they may face US sanctions. Source: https://www.set.or.th/set/newsdetails.do?newsId=15997807571200&language=en&country=US […]

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The Thai cabinet approved a “Special Tourist Visa” (STV) scheme this week in principle. Details are: 14 day quarantine at a certified alternative state quarantine (ASQ) hotel or villa. A minimum 90 days length of stay, 2 extensions of 90-days are possible. Fit to fly medical certificate. Proof of medical insurance covering at least USD […]

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Right of first refusal, or as I like to call it, freebie shares. Is this the beginning of a new trend where companies are going to be spinning off subsidiary/associate co’s and offering shares of the new IPO to existing shareholders of the existing listed co? The first one we saw post-lockdown was BWG (Better […]

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This is a compilation of random thoughts I wrote down over the past 1-2 months…pardon the poor writing and excuse the discombobulated thinking.   “The mere idea that a planning authority could ever possess the information necessary to run the economy is a somewhat comic fiction. What prices ought to be can never be determined […]

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These will be implemented at the end of June. See the link below for the all changes in domestic indices. SET50 reshuffle for 2H20. Adds: BPP and TTW Dels: BANPU and DELTA. SET100 reshuffle for 2H20. Adds: AAV, ACE, DOHOME, RBF, SIRI, TVO, WHAUP Dels: BGC, DELTA, MBK, PSL, STPI, THAI, THG. Source: SET

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So a quick summary: SET profit was -53% YoY, -42% QoQ This was effectively driven by resources (specifically the energy sector) Agro & food was the only industry to grow YoY and QoQ Agri business, electronics, Packaging, Paper & machinery, personal products were the sectors that grew YoY and QoQ. 90/733 companies (SET & MAI) […]

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